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Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

When we compared Mata Intermediate, which is a part of Alief ISD, with Killough Middle School, which is a part of Alief ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

Mata Intermediate’s regular student population is 875 with a 14.2 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Killough Middle School is 998 students and a 12.9 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Mata Intermediate earned a State accountability rating of C (70-79) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 72 in student achievement, 82 in school progress, and 66 in closing performance gaps. It scored 77 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Killough Middle School garnered a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 74 in student achievement, 84 in school progress, 77 in closing performance gaps and 82 overall in post-secondary readiness.
C
Average
  3/5
72
Student Achievement
82
Student Progress
66
Student Achievement
77
Overall
B
Good
  4/5
74
Student Achievement
84
Student Progress
77
Student Achievement
82
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

It is in this area where the two schools differ. Mata Intermediate’s only distinction designation is in Comparative Closing the Gaps.Killough Middle School’s five out of seven only distinction designation is in Comparative Closing the Gaps.
1/7
Based on 2019
72STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
5/7
Based on 2019
74STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Mata Intermediate. They make up for 59.09% of student population, followed by African Americans (29.49%), Asians (6.51%), Whites or Caucasians (2.74%), Two or More Races (1.14%) and Native Americans (0.91%).

The student population at Killough Middle School is also predominantly Hispanics at 60.62%, followed by African Americans (20.44%), Asians (12.93%), Whites or Caucasians (4.51%), Native Americans (0.90%) and Two or More Races (0.50%).

Based on household incomes, the Mata Intermediate’s economically disadvantaged students are lower at 88.80% compared to 85.67% at Killough Middle School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Mata Intermediate and Killough Middle School have no English Language Leaners or ELLS.

In addition, Mata Intermediate has 45.94% bilingual students, 7.31% are in the gifted and talented program, while 9.37% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Killough Middle School with 36.27% bilingual students, 8.42% gifted and talented students and 7.82% students in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 875
African American 29.49% (258 students)
Hispanic 59.09% (517 students)
White 2.74% (24 students)
Asian 6.51% (57 students)
Native American 0.91% (8 students)
Two or More Races 1.14% (10 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 88.80% (777 students)
Limited English Proficiency 41.94% (367 students)
Total Students 998
African American 20.44% (204 students)
Hispanic 60.62% (605 students)
White 4.51% (45 students)
Asian 12.93% (129 students)
Native American 0.90% (9 students)
Two or More Races 0.50% (5 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 85.67% (855 students)
Limited English Proficiency 36.17% (361 students)
Program
Bilingual 45.94% (402 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.31% (64 students)
Special Education 9.37% (82 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.62% (14 students)
Bilingual 36.27% (362 students)
Gifted & Talented 8.42% (84 students)
Special Education 7.82% (78 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.29% (13 students)
Staff Profile
Mata Intermediate’s 62 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 8.3 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11 years. Teachers at Killough Middle School, numbering 77 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 8.7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.5 years.

Of its teaching staff, Mata Intermediate has 12 teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, seven teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 17 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including seven beginning teachers. Killough Middle School has 12 teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 17 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 21 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 22 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Mata Intermediate there are 50 female teachers and 12 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, one special education teacher is being assisted by 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and six more working as school support staff.

At Killough Middle School there are 49 female teachers and 29 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are five special education teachers and 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs four staff members working for the school administration and nine more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 19.67% (12 teachers)
10 - 20 years 29.27% (18 teachers)
6 - 10 years 11.38% (7 teachers)
1- 5 years 28.29% (17 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 11.22% (7 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 8.3 yrs
Over 20 years 15.27% (12 teachers)
10 - 20 years 21.86% (17 teachers)
6 - 10 years 26.78% (21 teachers)
1- 5 years 28.46% (22 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 7.63% (6 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.5 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 8.7 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 80.49% (50 teachers)
Male Teachers 19.51% (12 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 6
Edu Aids 11
Special Education 1
Female Teachers 62.87% (49 teachers)
Male Teachers 37.13% (29 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 9
Edu Aids 11
Special Education 5

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Compare Mata Intermediate with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Holub Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
0.2 miles
Youngblood Intermediate
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  Good 
  Good 
0.63 miles
Killough Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.48 miles
Olle Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.67 miles
Klentzman Intermediate
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  Average 
  Average 
2.02 miles
Alief Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.24 miles
Owens Intermediate
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  Average 
  Average 
2.74 miles
O'Donnell Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.99 miles
Budewig Intermediate
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  Good 
  Good 
3.63 miles
Albright Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
3.76 miles
Miller Intermediate
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
4.21 miles

Compare Killough Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Youngblood Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Youngblood Intermediate
  Good 
  Good 
1.09 miles
Alief Middle School
Compare Killough Middle School with Alief Middle School
  Average 
  Average 
1.46 miles
Mata Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Mata Intermediate
  Average 
  Average 
1.48 miles
O'Donnell Middle School
Compare Killough Middle School with O'Donnell Middle School
  Good 
  Good 
1.54 miles
Holub Middle School
Compare Killough Middle School with Holub Middle School
  Good 
  Good 
1.62 miles
Budewig Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Budewig Intermediate
  Good 
  Good 
2.4 miles
Albright Middle School
Compare Killough Middle School with Albright Middle School
  Excellent 
  Excellent 
2.52 miles
Olle Middle School
Compare Killough Middle School with Olle Middle School
  Good 
  Good 
2.69 miles
Miller Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Miller Intermediate
  Excellent 
  Excellent 
2.83 miles
Owens Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Owens Intermediate
  Average 
  Average 
2.9 miles
Klentzman Intermediate
Compare Killough Middle School with Klentzman Intermediate
  Average 
  Average 
3.41 miles

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