Compare T A Howard Middle School with Donna Shepard Academy

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 T A Howard Middle School, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, with Donna Shepard Academy, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

T A Howard Middle School’s regular student population is 746 with a 13.7 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Donna Shepard Academy is 944 students and a 16.3 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

T A Howard Middle School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) 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 74 in student achievement, 81 in school progress and 76 in closing performance gaps. It scored 80 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, Donna Shepard Academy earned a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 80 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 76 in closing performance gaps and 79 overall in post-secondary readiness.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
B
Good
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74
Student Achievement
81
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
80
Overall
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
C
Average
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80
Student Achievement
79
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
79
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.

Distinction Designations for T A Howard Middle School and Donna Shepard Academy are not applicable as neither one earned a recognition for outstanding achievement in seven categories.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
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T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
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Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
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Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, African Americans comprise the biggest group at T A Howard Middle School. They make up for 41.29% of student population, followed by Hispanics (27.08%), Whites or Caucasians (18.77%), Asians (6.97%), Two or More Races (5.09%) and Native Americans (0.67%).

The student population at Donna Shepard Academy is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 39.41%, followed by Hispanics (36.86%), African Americans (16.95%), Two or More Races (4.13%), Asians (2.33%) and Native Americans (0.32%).

Based on household incomes, T A Howard Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students is significantly higher at 60.59% compared to 49.05% at Donna Shepard Academy.

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, T A Howard Middle School has 76 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 10.19% of student population. Donna Shepard Academy has significantly more ELLs at 161 or about 17.06% of student population.

In addition, T A Howard Middle School has 10.19% bilingual students, 7.10% are in the gifted and talented program, while 13.94% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Donna Shepard Academy with 19.07% bilingual students, 7.52% gifted and talented students and 14.09% students in the special education program.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063

Racial/Ethnic Groups

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Total Students 746
African American 41.29% (308 students)
Hispanic 27.08% (202 students)
White 18.77% (140 students)
Asian 6.97% (52 students)
Native American 0.67% (5 students)
Two or More Races 5.09% (38 students)
Total Students 100.00% (746 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 60.59% (452 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.19% (76 students)
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Total Students 944
African American 16.95% (160 students)
Hispanic 36.86% (348 students)
White 39.41% (372 students)
Asian 2.33% (22 students)
Native American 0.32% (3 students)
Two or More Races 4.13% (39 students)
Total Students 100.00% (944 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 49.05% (463 students)
Limited English Proficiency 17.06% (161 students)

Program

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Bilingual 10.19% (76 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.10% (53 students)
Special Education 13.94% (104 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.84% (14 students)
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Bilingual 19.07% (180 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.52% (71 students)
Special Education 14.09% (133 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.73% (16 students)
Staff Profile

T A Howard Middle School's 54 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.7 years. Teachers at Donna Shepard Academy, numbering 58 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.9 years.

Of its teaching staff, T A Howard Middle School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has eight teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 15 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 12 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 14 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Donna Shepard Academy has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has ten teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 13 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 22 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 12 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At T A Howard Middle School there are 36 female teachers and 18 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, nine special education teachers are being assisted by four teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

At Donna Shepard Academy there are 48 female teachers and nine male teachers. Of its teaching staff, ten special education teachers are being assisted by ten teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063

Experience

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Over 30 years 0.92% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 15.23% (8 teachers)
10 - 20 years 28.26% (15 teachers)
6 - 10 years 22.02% (12 teachers)
1- 5 years 26.42% (14 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 7.16% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.7 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.6 yrs
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Over 30 years 1.72% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 17.07% (10 teachers)
10 - 20 years 22.59% (13 teachers)
6 - 10 years 37.41% (22 teachers)
1- 5 years 21.21% (12 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 0.00% (0 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 11.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.4 yrs

Teacher Type

T A Howard Middle School
7501 CALENDAR RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76001
Female Teachers 66.24% (36 teachers)
Male Teachers 33.58% (18 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 4
Edu Aids 4
Special Education 9
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Female Teachers 83.28% (48 teachers)
Male Teachers 16.72% (10 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 5
Edu Aids 10
Special Education 10
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