As your children go through high school, choosing the right school is equally important as deciding on a perfect home. High school is when students are given the tools to figure out the paths they want to pursue as adults. There are more subjects and extra-curricular activities that students can choose from. Taking on their interests and passions help to shape the critical decisions they need to make as they plan their future.
We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average high schools: The Phoenix Academy and Mansfield Timberview High School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the MANSFIELD ISD.
The Phoenix Academy’s regular student population is 83 with a student-teacher ratio of 4.2 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Mansfield Timberview High School is 1,890 students and a student-teacher ratio of 15.4 students/teacher ratio.
The Phoenix Academy earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on one domain: student achievement. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 81 in student achievement, school progress is not applicable and closing performance gaps not applicable. It scored 81 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, Mansfield Timberview High School also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 84 in student achievement, 82 in school progress, 79 in closing performance gaps and 83 overall in post-secondary readiness.
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.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at The Phoenix Academy. They make up for 45.78% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (26.51%), African Americans (22.89%), Two or More Races (2.41%), Asians (1.20%) and Native Americans (1.20%).
The student population at Mansfield Timberview High School is also predominantly by African Americans at 47.46%, followed by Hispanics (22.59%), Asians (12.86%), Whites or Caucasians (11.69%), Two or More Races (4.92%) and Native Americans (0.21%).
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, The Phoenix Academy has 8 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 9.64% of student population. Mansfield Timberview High School has significantly more ELLs at 102 or about 5.40% of student population.
In addition, The Phoenix Academy has 9.64% bilingual students, 4.82% are in the gifted and talented program, while 2.41% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Mansfield Timberview High School with 5.34% bilingual students, 5.08% gifted and talented students and 10.11% students in the special education program.
The Phoenix Academy's 19 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging nearly 15.5 years. Mansfield Timberview High School's 122 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 6.8 years with individual teaching experience averaging close to 11.5 years.
Of its teaching staff, The Phoenix Academy no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has seven teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, nine teachers have worked for 11-20 years, one teacher only has worked for 6-10 years, while three teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher. Mansfield Timberview High School has three teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 20 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 39 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 23 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 33 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers.
The Phoenix Academy has one special education teachers assisted by 7 teacher aides or paraprofessionals. Mansfield Timberview High School has 14 special education teachers and 13 teacher aides or paraprofessionals.
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