Webb Middle School

601 East Saint Johns Avenue, Austin, TX 78752
(512) 414-3258
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 651 students 11 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
76%
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72%
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79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
71%
75%
36%
60%
67%
40%
65%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
80%
83%
75%
79%
79%
80%
72%
71%
44%
60%
62%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
84%
81%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Webb Middle School is a public middle school in Austin. The principal of Webb Middle School is RAUL SANCHEZ. 651 students attend Webb Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 42% of the Webb Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 651 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 97% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Webb Middle School is 11:1. St Francis School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 25%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.006%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 61%
Limited English proficiency 42% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    For a few years this school was a beacon of hope for struggling middle schools. It was and in some ways still is the most successful Title 1 middle school. This was under the guidance of Principal Garcia. However since Principal Sanchez took over last year it is easy to see that Webb MS is a sinking ship on it's way back to down to it's position as a failing school. His selfish leadership focuses entirely on superficial measures of success. Just a small example he has unofficially changed the name of the school to Webb Early College Prep Middle School. Those words don't even make sense together! He talks a great game and loves to hear himself speak but is indecisive and weak when it comes to what is best for the teachers and students at this school. Webb has an excellent staff of teachers but the veterans who brought this school out of the ashes are quickly jumping ship. After Sanchez's first year 18 faculty left. The new hires try their best but Sanchez will ruin this school. Soon.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was going to go to Burnet Middle School when i began middle school about two years ago. I am now an eighth grader and I gotta tell you going to Webb is the best descision I've ever made ! I love this school ! <3

  • (4 years ago)

    Don't listen to these people folks ive been going to webb since 6th grade and from my perspective the new improvments done not only onto the school but to the teachers are wonderfully amazing the teachers are strict but nice and they will always help the ones in need help but also support the ones who are have good scores. The staff has been revised and new teachers have been added. The levels of gang activity have dropped since 2008 bullies? what bullies? Bullies are not a problem after the first year of school overtaking bullies is a snap of a finger. I've attended this school for almost 3 years and man i tell ya the kids there are just hilarious but in other meaning smart too. So yea from my expreience the school is just wonderful and each year it just gets better. Review Done by Cesar Arroyo - Attended Webb MS 2007-2011 4-27-11

  • (6 years ago)

    A complete dump. Don't send your kids to this school. Kids are out of control all the time and the administration is a joke.

  • (6 years ago)

    Webb is a great school the only problem is is that the kids are some what horrible. You just have too know what kids you hang around and dont worry if they call you names because of your grades color weight just try your best because if you follow your dream and they worry about other people lets see who's the winner there? I transfeured from that school now im in the sixth grade and go to a differnt school which I like alot becuase of the kids here but I miss webb because of all the wonderful teachers!!!!! D. Scott! The teachers Rock ps. Mr. Quezzada and Ms. Finch are too cool for that school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is good there is just a bundle of students that are bad.There is one class of students that is really good that is ms. Theoh lims algebra class.That class will always try hard.The athletics program at webb isn't very good but the players try hard. The kids just need more kids to come and show what they got. Webb is a good school

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a 8th grade student at Webb Middle School and i just want to say that i enjoy going to this school. I originaly went to [another school] but got kicked out my 6th grade year. I was bad and always got into trouble there and had bad grades. As soon as i started at Webb my grades went a little higher and my behavior was way better but mainly the teachers actually worked with me. I get a long with most of the students at Webb. all i am trying to say is Webb is not a bad school you may hear things about it but don't let one students actions reflect on every other student. Dont judge a book by its cover. Jesse Caballero Robles III a proud student at Webb

  • (7 years ago)

    Webb does a great job with the kids it serves. It is the one school in the district with a specialized academy for English Language Learners (recently recognized as the best of the best in Texas). The new principal Mr. Garcia is great and the teachers really care. It has a reputation for safety issues from way back but I see a very orderly safe clean school. Parents are involved. When the district tried to shut Webb last year for space reasons the parents stood up and not only kept the school open but got a lot of additional resources and programs.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school just isn't good the principal is not doing his job good.were bad at sports.

  • (9 years ago)

    i think this school is progressing a little. some schools won't let kids play sports or practice unless their grades are up to standard but this school is different. don't know anything about the involvement of parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has changed for the better.The academic programs are great. If the parents stay involved with the teachers it really makes a difference.

  • (10 years ago)

    Webb Middle school is one of austin isd's worst school. Poor acedemic/no acedemic excellence. Very unhappy with my childs lack of growth at that school.

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