School Details

Spec Rafael Hernando Middle School

3451 Rich Beem Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79938
(915) 937-9800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 886 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

88%
78%
77%
86%
83%
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
  • Socorro Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
76%
75%
77%
73%
67%
92%
72%
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
  • Socorro Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
83%
91%
86%
79%
79%
73%
71%
76%
65%
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
  • Socorro Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
79%
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
  • Socorro Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spec Rafael Hernando Middle School is a public middle school in El Paso. The principal of Spec Rafael Hernando Middle School is CYNTHIA RETANA and can be contacted at calarcon@sisd.net. 886 students attend Spec Rafael Hernando Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Spec Rafael Hernando Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 886 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Paso Del Norte School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 91%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.6% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 72%
Limited English proficiency 8% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOOL SHOULD BE HONORED!!!! this school has amasing staff and i will recomend to teacher that this school should be a teachers first job

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this School. I have Pre-Ap classes. And im an 8th Grader. Im in sports and NJHS. My opinion is that This is the best Middle School in the entire City!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is an 8th grader here. She loves this school alot more than her last school.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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