School Details

Col John O Ensor Middle School

13600 Ryderwood Ave, El Paso, TX 79928
(915) 937-6000
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1026 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
78%
77%
82%
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

77%
76%
75%
80%
73%
67%
70%
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

80%
84%
83%
84%
86%
79%
74%
73%
71%
65%
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

Col John O Ensor Middle School is a public middle school in Sparks. The principal of Col John O Ensor Middle School is NAOMI ESPARZA, who can be contacted at nesparza@sisd.net. 1,026 children attend Col John O Ensor Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Col John O Ensor Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 69% of the 1,026 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 69% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Col John O Ensor Middle School is 16:1. Horizon Middle 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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 91%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.8% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 72%
Limited English proficiency 16% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 69% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have lived in this community for over thirty years and my three children have all gone through this school system. We have have both volunteered and worked at these schools. I just want to say that these schools are excellent and the 95 percent of the teachers are exceptional. I see the problem as being the new families moving into the district who bring their total lack of respect and work ethics with them. In other words all these negative reviews are totally sour grapes from whiny parents and students! Thank you and hope you understand .

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a joke. The teachers are no focused at all on student success. My son has been made fun of by a teacher and been embarrassed by his teachers on several occasions. They do not care about the students education or goals at all! The 6th grade principle is also a joke he should have stayed where he came from. He doesn't give students a chance he take teachers side even when they are wrong.

  • (3 years ago)

    bad football field bad teachers bad investigation of bullying. I get blamed for everything!!! lazy teachers lunch accounts seem unorganized.

  • (7 years ago)

    This excellent rating is based on the schools' communication with parents. It is the best I have ever experienced in any school. It starts with the teachers and ends with the administrations constantly informing about grades tutoring and programs available. I attribute this to my own child's success academically.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think you can always find good and bad.at Ensor the good far outways anything bad. Teachers are very helpful. They stay after school to tutor and are not paid to do so. They come before school if a student needs extra help. I see the teachers both academic Fine Arts and specials go the extra mile to help further their students progress. I know that most if not all the teachers and administrators care about the safety and development of their students.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is awful! I feel that if this school only has a 3 out of 10 the school board should hire and fire some teachers and make some drastic changes for improvements!

  • (8 years ago)

    Best school my kids have been in so far. Prior to attending ensor my kids were unfortunate enough to attend another not-to-be named school where they were treated poorly mostly by the administration. Their grades at this other school were terrible! Since they started attending ensor their grades have been steady a's b's and an occasional c. They are treated with respect and kindness and are not looked down upon by the faculty or administration. I would recommend ensor m.S. To any parent without hesitation! We love ensor!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love Ensor middle school I wouldn't want my children at any other school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Do not treat the students fairly always think the kids are bad dont give them credit for all the good things that they do and they pick favorites.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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