School Details

La Vernia J High School

195 Old Seguin Road, La Vernia, TX 78121
(830) 779-6650
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 793 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
77%
88%
88%
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
  • La Vernia Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
75%
76%
76%
67%
74%
74%
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
  • La Vernia Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
83%
88%
88%
79%
81%
81%
71%
59%
59%
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
  • La Vernia Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
88%
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
  • La Vernia Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Vernia J High School is a public middle school in La Vernia. The principal of La Vernia J High School is BILL MIKESKA, whose e-mail is bill.mikeska@lvschools.net. 793 students go to La Vernia J High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the La Vernia J High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 793 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at La Vernia J High School is 15:1. Stockdale J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 70%
Hispanic 27% 27%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 25%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 24% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Quite impressed with La Vernia Junior High. The students get along with each other (6-8). The kids on the sport teams help each other out. There ARE great teachers. The rest of the teachers are good but could be more into their job. Seems like once the tests are over so is the teaching with some. The parents WHO DO help are amazing. There ARE parents who do nothing then complain about what is (or isn't going on). Those parents lack so much there is no help for them. Kudos to the parents who DO participate. The VICE Principal is more of a leader than the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    Read up on this school district. Go to Examiner.com search La Vernia. Go to Wilson County News. We are still waiting on the investigation into embezzlement. Dr Harvey had been told about it but all of those employees got reprimanded stead of a "thank you". Sadly because of the nepotism and the fact that most of the school board members administrators and law enforcement have connections and a loyalty of Doctor Harvey We need help Can you please investigate please help us. We don t know where to go. There is no one to go please please help us. We are tired and don t have much fight left. Teachers; We are scared and don t know if this is intimidation to keep us from talking or if we are being set up. Look we have seen what happens when a staff member or teacher goes to the superintendent with concerns about these issues said the first teacher. He immediately contacts the principal or the person who we have concerns about and that good intended teacher or staff is reprimanded. An investigation into expenditures from the Junior High School Activity Account is being undertaken stated the unsigned letter from Dr. Harvey

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a really nice school LVISD offers alot! what ever you need they will give it to you like if there is something that you think they should offer they'll give it to you. We got a new gymnasium and auditorium just because we didn't like our old gym. they have alot of money and the students are welcoming and nice but if you get on some of the "mean" peoples bad side they might spread rumors but usually we can tell that they aren't true. the teachers are VERY nice! they don't just become your teachers they become amazing friends! And for the students they get some pretty cool freedom like right when the last bell rings you can have your phone out and in 8th grade you can leave campus during lunch. To sum it all up this school offers alot is very nice and is....... AWESOME!!!!!!!!! D

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