Manvel High School

301 East House Street, Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 245-2232

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2521 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS 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
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


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
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Manvel High School is a public high school in Iowa Colony. The principal of Manvel High School is CHARLOTTE LIPTACK and can be contacted at 2,521 students attend Manvel High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Manvel High School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 2,521 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Manvel High School is 16:1. Glenda Dawson High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 35% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Asian 11% %
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 50%
Limited English proficiency 3% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 36% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love everything about manvel they aways encourage you to succed and make sure everything is right when you need it to be. i love manvel like everything about it thats all i can say. I LOVE YOU MANVEL HIGH SCHOOL

  • (1 year ago)

    The best food served here great work to the kitchen staff. Hope to be back soon.

  • (1 year ago)

    Manvel in my opinion is school! The diversity is amazing and thats what most schools lack. Dress code is understanderble (any color polo jeans or shorts.) They also provide lockers this helps me when ever i have to much in my backpack. They have everything you'd want to do in after school activites and they dont they'll help you find whats similar to it without forcing you to something wouldnt like. 7 25am - 2 50pm 53 minute classes. The school is just outstanding )

  • (2 years ago)

    Manvel is an excellent school. It is run like a well-oiled machine. The different sports and activities for the students are outstanding!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    As an involved student at Manvel I can tell you that Manvel is a fantastic place to go to school! Some of these other reviews make it out to seem worse than it actually is. I love Manvel! Extracurricular activities at Manvel are great and sports are wonderful especially football! As for academics Manvel has some of the top Dual Credit pre AP and AP programs in the country due to great teachers within the advanced courses taught. There are a few knuckleheads as there are in every school but overall the teacher and administrators keep things under control. I truly enjoy attending Manvel High School and believe it's about as good a school as it gets! HOKA HEY!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school makes me excited about Education. I find myself dreading the long summer months and waiting for August to be over. The teachers are amazing and inspire me to a great extent. Especially the art teachers of which all the schools I've been to are the greatest. Mr.Bettge inspired me to maybe someday have a career in art. All in all I love this school. It's felt more like home to me than any other place ever has. I am saddened by the bad reviews but I guess this amazing school just isn't for everyone )

  • (5 years ago)

    People are saying some pretty harsh things about Manvel High school and they fail to see the bright side. As far as the teachers not caring about our education I guess it really depends on what teachers you're talking about. Majority of the teachers are fun and know how to handle and teach a class. As for drugs and sports; I have to agree that sports are more put up front than the actual education. And kids who do drugs put a bad image for our school but this is not the administrations fault. It's all about parenting

  • (5 years ago)

    My sons are in AP classes and a nephew . They have done very well. We as parents need to stay invovled in our childrens lives. Being involved cuts down on the discipline problems your child may have in class. It is not the teachers job to make your child do his/her assignments its you. My sons and nephew also play sports and are A-B students. You only see a handful and the same parents cheering your child on.

  • (5 years ago)

    A lot of the other reviews about Manvel High School on this website are quick to criticize the staffs preformance on teaching the students. It's not entierly their fault. As a student at Manvel High School it is my observation that at least half of the student population does not care about a formal education and would rather focus on sports fighting or drugs. The teachers do the best they can to teach a school full of kids who don't care.

  • (5 years ago)

    to manvel high school. and the teacher are only worried about apperance. they dont teach us and they wonder why they dont get our respect. every corner you turn around at theres a drug deal. or someone screaming down the hall there gonna shoot some one. there practically having sex under the stairs allthe time.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has little to no control over the students' behavior. Academics is barely promoted throughout the school. Instead sports make the headlines. Half the students from the school are complete morons just talk to any one of them...

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers do not seem to have good control of the classrooms. There seems to inconsistant grading and work. Non-ap students and classes do not seem to recieve good teacher assignment. The school seems to underperform compaired to my son previous school in nc

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has absolutely no disipline and the teachers are worried about being the favorite teacher more than the future of the students!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son's teachers are great. The staff really seem to care for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Manvel High School is starting off small bit is so far doing the best it can and in the future will be the best there is.

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