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Eastwood Academy High School

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2017 - 2018 School Profile


Principal: Brandi Lira

Dean/Assistant Principal: Ricardo Mena

Instructional Specialist: Zazalleesha’ Swanson

Linked Learning Counselor: Elizabeth Hightower Stanley

College Access Coordinator: Dixie Espinal Morales

CEEB Code: 443511


Eastwood Academy

Eastwood Academy High School was chartered as a relief site for Austin High School. The school provides a multi-disciplinary, fully integrated high school curriculum enrolling approximately 435 students in grades 9 through 12. Eastwood Academy provides an accelerated, challenging, college-preparatory curriculum. The school is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Our big goal is to have all of our students enroll in a 4-year higher education institution of their choice. We celebrate and have great pride in our 100% graduation rate, our 100% acceptance into higher education, and our family-oriented culture. Eastwood Academy is one of only eleven high schools in the district that has received an Exemplary TEA Accountability Campus Rating. In 2011, we became a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.



The academic program is organized on an alternating block schedule. The student course load is 8 half-credit courses per semester to earn up to 8 credits per year. Students take eight 90-minute classes with block classes meeting every other day. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Art History, Biology, Calculus (AB and BC), Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics (B and C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism), Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History. AP is an open-enrollment program.

In addition to a strong AP program, we offer our students the opportunity for Dual Credit courses in the following subjects: Composition 1301, Composition 1302, Government, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology.


Grading and Ranking

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GPA Point Scale


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Eastwood Academy calculates ranks at the end of every academic year for freshman and sophomore students. For juniors and seniors, a preliminary rank is calculated in mid-October, and final ranks are calculated in mid-February.



GPA Calculation

Grade point average is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with 9th grade, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 26 credits are required for graduation according to the Recommended High School program guidelines set forth by the Texas Education Agency. AP and Pre-AP classes are weighted by one quality point. Grades are recorded on student transcripts and grade point averages are computed at the conclusion of every semester.


Class of 2017

There were 109 graduates in the class of 2017.

26 earned a GPA of 4.0+

35 earned a GPA of 3.5-3.99

31 earned a GPA of 3.0-3.49

17 earned a GPA of 2.5-2.99

0 earned a GPA of 2.0-2.49

0 earned a GPA less than a 2.0


Post High-School Placement

60% matriculated in 4-year higher education institutions

33% matriculated in 2-year higher education institutions

7% selected work, military service, or technical institutions


 Advanced Placement Results

In May 2017, 335 students took Advanced Placement exams

A total of 689 exams were taken in 19 subjects

35% of the students who took AP exams received scores of 3 or higher


Awards and Distinctions

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

NCEA Higher Performing School

Texas Education Agency Exemplary Rating 2008-2012

America’s Best High Schools: Ranked #53 in the nation

Houston Chronicle’s list of schools serving At-Risk Children: Ranked #3 in the city

Texas list of schools serving At-Risk Children: Ranked #9 in the state

TBEC Honor Roll

Washington Post Rated High School: #2 in Houston,

Bronze Medal U.S. News


Universities and colleges attended by Eastwood Academy graduates

·   Amherst College

·   Occidental College

·   Middlebury College

·   University of Pennsylvania

·   University of Virginia

·   Rhodes College

·   Austin College

·   St. Edward’s University

·   Williams College

·   Georgetown University

·   St. Mary’s University

·   Wake Forest University

·   Duke University

·   University of Notre Dame

·   Colgate University

·   Mount St. Mary’s University

·    Brandeis University

·    Houston Baptist University

·     Sam Houston State University

·    Stephen F. Austin State University

·    Abilene Christian University

·    Baylor University

·    Texas A&M University

·    Texas Christian University

·    University of Houston – Main Campus

·    University of Houston – Downtown

·    University of Texas – Austin

·    University of Texas – San Antonio

·    University of Advancing Technology

·    Dartmouth College

·    Rice University

·    Kenyon College


















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