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Taylor Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 592 students

 
 

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Posted July 31, 2014

This is a great school ...my kids love their school and teachers are really nice and MR Adam is a great principle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

This school is undoubtedly the best in this region. I had the honor of attending this school and now my daughter is a member of the alumni. This is a great school all around. Academically, socially, and spiritually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

Taylor Elementary is an excellent school. My brothers and I attended this school and now my daughter also attends it. The academic standings of the school are outstanding and the children leave this school very well prepared for what is to come in their academic futures. The involvement of the parents is extensive. This also teaches our kids that we never stop learning and that the community cares how they will turn out. Music is one of my strongest memories of Taylor. Learning about all instruments and music history was a great addition on our academic knowledge. Overall Taylor is a one on one school and shows attention to all students to assist the education of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female89%
Male66%
Black or African American44%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female95%
Male74%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female85%
Male69%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education17%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education29%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, 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, II, 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Abilene, TX 79601
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