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Ortiz Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2014

I do not know anything about this school except they received a score of "10" on their March 2014 Health Department inspection, according to their published data. I hope this is a typo, but if not, that is very scary.


Posted June 27, 2009

The teachers are some of the most dedicated I've seen. They give so much extra time to tutor students and do 'extra' things with them. My kids have been happy and feel safe at Ortiz.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

The teachers at Ortiz truly want their students to succeed. They go above and beyond to find out each child's strength. The library is top notch and Mrs. Hartline loves to see each student fall in love with reading. Mrs. Haley has a hands on science lab once a week for each class at the school. Her ideas are innovative and help each child learn the basic concepts of science. Mrs. Jenkins is an outstanding art teacher. She has an amazing gift and brings the artistic talent in each student in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

Ortiz is a wonderful school, filled with children who come from varied backgrounds. Teachers expect all children to work hard to achieve as much as they can. I'm impressed that the teachers care so much about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

overall a good school, some of the little things have to be addressed but still very workable. the pickup and drop off is horrible and needs to be redone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

this school is one of the most parent/teacher involved schools that i have ever seen. the teachers are wonderful and keep the parent up to speed on all of their childs progress and what needs improvement. i would recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education42%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education25%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education38%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education41%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education65%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male59%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education43%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual56%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male59%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students51%
Female44%
Male54%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual22%

Writing

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual33%
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 Students60%
Female76%
Male51%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students64%
Female77%
Male56%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education22%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual56%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 18% 29%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 24%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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School Leader's name
  • SUZANNE FULKERSON
Fax number
  • (325) 794-1361

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2550 Vogel Street
Abilene, TX 79603
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Phone: (325) 671-4945

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