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Alton Boyd Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 753 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2013

A few years ago, under a different administration, this school was rough. Things have dramatically changed under Mr. Pursifull's leadership!! The teacher morale appears to be way up as teachers and staff are enthusiastic about their jobs. They are warm and welcoming to parents and students. Boyd is a fun place for my child to learn. This school has a ton of spirit! Academically, Boyd students are at an advantage with LOW student to teacher ratios. Last year my child's classroom had 15 students, this year there are 19 in his class. Compared to other Allen elementary schools, that is fantastic! We have friends whose children attend a newer Allen school and they have over 20 kids in their classes. My child is an A/B student and once grades started to show signs of dropping earlier in the year, my child's teacher got in contact with me. Together we created a plan to keep him engaged and focused. WOW! That just goes to show, ALL students are a priority, not just those who are "at risk". Boyd teachers are extremely dedicated and caring! There are still opportunities for Boyd to improve, as with ALL schools. However Boyd is a special school. We are proud to be Boyd Blackhawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

I really liked the few teachers that show they care for students.but there are more that don't put the students needs first and are more worried about other things.also you have to ask multiple times if you want something done...PTA events are really good tho...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

Boyd has the most dedicated staff in the district. Student/ teacher relationships are very apparent through out the school. Student needs are the top priority.


Posted May 26, 2010

I don't know how the school used to be, but I must say that I have been very impressed so far. The staff and administration are excellent, the security is top-notch, and I have been given everything possible from the staff to get my child transerred and enrolled without any issues. Don't forget that they are also building a brand new wing to the school to be completed in 2011 which will eliminate any portable building classrooms on campus. In this day and age, my child's security and well-being, while away from me, is paramount. Knowing that the security is great and that all classes will be held in a permanent structure gives me peace of mind. Boyd also received the academic excellence award for 2009-2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

The teachers are excellent, PTA is very active, however we are not at all pleased with the administration of the school and how our concerns about our student are handled. If the adminstration does not improve we will be transferring our child next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Boyd Elementary is a special school. I have known it, worked with it, and have known the staff for the last 30 years. This school has a heart! It cares and it shows.


Posted November 6, 2006

I have my second child now going through Boyd. When I moved in 4 years ago, I had my concerns with the oldest. To my surprise, I was welcomed with open arms. The staff treated me as if they'd known me all along. The PTA is great too. They also made me feel very welcomed. I have not had any problems with any of the teachers or office staff. I think that Boyd is great and if my family ever moves again, I will rate the schools by Boyd's standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2005

This is the worst elementary school in Allen, Texas. I have a child that attended this school for part of the year, and her abilities/grades improved 150% after being removed from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

My son went to Boyd for 2 1/2 years before we moved specifically for the purpose of getting him out of Boyd. The assistant principal who is no longer there did a horrible job of listening and taking care of my concerns. Children who bully and abuse others are not dealt with. Do not send your child here if you can at all help it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

If you're thinking of a good school for your kids, consider Boyd! I'll be surprised if you don't like it. From the teachers to lunchroom to custodians to principal to nurse -everyone, I've been very impressed. We've gone to four schools and this one is great. I know the grades matter but the way the teachers and staff treat our children matters just as much. Here they really do care. Just needed to let you know!!!
—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.

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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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 84% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education89%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%
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 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students71%
Female88%
Male52%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual100%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education30%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual92%

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual93%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual85%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
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Multiracial80%
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White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education33%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingual86%
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

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Algebra II

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Chemistry

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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World Geography

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World History

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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 "Recognized".
  • 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 41% 52%
White 30% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 39%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KYLE PURSIFULL
Fax number
  • (972) 727-0566

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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800 South Jupiter Road
Allen, TX 75002
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