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Joe V Hart Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 439 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $179,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,090.

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Posted November 4, 2010

We moved to this district a couple of years ago and have been very happy with the new leadership/principal. Except for a couple of instructors that should not be in the teaching field - we would think this is the greatest school in Texas. Both the PE and Art teachers are not very good 'kid' people and my son dreads going to either classes now...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

Our famiy moved to Lucas last year when my son was beginning first grade and we are now in our second year at Hart. We have been very pleased with his classroom teachers. They have had good instructional skills and my child has really liked them stating they were "very kind". I do have a concern with the specials teachers for art, P.E. and music. At my son's previous school, he enjoyed these classes but now tells me he does not like them or that the teachers are not friendly. I've heard this from other parents as well which is sad since these are the subjects that should complement the core curriculum and be FUN. We are pleased with the Spanish teacher who projects a positive, warm attitude towards parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

The teachers are very good, but what makes this school stand out is the parent Involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

We moved to the district 3 years ago and realized in very short order knew that we were in the right place. Our son did not get involved in the past but since moving to the lovejoy community, he has flourished. What is unique is the combination of access to the administration, teachers, and other parents combined with smaller communities means you can raise a well-rounded student - both inside and outside of the classroom. Something that is hard to do with a large district or too small a district or too large a city or too small a city supporting the district. The Lovejoy ISD has a rich heritage in both the partnership with Allen ISD in the years leading up to the secondary program and in the partnership the district enjoys with its parents, civic leaders, and community support organizations today. Unique is the way I put it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I cannot speak highly enough about Hart Elementary. We moved to LISD from nearby Allen ISD and the smaller school environment has been a blessing for us. The teachers and administrators at Hart have been wonderful. Both of my boys have very different learning styles, yet each of them have excelled in the very supportive learning environment we have experienced over the past several years at Hart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

Both of my children attended this school. The teachers are great and my youngest was diagnosed as ADHD. They have always cooperated with us and worked with us in a helpful manner to accommodate our child s needs and learning difference. Several of his teachers have followed his struggles and progress and our child is now on the Honor Role and thriving in High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

My brother attends this school. And I am hoping my daughters will too. My brother is serverly mentally retarded after brain surgery. If not for Hart, I don't think he would be able to read, not even 4 letter words! They helped us keep him educated every step of the way. The teachers recongnize him in stores outside of class. Excellent levels of attention to students! Taks is given, but not the only thing taught. Very impressed.


Posted April 16, 2008

We moved to this school from a Blue Ribbon school in a larger neighboring school district and have found this school to be far superior. At this school you will find experienced teachers, smaller school size, Spanish classes during the school day for all students, great extracurricular activities, and excellent parent communication. The level of personal, individual attention given each student at this school is much greater than you will find at a larger school in a larger district. A full-fledged GT program is available to fill this important need for students who qualify. Campuswide teachers also have a system in place to regularly devote extra time working with students who need extra academic attention. This school and district are to be commended for going beyond the TEKS to truly teach all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

As a parent that was employed by another ISD in Texas for many years and a parent of a current Hart teacher, I am amazed I what I have seen and what our daughter (Teacher) has experienced at Hart. Just to list a few things that make Hart great in our eyes: Parent Involvement, Continuous and Revelant Traning for Teachers, Extra Curriculum activites for all students, Supportive PTA, and well maintained facility.


Posted April 6, 2007

Excellent teachers but curriculum is questionable. My oldest child was a year behind in math when he started going to Allen's middle school. This was common with his other Hart classmates. My other child has ADD and was basically ignored and not helped at all. I don't think they have the resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

Our child's in Kindergarten; his 6th week he was reading with some writing as well. Class sizes average 16 students making it very personal and most classes have class moms (parent volunteers) assisting the teacher with everyday tasks. (all volunteers have background screenings). The Principal, Vice Principal and every teacher I've met are on a first name basis with my son. The level of parent and teacher involvement is UNBELIEVABLE. We're moving but refuse to leave the school. The children are brought to there buses in groups or individually walked from class to there car(an efficient and safe procedure). 2 middle schools are being built and the high school opened this year and is state of the art and beautiful . Most homes in the district are required to be on acreage with a wide price range. Lucas and Fairview are great small towns 10 min. to ALL 30 to Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

Great school with tons of parental involvement. High academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Love the school. We have been very happy with it. The only complaint I have is they do not have enough resources for children that are struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

We are very pleased with the Lovejoy School district! Our kids are getting quality education and the district is growing by leaps and bounds. Many families are moving from neighboring Allen just to be in the Lovejoy district, we see it all the time. Lovejoy School district is the best kept secret around! With our new high school and other secondary schools being built, the draw to be within this district will be phenomonal and our home values will reflect that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

District is financially sound, with the highest rating in the state first audit. Taxes are lower than most surrounding districts, specifically Allen and McKinney. Great school, great teachers, wonderful families with lots of parent involvement. Class sizes have been growing as the district grows and as recapture (Robin Hood) rises, but are still lower than neighboring districts. The new middle/high school will open in 2006 (grades 6-9), and families are very excited about the new school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

Poorly managed district. Currently having financial troubles. Board will not work with parents or disclose the extent of the problems. Scholastic scores are poor especially in light of the wealth of the district. We've pulled our kids out and put them in private school as have many other parents. Taxes are already high, and will probably max out at 2% of home value.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
100%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 79% 29%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%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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