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Arden Road Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 464 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 24, 2013

Great school with excellent teachers and stuff. We are really happy to be here in this neighborhood. Teachers are so helpful with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

GREAT SCHOOL WITH A WELL ORGANIZE TEACHERS AND STUFF WHICH HELP KIDS A LOT AND ALSO HELP THEM TO GET A HIGH GRADE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

Highly engaged teachers, and an amazing support staff. Our son has made huge progressions in his grade level. I can't say enough good about this school!! We are very happy to be apart of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Excellent teachers challenge even the most gifted children. Hand-written teacher notes are sent home to children who behave in class, & teachers are continuously going above and beyond what is expected to make school & learning a fun & enjoyable experience. One teacher has pet animals in his room, another sings silly songs to help children remember lessons. Kindergarten teachers are very sensitive to the emotional transition of sending a child to school for the 1st time.They love the children like their own. PTA is well-organized with much involvment from the community mothers. The Principal was "teacher of the year" prior to being Principal. Students participate in choir, cub scouts, and/or the school football team. My child has attended K-4th grade at Arden Road, and we couldn't be more pleased with the school. Just like the community, this is a wonderful place to be in Amarillo. In the evenings, families join in the park adjacent to the school to walk dogs & have team practices. Thanks to the outstanding teachers, my child loves school, & he has made what I suspect will be life-long friends here. I would recommend Arden Rd to anyone searching for the best school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

Arden Road is the best! The principle is exceptional. He really cares for the students. The teachers are outstanding. My son has some special needs and his aid and resource teachers are sent straight from heaven. The students are all welcoming and very sweet. I can't put into words how wonderful this school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

my 3 daughters went there and the teachers were exlent they daughters got very good grades comparred to there old schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

Our kindergarten teacher was excellent. Our son has some mild LD issues and she was very receptive to information and communicated with us well. He also read above level when he left her class. The music and PE classes are way too over-crowded and it does not seem like the district is going to do any thing to change the overcrowding in general of this campus. It seems like most of the parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

Good kindegarten program. My son (foreign born) developed his communicational skills well
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted93%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female63%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 77% 29%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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6801 Learning Tree Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79119
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Phone: (806) 677-2360

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