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Mesa Verde Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 502 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2011

This was the best school i have ever been to, the teachers actualy help the students and care about them. If i had the chance to send my children anywhere it would be here. Elementary years are extremely important and this is the elementary for anyone! <3


Posted November 30, 2009

great teachers and personel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I would rate it 5 stars.. I moved here about the time it was built. Have had good and bad from the students, probably average.


Posted September 22, 2008

Excellent teaching staff and administration. Staff makes a special effort to get to know each and very child. Lots of pasionate teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I have 3 children that I transfer to this school. They come home eager to tell me about their day, and what they learned. I love that! I will continue to transfer them until they through the 5th grade.
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Posted January 19, 2004

My family had 6 wonderful years at Mesa Verde. Teachers were excellent, loved them all. The principal at the time was also great. The office staff was helpful and friendly always. In my opinion Mesa Verde is one of the best in Amarillo.
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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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%
Female73%
Male86%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female97%
Male76%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female86%
Male96%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English95%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African American65%
Asian50%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education83%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male54%
Black or African American54%
Asian20%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female78%
Male65%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female65%
Male42%
Black or African American46%
Asian20%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted56%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male65%
Black or African American55%
Asian33%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female55%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 52%
Black 21% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
White 10% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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) 36%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • SHELLEY BALOGLOU
Fax number
  • (806) 381-7323

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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