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Devonian Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 587 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

Devonian has to be one of the worst schools in the state of Texas. My son has been bullied both years at the school. The principal like to sweep things under the rug and wait for them to go away. The staffs hardly ever informs the principal of these issues either. NOT a safe or effective school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

This school is outstanding and that is putting it mildly. My son had struggled all through his elementary school years. This school went way above and beyond to make sure that my son recieved the education he deserves. He is now a thriving fourth grader, making all A's and one B. Couldn't be more proud of him and he was allowed this oppurtunity because of Devonian and their staff. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DEVONIAN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

I feel like some of the staff chose the wrong profession and do not know how to treat young children. However, I like the teachers, there are some really good ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I have to say I am not pleased with my experience with Devonian. After coming from such a loving school as Clearfork the kids are then sent to this school where it is like a prison. My child went from loving school to hating it. It was not the teacher because my child like the teacher, it was the whole atmosphere. I believe some of the staff chose the wrong profession and forgot that they are dealing with little kids! It needs to be a more kids friendly environment so kids will learn to love school not hate it.
—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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education31%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual64%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 68% 52%
White 28% 29%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 18%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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  • BELMA AVENA
Fax number
  • (432) 524-1905

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405 Northwest 3rd Street
Andrews, TX 79714
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