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Janet Brockett Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 659 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

Janet Brockett has gone downhill due to the dictatorship environment fostered by their now 2 year term principal. A great leader gets the team motivated, does not show blatant favoritism, does not prevent or restrain an employee from advancement or opportunity, does encourage participation, does show gratitude, and does act towards each direct report with courtesy, professionalism, and fairness. The current principal at Janet Brockett fails in all aspects noted above. It is recommended that an independent investigation be performed into her leadership style without repercussion to any employees questioned. Currently, the majority of the employees this independent interrogator has spoken with, fear this principal's retaliation. Please address MISD school board. Thank you.


Posted February 3, 2013

This rating has to do with my child's teach this year in 3rd grade. This was a new teacher brought in from Arlington. She does not motivate the children; she is the only 3rd grade teacher that follow the same teaching convention as the other teachers in that grade. This is visibly causing her students to be behind the other 3rd grade students in math/reading. I am teaching my child not her! If I wanted to home school I would have done that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

I think my low rating has mostly to do with my child's own teacher. In the First grade, it is apparently VERY important for the children to work VERY independently. I frankly think that is a cop-out. First grade is too young for that. My child really hates her class, and is sick and tired (as am I) with the fact that she is openly reprimanded in class when Mom and Dad forget to sign a paper - by the teacher's deadline. My child did have three really wonderful days recently though. She came home happy, and woke up ready to go back to school. They had a substitute. That really says it all. I'm also told that this teacher and their spouse are very close friends, and spends a lot of social time with the Principal and his wife outside of work. That says a lot too. Thank God we have moved, and she will attend Smith next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Not very Impressed w/ this School, Vice Principal and Staff Unsatisfactory.I had mixed reviews on putting my child in this location from neighbors.I believe I will Move before going through another yr of headaches and Frustration.Like th other reviewer said, listen to your child you just may learn something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

This is NOT one of Mansfied's finest. As you can see, the rating are going down. There is a reson for that. Listen to your children and report what you know. Some parents feel like that don't have a voice and just let the bad things continue. Stay up and be heard. Please don't allow all of this bad stuff continue at this school. Stand up and be heard! We are our children's voices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

Beware of this school. It is unfocused. The prinicipal and asst. prinicipal would rather keep their friendship with the staff than focus on the children education and safety. They have a blind eye to what's going on. Parents - please go and see what's going on at this school and listen to your kids. If they come home and tell you things that you just wouldn't believe is happening. Please believe it. It's some awful things happening at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I am a grandparentof a special need child that is attending this school. I also have another child that has attended Janet Brockett and has moved on to a Middle school in MISD system. I could never say enough good things about this school and the staff.


Posted June 23, 2008

I really loved my daughter's first grade teacher. She always kept us informed by sending home notes and emails. Any time I emailed her with a question she was very prompt in responding. She really helped my child learn to read and understand math. It was a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

I absolutely love teaching at Janet Brockett Elementary; I have never worked with such a dedicated and compassionate staff. I have never had a class full of as many invovled parents as I do this year; they have been absolutely amazing. This is my first year at Janet Brockett, and I am impressed with the principal's dedication to meet the needs of every child. I truly appreciate the teamwork from everyone involved at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2008

This is the best school I have ever taught at. The principal is always taking input from parents and staff and working to make our school better and better each year. He expects a lot out of us but it is all for the betterment of the students. He works really hard to give struggling students every available resource. His door is always open to hear questions, concerns, and comments. Sometimes parent participation is not as high as other schools but that is because our parents work hard to make a good life for their kids. They are not always available to donate their time but I believe they do their best. Our campus is fun loving, respectful, and child centered. There is a lot of learning that goes on here that seems to be overlooked. Everything from laptop computers to theater is incorporated in their learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2008

I've had children in this school for the past 3 years. We transferred from an elementary they loved so was a bit hesitant at first. However, both have done very well and enjoy the school and the staff. There have been times I ve had to contact the teacher or principal with concerns and each time I was pleased with how quickly and attentively they responded. I feel the school management is dedicated to providing the best experience for both students and parents. As a parent I have appreciated knowing my concerns were taken seriously. I have also seen them use creative and interpersonal solutions to resolve problems between students, and I commend that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I am extremely unhappy with this school as it is lacking academically. Parent involvement is low, yet not highly encouraged. It has been my experience that struggling children do not receive any assistance through available resources, unless they are failing. Parent concerns seem to go unacknowledged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

My child has been at this school for the past 2 years and we have been very pleased with our experience here. The teachers are very involved with the kids and seem genuinely interested in ensuring they have a positive learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This is my son's first year at Janet Brockett Elementary. The Prinicipal and staff are awesome! Parent involvement is HIGHLY encouraged. It has been tougher this year with the background checks an the raptor system but as a parent I am very happy that the school district cares enough about their students to keep them safe! The teachers work with individual students who need extra help and are always willing to do whatever they need to do to make our children successful in school and in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Janet Brockett is a great school. This is our first year there and my child loves it. The expectations are high; the teachers are caring; and it's a safe, happy learning environment. There are lots of extracurricular opportunities for parents and kids. Parent involvement is not terribly high; however, the school is located in a area in which most families need dual income. I believe parents are involved in ways they can be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Wow! I am so surprised to read a negative response to Janet Brockett. My child is on her third year here. We have had issues that we have discussed with administration and they reacted quickly and fairly. It has been my experience that reasonable complaints are handled with speed and fairness. The administration is loving, firm and fair. I spend time working up at my daughters school and have had the opportunity to watch administration and teachers in action. They are very well staffed and trained. They use cutting edge technology, train the kids in creative and productive ways, and are always warm and friendly to those they meet in the hall. It may appear to some that the teachers are not teaching because they incorporate a variety of teaching methods to ensure that each child's need is addressed and all the children learn. I invite you to see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This is school is an excellent school with extraordinary teachers, staff, and principles. They are all very dedicated to their students, and are always going the extra mile to ensure parents and students have a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Unfortunately, I have been overall disappointed with the structure, curriculum, teachers, and methods of this school. The whole system seems to be unfocused, and it appears that the children are the ones suffering. There is no leadership in the school, and concerned parents are made to feel ignorant, of little importance, and a nusance. Needless to say, my child will not be attending this school after the end of this year! I strongly urge concerned and dedicated parents to research additional schools in the area, for their children's best benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

My daughter has been a student at this school for the past three years that the school has been open. We have had excellent teachers and have enjoyed our first educational experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

It is a great growing school. The teachers are very kind indeed and very willing to improve the overall atmosphere of the school. It is one of the best schools indeed around.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Native91%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education57%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American69%
Asian91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male82%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African American66%
Asian91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

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
Black 33% 13%
Hispanic 25% 52%
White 24% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Two or more races 5% 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) 20%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

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  • TAMARA LIDDELL
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