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Carol Holt Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 510 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

This school appeared to be a great environment for our child when we first visited. The programs offered seemed especially engaging and interesting. It turned out that the kids were very nice overall but the staff is where you will find gossipy bullies. Mary Price (receptionist) will listen in on calls after she has transferred them....especially if you decline to give your name and reason for calling. I am talked down to routinely by Ms. Price and Ms. Barrie Page. My student went from honors to struggling and won't trust a single staff member due to bullying and name calling by the staff to the students. This school is a lawsuit waiting to happen and will turn your student from eager and excited about school to dreading every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

Great programs and very attentive staff. They challenge the students and have computer and art courses starting in Kindergarden. The classroom sizes are perfect (18 - 22) and the equipment is up-to-date. The staff is always very nice and accomodating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

I love teaching at Holt! I have taught in two other districts and this school is by far THE BEST. The students are actually very well behaved. All schools have some students who struggle. At Holt we have students from all walks of life. They are all great kids. Our PTA is awesome. They do a lot to raise money for our students to provide them with great opportunities. The staff is friendly, helpful, and LOVES kids. We work as a team and are a lot like a family. It makes me sad that a parent would say the kids here are trouble. That is so far from the truth! Every school, even private, has its uninvolved parents and students who struggle. Also, the rating that parent stated is not actually accurate. Check the MISD website for current school ratings. I think any parent moving their child from Holt will regret it later and choose to return. The parental involvement here is actually the highest at any school I have taught at and I have found the parent support to be wonderful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2011

We built a house in this school zone strictly because of the school. In one year, this school went from being Exemplary to Academically Acceptable. Although my daughter learned a lot and had a great teacher, the kids she was influenced by were not great. The lack of involvement from parents is very evident in many children in the school. I was really disappointed in her first year of public school and I am pulling her out at the end of the year. Sadly I know of several other parents that are doing the same. I was very impressed when I first visited the school but actually having a child enrolled there is very different. Again, my child's teacher was very supportive but many of the kids there are trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I Feel very secure dropping my childern off at this school knowing that they are very safe and protected as well as having an excellent learning system provided by the school. The staff and teachers are very friendly,helpful and polite. But overall the learning system is grand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

Carol Holt is a great school with a wonderful, friendly staff. Teachers are very caring and are able to academically challenge my children. A very positive atmosphere with alot of windows. There is a lot of parental involvement and support for this school. My only concern is the playground: no shade and very limited equipment. I am hoping they will upgrade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

Great School my kids have been here since the opening, the teachers are greatand the staff is awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I feel that the staff is all about making sure they protect each other. Instead of taking care of problems they re direct them. Also there are no playground toys for the kids to enjoy they have to entertain themselves.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education25%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asian75%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female77%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asian88%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American65%
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asian83%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education43%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 44% 29%
Black 27% 13%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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7321 Ledbetter Road
Arlington, TX 76001
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Phone: (817) 299-6460

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