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Ellis El

Public | PK-6 | 990 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

The school is ok wit having after school activities but giving them a highet education Iwas ddisappointed because my daughter aced all class not saying she mot smart but they had challenging work....she needs to be on a grade ahead level an I dont see them teaching that...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Since the first day of Kendergarten, we made it known to the faculty that our daughter was identified in preschool as showing signs of learning problems but was too young to test for dyslexia. In the first grade, her teacher has completely let her down. We have had multiple parent-teacher conferences all through the year about her learning but the teacher would drag her feet and not help my daughter. I had to get short with her in a conference to finally get my RTI meeting but it is too late. All the way to the principal they allowed my daughter to bring home 5 report cards with all 1s on everything reading and phonic related before they would even talk to us. We have given them all the information to test her and then some. The one reading program they put her in 4 days a week of one on one time she only gets maybe once due to not having a sub. In the conference, even the principal showed no interest in doing anything to make our daughter successful. For 2 years now, we have been fighting this school to get our daughter educated. We have given up. We are transferring her to antoher school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

security in this school is really bad! yesterday i saw a little kid who im sure he was on 1st or 2nd grade and he was completely lost! walking outside the school by the parking lot alone!!! Today one of my son's classmates mom found a little girl lost by the street! again she was either in 1st or 2nd grade! she had to take the little girl who was scared and crying to the principal office! what if its my son next time????? its scary!!! they need to do something about it!!! btw, my son its not going to go to this school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

I speak on behalf of the Ellis faculty. We carry more than our share of the load and we do it with loving care. I know without a shadow of doubt that we are doing many things right. We are mentoring students, we are molding children's lives positively, we are loving those whose parents are uninvolved or overworked, we are providing care before, after and during school and we are doing it because we CHOOSE to as educators. How many elementary campuses have a step team, student council, male and female etiquette based student club, spirit team, art club, choir, fitness club, running club, recycling team, along with all the other internal groups that are aides in the front office and library? How many elementary schools coordinate all aspects of a school for almost 950 young lives every single day? How many schools provide on-site staff development with technology, book studies, and curriculum emphasis? Complainers try to tell us how to do our jobs, BUT they don't & can't actually do it. You are personally invited to participate and make a POSITIVE difference instead of pouting and whining. Many times comments are reflections of our inner feelings. Are you great or guilty?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2011

We moved here last summer and my daughter attended fourth grade. We are moving again this summer and I am putting her back into her old school. I believe this school has a HUGE problem with bulling & teachers who don't set good examples, who do the samething. I believe in my heart, there is a serious race issues going on. I can't wait to get my daughter out of this school, what a wasted year. And it is so very sad. There afterschool program is bad. Comments made by the workers are unreal & are very uneducated remarks. My child learned new words, thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

I regret the day my children had to walk into this school! They did an eany meany miney moe the first day of school, no organization! My child placed in classrooms where the teachers are the bully. Emails from one Teacher words are spelled wrong! Mrs. Douglas is rude and very very unprofessional!!! Very sad the school system today! I pray to the almighty that things change and I can put my children in private school next year, because you surely get what you pay for!!! Please research before sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

My son went to Ellis from kindergarten-2nd grade. I regret that decision! If your student gets bullied i reccomend moving him/her to Larson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

I love Ellis my daughter started in the 3rd grade and her last year was the 4th. I wish should could attend this year, but we are located too far away. But definatly a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

All my three children go to this school. I like that there is decent parking but more could be done in directing and controlling traffic flow during pickup time as some parents stop to pick up their kids in the middle lane which is meant to help flow the traffic and not to stop to pick. This can and has caused accidents before and I wish some authority could be available to enforce this simple rule. Another issue is about some fountains not working in the building. Kids are not allowed drinks in the classrooms yet they can't get the fountains to work despite numerous request to do so. Secretary's attitude does not help the situation either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My daughter and my son attend Ellis. This school is the worst school that I have come in contact with. My son had to be withdrawn from Ellis who is ADHD due to poor treatment and discipline. I felt as if he was singled out and mistreated. I did attempt to speak with the Principals and got no where. My son was removed from one class to another 3 1/2 weeks before school is set to end and has received the same treatment. I was clueless of the treatment he was receiving that could cause a lifetime of damage. My son pleaded not to go to school who is only in the 2nd grade. I was not aware of how they were treating him and I was very disappointed with the teachers and principals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

My son has been at Ellis for three years and this is my daughters first year. The bullying problem at this school has gotten out of hand. My daughter who is in kindergarten was choked by another child on the school playground was terrified of going back to school. My husband and myself went to the school the next morning, the principal and the asst principal would not speak to us, the schools receptionist said the situation was already taken care of that they knew what was going on. They had no clue!! My son has been punched in the face, had a bloody nose. I get a call from the school nurse that he was ok that he had a lil accident but no need to worry...there are countless other things that have happened and nothing was ever done to resolve these issues,here's the kicker Im on the PTA!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I have 2 daughters that attend Ellis. They have been here for 2 years now and will finish here. I love Ellis. Mrs Pool rocks. My daughter had her for 3rd grade and now 4th grade. My other daughter is now in 5th grade. I have had no problems with the teachers at all. If anything they keep me informed about my children when need be. The staff is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

As a parent of 2 students that have gone through Ellis Elementary from Kindergarten through Sixth grade at completely different times, I can say that things have changed at the school. But, it hasn't been the extremely hard working faculty, it hasn't been the principal or assistant principal who know almost all the 800 + children by name. Parents have changed. They are no longer the involved caring people who were there at the opening of the school. Unfortunately, most children take their educational cues from their parents, and when these cues are mixed or nonexistent the children don't care about learning, or respect for themselves or others... I commend the teachers and staff for still coming to work each day doing their best to give the children a sense of worth, respect and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

These is the worst school I have ever seen. They don't care about the students, the principal, secretary and the nurse are very rude. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. Please be care ful where you take your kids. It is not always the child, please believe that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

My son goes to the Prek-4 program and Mrs.Bates is a wonderful teacher she comes up with alot of fun things for them to do also make learning fun and I am so glad my child has her for a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

My son has been a part of their prek program and i am really impressed by his teacher mrs bates . The class size is good and its been a good experience overall..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

My son has gone to this school for 3 years and I must say every year we have some sort of problem with the administartion. I think this will be his last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have to say after moving to Arlington from Keller and Irving I am very disappointed with this school. I have a 5th and 6th grader and have problems with both of them. The teachers are overwhelmed with too many kids and the administration can not accomadate the issues. I would not recommed this school to anyone. Every time I have an issue the principle is always out and I deal with the Assistant that can not do her job correctly. I have been to the school board and they also are no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

After 4 years of having my two kids in the school, it has deteriorated badly. Discipline and administrative issues consume way too much of school day. Bullying by some students is ignored, and other students feel intimidated. Academic standards have been lowered to accommodate the lowest levels, and high achievers are rarely if ever challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Ummmmmm...............dont listen to all these people i went to ellis elementary and it is the best school i went there 05 06 and not one thing was wrong the teachers and principal are wonderful it is a very awesome school they have a good disipline system and i dont know what it is but some parents get mad at a teacher and take it out on the school but if i would suggest any school for your kid to go to it would be this school!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education29%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students72%
Female66%
Male81%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%
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 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female73%
Male44%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students38%
Female46%
Male29%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education0%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
Black or African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female63%
Male41%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education20%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students63%
Female75%
Male56%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education13%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female66%
Male49%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female60%
Male47%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education25%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted43%
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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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World History

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Non-migrantn/a
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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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 13%
Hispanic 35% 52%
White 13% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 20%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KATHY LINK
Fax number
  • (817) 652-7905

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2601 Shadow Ridge Drive
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: (682) 867-7900

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