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Texas Empowerment Academy Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 142 students

 

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My child has had a wonderful experience at this school. He was not receiving adequate attention at his old school, but at Texas Empowerment Academy he was cared for and pushed to do his best. He has grown so much since attending this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

I have to agree with the previous review. All the teachers do is you students all day. Several parents stated that there child would not be going back next year. The school is going down hill fast. Not recommended!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

This school has went down. All the teachers do is yell at the kids. This school is always asking for money and supplies. When you bring supplies they share it with everybody which ain't right. They have too many parent meetings and get mad when you can not come (excuse me I have to work). I would not recommend.
—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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students86%
Female100%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students69%
Female80%
Male64%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students71%
Female83%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female67%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female67%
Male55%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students80%
Female70%
Male100%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female85%
Male50%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
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 Students93%
Female86%
Male100%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female86%
Male50%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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 89% 13%
Hispanic 6% 52%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DAVID NOWLIN
Fax number
  • (512) 494-1009

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6414 North Hampton Drive
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: (512) 494-1076

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