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Copperfield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 524 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

Bad leadership, poor teaching. Started homeschooling after my child was hit by teacher. My children are happier and are actually learning now that I've pulled them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

My oldest child is finishing 2nd grade here and her younger brother is finishing his kindergarten year. My wife and I have been very involved with the school, have gotten to know the staff and couldn't be happier with the teachers and administration. The music program is phenomenal; the teachers at every grade level are inspired, skilled, and extremely involved with their students; the various community outreach activities the school performs are well thought out and executed; and the advancement I've seen in my children is excellent. The school faces many challenges stemming from some of the areas serviced and schools servicing similar demographics (~85% economically disadvantaged) do not fare well; however, Copperfield routinely delivers excellent results, especially in comparison to similar schools. Our family is ready to move out of our starter home, but we've decided to wait at least until our oldest finishes 5th grade as I'm not convinced that a more affluent neighborhood will provide as good of an education. The middle school in the area is, unfortunately, less appealing and we will try to avoid it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I feel like we made a great choice moving to this area so we could attend a PISD school. We had no idea how great that choice was...Copperfield is so wonderful and we feel so lucky to have both ou children educated there. Every techer our children have had were exceptional. We have had a small concern with lack of visibility from the principal, but her administrative team makes up for it. We see them outside nearly everyday morning and afternoon talking with the students and other parents. The 2007-08 PTO was also a mark on the overall reputation, especially the ex-president and her VP, as they were unresponsive to other ideas that did not match her agenda. Oh well; good riddance to bad apples I guess. Thank goodness for Copperfield!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

I have had all of my children attend this school. I have seen this school dwindle over the years. They have lost so many wonderful teachers only to be replaced with not so experienced teachers. To me, it seems this school is turning into a bilingual school. This is not fair to the other students that get 'shut-out'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

My son began kindergarten last year. I was afraid that he may not 'take' a liking to a bigger school. He absolutely loves Copperfield Elementary. The teachers (Miss Higgins) are tops for getting him so enamored with learning. He has so much fun learning. He is kept busy with his specials, centers......art, music, gym, reading and so much more. He is learning (and loving it) things about science, nature, math, etc. He can read too! The teachers are out on the campus before and after school to make sure the kids are okay, and there are no problems. I was so glad to hear that! The teachers take even more of their time to ensure our childrens' safety. I only hope this gets back to all the teachers at Copperfield and a special thank you to Principal Dr. Bell for doing such a fabulous job with and for all our children. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

Copperfield is a very good school. The teachers and staff are very supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2006

My children will never forget Cooperfield School. We moved to the south of Austin and we realized that the level of learning and dicipline at Cooperfield was incomparable. I congratulate the whole staff for their effort. Thank you for teaching my children and instilling in them a sense of discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

The principal is not hands on. She gives the day to day responsiblities of running the school to the assistant principal. The teachers for the most part are concerned about the kids. There are lots of extra tutoring, and educational opportunities. There are also opportunities for spanish parents to learn the English language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

This school is highly focused on the kids and family. There are family activities planned regularly. Every child is important at Copperfield. The special education department is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

copperfield is a great school. Excellent programs. I went there when the school first opened and was the first full graduate class and now my younger brother go's there and enjoys it. They have wonderful teachers and a wonderful enviroment. I would give copperfield an A plus.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female82%
Male91%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American64%
Asian75%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented89%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American82%
Asian88%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented86%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian80%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asian80%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asian80%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male73%
Black or African American55%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual95%
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%
Female58%
Male69%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual87%

Writing

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education17%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students82%
Female69%
Male92%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual86%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education18%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual58%
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 "Academically Acceptable".

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
Hispanic 70% 52%
Black 14% 13%
White 9% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 49%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • GEORGIE ARENAZ
Fax number
  • (512) 594-5805

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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12135 Thompkins Drive
Austin, TX 78753
Phone: (512) 594-5800

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