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Odom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 680 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2010

Odom Elementary has a totally friendly, dedicated staff all the way from the principal to the cafeteria staff and cleaning crew. Ms. Richards is an innovative leader and adventuresome, always looking for ways to improve the school. One of the clever things Ms. Richards did a few years ago was start an infant care program so teachers could bring their babies to work with them. That is a good sign. The teachers I know are all caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated. The art program is extremely well run and other schools should take note of it. The office staff is helpful and friendly at all times. Odom is like one big family, not perfect but always working to improve. Sincerely, Marge Wood


Posted October 19, 2009

I have 3 girls that have attended this school since pre-k know they are in k,1st and 3rd all the teachers have been wonderful love them all ,but the office staff in not friendly at all if it was not for the nice teachers would send them somewhere else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

My son's 3rd grade teacher is the BEST! He is smart, nice and looks out for his students best interest and future! We need more teachers like Mr.I. He is truly an asset to Odom. If you have a child entering 3rd grade, do whatever you have to to get your child in his class..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

My son has attended Odom for 2 years. His KG teacher and 1st grade teacher have been wonderful, however the office staff at Odom is horrible. They are very unhelpful, disrespectful and just plain rude! This is a horrible horrible school. Do not send your child to this school. There is zero parent involvement. I have no idea who my child's classroom parent is or if there even is one! We are moving away from this school just so my son can get a real education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

This school has dedicated teachers, however the administration is not the most organized, and in fact has gone through several changes since my children have attended it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

Great School, Great Teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

This is my childs second year at ODOM and this year on a transfer. The reason I want my child at ODOM, is I know of several children who attended Odom who are now in middle school, high school and even adults that turned out well, I believe Elementary school is the start of a great future for any child and a great start for us is ODOM, thats why I chose for my child to stay at Odom and requested the transfer this year. Advice to any parent at any school is be involved let the teacher/staff and especially your child(ren) know you care and be involved. A great education does not just mean dropping your child of at school everyday........you must be involved everyday in thier learning that begins at home so that they can grow at school. ODOM is the place to grow for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

As a parent of two children at Odom Elementary I have had nothing but posititve experiences and my children have left with a well-rounded education. The teachers seem to work extremely hard and take each child's individualities into consideration when teaching, disciplining, etc. I would not hesitate to send another child to Odom! Great school with great leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

My son attended Odom for three years. The first year he did okay and the principal was very proactive. The next year brought a new principal and a LOT of problems. The staff is not held accountable for their actions and the children have been left in unsafe situations. Bringing this to their attention results in your child being 'picked' on. Parents must be very involved to make sure their child is treated properly and receiving a good education. The one saving grace was that my son had caring teachers for 1st and 2nd grade. It is the luck of the draw though. Research the teachers available and request the one you want!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

The Office staff is very rude and speak to you as if you are a child yourself. Making you feel as if you are a child bieng scolded and you have to justify to them why you are late or when your child was out, they look at you as if the excuse is not good enough, roll thier eyes at you and hand you a slip with out even a good by, thank you or have a nice day. The cafateria volunteers are also rude and mean to the kids. I have eaten lunch with my child and witnessed this behavior fisrt hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

My child has passed to Jr. high. She has been going there since she started school. I have to say that the teachers, vice principal and principal have disappointed me. Rather than handling a situation automatically we are a sensitive parent. I have heard many teachers belittle their students in hallways and in three of my childs classrooms in the yrs. The children are what make Odom, why should they be in an school where they are going to be talked to in a rude or belittling manner? The students are in these classrooms every day they know how they are being talked to more than the parents do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

I have had 2 yrs volenteering with Odom and I am very disappointed. Staff speak to the children in a nonprofessional manner. I've heard Teachers talking to the cafeteria staff in an unprofessional manner. I'm hoping next yr. will be a better yr. for Odom students.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female94%
Male74%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual74%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education83%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students74%
Female86%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual79%

Writing

All Students53%
Female63%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education60%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual39%
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%
Female76%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual18%

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual53%

Science

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual47%
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 "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
Hispanic 84% 50%
White 8% 31%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Sondra Mcwilliams
Fax number
  • (512) 443-6170

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1010 Turtle Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 414-2388

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