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Pleasant Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 545 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2011

2010-2011 school year. My daughter likes her teacher so I have not pulled her out of the class just because of my views of her. I have tried to volunteer for every field trip and have yet to be allowed on one, have tried to volunteer with filing or simply cutting paper, whatever needs to get done and she has been very unwelcoming. I believe that it is not just this one teacher as well as on several occasions I have been met with pretty much aggressive behavior. if parents are not allowed on campus on a certain day of the week you could just as easily tell me that before using your body to block my from entering or block me from my child! I only want to be involved with my childs education and expect to be welcomed to do so not blocked and discouraged
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Hey you guys this school is awesome! in my opinion the teachers here are cool and nice and we have fun learning new things everyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2008

This school was a Pleasant surprise!! I was very hesitant about sending my only child to this school when I first moved here. My neighbor, who is an educator, convinced us to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. I don't think my child would have had anywhere near the opportunities she has had anywhere else. It was the staff at this school that discovered she needed to be at a higher level and took the initiative to test her and challenge her. She has a smile every day and loves hanging out at the school over any other place! The new principal, teacher and staff work hand in hand together for these kids and face great challenges. Give it a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

Poor Pleasant Hill, the teachers keep leaving and every year we expect new faces because of the poor management by administrators who are also kind of like in a rotating door--they come and go and parents input is never taken into account. We need a hispanic principal to communicate with the large number of non-English speakers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

We just recently moved to Pleaseant Hill and I do have to say we are VERY pleased with Pleasant Hill. The teachers are great and are very willing to help with anything. My son had some problems with his reading, and this school has went above and beyond to help us. There are so many parents and teachers involved with each other at this school. And if you drive by when it's drop off time and release time, you will be able to tell. We LOVE it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

A good school for my childs to go to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

I was very disappointed when I started my job here. The major cause of student discipline problems are the parents who don't teach their children any manners when in public. Parents are at school all the time but few actually volunteer to work with teachers. They loiter and gossip in cliques which in my opinion. reflects poorly on the administrators who don't care or don't want to waste their time in telling them to go home.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2005

I was very pleased with Pleasant Hill this year. The teachers and staff were wonderful. I was disappointed with the level of parent involvement at times, but the quality staff made up for it. My daughter loved art, music and p.e, but it would have been nice to have computers as an added extracurricular activity. Also, my daughter was very advanced and clearly ahead of her class in all areas, but the school refused to test her in order to have her move to the next grade. She is in another district now and they allow the students to take a test and move up to the next grade if they score high enough. This would have been helpful because my daughter spent a lot of time bored in the classroom this year. Her teacher was great though and modified activities for her whenever possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

My children have attended Pleasant Hill for over 5 years and I have to say that Pleasant Hill has made a point to establish a sense of community and an enthusiastic role in the live's of our children. My children really feel safe and at home in their classrooms. The teachers and the staff are very qualified and experienced and provide a well rounded curriculum.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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%
Female90%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
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)97%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male75%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female98%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female79%
Male95%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual78%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual91%

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual91%

Writing

All Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual78%
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%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual69%

Science

All Students70%
Female65%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual69%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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

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
Hispanic 88% 52%
Black 7% 13%
White 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 45%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • SHARON STONER
Fax number
  • (512) 442-4741

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6405 Cir S Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 414-4453

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