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Summitt Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 773 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 3, 2014

My son attended Summitt Elementary last year and we were very disappointed. There are wonderful families at Summitt and we still have friends who attend there, but I have to say that the school is mediocre at best. The problem seems to stem from a lack of strong leadership and imagination. There is no strong vision for the school, and the learning environment is not exciting nor engaging. In our experience, the leadership is also slow to respond or unresponsive when parents bring up concerns. We moved to a new school this year, and my child is much happier and finally excited about school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

Nice school with an open layout. The vertical team is amazing and the teachers we have had are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

This school has many wonderful community events from Soaring Skyward, Multicultural Days, Parades, New Year Shows, Lantern Festivals, Talent Shows and much much more! Your children will get a wide variety of cultures and the teachers here TRULY care for their students! Can't wait until school starts again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

I have two children at this school and every day they come home excited about what they are doing in class and telling me all about what they have learned. The administration and the teachers put a lot of effort into building traditions that the children can look forward too while still keeping things fresh and exciting. I have been very impressed with the coumminity involvement and the personal investment of the teachers. We are very proud to be raising two Summitt Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

my 1st grader has had a wonderful time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

We have been very happy at Summitt. The teachers are wonderful! Great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

Summitt is a such a wonderful place! I have loved working here and love the environment. The teachers are very helpful, caring, cooperative and absolutely amazing at what they do. We have a beautiful school and very positive and happy students! Can't wait until my little boy can start Kinder here! He is going to love it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2009

Our parents are VERY involved at Summitt Elementary, and our teachers and staff ROCK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Summitt has a great staff who work extremely well together!!


Posted September 21, 2009

It is a great place to work, learn and play while we all grow together.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2009

It is a fantastic place to work, to learn and to grow into the best person possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

Summitt is an awesome school! The kids rock and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Everyone is so helpful, and friendly!!!! You can't go wrong working there--everyone is made to feel valued and important. I've been teaching over 25 years and I've never felt this cherished-both by administration and parents!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

Summitt School staff always puts students first. Summitt treats all students equally. Summitt is a melting pot of cultures who are learning to live together in harmony.


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers; Vietnamese bi-lingual center
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

While the parent involvement was high - the teachers we had seemd to only worry about the children getting 'just enough' to get them to the next grade. Nothing to challenge the children which was very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

This is an amazing school. I always belived that parent involvement makes or breaks a school and these parents are really involved! My kids are reallly happy too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

My child is happy at Summitt and his teachers have been great. He does very well in school. However, I really dislike the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I have two daughters who both started in Kindergarten. One is in 1st grade and the other is in 3rd grade. We have been extremely satisfied with all of the teachers and the overal quality of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

My son just finished his first year at Summitt. He had a fantastic 1st grade teacher. She communicated with us very effectively and responded well to his needs. She was very open about letting parents help in the classroom. He enjoyed the music, art, and PE 'specials.' The library and librarian is wonderful! It has been a very supportive environment.
—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.

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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asian77%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asian97%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asian88%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American78%
Asian97%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian88%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American40%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American63%
Asian77%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual74%

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male87%
Black or African American50%
Asian82%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual80%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American50%
Asian75%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual74%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American67%
Asian97%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingual96%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American70%
Asian91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual89%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education25%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual76%

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian79%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual82%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
White 36% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 26% 4%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Black 6% 13%
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) 31%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Austin, TX 78727
Phone: (512) 414-4484

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