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Anderson Mill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 477 students

 

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As an active parent of several students at Anderson Mill, we have seen big improvements in the years since the current principal has taken over, she was named an H-E-B Excellence in Education finalist in 2013. The school rating is now Exemplary. The teachers are active and involved in the school as well. The International Baccalaureate School rating means they can't and don't teach to the test but take a world view on education with tough standards for teachers and school staff to remain an IB school. We have a small but active and inclusive PTA, Watch D.O.G.S program for Men to volunteer as well as active after school clubs and family events through out the year. Students are called scholars to set the right attitude for life long learning. The great Apprenticeship program has professionals, volunteer to teach about their professions for 6 weeks, truly learning about a profession. We love our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

My daughter has been in the dual language class since kindergarten. AME is an awesome school with wonderful teachers, and the most amazing principal. Every teacher my daughter has had is great! The only negative thing I can say about this school is, there is not enough parent involvement. I was on the PTA for the last 5 years and it lacks parents support. We are moving next year, so my daughter will not be attending AME. Every person I talk to in my neighborhood that has children going to AME, I tell them it is such a great school. I really don't care if the school is old and small. The great staff makes up for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

Anderson Mill is ranked in the bottom 20% of Texas schools and after a year there, I completely understand why. Yes, the test scores are bad and yes, the school is old and small. However, the administration is truly the worst of any school I have ever encountered. Everything about this school is sloppy and most of the staff are completely apathetic... Safety hazards on the playground, years of food dried on the cafeteria walls, planters for student gardens that had weeds all year long... why, why, why? General grounds maintenance, a simple coat of paint, giving the kids some seeds to plant... it wouldn't cost much, just someone caring enough to get it done. As others have mentioned, we encountered bullying issues, grades not entered online in a timely manner (if at all) and serious concerns that my child does not have the foundation needed to survive, let alone excel, in middle school. The kick in the stomach is that it doesn't have to be this way. If the administration had any standards or school pride for themselves or the kids, things could be different. It starts at the top... RRISD needs to clean house and get someone competent who actually cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

My son (and I guess my family) have had/are having a great experience at Anderson Mill! My son's in the Spanish Immersion program, and I am SO SO pleased at how he's done. I'm not sure what's going on with the bad reviews below ... no bullying problems in my son's class (and I'm a super involved mom, so I would know!) and the curriculum is great - I get reports on my son's progress, the works!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

First of all, with all my respect, I appreciate the hard working teachers at AMES. however it seems that this school has serious academic weakness. I don't get enough updates what my child is learning everyday at school. I think the school doesn't give children enough and adequate homework through the year, on which I feel hard to support my child at home. teachers and office workers are nice though, I can't stop worrying about my child's academic achievement at this school. So I bought many workbooks myself and do work with my child at home. Hopefully the school will figure out solution about it and act for it as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

The year my child went to this school was the worst year of our lives! The teachers/administration do not seem to care about the wellbeing of children. I, in addition to SEVERAL other parents, pulled their children out due to severe and persistant bullying issues. NOTHING was done about the child who was bullying my child. I was told that I can remove my child from the class. My friend's son was beaten up on the playground after 3 years of bullying. In addition, there was NO communication between the teachers and myself, and no homework to know what they were learning. I emailed the teacher on many occasions, but I would get responses that said everything was perfect. However, I had several people tell me my child sat on the playground and cried everyday. My child even BEGGED me to take her home early when she saw me come to the school at recess time. The teacher still insisted there was nothing wrong with her. There is no intervention for bullying, no resources for special needs children (unless they are grossly impaired), and barely any parental involvement. A lot of great and active parents tend to leave due to the same issues. Terrible school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

Have been at AME for about a yr now. The staff and teachers are really helpful and my son has done wonderfully there! We will be sad to leave when we move in June.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

This is our first year at Anderson Mill and we are having blast. My only complaint is the lack of parent participation and volunteers. The previous schools we attended had TONS of volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

i cannot say enough good things about this school. we are moving soon, and the #1 thing that i am sad about is leaving AME and my daughter's favorite teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

Have had six years of experience with A.M.E., and I am pleased with the atmosphere, support, and opportunities afforded to my children. Pros: Friendly teachers, fine arts programs, service groups for student participation, relatively small class sizes, safe atmosphere, teachers willing to problem solve with parents, great district. Cons: Growing class sizes, sometimes overemphasis on state exams, some difficulties with range of programs (I have one higher than average, but don't want him in pull out GT). Overall, very pleased, and looking forward to my next five years of my relationship with this school.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female90%
Male62%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
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%
Female85%
Male92%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual84%
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 Students67%
Female58%
Male74%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female50%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female58%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female65%
Male83%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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 48% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • TRANA ALLEN
Fax number
  • (512) 428-3790

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10610 Salt Mill Hollow
Austin, TX 78750
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