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Langford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 776 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

This is a great school. I have three children who currently attend Langford. The teachers are always helpful and dedicated. I appreciate the after school A.C.E stars program that is available. All in all, I am thankful for the progress my children have made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

i feel the teachers are great teachers at Langford . Teachers are on above the call of their duties as teachers .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I went to Langford when i was a child K-5th grade and now my daughter attends the same school. To me i think Langford is a good school and i feel more connected with the school. My daughter loves her school and the teachers are great. I still see some of my old teachers there and now they are teaching my daughter- a great feeling. Go Leopards!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

I submitted the glowing review of Langford back in 2004 but since then it has gone downhill and fast. There is a high turnover of teachers since new administration took over a few years ago and many unhappy parents. It is no longer as safe as it used to be and the warmth and sense of community it had before is lacking. The few good teachers are looking for transfers elsewhere. Positive and strong leadership is needed. This is a tough school- and unfortunately it is lacking in much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

My son attended first grade here and there was no way that I would allow him to continue another year here. I was upset to hear that I would not be 'allowed' to eat breakfast with my son or even go into the cafeteria at all in the morning. I understand that a lot of that was due to the overcrowding but I did not appreciate being told that I needed to leave while I'm in the breakfast line with my son. I am very involved in my children's school doings and I don't like that the school doesn't encourage this as much with parents. I did, however, appreciate the Pre - Preschool class that they offered for my daughter once a week at this school. Which is why I gave them 2 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Our son loves Langford, he is in 3th. I hope all school are like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

I am really unhappy with the quality of education my daughter receives here. There have been instances where my child's feelings were not respected. There is also the expectation that my 6 year old can bring home important school information without any notes. My family is not hispanic and therefore in the minority. It's hard for her to make friends and no effort is spent when she is bullied. I am not impressed with Langford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

there is little to no involvement in the PTA. school is very unorganized when it comes to field trips and activities. little to no funding available for school extras. no school buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

My child is attending K at Langford and I am pleased for the most part. The negative aspects of Langford include the fact that it is such a large school and it is difficult to get one-on-one attention. I think that this is being addressed by the building of a new school in the area. Langford has a good PTA and the school does a very good job of getting people to the mettings, although not many parents actually participate. The school seems to do a pretty good job of keeping parents informed of what is going on through notices being sent home. The school seems organized and runs smoothly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

I did not see or encounter any activities with the principal,but the interaction with the teacher to student & student to student was something to 'AH' for. I enjoyed seeing the excitement from the children,when they were doing their activities through out the day. I loved the fact of the teachers having the students come in class early to calm down to quiet. I loved the fact that the school did the pledge of allegiance,had a school song,mascot,and school colors. It was as if it was a family. I have heard that there are better schools,because they receive money, but this school has it made compared to schools in the bay area. I visited this school in 2005 of April, while my son was in the third grade. He is in the fourth now,and trying to adjust to a fourth grade habit. It reminded me of when I was little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

Langford is a home! I have never met a staff who are like family to one another and truly care about the kids and families in their care. Staff stay regularly after hours, make home visits, and make special accommodations for students. They go way over and above! I know many families who try to transfer to Langford after they move from the neighborhood because of the 'feel'. Staff are 'real' and understand differences in students and work with parents regarding possible disabilities. The campus has a strong commitment to children and are positive. In addition, they have an excellent framework for education and excellent procedures in place (which they take seriously) prior to testing a student for special education! Staff look to eachother for modifications and use a problem solving approach instead of stating that the 'kid has a problem' and 'needs testing'. And the administration? Excellent and supportive!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female73%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual87%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
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 education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual64%

Writing

All Students49%
Female53%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual38%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
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 education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students66%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students50%
Female42%
Male60%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual45%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 91% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 3% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 61%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DOUNNA POTH
Fax number
  • (512) 447-4808

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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2206 Blue Meadow Drive
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 414-1765

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