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Silver Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 519 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2011

Now that Mrs.Spitzer is gone the atmosphere is much better. She was an inept leader who failed the children of Azle. Mrs. Summerhill is great and the teachers respect her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

My child started here in Nov of his first grade year. Submitted notes from previous school to principal and teacher that he needed remedial reading. Was told he was doing fine and didn't need to continue seeing a reading specialist. Passed first grade with A &B's. Second six weeks of 2nd grade I was told he needed to return to first grade due to not being able to read. Special Ed testing would take 12 weeks to get started. I pulled him out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

We love Silver Creek, but more important our son loves going to school here. Mrs Spitzer and all the staff are wonderful with the children being both firm and supportive. I would recommend this school to anyone who lives in the district or is thinking of moving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

This is my son's first year at this school, he is in Kindergarten. I am very unpleased with this school. The teacher give little to no feedback, or information about his progress, or school events. I have had to call her several times to see what is going on. The front office staff is very unfriendly. We are looking for other arrangements for next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

We love Silver Creek!! Mrs. Spitzer is great with the kids as well as the rest of the staff!! The teachers are caring and firm when needed. I have a daughter in third and a son soon to be in kindergarten and he can't wait. The parent involvement is high in my opinion and you couldn't ask for a more friendly place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

This is my daughters first year of school and the staff at SilverCreek Elementary have gone above and beyond to ensure all our questions and concerns were answered. Thanks Silver Creek Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

We recently moved into this school district and have been disappointed with this elementary school. There seems to be very little discipline in the classrooms, making it difficult for the children to learn. There is very little communication from the principal and it seems to be an unstructured environment. I am comparing this to the elementary school we left in a nearby school district, which was top notch. I just hope that my child hasn't fallen too far behind after attending this school and I plan on making other arrangements for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Caring teachers and a safe place for your children. Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Silver Creek has been a good school for my children to attend my oldest had special needs they worked well with him insureing he got the best education propertly.teachers stay in contact with us on progress and oppertunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Quality of academic programs exceptional, availability to activities readily available. Low parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

My son has loved Silver Creek and I have been very impressed with the teachers and principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

Our family has enjoyed Silver Creek. My children have had the best teachers. They are friendly, loving and strong when needed. I try to get involved in the classroom as much as I can. Each teacher has welcome parents help.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students93%
Female88%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female88%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented89%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted78%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 75% 29%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(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

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • HEIDI NELSON
Fax number
  • (817) 270-2383

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
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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10300 Farm to Market 730
Azle, TX 76020
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