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Dishman Elementary School

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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As the President of the PTA at Dishman Elementary I have to say that this school is one of the best in the district. The school is made up of a very diverse group of students (academically, economically and ethnically) and they ALL receive superior instruction from a faculty that really cares about what they are doing. Our teachers have a passion for education and it shows daily. Our PTA is strong and our parents stay involved when their schedules allow. We have wonderful programs in place and although the district itself has been riddled with problems, our school has remained strong. The campus is unified and our students are the best. You would be very hard pressed to find a better campus in Beaumont or the surrounding areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son has been with the school for three years. I feel that he gets what is need from his classes. If there is any concerns, I can email the Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

I was very nervous about moving my kid from Sally Curtis to Dishman but boy was it worth. His honors teacher was very nice, she emailed us daily and made the transition an easy and well worth one. My kid loves his new classmates, teachers, and the facility. I go on and on about this school. A+ School. Your kid will be safe and will learn from some of the best teachers with alot of experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

Bad very bad lunch is horrible if I could id rate it a 0 star not nice teachers


Posted February 21, 2012

I have a child that started kindergarten this past year and so far we are very pleased with Dishman elementary. The school has a lot of additional activities to help get the children and their families involved. The principal is involved and available for any questions or concerns you may have. The campus is new and very well maintained with a new gymnasium being built this year. We highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

My child at her old school they had all these wonderful things but she really cared about getting the graduation. She has been waiting for 4 years and unfortunately she didn't and got really depressed. Then she told me that the yearbook club members will have a big celebration at the end of school but that didn't happen. Bad principle hardly ever seen him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

I have a child at Dishman and I would have agreed with the previous reviews a few years ago. I would have considered one of the three best schools in town. However, the Principal has changed since then and I have seen a lack of leadership and discipline, resulting in unhappy parents, including me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I have two children that attend Dishman and I also teach there. I know that my children are receiving the best education and loving enviroment. Their teachers have been so caring and nurturing. I am amazed at the knowledge my children have aquired and am thrilled with the love of learning that has been instilled in both of them. Dishman offers a 'real' world mix of children and I find that important in a child's ability to interact inside and outside of school. I feel very privileged to not only teach in such a wonderful school, but to also have my children in the best school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

Dishman is a newer school with a great staff. The principal works very diligently to get the best for students and teachers.The school is clean and attractive. The population is diverse.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2005

My son is beginning his third year at Dishman, he is starting 4th grade. I love the school, the teachers and the content taught are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

This is a great school where teachers go out of their way to help students. Lots of imaginative, creative techniques are used to further students educational growth. I would highly recommend this school to people moving into the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 5, 2004

this is a woderful school wher they care for your child. they really want to see your child succeed!
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

All Students82%
Female92%
Male72%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male53%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students65%
Female76%
Male56%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female55%
Male74%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female61%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 13%
White 31% 31%
Hispanic 13% 50%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Paul Shipman
Fax number
  • (409) 617-6274

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3475 Champion Dr
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