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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 562 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I have 3 children who attend this school, 1st,3rd & 5th and I am very dissatisfied with this school. They have attended for two years, the homework load is UNBELIEVABLE! My 1st grader comes home with 1-2 hrs of homework a day, most of it standardized testing related. Ironically enough they have not learned hardly anything (especially if it doesn't pertain to the staar test),and as a matter of fact my 5th grader failed staar last year due to the backwards teaching methods and very little one on one time. My oldest daughter is currently doing expanded notation although she has not been taught place value. How can a child possibly learn in this manner? By the way we come from a smaller district 45 minutes away and had no difficulties in that district. I do NOT recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

My son is in Kindergarten at Washington. I don't feel that he has learned much more than he had already learned in Pre-K. They also don't communicate well with the parents on ANYTHING, we just got a simple paragraph in the (not so weekly) newsletter saying what all of the kindergarten classes were learning. Letters to parents come late. Example: This week the kids were supposed to dress different each day - (that's what it said in this MONDAY's newsletter) but there would be a separate sheet given that would let us know what to dress them in. Today is TUESDAY & I still don't know how to dress him. I guess he just won't take part this week since I guess I will not be getting the paper. They have only sent out 1 lunch/breakfast menu all year long. Oh, and make SURE that you put money on your child's lunch card, even if you send their lunch with them daily, because you WILL get a note sent home each day saying there is a zero balance and you will get an automated phone call every night saying the same! It drove me crazy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This is a great school. My son is in second grade. His teacher is very supportive and she always motivate him to do his best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This is a great school. My son has been going here since he started school and they have worked with him through his disabilities and diabeties. They encourage their students to do their best and also for the parents to get involved with their child. They are one of the best in Big Spring, Texas. They believe in the child and want the child to succeed not like other cities that really act like they do not care.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female85%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female61%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male53%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education17%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female36%
Male31%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female18%
Male30%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female45%
Male33%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted35%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education33%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female49%
Male52%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education43%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female33%
Male47%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education22%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted39%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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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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 63% 52%
White 31% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
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) 3%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

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School Leader's name
  • CHARLIE CRISP
Fax number
  • (432) 264-3611

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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708 East 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720
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Phone: (432) 264-4126

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