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Jack Taylor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 469 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

My son is going to a bilingual program, I am surprised how he can read and write in English and Spanish. I think this school has the best bilingual program over Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

i was hesitant about sending my son to this school but they have been nothing but excellent to him, the teachers the staff ms. dobbin,s and mr trimble are the best principles ever i sincerley cant say enough about them. and ms. betty the pre-k teacher she has helped my son in so much in academics and life skills,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

The front office staff is really helpful. the teachers are nice however I'm questioning my child's education since he has not received homework or not even work sheet activities since November. the school is o.k but needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

I withdrew my child from this school. In kindergarten he was not given the patience and understanding needed to succeed. The recommendations given by parent were not applied, they constantly sent him to the office, and my child felt bullied. My child became depressed, started hating to learn and himself, ane even started peeing the bed. I believe my child has learning disabilities and instead of helping him, they were making his future difficult. The staff was also a bit cold after I pulled him out and I felt that was unprofessional, I was never rude to them. I gave a two out of five stars to teachers because My son's Pre-school teachers were wonderful and really tried hard to get him geared up for Kindergarten. But, I now wonder if that could have been better also knowing how the handle the "problem children."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

This is a great school! You can tell the teachers and staff really care about their students. I would recommend this school to any one that has elementary age children..


Posted May 14, 2011

I moved in from abroad in 2010. Considering that moving from one environment to another is usually hard for growns ups, you can imagine how it is for a 3th grader. I just want to say that the love and dedication shown by the teacher helped my kid to make it thru. I can say that Jack Taylor School did a positive impact to our lives during this crucial moment of our lifes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I have two kids in this school currently and I hate it! I would not recommend it if you have any alternative. I've tried to be positive about it but my kids complain everyday after school (at there last school this never happened so its not like them). They hate it the the teachers constantly scream at everyone. This is not made up... I'm there often so I can keep an eye on my kids, sad right? And the teachers have no problem doing it in front of parents. So what do they do when your not around? Hmmmmm... I have used the chain of command in trying to help fix the problem with no satisfaction. Even my daughters teacher hates it. She is the one person I like! Some of the office staff is good as well. We are currently looking for a new school. U should too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My daughter is currently attending this school and were having one of the worst experience we ever had. she does not like this school whatsoever staff is pretty rude. if i had a choice i would move her. She has come home crying a couple of times saying that her teacher is very mean. It breaks my heart to see my child not improve at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

My daughter loves this school. She was in Mrs. weaver's class and she couldn't of been happier. She found out that she may have had to move to a different school due to rezoning but recently found out that the house we moved to let her stay in Taylor. She is now very excited about starting first grade. If she is happy, I am happy. However, I was hassled about attendance. My daughter only missed 5 days out of the school year due to illness. I was sent letters stating I could be fined if I didn't send her to school. As a teacher I know the rules and she definitely did NOT qualify in the conctantly absent category. I do not appreciate being treated like a bad parent. I know the importance of education. Other than that I do love the fact that my daughter attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

I'm very surprised that this school was not rated higher by Great Schools. Both of my girls went to school there and we all absolutely love the staff and everyone there. They are wonderful to work with. My oldest had 'issues' and this school did wonders in helping her. I would highly recommend this school. If we had not moved to another state, then my youngest would still be going there, while my oldest went on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

What I ike: counselor(s) are allowed to act as counselors. Not test pushers.


Posted July 31, 2007

The administration is awful. They do not listen to the parents. The teachers do not work with you. It is not worth your tax payer money. I would not put my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

What a great school! The administration is awesome, and the teachers are wonderful!
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female76%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students79%
Female68%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students76%
Female90%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students67%
Female85%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education22%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female70%
Male60%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education30%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education27%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual63%

Writing

All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual55%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education0%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual62%

Science

All Students62%
Female55%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual77%
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 42% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DEIDRE DOBBINS
Fax number
  • (817) 447-5841

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 Northeast Alsbury Boulevard
Burleson, TX 76028
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Phone: (817) 447-5775

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