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Tarver-Rendon Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 592 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I really like the brand new school MISD built for Tarver-Rendon Elementary. It's a beautiful and large school. The teachers, staff and counselor are really nice, too. Mr. Lane (the counselor) go above & beyond with communicating to the parents about how their student is doing in class. The office staff is very friendly- I haven't had too many encounters with them yet as school just started 3 weeks ago. The one thing they could work on is better communication with some of the teachers to the parents. I've gotten through to most of my son's teachers but a couple of them still haven't communicated back to me. My son loves riding the bus and going to school! Overall, a job well done so far for the school year 2013-2014!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

I"m trying to get my son out of this school...sorry careless teachers!! Some of the teachers don't care if the students learn or not... office people helpless...no good!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I think this is a fantastic school and I couldn't pick a more fabulous place for my children to attend. The teachers enjoy their jobs, the students enjoy learning and the parents are welcome at any time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Tarver-Rendon has met all of my expectations for a public school. My son attended private school prior to transferring and he seems just as challenged and engaged at TR as he ever was before. Parents play a very large roll in the success of their students education. TR welcomes your involvement and will take great care of your elementary students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I am an aunt of a student there and I am appauled at some of the choices this school makes. There is not a single rule that they don't bend if they WANT to. They make exceptions to the rules if you are the lucky one. There is one teacher there that I believe that has done enough time in a classroom and needs to give it up. This is a new group of youngsters and she has old style rules. And don't get on her bad side because she will make that childs life a living _________. That is not what I would call a seasoned well trained teacher. Just a grumpy lady and just doesn't understand her students.


Posted October 9, 2006

I have been very impressed with Tarver-Rendon. This school offers a challenging academic environment while maintaining the small-town feel. Teachers go out of their way to take care of their students. My wife and I have been very happy with the school and its leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

What a great school! We have only been here three years and this school just keeps getting better. The teachers work hard to have interesting lessons and activities. As a parent we are often invited to come to events at the school that are fun for our whole family. My son loves his teachers and is learning lots. I can't ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

This is a great student-centered school. Some of the really talented teachers have left, but there are still a lot of good ones.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 14, 2005

Our children went here last year. We will never send them to this school again. We put them into another public, but progressive school here in the metroplex. At 1st they were so far behind but now they have caught up. We kept assignments from Tarver and showed them to thier new school and teachers, they were shocked that all they were learning was the Taks testing, no real learning. They now have Science, Art, Music with several pages of homework every evening. The extracurricular is amazing and fulfilling. There are so many volunteers in the school. And the teachers do not yell at the students. They disapline but in a fair way, not mean and degrading as we and other parents have discovered at Tarver. We will never go here again. They might get good grades with the Taks, but they fail miserably as an overall school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

This is not a very good school and I would not recomend this one to anyone who wants to move to it. Don't do it! The leadership is less than average. When we came here we were suprised with the way some of the teachers treat their students. Yelling and screaming at them. Having 20 some kids standing at the fence during recess for tiny infractions. This is not typical of other schools. If you have never gone to another school than you really can not say that it is a great school. The computers were down for most of the year for several of the grades until the last month of the year. The lunches are a joke! Fried food almost on a daily basis. The milk is out in an unsanitary way.If a Health Inspector saw the lunch room it would be shut down for violations. Very bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

I have had 2 kids go from K-4 at Tarver Rendon. T/R had and still has awesome teachers and administrative staff. They are caring, kind, and great educators. My kids both have very happy memories of T/R and miss the atmosphere and teachers. I have been active in PTA for over 8 years and have found that those that complain the most - do the least. I found T/R teachers very appreciative of parents and always kept me informed of my childs successes and needs. I believe T/R ranks the highest academically of all MISD elementary schools and has a lot to be proud of. Thank you Mrs. Roberts for turning T/R into a school we can be proud of. And thank you Mr. Brubaker for continuing the improvement of ouR school. And thanks to all ove the teachers adn staff. Best little school in Texas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2004

we are discouraged about the school. It might be great for some of the parents or students who have never gone to another school. Granted the music and spanish teachers are good. We are disappointed with the computers for the younger children. Computers have been down for most of the year for this or that problem. We've had to send them to a special computer class just to be current with their cousins in another school district. It has been discouraging that the curriculum is a bit behind some other schools. I agree that the school has an great rating...but that doesn't always tell the whole story. There are no art class. As far as 'Art contest' it amounted to one night whereas many other schools even in the district have National or state art contests. There are other things. It has potential, but need alot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

This school that my children attend is the worse. The teachers are only there to collect a paycheck nothing more. There is no caring. The school provides nothing challenging towards the students. They are only concerned with looking good for the TAAKs test. This is all they study for the entire year. The staff does not smile, there is no friendliness towards the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

the school is average. The teachers are average. The principal is average. Provements could be made in areas such as curriculum and attitude. School is not very flexible to student needs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2004

My daughter has attended Tarver Rendon for the last 4 years. She loves her school so much, she plays 'school' when she comes home. I am involved with the PTA, have substituted there and am there on a daily basis. We are out in the country and do not have a wealthy community, but the parents and teachers provide a lot of love and support and our children are thriving. Our teachers are very caring and since I have been among them, doing substitute teacher thing, I am confident they will take good care of our children. They have the children's best interest at heart. The children have opportunities to attend Chess Club, roller skate during P.E., Art Contests, afterschool game nights, socials and programs aimed at making them the best they can be. Tarver Rendon's the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

This is our second year at Tarver. I have been greatly impressed how all the teachers in my child's grade level know who he is. I believe that respect for other children, begins with respect for yourself. I have seen this in action at the school (and I am there a lot) My child is very shy and I have seen the wonderful staff be sensitive to his needs while encouraging him to be the best that he can be. If there is a problem, I encourage the person who wrote, to talk to the staff and administration. They are very friendly, yet professional and they will handle any concerns you may have. If you would like to see more cultural activities for your child I greatly encourage you to volunteer! Perhaps you play a musical instrument and you would like to form a club to teach children how to play. Or perhaps you like to quilt and would like to teach children this lesson. Or maybe you like to read the 'classics' and you would like to form an after school reading group. I also agree that our school has lots of potential! Educating our children is about more than paying taxes and putting them on the bus, it is up to us parents to be involved in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

Offers a good Gifted and Talented program for children who have ability and need more challenge. Teachers seem to work well together. Open and warm feeling to parents, responsive and easy to access teachers and principal on issues or questions. Active PTA, considerate of the learning and emotional needs of the children. Seems to be women parents who are involved. Spanish and music programs are good. Would like to see an ART program of some sort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My son attended Tarver-Rendon, and as a Tarver-Rendon graduate, he has been successful at the next grade level. I feel like the teachers and staff at Tarver-Rendon have prepared him well for his future educational endeavors. While attending Tarver-Rendon, my son learned that he could learn and have fun too! He had many opportunities to make new friends and become involved in the chess club and leadership team during his time here. As parents, we enjoyed meet the teacher night, the fall festival, family game night, the spring carnival, open house, the many musical programs through out the year, and the great art gallery night that the teachers, staff and volunteers put together. We found that if we really wanted to be involved in our son's education, Tarver-Rendon's faculty and staff offered us that opportunity. Best of all, our son walked away from Tarver-Rendon knowing that he should set his goals high, and work hard to reach them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

Tarver Rendon is an excellent elementary school. My children's teachers have been hard working, personable teachers who have not only educated my kids well, but have helped them grow as individuals. The school offers a number of extracurricular activities (Chess Club, Tech Team, Announcements Team, Fun Runs, roller skating, Jump Rope for Heart, etc, etc) in addition to special tutorial programs during and after school. Parent involvement is great. Our children are growing into well-educated, good citizens as a result of all the hard work of the teachers, parents, and staff at Tarver Rendon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

Tarver Rendon is one of the best schools an elementary student could attend! The children have a relaxed, compassion-filled environment for learning which is ideal for this age group. The loving relationships the staff have with the children boost their confidence and self worth and allow for success. Even though the school must focus on TAKS as mandated by the state, the learning experience goes way beyond that. The outstanding teachers, many having won awards for accomplishments, find new and innovative learning methods for the children. A child could not have a better learning experience!
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented93%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female84%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female96%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female93%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education71%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 67% 29%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 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) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Jamie Norwood
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  • (817) 561-3864

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12350 Rendon Road
Burleson, TX 76028
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