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Jerry R Junkins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 750 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2007

I don't have a problem with this school. The teachers are dedicated and work long hours. The students are rough, with the majority being Hispanic and black, White is definitely the minority so if that bugs you, steer clear. Otherwise, it's a fairly good school for a public education. The principle is hard to get in touch with however, and phone calls are hardly ever returned. Office staff seems a liitle uncaring at times and clueless as to professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I agree this school is one of the worst in Carrollton. We withdrew our children from this school and moved out of the DISD. Principal and Assistant Principal do not return phone calls if you have a complaint, but they'll kiss your rear as long as you agree with them. I wouldn't even give this school a 1 star rating, but it won't let me do 1/2 stars. There is maybe 1 or 2 people in that school that seem to care about parents and kids, but of course they aren't in charge so nothing changes. Traffic is terrible, classes are way too crowded and there's too much time being spent on how things look than how to educate yur children. They need to spend more time on educating and less time on decorating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I have to disagree with most of the comments posted here. Last year was this school's first year open. I think they did great considering they were almost recognized. According to TEA they missed recognized by ONE POINT. Only a small group of schools were recgnized in the WHOLE DISD. It is a diverse group of students; welcome to public school. You all should be proud your children will be open minded! I had questions about instruction because we transferred our child from private school. I called the principal's secretary who set me an appointment with the principal the very next morning. She was warm and kind and gave me a tour of the school. I even observed the classes. The building is well kept and creatively decorated. It IS overcrowed. The PTA president is also very nice and helpful. Parents are involved here! Love everything about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

Junkins has some of the best scores around; including Carrollton! This is great for a new school. Maybe the people posting comments are not literate enough to read good scores. Not only is it decorated nice in a child centered way, the instruction is excellent. Parents and students alike love the train mascot. The 4th and 5th grade teachers are some of the best our daughters have had! The after school activities are awesome and the leadership is some of the friendliest and inviting I have encountered. I personally have witnessed the verbal abuse these teachers take from parents in the back parking lot and I feel sorry for them and embarrased by the parents who use foul language, make u-turns, and speed. I was out of this lot on Friday at 3:04. I appreciate the hard work and dedication I see from the teachers and administration. Go Junkins!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I disagee with all the negative comments. Public Education can be a challenge for everyone involved (i.e. administrative staff, teachers). Parents that sit around an complain about Junkins Elementary are probably the ones that never visit the classrooms. Yes, the school is nicely decorated. And as far as instruction goes you probably will not find anything better. All school have their challenges (public school can not turn away children regardless of their race) Junkins is a public school with a private school climate. Stop all this negativity, think about how this makes the staff feels when they report to work everyday to teach our children. If you think the school is poorly managed then volunteer your time to assist. If you think instruction is poor volunteer your services to help tutor. Putting negative comments on a sounding board is never productive for anyone involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

This is the best public school I have seen. There are many cultures here and I think that is a good thing. The school is overcrowed and many parents are anxious to see the lines changed for next year. Parents need to be involved in a nice way. We should all be here for our babys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

We love it here. We moved to the area after a visit last year. The teachers are nice and my child does not get bored. He loves the computers and the big computer screen his teacher uses in class. He had a Maverick read to him at school and we has not stopped talking about the pirate day. There are so many parents that help here. It is a nice family and we find it very easy to talk to Mrs. Walker if we need anything. We love the website and the new gradebook system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

As a parent and a Junkins PTA member I must agree and disagree with some of the comments. Yes the school is over crowded, some questions go unanswered, hard to contact the principal. However I know for a fact that ALL the children are receiving a terrific education. You all must remember that this is about the kids. You cannot be upset that the administration wants the school to look nice. If you feel uninformed - GET INVOLVED! Don't complain and not be involved. The way to help your child;s school is to be a part of it. Volunteering even just a few hours during the year can make a difference. There is so much you as a parent could do, but to write and complain will not solve anything. If you want to talk to the principal - go to the PTA meetings - she is at EVERY Single One.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I think the problem with this school is leadership. Teachers are unapproachable same with the principal! Right now they are overcrowded, the traffic is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

Terrible school, teachers yell and are mean to the kids. I took my child out of the school. Childern bully other kids and get away with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

There is too much harsh disciplinary reaction from the staff instead of preventive measures by the teachers to control the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

The teachers are very dedicated to their students. With offering students different enrichment oppurtunities from after school programs to different family night. The school hosted a great Science Fair, Technology night, Stories on the Sleepcar and a Multicultural Fair.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female87%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual56%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American70%
Asian75%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
Black or African American52%
Asian71%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual45%

Writing

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African American59%
Asian75%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students73%
Female81%
Male64%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual80%
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 "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%
Black 28% 13%
White 12% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 31%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBBY WILSON
Fax number
  • (972) 502-2401

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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