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Thompson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 590 students

 

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Posted yesterday

Our Daughter is in Kindergarten this year. I am a certified teacher myself and I was very anxious sending her to a school I was not familiar with. We explored our neighborhood school option and Thompson's Dual Language option. I am so thankful we choose Thompson! Her teachers are great, the new principal is working hard to get up to speed and things running smoothly for everyone, and all other staff/faculty we've ever dealt with are very helpful and pleasant! I'm very happy with our Kindergarten experience so far! I look forward to the great things ahead for all Thompson Cougars under Ms. Campbell's leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I have two children that have been attending since 2009...around 5 years now. I am highly disappointed in this school and how teachers respond to the children. I have seen on a few occasions where the teachers speak condescendingly to the children. We have had issues with a bully problem and talking with the counselor has proved to be fruitless. I am actively seeking to put my children in a new school because the response to the children is not a nurturing environment for my children to grow socially...academically the teachers and Principal show great consideration for teaching to the STARR test and not much time on developing socially...its too bad that everything is based on those test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

I'm a new Thompson parent. I am not impressed! Younger kids are mixed with older kids. Kinder kids are expected to migrate around the school alone from day 2. Any incidents/accident are not reported to parents. It's been 3+ weeks and the only homework my child has received was a coloring sheet. She does very little class work. Bringing your concerns to administrators is very frustrating. I've tried a couple of times only to have my concerns dismissed (this is the way we do things), insulted (your child is a liar) or be spoken to like a child (you can t talk to other parents about issues). I'll politely say the office staff is rude and leave it there, since such behavior is supported and demonstrated by the principal. It seems there are many parents who don't care. Somewhere along the way that became the norm and facility stopped caring too. I want to believe my issues are just Thompson and not all CFBISD schools. So, I am simply awaiting the transfer period. If I am wrong, private school here we come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I have only been a parent of achild at Thompson for 2 yeras...but I have to say I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

We not only chose Thompson Elementary because of the Two-Way Dual Language pro-gram, but because how welcome the staff and teachers always makes us feel. In the pastyear my daughter has improved academically, as well as developed strong friendships amongst her classmates. I am thankful for this strong foundation that will carry with her for the rest of her life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

My daughter has been in Thompson since 3rd grade. We moved here from Wyoming, where the schools were outstanding, and now she is falling further and further behind. We are trying to move to a better school district and since she is so far behind in all subjects we will have a lot of catching up to do. The teachers are wonderful but when trying to help the children the support staff, principal & school board, tells them they are not allowed to assist in that matter. Phone calls are not returned when questioning the reason for the push-aside. And the amount of children in this school that cannot speak English is overwhelming. Please take careful consideration if you are looking at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Thompson is great school considering the poplutation. The teachers are up againist serious obsticals. These include lack of parental support, hunger, and rampant literacy. We are looking to move to Frisco as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

So far I am very dissatisfied with the school. My child is in K. I have seen below minimal homework come home, a friend in the Allen school district says there is something everyday. The PTA just got a president, and just had its first meeting in Nov. I called several times to find out why we hadn't had a meeting and not one person told me that there was no president. My husband and I signed up for in class volunteering and have yet to be called. I have tried numerous times to get in contact with teachers/principal and never got any response back. I chose this school for its academic scores and I am very disappointed with my decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Great school, good teachers and principal who really cares about the kids. My son went there for grades K thru 5th and never had a problem that was not resolved or attended to quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

We moved out of of the cfbisd district because of our disappointment with the school. I found that once we were in a new district our children were severely behind in math. The curriculum at Thompson was behind in the math dept. Must be a district wide 'issue' not just Thompson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

My girls have been going to Thompson for 2 years now. My husband and I love this school. You couldnt ask for better teachers or principals. We feel welcome anytime we need to visit the school and if there is a concern it is addressed quickly and efficiently. I would highly recomend this June R. Thompson to any parent interested in attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Thompson really is the quintessential 'neighborhood school.' Great teachers and wonderful kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

We are very pleased with the education our children have received. The teachers are very caring and professional.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 20, 2004

Thompson is a big disappointment. [I think that] The principal appears to listen to your concerns but has his own agenda. The teachers over all are very good. There are few who have been there for years and truly love the school. The parental involvement is very low. The once strong PTA who provided many activities over the years has dwindled. I would not recommend this school if you have a choice in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

Thompson has a diverse student/family population and a caring faculty and staff. Some of the teachers have been with Thompsons for many years. The PTA is very active in day-to-day and extracurricular activities and has an involved volunteer community.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education89%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education63%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students65%
Female74%
Male52%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education38%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual74%
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 Students72%
Female83%
Male65%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual95%

Writing

All Students61%
Female70%
Male56%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingual89%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual77%

Math

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education18%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education17%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual65%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 71% 52%
White 16% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 46%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANGIE DOAK
Fax number
  • (972) 968-3410

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2915 Scott Mill Road
Carrollton, TX 75007
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Phone: (972) 968-3400

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