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Furneaux Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted yesterday

I love this school! The students, parents, and staff are all amazing. Lori Parker is a great principal and has made some great changes.


Posted May 15, 2014

I love furneaux elementary! ! Donna and Pam are always very helpful it amazes me how they know who I am and who my child is as soon as I walk in. Mrs. Parker is always interacting with the kids. My son is always happy to go to school and happier at the end of the day. Ms. Kemp and Mrs. Waldron are amazing so happy son had them as teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

We have the Best School Ever! We have a principal who will do whatever it takes to help teachers and teachers who will do whatever it takes to help kids! It is an awesome, positive, fun environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2014

this school rocks the teachers go beyond the course of duty and the principal is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

I was very fearful about my daughter starting kindergarten. When she was three and in mothers day out program through her church, they had to hire another teacher just to keep my child behaving. I have never been more happy with a school than I am with Furneaux. Not only have they been pro active in my daughters personality characteristics but they determined she was actually a gifted and talented child and tested her in being very smart. As for her disciplinary issues they have been proactive in the classroom, correspondence and counseling sessions. I know my daughter is a challenge and I, many times have lost my cool with her, but these teachers have more patience and understanding than I could ,even fathom having. My daughter is doing excellent in school and the reason is because of her school. I honestly think if all schools cared and were proactive we would not have so much crime and school drop outs. I even see the principle out working as a crossing guard after school with the children. Ms. Parker has met me and my husband once, she remembers us by name every time. FURNEAUX IS THE VERY BEST SCHOOL EVER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

not only that i love this school, because i do envy them, because i can see that, not the teachers only had put their effort to teach and to tutor the kids " which are our children" also the Head Man, Which is the Mr.Cunningham, the Principal" will also put his time to make sure that Every Child will never left Behind, and it is true. He makes sure the teachers will stayed back to land a helping hands for the needed to passed his/her grades... my kids had learned alot from these teachers and the Principal. thank you. tony
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My granddaughter went to this school, everyone was wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mr Cuuningham is the Principal and is a great role model
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

My son will be a 4th grader Fall of '08. He has been at Furneaux since Kindergarten. I could not be happier with the attention he gets, or the quality of the staff. They are a big reason we have not moved from the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Since we have moved to the Carrollton area in 2005, my boys have made an improvement in their learning that I was unable to get in the other district. They had fallen one to two years behind grade level and needed a lot of help. I have been impressed with the staff at Furneaux, the administrators as well as educators with the time they have had my boys to pull miracles to get them close to grade level or at grade level and work as hard as they do. They make parent involvement a whole lot easier to communicate and get involved in to help these children. I am glad I made the choice to bring them here, it is a wonderful school. They rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

The school is recognized. Many of the teachers are very experienced. They make great strides to help the non-English students. I have concerns about my daughter getting help as she is 'average'. She had needed extra help and not been given it at school - perhaps resources are directed elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Not pleased at all with this school. I assumed that since this school was in a good area it would offer my child a better level of education. I was suprised to find just the opposite. I withdrew my children out of this school due to non-cooperation with teachers. Had to beg for after school tutoring. Teachers seemed swamped and pre-occupied with other tasks besides teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

We have been extraordinarily pleased with Furneaux Elementary. The Principal, Jim Cunningham, is a great educator and a very good man. Our Son's teacher has been nothing short of fantastic. While in some ways Furneaux sufferes from the inherent difficulties of being a public school with kids of vastly varying needs in a single classroom, this faculty goes way above and beyond the call of duty to be effective for each child. I'm nothing but impressed and very pleased to have my child attending this school.
—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

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male79%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male58%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female70%
Male45%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female80%
Male45%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female79%
Male92%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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 51% 52%
White 27% 29%
Black 11% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 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) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LORI PARKER
Fax number
  • (972) 968-1810

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3210 Furneaux Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007
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Phone: (972) 968-1820

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