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Polser Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 491 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

I just recently had to transfer my kids to Polser due to educational need issues with their previous school. The staff is all very nice and welcoming. I look forward to a fantastic school year with Polser.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I had three kids attend Polser Elementary for three years each and I can not put into words how thrilled I am thay we moved out of the district. The teacher's and nurse at the campus are wonderful. The principal is always around but is not necessarily on top of all issues. We, as well as a few others, had a issue with the attendence clerk getting too involved in our personal lives. She was constantly disturbing my childrens class time with phone calls and pulling them out of class. She was in direct violation of court documents the school had on file. We had to stress and fight with the school all year long over the issue and saw no progress. Honestly, we sent written and verbal requests one after another. We even sat down and had multiple meetings with the principal and teachers. Finally, we just moved out of the district. From what I've been told this attendence clerk is no longer employed at this campus but I still rate it a 1 because all year long it was a constant struggle that was only resolved because we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My kids love this school. All the teachers have been helpful each year in working with my two boys, who don't really like homework but the teachers always seem to find a way to get through to them. Mrs.Fry, the principal is awesome & very caring. And the PTA is super active and works to keep Polser up to par with other area schools even though we have some low socioeconomic students. A great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I am not understanding at ALL why this school is rated a 5....there must be some terrible mistake and if I knew how to fix it I would immediately. Polser is a great school. My two daughters attended here a few years ago but then we relocated to another state and without hestitation I would send them back to attend this school in a second. The principle Ms. Fry is very caring to all the students, she knows them all by name and she knows the parents as well. She doesn't hide out in her office as some principles do. The PTA and parent support is wonderful. This school offers great diversity, is immaculate, the teachers are caring and wonderful....I am telling you the rating is NOT accurate this has to be an 8 or 9 school easily....I will work on figuring out how to fix this horrible injustic with this unfair rating that could deter people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I think Polser is a GREAT school, I like the faculty and the one on one attention my children and I receive when needed! I volunteer my time when I can and there is a great OPEN DOOR policy with teachers and front office staff! My son said LUNCH could be better! lol :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

I have two children in Polser Elementary and have been attending for 2 years total now. We really like the teachers we've had and the principal and staff really seem to care about each child's welfare. They have high standards for the kids to adhere to and that is good for my two rowdy boys. The level of experience of the teachers seems very good. The parent involvement & PTA is strong here, which is a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

We love Polser! It's a great school with a wonderful faculty! It's a very family-friendly school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

Both of my kids went to Polser Elementary. Great teachers, good disipline, a very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

We moved here from out of state. School is clean very well maintained. Education seems to be on target. However, it seems as though some of the teachers have the mentality of the grade they are teaching. Teachers gossiping where children can hear them. Not professional! Teachers have favorites and do not hide it.. the other children see this and makes them feel uncomfortable. The front office staff very kind and helpful. The Nurse, communicate very well with the parents incase something may come up. The concept of 'Kids with Character' is great.. really to bad that some of the teachers don't have character to adhere to like the children do. That's my two cents... just glad its the end of the year and we get a break !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Polser is a great school. This is our second year here .We were in New Jersey earlier and if I compare it is definitely better here.The teachers are not as stressed out as they were in NJ. The best part is that the teachers are so communicative with the parents.My kids a re happy here. All the school staff takes a personal interest in your child and my child feels safe and secure here and so do we parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Good school. Not great. Very involved PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

My child has been at Polser for 5 years. The school has a very caring staff and a great economically and culturally diverse student population. The PTA is very involved and works closely with the administration to help give a good education to all kids.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian75%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female72%
Male81%
Black or African American44%
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asian89%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian88%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American85%
Asian60%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students80%
Female89%
Male72%
Black or African American67%
Asian75%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asian86%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American27%
Asian88%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students82%
Female97%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asian76%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education20%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American58%
Asian94%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education0%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African American42%
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 28% 13%
White 27% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Two or more races 5% 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) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBIN FRY
Fax number
  • (972) 350-9134

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1520 Polser Road
Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: (469) 713-5978

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