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Patricia Knowles Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 702 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

The best principal ever! She is calm and down to business without stress on her teachers or students. Test time comes and the children do not even know they are being tested. ..... they just shine without stress! Small town feel is here and parent involvement is awesome! !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

My child loves school thanks to all the teachers that my child has had at Knowles. I also think it is great that Knowles has many ways that students can receive positive recognition. My child loves to hear his birthday announced for his birthday and for receiving a positive office referral. It's great that students can now know their principal for positive reasons. My child also gets to do team building and guidance activities, and learn Spanish and sign language now that they are doing additional special classes. Way to go Knowles faculty, staff and administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

My kids transferred from a different school this year and were welcomed with positive energy in all aspects. The atmosphere around the school is positive and friendly. The teachers excel in communication with me and with my children in their expectations of their classrooms. The classwork my boys bring home is challenging and exciting for them. They both love being a Knowles Wrangler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

Positive: Fantastic librarian and bilingual education programs. Negative: Real lack of student discipline procedures, and school wide leadership. Everyone seems to do their own thing without coordination. The daily (that's right- DAILY) morning assemblies are a real waste of time. Rotating students between multiple teachers beginning at 2nd grade,....beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

Excellent school...fantastic teachers who truly care about their students. Great environment for learning. My sons transferred in K and 4th and were welcomed with open arms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Wonderfull school. My son went to Knowles the year it opened and graduated there last year to the middle school. He said 5th grade was his best year yet. Loved the teachers and my sons grades were honor roll the entire time he went there. Would recommend this school and district to all parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

My daughter loved Knowles, she went there the year it opened, for kinder, and then also in 1st. The teachers are great, the office staff is very helpful. The is a great number of parents who are involved. They have a great libarian, she loves the kids, she reads a story to them every time they come in as a class. The fieldtrips were a blast, this year they went to the Butterfly Farm, last year, to a drive through safarri. I always took my younger child with me, there was never a problem with this, she even helped put books away in the library! If we would have had our way, our girls would have been in Knowles untill they went to middle 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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education71%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education45%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual88%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual79%

Writing

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
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 "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
Hispanic 48% 52%
White 41% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LISA GIBBS
Fax number
  • (512) 570-6205

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2101 Cougar Country Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: (512) 570-6200

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