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Deer Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 761 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 14, 2014

We spent 5 years with this school. Be prepared to be asked to send in money for anything and everything. The PTA loves to fund-raise and you will be asked to sell and buy all of it. The Principal likes to keep her high school-ratings and sweeps any negative incidents under the rug, quickly and quietly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

I will agree with another parent...The registrar is very unfriendly. Sour faced, bad attitude and will tell you anything (untrue) just to give an answer. very controlling. My daughters teacher however is wonderful. There is now a new principal. I didnt have any issues with the old one as others seem to have. Just be prepared that there will be no welcome committee when you arrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

We began the school year with great excitement for our new kindergarten student. The staff seems to be very caring and supportive and my child is enjoying school. However, I am shocked by the attitude and the treatment I have received by the principal. She is extremely condescending and has made it obvious that parent volunteers are not welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This is amazing elementary. My kid is learning more than I expected from my kindergarten kid. They have very good teachers and are very organized. It has security system installed. Leadership is very good. They also have a very good PTA participation, so you will never feel short of services. And because school is within the Deer Creek Community, it feels really safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

Although parent involvement is great, the principal is dreadful. There is high teacher turnover at this school due to the principals tactics. The only thing saving my rating to average (I moved form the area) is the community and teachers. The principal needs to retire!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Teachers & staff are always there to greet you with a warm smile... From my child - my teacher rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are awesome !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the wonderful teachers at Deer Creek!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

We love this school. Great community. Our kids are thriving there. Seems well organized and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Unfortunately The school principal is to worried about being friends with her teachers and not following through with parents concerns when teachers act innapropriate. A lot of good teachers have left this school due to administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Other than the close-minded and clique-ish parents that try to dominate all school activities, we love Deer Creek. My 'special needs' child and my 'typically developing' child have both received what I feel is a top-notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

Deer Creek has been a truly wonderful school. All the teachers and administrators empower the kids to lear. They don't overstress the kids for tests, rather they use great teachers who work with parents to help their kids. They truly understand that parents send their best to the schools and the teachers and principals understand this. If any issues arrive they look to solve the issues instead of laying blame on the kids or their parents. There is no 'circle the wagon' mentality. We are happy to have our son in this school with great people teaching great things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

It's just too populated...overcrowded classrooms, lunch rooms, and playgrounds. Could be a good school, but principal seems to be more of a politician than caring. Too much teacher time dedicated to those 2 or 3 'special needs' kids - regular kids don't get proper attention. 3rd grade class rooms are in trailers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

We have only been moderately happy with the school. The principal and assistant prinicipal seem friendly but insincere. PTA is good and has tried to make the school a better place. If administration was better I feel the school would be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

The second year of Deer Creek's history has been great. The parent involvement/PTA and activities have been wonderful. My daughter is fantasically happy with her teacher and so am I! The staff is always present and accessible, especially when the children are coming/going. I feel confident when I leave my child, she is in safe hands. The PTA has really picked up this year and contributed vastly to the school's library and extra activities, including a Dad's Club which helps build festival items, etc. Coming from California, I am very impressed with the level of parent participation and interaction. The overall feeling of community, respect and safety for our children is evident and appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

We thought thought this was a great new school. All new teachers in fifth grade. Last years disapeared as many others have. No computers for students. The computer room is now classrooms. Over populated. If new to texas do not expect any welcome from the administration as to how the schools work here. Unfriendly and no clubs for the students, no chorus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I have two daughters who go to Deer Creek Elementary School this year. It opened this year and I have been impressed with the administration and the teachers. I have liked the school and I like that it is very clean and that there is order and discipline. The kids all get to take theatre arts, music and PE and parents are very involved and welcomed. I would recommend this school as a quality 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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education0%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
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%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 29%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 1% 13%
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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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2420 Zeppelin Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: (512) 570-6300

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