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Childress Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2014

This school stands among the best schools that I have ever seen. They are totally student oriented and each child gets a lot of attention. All my childs teachers have been excellent and the principal is outstanding. Great school in all ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I understand the frustration of a parent who receives notes with misspelled words, but in defense of the teacher...she probably writes the notes while taking care of a classroom full of children while completing the latest state mandated report and trying to get it done before school lets out. A classroom teacher has a difficult job. They don't just teach students. I would hope this parent volunteered on a regular basis to help the teacher and could see first hand the every day obstacles of teachers. I for one am very pleased with the atmosphere of our school and take pride in helping students achieve the goals and expectations set by the district for them. My daughter has learning difficulties and I feel the teacher and the staff members were on top of the issues and were willing to go beyond to help her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I have been impressed with Childress Elementary School. Mrs.Ralston Mrs.Bruce And Mrs.A.Taylor have been very good teachers. My daughter is very very happy and learning more everyday. Very good to help inspire their students to keep going and learn more do'nt stop just go further and keep them interested . Not let them get comfortable and bored . Just what my daughter needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

CES has a 2nd grade teacher (Matteson) who has sent home numerous notes with misspellings. I feel this is the worst thing for a child of this age trying to learn from a teacher that is herself not able to produce an intelligent note to a parent or student.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

71 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

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female84%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
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

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female86%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education83%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
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 "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
White 55% 29%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 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) 5%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 Leader's name
  • JANET WORD
Fax number
  • (940) 937-2165

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 3rd Street Southeast
Childress, TX 79201
Phone: (940) 937-6313

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