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China Spring Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 794 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2011

my nephews attended this school and so did my cousins kids. I want my children to attend school here as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

We are new to China Spring. I am very pleased with the teacher my daughter got, however I do have issues with how large the school is. It really could be two elementary schools. I do NOT like how they treat the children during lunch. Lunch should be their social time since they have to be quiet and listen to their teacher all day. It seems like all I hear is 'Give me five' the entire lunch period. The kids then have to raise their hand (which keeps them for eating) and listen to the lady in the lunch room tell them they are being too loud. Personally I think it's too quiet in there. The lunch room should be a loud happy room. Unfortunatly, my daughter hates lunch time (really sad).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

My children have attended China Spring schools for 5 years and we are very happy. We started out at a private school in town and I feel that even though China Spring is much larger than the other school, the children are doing much better here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

All the teachers as well as office staff are caring as well as professional. If theres ever an issue with our children it is resolved in a timely manner. Very happy we chose China Spring ISD over others outside of Waco.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I have never met teachers, staff, helpers, janitors, maintenance all be on the same page they all work togather to make this school the best and most comfortable place to learn I have ever seen...they encourge parental oppion and explore all options to make learning process benificial for all students..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Wonderful school. Loving and supportive staff Teachers are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Great school. Much parent involvement and super staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

China Spring Elementary has a very positive work environment for their students and teachers alike. The staff demonstrats a geniune concern for the success of each child. The leadership at this school and it's administration is beyond my greatest expectation. China Spring ELementary School is a school dedicated to making their students the best they can be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2005

My Second Grader has been going to China Spring Elemetary since Kindergarden. We truly love this school. It is a big school; the number of students is high (8 Second grade classes!). However, I have never felt that my child is treated as 'one of the pack'. Teachers are concerned, aware of everything that goes on with them. I find that the kids are very advanced in reading, science, math. Extracurricular activities such as cheerleading, sports, boys scouts, etc are easily available through the school. The kids traditionally score very high on tests, but even if they didn't I would not doubt the high quality of education they get. The principal knows every child by name and is always available to answer questions or address concerns. I have noticed that parents are always welcome to have luch with their children, as well as always encouraged to participate in all school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2005

My daughter has completed K and 1st at China Spring. Overall we are happy with the school. Unfortunately we drew a young rookie kindergarten teacher last year and she was really not up to the task of guiding our rather strong willed and social daughter and I was dissapointed to continually get litte notes home from the teacher for all sorts of trivial issues that were probably better addresed on the spot by the teacher than 8 hours later by the parent. First grade has been a big improvement as we now have a veteran teacher who knows how to manage strong-willed children and our daughter is thriving. My primary concern is that the school growing too large with all the development in the area and it is past time to consider building another elementary school in China Spring as a smaller school would be more managable.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 "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

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 77% 29%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KIM COE
Fax number
  • (254) 836-4637

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P O Box 250
China Spring, TX 76633
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