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Irving Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2009

Very good school, with the students needs are first, and works to help students be successful.


Posted February 26, 2009

I must disagree with the posting made February 24th 2009. I believe Irving Elementary is a clean, well managed school with a caring staff. My children have not attended all of the grades K-5 but one of them will. I interact with my oldest child s teachers almost daily when I pick her up. At dismissal there is a procession of cars with parents collecting their children. Notice that the side walk is lined with teachers. I find getting out of line, parking my car and having a one minute conversation with the teacher is all that is needed to clear up any questions I have. Now, when I pick them up the teachers call my children by name and not the tag number. Yes, the faculty is busy but I ve found them still there, way past four o clock working with students and planning the next day s activities. I ve also found them willing to discuss anything for as long as it takes, without an appointment. The homework journal works very well at informing me what my child needs to accomplish nightly and I have the opportunity to make comments in it that the teacher can read and reply to. I appreciate that my children are learning conversational Spanish, practically by immersion and I feel it will benefit them greatly, later when they attempt to find employment. I haven t seen this since I attended school in south Florida. I must also say that my wife and I both attended on an average at least one different school each grade year and we both managed to graduate and go on to college. With this experience I can say I ve seen many poorly managed schools with staff that were attempting to control classes of more than thirty children but still trying to squeeze a little knowledge into each child each day. I m very happy that Irving is a Title 1 school. I know the faculty has only my children s success in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

We have loved being at irving Elementary. It is a school with every type of student and exceeded my expectations tremendously. They have been very good about keeping the parents informed and involved through out the year and they have an AMAZING staff...GO TIGERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

Irving elementary is a whole new school, it has improved so much since the new school was built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

This is a school with a very dedicated staff. It has a low SES, high monirity student population, and it is a TEA Recognized School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I do not consider this school to be of great quality. The test scores are below average. I have noticed a great deal of the teachers do not encourage the hispanic students to speak english. The percentage for non english speaking students is high and shows no sign of improving. I feel other students are being held to a slower pace because the non english speaking students cannot keep up. I believe it takes up too much class time to try and teach every lesson in english and spanish. This has no chance in improving untill the students are at least encouraged to speak english instead of being catered to by spanish speaking teachers.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students85%
Female96%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students83%
Female94%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female82%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education67%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students74%
Female94%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students70%
Female74%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual65%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female50%
Male34%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingual42%

Writing

All Students32%
Female42%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted27%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students51%
Female48%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted39%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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
Hispanic 61% 50%
White 31% 31%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr Juanita Reyes
Fax number
  • (817) 202-1486

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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345 Hix Rd
Cleburne, TX 76031
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Phone: (817) 202-2100

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