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Colleyville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 495 students

 
 

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Posted November 4, 2013

I have three children in CES, we have been in this school for 4 years and we love our school. To address the low marks below: My oldest was prone to throat infections, missed 15 days in one year, and we turned in doctors excuses. We received a warning letter from the STATE OF TEXAS. I took it to school & was told that she was maintaining schoolwork, so it was not a problem. My youngest was adopted from Guatemala, and started speech at CES when 3 yrs old. We loved working with Mrs. Sweat. By the end of kindergarten he had overcame all of his issues and completed his speech program. She also worked with my daughter on normal speech issues. There are age appropriate speech development standards (th, r, etc and when children should master them), and when my daughter reached 2nd grade they added speech for the year, and mastered her issue before school was out. A very active PTA buys library books, iPads, etc and sponsor teacher education and student activities. The school uses the Rachel's Challenge bullying program and the kids REALLY love it, and are bully conscientious. No school or it's students and teachers will every be perfect, but this really is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

We have just relocated to the area from New York and our major concern was finding the right elementary school for our daughters. We feel so lucky to have chosen CES. We have 2 children, 10 and 7 years old. Our 10 year old has special needs. Therefore, it was very important to find the right place for all of her needs. Everyone at CES has gone out of their way to make us feel at home and of course provide the most excellent services, therapy and education for both daughters. They love it and the transition mid-year has been one of the best experiences. The principal and vice principal are the most dedicated administrators I have ever encountered. They truly care and involved in every aspect of the school. The teachers are exceptional, especially the Special Needs Staff. We absolutely love it and look forward to many years of education at CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I have 2 children at CES. I've had pretty good experiences at this school. The teachers are fantastic (Mrs. Maddox, Mrs. Grant) and the leadership at the school (Mrs. Richland the principal, Mrs. Farager the v-principal) are truly fantastic. I was there one day when there was a tornado headed our way and their level heads, calm demeanor and preparedness made me feel like my kids were in good hands. The teachers care and if anything, they're held back by some of the lack of funds and Texas state rules around public education. To the parents complaining about getting in trouble for their kids being tardy - get them there on time. When you're late - you're a distraction to to others. My kids missed more than 3 days last year due to sickness and we didn't get in trouble for that. You just have to provide a doctors note. GREAT school. GREAT teachers. Execellent community. Very happy with CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

I totally agree with needing help with speech therapy. We were told the Same to us about our son. The absence policy is a joke. Kids come to school sick and make others sick because parents are afraid they'll get a notice and have to send kids to Saturday school, formissing 3 days for the year. That policy is from gcisd !!The curriculum is poor, discipline is awful. Went to private and son is thriving in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

My younger son has speech difficulties. When I requested speech therapy services, my son and I were treated with both horrifiying intimidation tactics and infuriating disrespect. Inappropriate "eligibility labels" were forced upon us and my input in the ARD/IEP process was ignored. I have my child in private school where he isnow thriving. BTW, my older child is enrolled in CES and we were sent to truancy court last school year for having 3 absences and 7 tardies. I consider that harrassment. Shame on CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

The teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

My daughters teacher is Mrs Maddox. She is absolutely wonderful. I could not have pick a better teacher for my child. I do wish that Colleyville elementary offered more activities after school for the children like sports or something like that. They don't offer anything for the kindergartners. I would love it if they had like a soccer team, softball team or something like that. Loretta Ross the principal is great. She's very approachable and easy to talk to. Loretta seems very concerned about the children and just does a fabulous job. I'm so glad my child goes to Colleyville elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

We've had a great experience so far with Colleyville Elem. Our son has complete K and 1st and will be attending 2nd. The teachers and curriculum are excellent and challenging. Our son actually enjoys going to school. It is a little disappointing that Spanish and Music are only offered in rotating quarters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Outstanding elementary school program. Very caring faculty and staff. Very strong parental involvement. Wide socio-economic range. Strong gifted and talented program, but within the district, being in 'GT' is almost an elite status in terms of the way parents feel about it. We have never had a teacher in the school that wasn't top notch. We have known the principal for a number of years and don't think there's a finer principal around. Ms. Ross loves and cares for each child as an individual. The facility is old and very crowded. In fact, it's one of the most crowded elementary schools in the district. However, the students and faculty make up for the facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

This is by far the best elementary school that my children have attended. The teachers are superb! They are devoted to all their children. They share their knowledge with our children with compassion and authority. They are kind when needed and can handle any situation that requires a steady hand graciously. I can not say enough great things about them. *A special thanks to Mrs. Maddox, Mrs. Sletten, Mrs. Weber, Mrs. Seifried (you all rock). What makes this a great place for our children. The principal Loretta Ross. She sets the tone for everyone to follow. She is caring, giving, knowledgeable and most of all loving. She gives these attributes to all of the children here. She knows everyone by name. Colleyville Elementry School is 'The Best Place to Be.'
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 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%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female100%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education90%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 80% 29%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 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

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: (817) 305-4940

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