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Deer Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 492 students

 
 

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Posted April 19, 2014

Deer Creek is the shining light within the Crowley District, The administration is wonderful, the teachers are patient, and there is so much family and PTA support! They have technology in every classroom and the kids LOVE going to school. Every day they start with a morning assembly and the kids are smiling and happy. That is what it is all about!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

I came to have lunch with my grandson on Grandpatents day , I was so disappointed in the lunch it was horrible , we couldn't eat it , my grandson said that Friday was the only day that lunch was good , because it was pizza, our kids need to look froward to lunch , there is so much food being wasted at school , I will address this again and I will not stop till someone listens to me , this grandparents day was Thanksgiving dinner , if that's the best , then they need a lot of work , wasted food and hunger kids and a upset Mimi


Posted May 25, 2010

While some teachers have the utmost patience for the kids the others need to learn more patience and understanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

My daughter went to Deer Creek from k-6th grade and my son has gone from K-present (2nd grade) Until this year things have been really good. After talking with several teachers, I feel their morale is slipping from the pressure of the TAKS test. They still enjoy the children, but feel they are not able to teach, but more memorization of the TAKS test. I'm sure this is a feeling for most teachers in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

I am a grandparent of a Pre-K child and like to keep up with what is going on in her school. I am impressed with her teachers and the school at large.


Posted August 2, 2007

We moved to this area a couple of years ago and this is an awesome school, from the Principle to the Teachers that teach to the Teachers that monitor the parking lot to the OFFICE Staff to the Cafeteria workers, they have always presented themselves professional and kind and have always tended to our needs and concerns
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

My son goes to deer creek and i personally have never had any problems with anyone. The office staff has always been very pleasant to deal with. Mrs.Grady/mrs. Wendell are the two most awesome teachers i have ever met. They have taught my son so much and has brought him along ways from were he was. I can't say anything bad about the school . Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Deer Creek Elementary is a great place to learn. The faculy is caring and compassionate. The teachers make learning fun. In kindergarten , the students learn to read with confidence. The staff welcomes parents at the school. There are many volunteer opportunites. If a student is behind in reading, one-on-one tutoring is available. If your child is gifted, there is a gifted program each week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Overall, a terrific school in a great district. Deer Creek has a good demographic mix of incomes and ethnicity, both in the students and on the staff. Every teacher is exemplary in his or her own way, and the principal is extremely effective--firm but loving. My only complaint is that the library is rather small, with relatively few books for 4th-6th graders, thus limiting those grades' participation in the Accelerated Reader program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

Deer Creek teachers for the most part go the extra mile for the students. They attend soccer , baseball games and birthday parties of their students. They don't mind talking to parents at restaurants and grocery stores. I even had a teacher come to the house and hand deliver an important paper. The teachers are extraordernary. The office staff is severely lacking in the area of friendly service. They don't even want to be bothered to relay a message. Teachers have been asked to do several secretarial jobs even though a third person and aides were hired to help. Office staff will not work a minute over their work time and teachers have been seen at school on their own time up till 10:00 at night. Teachers at Deer Creek are respected by students and parents because they prove by attitude and deeds that they are here for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

I have had 2 children attend Deer Creek several years ago the school, teachers and staff were AWESOME! Now, you feel like you are an unwelcome guest and they make it very clear you are not wanted here! They had tables for rewarding children at lunch and they took them away because parents were coming to eat with their kids. There really was no place at the kids table because they have assigned seats. The office staff act like you are bothering them and make it clear they would rather keep chatting than assist you. One lady is pretty helpful her name is Patrice. The others have personal things to do and act like they are the principal. The principal when she is there is not very welcoming to parents either. The teachers however, are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

Awesome, caring, inspiring, hardworking, friendly, dedecated Teachers! Lousy, lazy, rude, uncaring office staff! The custodians are helpful and nice. They even help the little ones empty their trays at lunch. If the office staff attitudes were replaced with teachers attitudes what a spectacular school this would be. Fortunately, the kids are with the teachers all day not the office staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Deer creek has a lot of lazy staff members,this includes the office and the cafeteria staff members.If you need to relay a message to your child good luck you better hand deliver it or chances of them getting it are slim to none.The only other downfall is that this school has over crowded the classes,that is accepting fort worth kids.Is this not crowley isd? It will take a good 35 to 40 minutes just to pick up your child after school.If you try to get out of your vehicle and get your child be prepared to get yelled at by the rude staff members with parking lot duty.My overall opinion is if the staff would learn manners and they would stop the extra transfer students from attending deer creek ,it would be a little more tolerable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

I also have to agree with the lady in the first review. On several occassions I was at the end of the bad adittude. Plus the fact when the principal and asst. principal have said the would get back to on a situation and they never do. That is why I have choosen to take my child somewhere else.But the teacher we had last year was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

I love Deer Creek. I think the school and the curriculum is great. However, the two ladies in the office, do have attitude problems. I understand bad days (as another said in a review) If that is the case, they must have bad days almost every day. The newest secretary in the office, especially! I have called to have a message relayed, also, she acted as if I was putting her out. Other than that, I love the school and teachers. They are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I absolutely love Deer Creek. I was a student there from K-6th, and now my daughter is a student. However, I have to agree with the first review. The office staff is often very rude and uncaring. But it's totally worth putting up with for such an outstanding acedemic environment for my child. I couldn't ask for more from Deer Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2004

I would like to give my comment and respond to the 1st comment. My child attended Deer Creek from the age of 2-10. I was extremely pleased with the quality of my daughter's education, not to mention the 'family-like' atmosphere. I appreciate them for building my daughter's confidence and also giving her the foundation to be a strong student. In response to the parent w/ the negative comment: We all have bad days, and it is unfair to comment about an entire school based on your perception of 1 person's response to you. You should feel blessed to have your child in such a caring environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2003

when I called to relate a message to my son that I was not able to make it to eat lunch with him, the lady in the office said she would relay the message if she saw someone. to me this shows a lot of disregard for a young child's feelings. I have sensed a very cold attitude in the office and not one of concern
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education78%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female76%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented93%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education20%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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805 South Crowley Road
Crowley, TX 76036
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Phone: (817) 297-5880

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