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Lee A Mcshan Jr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 679 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

We moved here from another city since January. Ever since my daughter's have been enrolled I've only received 1 report card from one of them. She's in kindergarten, her grades were good and now it turns out she has to go to summer school!! I never got a call or letter to let me know my daughter needed extra help or even tutoring. Nothing. And compared to the other school we come from you don't really see the teacher and they don't have school activities going on. I will be moving and hopefully we land in a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

This is a school with a lot of challenges- but the staff members are well rounded and caring. We have a huge population of refugee students from all over the world. This school nurtures them and many are speaking English quite well within 3-4 months. This school isn't for everyone- but the administration is great and we have a lot of great teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2009

small student teacher ratio
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female81%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented88%
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 Students86%
Female81%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female60%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female81%
Male100%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented94%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male47%
Black or African American56%
Asian41%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African American38%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual86%
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 Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Black or African American57%
Asian32%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual78%

Writing

All Students38%
Female48%
Male30%
Black or African American50%
Asian39%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education17%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted35%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
Black or African American70%
Asian40%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male67%
Black or African American33%
Asian60%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual81%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Hispanic 47% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 31% 4%
Black 16% 13%
White 5% 29%
Two or more races 1% 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) 79%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DAYANNA CARSON
Fax number
  • (972) 502-3801

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8307 Meadow Road
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (972) 502-3800

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