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C A Tatum Jr Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 662 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2009

I have three children all of whom have attended Tatum elementary school. all three have excelled past expectations thanks to the support of the teachers and school personel. A note to parents reading this reviews, its not just the schools responsability to teach our kids, they also need your encourgement and help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

My daughter went to Tatum for kinder and is now going back for 1st grade. I really like this school and the teachers. They inform me of everything and are very hands on. I do agree we the other parent about some of this kids being rude and not having manners, but after seeing there parents I now see why they act like that. The way those kids act is not because of the school. Its because of there upbringing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I believe some of these reviews are harsh, as I read them I get a sence of ignorance by these parents due to the articulation or lack there of in their reviews. This community is struggling, however, this school is trying its best to make the best of it. My daughter goes to this school, and so did my son before he moved on to the next school. Tatum informs me of everything, the teachers are sweet yet firm, I do not mind their discipline, as a parent I would rather work with them as a team rather than against them. I remember when I was in elementary everyone feared the principal and the wrath of her paddle, these days the paddle is non existant, and there are better more effective ways of discipline. If you do not like your child to be told anything, there is always home schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I think ca tatum is not a good school for children that have disabilities cause they are not concerned about the students are they needs and the principle do not work with the parents to fix the problem it seems like they work against you i have two disabled children at that school and it has been the worst year ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I believe Tatum has alot to go before gettting five Stars. This school is academically unaceptable. The kids there are so rude and very uneducated. My children do not like this school at all. Principals have alot to learn, teachers have no respect. Parents are not even involved. Very bad period. A unhappy parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My son has gone to Tatum since it opened and I am very pleased with the school. Though the rating is unacceptable in one area, I do not feel my son is missing out on anything! The staff is supportive and a wonderful part of this struggling community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

Well my daugther is in 2nd grade she has been going to the school since it opened. Im really upset of how is going about some of the teacher my daughter has came to me about how the teacher like to yell at the kids and to her . And Ive been be littled by another parent in the parking lot at the school and the teachter never done nothing and they were there. Sometimes I dont get any information on events and special avities about the school . I feel to be a 5 star school is to listen to the kids . Thanks and God bless...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I love the bi-lingual courses that even start at the Kinder level! I have had a problem with teachers not following up when contacted via e-mail/phone; however they are friendly and my child loves school. Thanks Tatum Go Titans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

An excellent inviting school environment. State of the art technological equipment in every room which provides a great resource tool. Music dept has excellent modern equipment. Parents are encouraged to participate through various programs with faculty. Principal is always available and involved in daily activities.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female74%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female76%
Male96%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female78%
Male90%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual95%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual81%

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual89%

Science

All Students59%
Female51%
Male65%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual80%
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 "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

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 56% 52%
Black 41% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 39%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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  • ELENA HILL
Fax number
  • (972) 502-2001

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3002 North Saint Augustine Drive
Dallas, TX 75227
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Phone: (972) 502-2000

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