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Nova Academy

Charter | PK-3 | 200 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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3 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

nova academy is much better the what I was spectating, in the beginning of last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

El nivel academico es bastante bueno lo unico desacuerdo es la politica de la escuela en aplicar la paddle a los alumnos, poco violento yfuera de epoca para mi opinion en dasacuerdo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This school is one of the best ever I had a few concerns when I first saw it but I was soon amazed at how the staff and teachers hold it down and keep the children learning and gaining more knowledge everyday my daughter has attended from Pre-K through second so far and my other daughter transferred from another not so good charter school to this one this year and she is so much happier and she is learning alot and is becoming very intelligent for a kinder student so Go ahead nova keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

My daugther has attended Nova Charter from Kinder to 2nd grade. Over all it is a decent school (for it to be a charter, which is free). The down side is that they don't have the extra curricular classes such as music, art class, computer class, a real gymnasium, or even a playground for the kids. They don't seem to be stable as far as having a permanent building to hold class/school at. They moved last year and again this year. The building that they have had do not fit the needs of a school environment. I will continue to let my child attend school there until I find a better fit for her.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female91%
Male60%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant81%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 60% 52%
Black 39% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 17%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JANICE FOSTER
Fax number
  • (214) 381-3499

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 170127
Dallas, TX 75217
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Phone: (214) 381-3422

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