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John W Carpenter Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 384 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My school is the best because over the years I've developed good strong relationships with the caring staff. No doubt about it! As I am limited in my mobility, I still have continued respect and support where ever I can. Thank you, John W. Carpenter!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This is a really great school tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood. The school is well kept and school spirit is important here.


Posted April 8, 2005

Carpenter is one of the best elementary schools in dallas. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else. They have lots of ECAs and there is something for everyone.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students67%
Female50%
Male75%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented80%

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students61%
Female73%
Male50%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students67%
Female86%
Male50%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students80%
Female76%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students71%
Female64%
Male80%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
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 education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female41%
Male54%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingual64%
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 Students44%
Female54%
Male37%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual86%

Writing

All Students38%
Female57%
Male25%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted32%
Bilingual20%
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%
Female59%
Male33%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented73%
Not Gifted28%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students50%
Female59%
Male44%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted28%
Bilingual60%

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male30%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingual40%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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 52% 52%
Black 48% 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) 35%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • CHARMAINE CURTIS
Fax number
  • (972) 794-6001

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2121 Tosca Lane
Dallas, TX 75224
Phone: (972) 794-6000

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