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Barbara Jordan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 613 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2013

I did registration kindergarten for my daugther name is: Lauren Cai sine that day , I not rec, any from your school. Please email to if you have any news from school Thank you I am Lauren's parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

i think tihs school is great!!!!!this is my sons first year of school and he hates to leave your school. he wants to go to school everyday, which lets me furthur know that my child is learning.they have only been in school for 2 to 3 weeks and he seems to be doing very well and i want to especially thank mrs. session. my son loves her and i really like her too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

This is not a good school in my opinion. When my son was in the 4th grade he failed the TAKS test and had to go to summer school. I did not let him complete the summer session because he said all they were doing was eating doughnuts and playing games. So I went to registration and they had promoted him to the 5th grade. So dumb me I let him go and he failed the TAKS tests again and they still want to promote him (so much for the NCLB act). So this year he is going to go to a charter school and remain in the 5th grade.
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Posted January 26, 2005

I had to transfer my child from this school. she was basically going over the same information she learned in a private pre-school. when i asked about testing to see if she could be moved up, i was given the run around.
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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students88%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male77%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented80%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female43%
Male48%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual50%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual58%

Writing

All Students70%
Female85%
Male59%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
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 education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual48%
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 84% 52%
Black 15% 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) 68%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • LUCY HOPKINS
Fax number
  • (972) 925-8101

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1111 West Kiest Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75224
Phone: (972) 925-8100

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