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George Peabody Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 572 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2014

I am not certain about this school, however I do teach at a DISD "Oak Cliff" school, which is not a compound word, to the narrow minded parent who wrote the comment about coloring between the lines. My experience ranges from an exemplary campus in Keller ISD to where I am now, teaching in Oak Cliff, so I have seen it all. That parent's type of ignorance is heard by his/her child, and the irony of it is, no matter what type of "superior" education that child receives on the other side of Dallas, he/she will always be a caged bird, with jaded lenses for the world. *Also, my students have a range of higher order thinking skills and propel each other forward in research and real-world reasoning. Please don't believe what this ignorant parent reviewed. This school has to be above average if it is leaping over low-economic, at-risk hurdles to reach the precious children in these areas.


Posted August 16, 2013

It scares me that the parents who praise this school can barely form a sentence. If you can color in between the lines in an Oakcliff school you will be gifted and talented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

I am a former student of George Peabody,I had a daughter who attended Pre-K thru 6 grade and now I have my youngest daughter attending there as well.For what my daughters have learned and brought home to teach us parents as well, I give great appreciation to the staff at George Peabody.The fact that they have very little recreation at times does not concern me at all for the teaching and well being for my daughter makes up for it all .... The community tends to support the fact that our childrens teachers make a difference on how the respond to challenges to move forward and continue to strive for great success.Great stories and memories of the this school and I'm PROUD that I attended and that my girls did too .. GREAT JOB PEABODY STAFF !!! OH,AND MRS.COLLINS WILL STILL BE THERE FOR A LONG LONG TIME !! LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I consider George Peabody a hidden treasure. Although this blue ribbon school is located in Oak Cliff and many families come from a low Socio-Economic background, the students, parents, and faculty do not lower their expections. I am thrilled that my baby is able to thrive at this exemplary school. Peabody pushes the students towards commended performance and college readiness, but this school also provides other opportunities for the students. During every PTA meeting, the students provide entertainment in the form of singing, dancing, poetry, acting, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

I am a former parent and hope to keep it that way. The Principal is ineffective. Children have no liberties. It feels like a dank prison. Individuality is squelched quickly and they must conform to Perform correctly on the standerdised tests!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

I attended George Peabody Elementary for my Pre-K through 6th grade years and it is with great pride to say that this school is nothing but wonderful. The teachers at the school are extraordinary, the students are happy to be there, and the principal couldn't be more awesome. Not to mention that this school is exemplary for two years in a row! Kudos to all of the great students at Peabody Elementary! Charger Pride never dies out.


Posted February 27, 2008

My children have been attending Peabody for 5 years, and I have always been impressed by the quality of education they receive there. The Ms. Egan, the principal is very involved and hands on with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

The principal does not accurately reflect the needs of the community!Extra curricular activities are non-existent and pretty much at the 'mercy' of the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

George Peabody is an excellant school. Students are well prepared for all major exams. There are wonderful programs such as the S.M.A.R.T. program for both parents and students who might be at risk for academic failure due to any circumstances. This program is currently teaching students how to bond and take pride in their school. Their current project includes students planting and cultivating a garden in the school court yard and planting several plants and shrubs all around the school thereby imporving the school's outerappearance and taking pride in their hard work. The school also boost of having a music band for students in the uppergrades while offering music literacy for the lower grades. Parent moral and involvement is high and are always found willing to help the students and teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2005

New female principal has a vision for school. Puts academics, safety, and parents involvement first. She cares about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

School has better test scores than most schools north of Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I want to say that it has been a pleasure to have 3 childern leave this school. I have nothing but good things to say about this school, by oldest daughter is now 16 and she attended George Peabody since she was 4yrs. old. I have been at this school for many years and very happy. I would like to thank all the teachers for their hard work.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

43 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students89%
Female95%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education90%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented93%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
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 education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual63%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual92%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingual100%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
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 education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual87%

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingual97%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 97% 52%
Black 1% 13%
White 1% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 44%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • DEE ANNE EGAN
Fax number
  • (972) 794-5201

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3101 Raydell Place
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (972) 794-5200

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