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George W Truett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1047 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $96,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted October 29, 2011

I attended this school when I lived in Dallas - 1st through 5th grades. It wasn't an outstanding school, but I got a good foundation there - I still remember things I learned there 40+ years ago. I'd say I learned more and faster about math than my daughter has in the Plano schools, which are considered very good. I earned two bachelors degrees from NTSU/UNT and think that Truett helped me get to where I am today. I hope the school can get the needed funding for remodeling. By the way, I drove over to my old neighborhood and to see George W Truett for the first time in years - good memories...


Posted June 4, 2009

George w truett is a terrible school. There is no communication. With the principal. The children run the school. I would not reccommend any parent have there child or children attend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

Truett is like any other school in Dallas ISD...not given enough money for a budget and for keep up, but the Staff and administration tries very hard to prepare the students who attend Truett for the real world. We have a great staff and a good administration. Truett is over populated but like many other schools in Dallas ISD, Truett is overlooked by the school board. For the last bond issue that was passed, Truett only got a new A/C Unit for the building. We should have received a whole new wing to the school since we have 35 portables outside of the building. All in all, I love teaching at Truett, I just wish that the DISD school board would open there eyes and see that Truett is a great school, but needs some money and resources to let the school grow!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 28, 2007

This is my children's second year attending this school. The school seems overcrowded more each year. The school is old and needs some remodeling. I am impressed with the new principal and staff. The new principal is very involved with students. The first day of school he was at the front door assisting parents with questions. Both my daughter's teachers seem very dedicated and knowledgeable. Looks like a great 2007 so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

I have 4 step-sons who now attend Truett. I am still unhappy with the teachers, counselors and administration at the school. I homeschool my daughter and she is learning more that way then when in attendance at Truett. Truett teachers still allow students to 'act and talk ghetto'. It is my opinion that when the action is taken at the top it will change at the bottom. Teachers need to be more involved in their students daily work. If they aren't handing in homework don't wait until oops look who is repeating the grade. They need to contact parents the 1st time papers are missing. Teachers need to correct any 'ghetto' talk or action even if the child is need in your class or you're waiting by the tree for that child to be picked up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My kids went to this school when I was in this area. It was an okay school. I also went there when I was in the Kindergarten and first grade and it hasn't changed much. The school is VERY old and needs some work done to it. When my daughter went there I had lots of problems with the teachers being very 'ghetto' and not professional. Especially the subs. They even yelled and cursed at the kids at time. I was not happy with that and when we moved from that area I was kind of happy to leave the DISD school district all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2004

The teachers are great at Truett. However, there are too many students for the size of the building. Overall, the school is orderly, quiet, and well-managed. The major problems with Truett are 1) a controlling, insincere assistant principal 2) filthy restrooms and cafeteria 3) unkempt landscaping and 4) an auditorium with no sound system. Too bad a little money couldn't be spent to update this school or lower the student population. Also, a major help would be to get rid of one of the assistant principal. She has caused low morale for the teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

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 Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American74%
Asian86%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education75%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asian71%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education36%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented88%

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education57%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education43%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented90%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented86%

Science

All Students66%
Female58%
Male74%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented86%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
Black or African American43%
Asian22%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Black or African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
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 education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual56%
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 Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
Black or African American40%
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 education10%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education15%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual59%

Writing

All Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black or African American48%
Asian56%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education22%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African American43%
Asian75%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual76%

Science

All Students61%
Female49%
Male71%
Black or African American57%
Asian75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education75%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 53% 52%
Black 41% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
White 2% 29%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 43%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JONATHAN SMITH
Fax number
  • (972) 749-8001

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1811 Gross Road
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (972) 749-8000

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