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Charles A Gill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 771 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2011

I passed by this school today and they had the Texas flag flying upside down. Would you send your kid to a school that can't even get their own state flag up the right way? If they are having difficulty they could always take a marker and write "THIS SIDE UP" on it. That's assuming that the kids can even read though.


Posted January 31, 2011

Love this school & ALL the teachers!! All 3 of my kids had GREAT teachers & positive support from Gill staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

My son is in Pre-K and I think the Pre-k teachers are great. I give it Five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

I am a former student. I went Gill for five years. Pre.K-3rd grade. I am now a 7th grader, and I look back at how this school pushed me during those years. I miss my tearchers,and friends. This school challenged me academicaly,and mentaly. Their TAG program was outstanding. When I attended there I saw a high level of parent attendance,and involvement. The music program was outstanding,and so was PE. If I had to choose between my other schools and this one I would pick Gill.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 10, 2004

This is a great School! Both my daugthers attend and are involved in extra curriculars like orchestra and basketball. (Area 8 Champions in basketball). This school is changing my daughters life. The teachers and principals over at Gill are wonderful. The education, the sports, the activities they have made my daughters love school more than they ever have at other schools. Some people rate Gill as a bad school because the large classes (I don't like this either). But the leadership and teachers do an excellent job. The school suffers from a lack of parental involvement. If the parents are not part of the solution they are part of the problem. I am very involved in my childrens education. Can't say that for everyone. Gill is doing good with the resources they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I am a proud parent of two student at Charles A. Gill Elementary. I am very dissatisfied with the leadership and lack of control that this school offers to its students. Everything from fights, bad mouthing to disrespectfully of others, are just a few of the happenings at this school. Teachers are bias and unresponsive to the needs of its challenged students or students with special needs. I am very disappointed with the school district for allowing such a poor performing school to continue on.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English68%
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

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American86%
Asian40%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian60%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented94%

Writing

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American87%
Asian70%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American81%
Asian86%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students59%
Female54%
Male64%
Black or African American63%
Asian50%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female51%
Male58%
Black or African American38%
Asian40%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingual61%
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%
Female66%
Male39%
Black or African American55%
Asian44%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male65%
Black or African American20%
Asian67%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingual81%

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male56%
Black or African American65%
Asian67%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted56%
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 Students70%
Female83%
Male62%
Black or African American60%
Asian43%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual86%

Science

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual82%
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 "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 70% 52%
Black 19% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 55%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DAMIEN STOVALL
Fax number
  • (972) 749-8401

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10910 Ferguson Road
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (972) 749-8400

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