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Tom C Gooch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 253 students

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Posted August 18, 2014

As a parent in the neighborhood I have been watching this school for years. The past school year (2013-2014) I have seen tremendous progress. My husband and I recently met with the principal and she was beyond impressive. There is no question that her leadership is a huge part of the new success that this school is having. We are now convinced that this school is well on it's way to being an exemplary campus and a coveted school for many parents to enroll their kids. We are going to be the first pioneers from the neighborhood to enroll one of our kids for this upcoming school year. We are so excited about the things to come for DISD and in particular for this gem of a school located in our own urban neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2014

The positive energy and the relentless understanding that all children can and must succeed is what strikes me whenever I visit Tom C. Gooch Elementary. The administration and staff are committed to an immersive learning environment that sets the expectation for excellence. I have read many less than flattering news articles about DISD mismanagement, but Gooch is an example of DISD administration at its finest...when committed educators are empowered to guide children to success.


Posted June 24, 2014

The new courtyard garden is a great contribution to the learning of scholars. The Gooch community and Real School Gardens came together to build this wonderful instructional garden. The students are greatly engaged in learning activities like: observing the lifecycle of butterflies and growth of the caterpillars, measuring the perimeter and area of the sand boxes, personally planting and harvesting vegetables, drawing temperature trackers, reading rain gauges among other instructional dynamics. The garden has two outdoor classrooms shaded by trees and integrated into nature with tree trunk stools. Students value the outdoor reading sessions and science classes with hands on learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2014

As a service director, I have been volunteering in the district, and sending high school students to volunteer as well, for over 20 years. Gooch has attached more than 60 of our volunteers on a consistent basis to the tune of over 2000 hours. Gooch is doing all the right things to make their students successful. Mark my words, the neighbors will be flocking to this little school in no time because it will be a DISD standout school in a very short time. The teachers are outstanding and the principal is dynamic. I am thrilled to have a front row seat to watch the transformation - as well as watch the eyes light up of the volunteers who see first hand how their time equals better scores and academic enthusiasm for the children.


Posted June 13, 2014

The teachers at Gooch always commit 110% to their students. They go beyond the call of duty to make sure that their students are reaching their fullest potential. Their community involvement is impeccable as well! I have visited this school on different capacities and I must say that each time I was impressed with the overall climate/culture exhibited at this elementary school. Keep up the good work!


Posted June 12, 2014

The teachers at Gooch focus on three main levers to drive growth on our campus: Data driven instruction (DDI), the combination of observation and feedback, and school culture. The practice of DDI allows teachers to tailor instruction to the specific needs of each individual scholar. Teachers use demonstrations of learning and a variety of assessment tools to determine the strengths and growth opportunities for each scholar, and are then able to use that data to target skills and plan instruction accordingly. Frequent observation of lessons and timely, honest feedback from instructional coaches to instructors maximize DDI by calling for reflection and growth. However, for true data analysis and reflective instruction to occur, behavior and effort expectations need to be in place and reinforced consistently. Our scholars and staff have made great strides in their abilities to persevere and display a growth mindset. They are learning to understand that intelligence, achievement, and successes are directly tied to the amount of effort, grit, and determination exhibited. It has become more than an exhibition, however, but rather a belief, a way of life, a representation of their being.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2014

Great teachers that are engaged with the kids and go above and beyond to show them different ways of learning.


Posted June 12, 2014

La escuela Gooch ha sido una muy buena experiencia para mi hijo y para mi. La directora y los maestros son muy atentos y tratan muy bien a los ninos. La directora siempre esta atenta a lo que pasa y dan a poyo a los ninos que necesitan mas ayuda, les dan clases los sabados desde principio del ano. En las juntas no informan como va todo y nos preguntas nuestras sugerencias, al final de clases nos ensenaron los resultados de la escuela en unas graficas y sus resultados fueron super buenos, subieron en todas las areas y pasaron a muchisimas escuelasdel distrito.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

Yo pienso que Gooch es una excelente escuela, yo ve a siempre que la directora toda las ma anas recib a y daba la bienvenida personalmente a todos los ni os en la entrada de la escuela. Las calificaciones de los ex menes estatales STAAR subieron mucho gracias al empe o de los maestros que siempre estuvieron trabajando con ellos. Los salones de clases siempre estaban muy bien organizados y limpios. Los ni os en la escuela siempre se les ve a muy bien portados porque los maestros estaban siempre al pendiente. La apariencia general de la escuela tambien siempre me dio muy buena impresi n. Por todos esto, me siento muy agradecida por que todo el personal de la escuela siempre puso mucho empe o, tiempo y esfuerzo para que todos nuestros hijos recibieran educaci n y atenci n de calidad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

One of our main goals at Gooch Elementary School is to establish high expectations, a growth mindset, and the belief that anything is possible. We believe that all scholars can learn and develop the academic skills necessary to graduate from high school college and career ready. We set high academic expectations and teach our scholars to show effort and perseverance in their pursuit of academic excellence. Each homeroom is designated as a college or university and the banner of that college or university hangs outside the classroom. Our morning community meeting provides an opportunity for scholars and teachers to recognize each other publicly. Teachers shout out scholars who have shown effort and perseverance and made academic progress. Scholars shout out teachers for the various ways they have helped them. This has established a strong sense of community and mutual support and positive encouragement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2014

Aun no entiendo el porque no han actualizado los datos de esta fabulosa escuela. Hemos formado un gran equipo entre padres, maestros y alumnus, y el resultado se ha reflejado en los estudiantes. Este ciclo escolar 2013-2014 Tom C. Gooch ha superado los niveles del distrito entre un 30 o 40 % y se ha dado un vuelco en solo 18 meses con el arduo trabajo de todo el equipo. Definitivamente Tom C. Gooch es la mejor opcion educativo para nuestros hijos. I still don t understand why the data of this fabulous school has not been updated. We have formed a great team of parents, teachers and alumni whose team work has reflected on the students. This school year cycle 2013-2014, Tom C. Gooch has surpassed the district s scores by 30% to 40% and a total transformation has taken place in only 18 months with the hard work from all the team. Tom. C. Gooch is definitely the best option for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

At Tom C. Gooch Elementary, faculty and staff are committed to excellence, scholar achievement, and quality instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2014

I've only visited the school as a participant in their exceptionally organized career day, but I was extremely impressed to learn about all of the initiatives in place to further the quality of education received by the students. And the efforts made are working! Test scores have improved, the kids are exposed on a daily basis to the concept of higher education as an attainable goal through hard work and perseverance. The leadership and staff at the school has put enormous efforts into this transformation and are clearly passionate about providing the best learning environment possible for the advancement of the students. Is it a perfect school? Not yet. But there's clear momentum forward.


Posted June 11, 2014

Over the last two years, I've been to Gooch several times as a volunteer (both to read to the 4th grade class and to help in the school garden). Each time I have visited the school, I have been greeted by well behaved, eager-to-learn students as well as friendly, intelligent teachers. Each staff member I've encountered appears dedicated and willing to "go the extra mile" to ensure these children are receiving a top education.


Posted August 6, 2012

My daughter has been attending this school since kinder and every year it has improved. Especially this past year with the new principal, she has made a lot of positive changes. One of them is recruiting community involvement and creating initiatives to help enrich student learning. She brought the AVID program and added after school enrichment clubs. She has helped the school in many ways, like applying for grants to improve the school. The community has provided donations of school supplies and beautfication projects inside and outside of the school by volunteers and the help of Lowes. I can't wait to learn about all the new programs and clubs for this upcoming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

The new principal has made a lot of positive changes and has added many after school enrichment clubs. She brought AVID to our school and stresses the importance of character counts. She ensures ALL students are treated with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

This school has changed alot. Information is sent home at the last minute. Whenever I try to meet with the principal she is never available, when I did meet with her, she kept going off topic talking about her teachers. My daughter is always coming home telling me about bad kids. This takes away from her learning. My kids will not be returning to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I think the teachers and staff of the special education classes are excellent . The general ed students are very inclusive with the special ed children. The teachers and ta's lead by example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

Although it does seem to be a very good school, the students are treated with lack of respect especially the children in special education classes ,not only the teachers but by all other staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

This school is a really good school. My daughter is really doing good thanks to her Pre K teacher Ms. Yanez.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

24 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

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
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%
Female50%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
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 education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female76%
Male60%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual79%
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 Students52%
Female67%
Male42%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male42%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
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 education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted35%
Bilingual43%

Writing

All Students32%
Female40%
Male25%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted30%
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 Students77%
Female100%
Male50%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
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)72%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual72%

Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
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 education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted42%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 64%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MARTHA BUJANDA
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (972) 794-2501

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Data driven instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Gooch Elementary School is committed to fostering a positive school culture of high expectations. Our goal is to produce college-bound scholars that consistently exhibit great effort and perseverance. Our faculty, staff, and scholars embrace challenges and collectively exemplify a growth mindset. Faculty and staff use data-driven instruction,frequent observation, and timely constructive feedback to create targeted and reflective lessons based on the specific needs of individual scholars.
School leaders can update this information here.

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T.C. Marsh Middle School
W.T. White High School
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4030 Calculus Drive
Dallas, TX 75244
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Phone: (972) 794-2500

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