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John Ireland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 584 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2013

This is the BEST school in DallasISD run by the best principal I have worked for. Ms. Jackson keeps the students in mind when making any and all decisions. The student comes first. Safety is key at our school. Parents are not allowed to roam freely throughout the school, like other schools. The majority of the teachers work hard and give it their all. Of course there are always a few teachers that don't want to actually teach, but this is their last year on our campus. If you don't want to teach, don't be a teacher! We are working on becoming exemplary, and I share this vision!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2012

This year the school has gone down hill. The teachers are great. On the other hand the principal has lost her mind. She is bullying the teachers. She is not fair with everyone. As a parent you really can't speak to her unless your ready for a battle. I'm glad that this is my child's last year. I'm part of the committee of this school and if you knew what I know you would be screaming from the roof top of this school. Its just a matter of time before this school falls apart. It needs a male principal to get this school back someone who is fair to all employees, and everyone else. Parents really need to be more involved at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

Judging by the prior reviews, I believe this school has gotten alot better. My kids have been going here for 4 years now, so I've gotten to know a lot of the faculty here. This school has a new principal this year, and I'm already seeing the fruits of that. In all honesty, my kids have benefited from having some pretty great teachers here. I appreciate that given that I want the very best for them. The basketball teams are nice, not great but really nice. The nurse is simply amazing. My kids have health issues, and she's really on top of them! A huge complaint would be this ridiculous lunch that DISD continues to feed out kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I feel disadvantaged because my kids are assigned to this school. I am very unhappy with the school. The principal does not know how to speak to parents and most of the teachers are not proficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment to begin the security they offer our children is no good. You can walk into that school and into the office sign any name and get your little green sticker and no questions are asked. So sad that just anyone can go in there and have access to our children. This is not sufficient when it comes to the safety of our children. More precautions need to be taken and the DISD Board this to get involved. The Principal is always on the defensive when you question her it is always I am doing what I can or I will see what can me done, but nothing has been done. I feel that my son's teacher does more to keep him safe then what the Pricipal has done and maybe we need to look at finding a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

Parents are not notified about upcoming events. The assistant principal is not fair. There is a lack of communication from the assistant principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Parents are not given adequate notification of school functions. Parents are given notification the day before an event(not all parents are stay at home parents and can just come to the school for an event whenever. Parents who work need notification ahead of time so they can plan time off to make it to these functions). Some of the teachers that I have observed do not have the patience to work with the students. Parents are not told of the sports or cheerleader tryouts until the day of or after practice has already begun. The principle is wonderful and works well with the students, parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2003

Principal dedicated to students. Staff lacks commitment to raise bar of excellence for students.


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

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented67%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students77%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented87%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual86%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male67%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
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 education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
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 education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted73%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
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 education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female52%
Male62%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
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 education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual62%

Science

All Students52%
Female38%
Male62%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 81% 52%
Black 18% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 58%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

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School Leader's name
  • SHARRON JACKSON
Fax number
  • (972) 749-4901

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1515 North Jim Miller Road
Dallas, TX 75217
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Phone: (972) 749-4900

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