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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 851 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $329,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted May 10, 2014

Lakewood is a good school in a great neighborhood. Lkd enjoys an excellent community and parent support visible and effective PTA, Dad s group, fundraisers and volunteering. The teaching could be stronger based on the schools population (in my experience 25% are excellent and 10% are terrible) as an educator myself (with realistic expectations ) that is good. Your child WILL be well socialized at Lakewood (once again this is neighborhood effect) they will learn here. The DISDs nationally recognized TAG schools (without caps) could be filled the top half of each Lakewood grade (that should tell you all you need to know). This school is NOT good at is making parents feel like their child is exceptional (this is not their bread and butter as it is in private schools) or a political expectation (as it is in highland park). If the school was 25% less crowed and had 50% more space it would the one of the best public schools in the country- but all in all good to great school buoyed by great neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2014

Lakewood is overcrowded and disorganized. The administration was incompetent in the way it handled the leveling this year. My sons teacher is nice but has way too many children. I wasn't told about significant things that happened to my son until weeks later at the parent teacher conference. This school is not equipped to identify and help children who are above or below the average. The only reason lakewood scores better than the rest of Dallas is they have a much lower amount of ESL and economically disadvantaged students. The school boundaries have been gerrymandered to keep test scores up so the property values stay up. My son received a much better education at another DISD school last year. The only reason you should send your child to Lakewood is if you want to display their bumper sticker on your Lexus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

We are in our last year at Lakewood, thank heavens. The classes and the school are ridiculously over crowded with kids who live nowhere near the school. Because it is overcrowded, the lunches and recesses are very, very short. Everything at this school is about the test! Terrible arts program. The teachers never seem happy anymore. The new principal is overwhelmed. My children do very well, but they were doing well at their last school too. When we moved to the neighborhood we thought we were getting a warm and friendly school, but they just want your money. It's really nothing special compared to schools in surrounding districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

I absolutely love this school. The teachers are terrific and caring and responsive. I see some comments about the previous principal Ms Thompson - who I agree was less than delightful to deal with. She has, however, been replaced with Ms Brookshire-Simmons who is lovely and much more interested in individual students' needs. The class sizes are quite large - which is no surprise because the school is great and basically everyone in the neighborhood sends their kids to the school rather than private school. However, funds are currently being raised to build new buildings and double the square footage within the next 2 years. So the crowding problems should be resolved very shortly. It's a great neighborhood and wonderful that so many families in the community support the local schools and believe in them enough to see past the DISD reputation and attend our fantastic public school. I couldn't be happier with our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

Lakewood Elementary. #1 school. At Lakewood, they teach you. In California, they treat you like you're already supposed to know.


Posted May 16, 2013

Lakewood Elementary has a caring community and high level of parent involvement . I do think there is a lot of emphasis on testing and grades. There is a lot of homework right from the early years and worksheet based curriculum. I wish the kids had a longer recess (15 mins to eat and 15 mins of play) and I am not happy if any member disrupts the class, this break can be taken away (and has many times) thereby punishing all the children. They need a chance to let off steam at lunch as the environment is very disciplined. Having said all that my child likes going to school for the most part and is proud of her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

My son lost interest in science and math while at Lakewood. Although we moved to another school because of career, I'm glad we did. He has the spark back about learning and says he LOVES math and science again. I don't think I would've realized it was due to the school until we moved. The school is very regimented and not very creative as far as teaching goes. They do a lot of worksheets at Lakewood and move quickly. When he started at his new school they were a couple of months behind where Lakewood was but the telling part was that he did not remember how to do the lessons that he had already mastered at lakewood. I prefer that they move slower but actually learn and not just memorize the topics. The parental involvement is amazing and I think this makes up for a lot but the curriculum coud be much improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

Our 2 daughters have received an excellent education at Lakewood Elementary. They both love going to school and score at high grade levels on the testing. The parental involvement is wonderful. I feel like the girls are getting the same education as they would receive in a private school, more importantly they have made great friends and love going to school. Ms. Thompson can be a little harsh, but I think she has to be to maintain control of an at-capacity elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

This school is an awful example of what your elementary years should be like. The teachers are old and tired and seem to care very little about the individual students needs. The principal, Ms. Thompson should have been fired years ago. She has no warmth and talks to the children as if they are her little soldiers. We have pulled out children out of this school and never looked back. Shocking that more people don't complain! Terrible environment, and clueless administration. Their only focus is the TAKS test so the Principal can get her bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

Indeed, it is all about the test scores at Lakewood Elementary- read that as, it's all about the money. And, yes, the principal is an autocrat on her way up the career ladder- it's her way or nothing. Kindergarten is BOOT CAMP. There are no warm-fuzzies for your young children here. My kindergartener is an excellent student, both academically and behaviorally, but he is STRESSED OUT. Sure, he can read and write, but I can't say he loves learning in this environment. Too bad, we love the other families, the friends we've made, the parents are great, the community is awesome. But I fear our son will never thrive here. And, don't get me wrong, it's NOT because it's "academically rigorous". This group takes "teaching to the TAKS" to a whole new level. And to think, this is the best that it gets in DISD...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I have been EXTREMELY disappointed with this school. We moved here because of the wonderful reputation that this school has. The principal at this school is only concerned with her fundraising and test scores. She is unsympathetic to the individual student's needs. The lower grade playground is only supervised by one lunch aid to watch 140 first graders for recess. I do not believe they are safe. This matter has been brought to the principal's attention yet she refuses to make any changes and suggested that more parents should come to the school during the lunch recess. We are incredibly disappointed and dissatisfied. We are already considering a move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Lakewood is a great school if your child is driven soley by the score. If your child has any type of learning difference, then this is not the place for them. My child is in the lower grades and is expected to complete an average of 15 pages of homework a week, in addition to completing projects and other reports. I think that doing the work is what is required but not of a 5-8 year old child. There is too much emphasis on the score and grade and not enough on the child's love of learning. I have expected so much more from this school, with the reputation it has, and am always dissappointed, but not trully surprised!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

My son started at Lakewood last and year and was a part of Ms. Leal's exceptional Pre-K class and has now moved to their Kindergarten. The school's children seem so much brighter than alot of children of the same age from other schools. They are very academically driven and have so many social educational events, the students couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

When my daughter went to Lakewood Elementary, the majority of the teachers were truly interested in helping their students receive the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

I bought a house in this neighborhood because I wanted my children to attend Lakewood, which is ranked highly in DISD. However, I have been disappointed with the large size of the classes, the regimented atmosphere at the school and the emphasis on testing and homework in the lowest grades. Also, there is inadequate playground time (which is taken away altogether for talking in class, etc.) and I have found the attitude from the principal and some teachers to be unwelcoming to parental concerns and lacking in nurturing for children who are having problems. However, parents whose sole focus is on test scores will like this school, and Lakewood is very orderly and clean. Given the neighborhood and the advantages the children bring to school, it could be much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

Lakewood has had an amazing year this year. We were chosen as a national Blue Ribbon School for the No Child Left Behind Program and we atttained Exemplary status, the highest ranking, for our TAKS scores. The success of the school can be attributed to strong leadership, teachers that teach, and parents that parent. Lakewood is a very family orientated school so be prepared, if your child attends Lakewood, you as a parent will be expected to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

My son is in the first grade and in his second year at Lakewood and loves the school. Just about everyday he wakes up ready and wanting to go to school. He loves his friends, teachers and all the doting parents. It's not perfect but the teachers, staff and all the parents here are really great and make this a fun and challenging place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

I am Lakewood Alumni & oh how our school has changed. My daughter attends Lakewood 1st-5th grade. The end of this year will be bittersweet. All of the teachers we have had at Lakewood are terrific. And the volunteer parents is what makes this school to be so great. My only complaint is the warden/prinicipal Ms. Thompson. Myself and several other parents have had the same complaints, she is condesending and not a nurturing person. None of the children I know like her either. Lunch time for our students is horrible, they must sit with their class. They are not allowed to socialize at all. If they talk it's lights out. They are pressured to hurry up and eat and get out. If they spent more time encouraging students instead of bossing them I think the kids would like school more. They are only little for a little while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I made a point to move to the area just so my daughter could attend the Lakewood Elementary Program. There is a tremendous amount of perental involvement, wonderful teachers, a principal who understands and that is easily accessable. The children in my daughter's class are becoming her life long friends and the school is ahead of the others in the area academically. There is a high importance on testing, but it is within reason and understandable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I am a former student and I find that your friends from Lakewood will be your friends for life.


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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education90%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual45%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingual90%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingual67%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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3000 Hillbrook Street
Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: (972) 749-7300

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