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11230 Lippitt Avenue
Dallas, TX 75218

(972) 749-7800
(972) 749-7801
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August 24, 2015
Our daughter just started 1st grade after a very successful kindergarten year last year. Reilly is a little gem of a school and Mrs. Jackson (the principal), the teachers, and the staff are working hard to ensure that our little scholars shine. There's a new and exciting Spanish immersion program as well as extracurriculars such as Drama Club. Lots of opportunities for our little ones to grow not only as students, but as little citizens. Parental involvement has been going up year after year, which is incredible -- and has led to better fundraising and neighborhood involvement. Those factors, in conjunction with the never-ending enthusiasm and commitment of the school staff and administration, have led Reilly to achieve some of the highest academic accountability ratings in the district. Our daughter's student/teacher ratio in kinder was significantly less than her friends in more coveted DISD schools -- so her teacher was able to give more individual attention to her students. Definitely a plus for us. So, if you're on the fence about Reilly, be sure to come tour the school, get to know some current Reilly families, and give this "little school that could" a chance. We're glad we did.

- submitted by a community member

November 17, 2014
Our 5 year old started as a kindergartner this year at this fantastic neighborhood school in the heart of the Lochwood neighborhood. We've been lucky to be residents in this neighborhood for 8+ years and recently the neighbors have really been pulling together engaging in community events and really "rallying around Reilly!" As a result we had no hesitations at all in sending our daughter to this school and we've been rewarded with a happy, engaged, loving learning, student. We feel lucky as a family to have this great school in our 'hood and can't wait to send our two youngest there in 2017.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2014
Ms. Jackson is passionate about making this school better and better. We have had a wonderful experience, and our son is learning more advanced concepts than many of his friends at schools that everyone clamors to get into. We're seeing more neighborhood involvement, so I expect Reilly to keep improving.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2013
My daughter goes here and loves her teachers and classmates. She's beginning first grade and already knows how to read from attending Kindergarten here.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
This is our second year at Reilly and we LOVE it. It is obvious that Mrs. Jackson (Principal) loves the kids and wants the best for them. The parent involvement gets better each year and the PTA is trying to be more of a presence. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
This is our second year at Reilly. My daughter loves the school and the staff. Mrs. Settimi is an excellent teacher. Everyone I have come in contact there has been super friendly and informative. I hope to be able to keep all my children at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
This is a great school! I love the teachers and I love that they welcome the parents to come and be involved! I love how great and friendly the staff is! Best school ever!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2013
I get the feeling the staff is put off by the help parents offer. The school in general is very disorganized. The PTA is weak and needs a stronger presence in the school, if the administration will allow it. Fortunately I feel my children are getting a good education but I think the overall campus experience could be better for the parents, faculty and students

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2012
Great new principal. Innovative and enthusiastic leadership. Strong teachers. These elements make for a successful school.

- submitted by a teacher

May 08, 2012
Our new principle is wonderful. She really has the childrens best intrests at heart. She is friendly, and a good disiplinarian as well. Overall, I think our schools has improved leaps and bounds since Mrs. Jackson took over. She has updated the school, and made sure our childrens learning environment is up to par. She involves the children, and makes them feel important, rather than a number. I hope to see continued improvement in the future

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2011
Our son has had a wonderful experience for his kindergarten year. His teacher has been energetic, caring, and purposeful. I have no complaints whatsoever about the academic rigor. I have had a poor experience as a parent, however. Parent involvement seems peripheral and spotty. Organization is poor. Hopefully, next year a new principal with breathe in new energy and this clean, bright little school will get the energy it needs to move forward and improve.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2010
This school has been great. My child will begin her second year there and she blossomed, thrived and was the happiest I have seen since she moved. I will be enrolling my youngest for Kinder this fall and we are very excited. The teachers and principal know what they are doing and run a very tight ship. I know this school would top the charts if more parents were involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 14, 2010
I am greatly disappointed with the principles lack of disciplinary actions when a threat to a child is ignored and not brought to the parents attention. Also the principal does not discipline the child at fault and the victim must withdraw in order to not see the bully.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2010
My children are enjoying their first year at Reilly. The staff is great and want every child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 15, 2009
no stars the principal at this school oversees problems....

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 01, 2009
Seems like a well organized school. They run a tight ship there and the teachers and supporting staff are very professional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 23, 2009
I love this school! The teachers are great and my children feel successful and secure. Thanks for being such a great place for my kids!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
Well my kids been going to MTR since last year and boy do I just love this school especially the school staff OMG amazing o and the teachers Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Quiroz they are my number 1!

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2008
My Children have gone to MTR since both were in kindergarten.. This school was great when Jan Jones was there, but since then the school has gone downhill. Students are bullied, tormented, and parents are looked at like intruders. The discipline level is pathetic and the curriculum needs much improvement. Parents need to be able to be more involved with the curriculum and child performance. Sometimes fliers are sent home, but more needs to be done.. We miss Jan Jones... My children have been pulled & we are all much happier elsewhere...

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2007
Things are changing at Reilly since the downsizing of the district, and I am so glad we chose to start there! The neighborhood is rallying behind this little gem of a school. Our teacher is great, very attuned to the kids needs and parent responsive. The TAG teacher also gets my kudos!

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2006
A really great neighborhood elementary school. The staff is caring. There is alot for my older child to participate in. I am very pleased!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2005
I would like to see more extra curricular activities and better communication on what is going on at the school. I either get flyers late or not at all about school programs, etc.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2004
Update: now that a new campus has opened MTR is down to 573 students, a much better fit with this building. The portables will be gone after improvements are completed (thank you bond voters!) and the cafeteria and halls are much quieter.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2003
As at any school, parental involvement runs the continuum, but the highly involved end is kind of light. The community, however, makes up by volunteering hundreds of houors per month. Everybody's list of complaints will be topped by the issues related to overcrowding, and that issue will be moot as soon as the new elementary school is completed (for Fall 2004). After that, look for the talented faculty and staff to have more room to shine and get 'Recognized' yet again.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2003
I have only had one personal experience with this school and I was very happy with the way the situation was handled. I know the school is overcrowded and even that problem seems very under control. Mrs Jan Jones is a wonderful person who really cares about the children's happiness and education. I am very thankful for her.

- submitted by a parent
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Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School
11230 Lippitt Avenue, Dallas, TX  75218
(972) 749-7800
Last modified Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top