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Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 518 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 16, 2012

Great new principal. Innovative and enthusiastic leadership. Strong teachers. These elements make for a successful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 15, 2009

no stars the principal at this school oversees problems....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 2, 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


Posted 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


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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female77%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual74%
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 Students82%
Female76%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual72%

Writing

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual89%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual72%

Science

All Students67%
Female58%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual62%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 79% 52%
Black 11% 13%
White 8% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 52%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MARION JACKSON
Fax number
  • (972) 749-7801

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11230 Lippitt Avenue
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (972) 749-7800

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