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Alex Sanger Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 561 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2014

Alex Sanger is a terrific neighborhood school with an amazing principal and staff and hard working PTA. My kids have made many wonderful friends and enjoy all sorts of activities from art club to choir to strings. No regrets at all for choosing this public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

My children just completed their third year at Sanger, and it was great! The dual language program is wonderful. The PTA is strong and active. The teachers and principles really care. The learning garden is beautiful. The sports teams are winners. We really love our school, and can't wait for the next school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

Sanger is awesome. As everyone else we too struggled with the decision to send our son to public school. He started Kindergarten in August 2013 and I kid you not when I say we have not looked back. The principal Mr. Martinez,his staff and the PTA have blown us away in terms of individual student attention, curriculum and overall pleasant culture in the school. Carpool is a breeze, students are addressed by their names, the facilities are clean, I know he is safe there and not even 7 months into the school year he reads and writes and most importantly loves going to school. There are 13 kids in his class; tell me where else you can still have that student to teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Este es el ultimo grado de mi hija en esta escuela ha estado aqui desde 3er grado, cuando supe de esta escuela pedi su transferencia ya que ni le correspondia, me siento triste al saber que pronto no estara mas aqui, si hubier sabido antes de esta escuela hubiera cursado toda su elementary aqui, el personal es excelente, Ms. arreguin es una persona muy amable y coperativa, las maestr@s que mi hija ha tenido puedo decir que tienen mucha calidad y responsabilidad lo puedo verr en los grados de mi hija, el principal siempre esta al pendiente de lo que sucede o necesitamos.. Mil gracias Alex Sanger x esta hermosa oportunidad que le brindaron a mi hija..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

This a great school! The new principal and assistant principal are both energetic, down-to-earth and always available. The dual language program is excellent and I believe will prepare my english speaking kids for a global economy. The cultural diversity is vibrant and is one of the best qualities of this school. There are so many after school activities my kids have a hard time choosing between the available clubs: journalism, art, garden, choir, violin, sports, Destination Imagination, etc. My sons have easily made friends. The teachers are warm and creative. Parental involvement is welcomed and appreciated. Sanger Elem. is a secret gem in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

After trying a charter school in OakCliff twelve years ago I made the decision to bring my son home. My second child now seventeen has always been homeschooled. When we had our third we made the decision to try a public school and moved to accommodate that decision. What a great decision It has been. Sanger is darling! Our daughter is learning and growing and being loved by so many in this community. I too am impressed every time Mr. Martinez calls each child by name. The extracurricular activities and dual-language are just icing on the cake. After raising children for twenty years I know nothing will be perfect but, again have been so pleased in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

My daughter started kindergarten this year and was supposed to go to private school but we were unable to make the deadline and, as parents, were very reluctant and uneasy about public schools.... especially DISD public schools but Alex Sanger Elementary, the teachers, staff, PTA (which I am a part of), and overall community have exceeded our expectations and made us feel fantastic and secure in our daughter's safety, education, and well-being. Her teacher is wonderful about communicating curriculum and activities and allows me to be as involved as I want to be... it's even encouraged! The staff keeps the kids safe by locking entrances and buzzing in parents and standing with the children until a parent or approved guardian comes to pick them up from the line behind the teacher. Super safe, incredible teacher and staff, great curriculum, and outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Alex Sanger is OUTSTANDING! My daughter has been there three years and she LOVES it! The teachers have been wonerful and Principal Martinez is helpful, caring and active on a daily basis. There is a large energetic parent body that works hard to make the school the best it can be. We are fortunate to have the ability to be able to send our daughter to any private school in Dallas but we choose to go to our neighborhood school and it has been the best decision we have EVER made! If you have a chance to go to Sanger DO IT! You will never regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Alex Sanger has been WONDERFUL for my daughter!!! It has been a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for my daughter to grow and learn. The teachers are fantastic and Principal Martinez is a miracle maker! I could not be happier with Alex Sanger! The parents are involved and welcoming and the entire school community is a fantastic example of what public school education SHOULD be like in our state. THANK GOD for Alex Sanger and for Principal Martinez!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

This is a great little gem in our neighborhood. My son has a teacher he adores and the principal knows him by name. It is truly a neighborhood school that feels like a big family. There is a winning basketball team, music, art, destination imagination...lots of enrichment opportunities. My husband and I are well rounded successful DISD graduates and wanted nothing less for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My third graders elementary experience at Alex Sanger has been wonderful. I can't say enough good things about the teachers and staff. Communication between staff and parents is open, and the teachers are committed and caring. The classes are very small, the students are well behaved and challenged, academically and creatively. Sanger offers after school programs, so many in fact, that students are faced with choices! We have the garden, athletics, music, art, and science clubs! My favorite thing about Sanger is the community and we are fortunate to be a part of. I hope the families that we have grown to love will be in our lives for many years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My granddaughter is a kindergartner at Sanger, and she LOVES it! She has a very nurturing and enthusiastic veteran teacher who has taught over 20 years in DISD. The entire staff--from the principal to the aides--has been friendly and supportive. Communication is great. We get daily phone messages and texts to know exactly what is happening. We've already had a parent-teacher conference the first 6 weeks, and the school has just had a fun-filled carnival that had many free activities so that all the students could attend. Sanger has only 4 kindergarten classes, whereas some neighborhood schools are much more crowded. Families have the choice of either all English classes or Spanish immersion. The music, art, library, and PE teachers are all energetic, happy people. We decided to try public school in the neighborhood on a trial basis, but our family is hooked! We are already looking forward to first grade at Sanger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

My child has transferred into the dual language at Sanger from K-3 and will continue at Sanger. We are very happy there. There is a strong group of parents who have made a huge difference along with a new principal (2012 was his first year). Parents and faculty have worked very hard to make a good dual language program a great dual language program. It is an opportunity we are fortunate to have. We've made great friends (both kids and parents!) and love our school We are Stallion Strong! Besides dual language we have a school garden, choir, a new strings (violin) program, science club, art club, track (a 5th grade student went to state in 2011, I think), basketball. There are amazing teachers, parents and faculty at this neighborhood school. We are lucky to be a part of it. As another comment said there is always room for improvement, but there are many strong people trying to make those changes at Sanger and I am thankful for all of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

We got a transfer to Sanger specifically for the dual-language program. This is a great opportunity that many private school students don't get. My daughter love's it and our youngest can't wait to start. The new principal has inspired the faculty and the parents. Parent involvement is increasing steadily. I'm proud that our family is part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

Our daughter entered Alex Sanger Elementary (Kindergarten) this year (2010-2011). Our experience has been great. Prior to entering the school my research was face-to-face. I spoke with teachers & parents privately, visited classes & interviewed the principle. It's a lovely school with cultural and ethnic diversity. There is always room for improvement in any school. Get involved as a parent! Get in there for the good of all the students. Even if you decide on a school outside your district / private, the children within your area deserve the best from all of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

Get on Board! The movement has started.... Looking at the current kindergarten class you can see that there are many more local neighborhood kids and that the parent involvement of the Sanger ECPTA (Early Childhood PTA) is very high. This is a very good school that will soon be a great school! The current kindergarten class will completely transform the school and take the TAKS scores through the roof! This is a WONDERFUL, safe and loving environment for a child to be in every day. As parents we could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The information posted by the parent on 4/27 is inaccurate. 5th grade reading scores were 82% on last year's taks. pretty good, I'd say. This year's scores have not been tabulated or posted. My suggestion to this concerned parent is to get involved with the PTA and volunteer with an after school reading program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My child attends Sanger. I thought the school was fine until I learned about the fifth grade TAKS scores. Their Reading scores are in the 60's and Math in the 70's. That's scary when you have fifth graders that can't read! Will our children be prepared for middle school? How about the future? I am deeply concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

Our son is in kindergarten here and loves it. There is an ever increasing level of parent involvement and the PTA has recently become reinvigorated and is quite active. Also the early childhood PTA is very active and coordinates well with the PTA (http://alexsangerecpta.org/). I agree with the previous poster that this school has the potential to become one of the better DISD schools along the lines of Stonewall Jackson and Lakewood - Not there quite yet, but it's well on it's way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

We have really enjoyed our first 3 weeks at Sanger. We're just in Kindergarten, but our child loves it. His teacher is really fantastic. The classes are small, which is great. I see the principal all the time and they have a great policy of being open to parents for lunch with your child, etc. They even have grandparents day tomorrow which my mom said she has never had with my nieces and nephews in far north Dallas. And we love the diversity of the students. Looking forward to the rest of the year and more.
—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.

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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students74%
Female86%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female87%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented91%
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 Students79%
Female96%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students77%
Female87%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual77%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female46%
Male58%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted55%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted25%
Bilingual33%
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 "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 76% 52%
White 12% 29%
Black 10% 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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 54%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • HECTOR MARTINEZ
Fax number
  • (972) 749-7601

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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8410 San Leandro Drive
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (972) 749-7600

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