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Urban Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 606 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2011

I HATE THIS SCHOOL! my son has a bad stigmatism, hearing problems, as well as a speech problem and not once has the school adressed it to me! when they "tested" him they said he was fine! i went and had asked them about getting him into speech therapy but its been 2 school years and still nothing! i had to go through our pcp to get the therapy! then there was a bully that damaged our other sons shirt and for half a yr, the teacher said that she is looking into the parent replacing the damaged school shirt. well come to find out, the parent pulled him out of school! thanks for letting me know after i called them from 0 calls about the status of my sons shirt! they didnt even have yearbooks last year and the rude lady that answers the phone said that she isnt even sure if they will have any this year! very unorganized! at the start of this school year they were lacking teachers and finally got a nurse before winter break.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

This has got to be one of the worse schools in DISD!! The teachers and staff are clueless. There is no security whatsoever. I had my sister pick up my child and no one checked any sort of list to make sure she was on there and then had the gall to send her back to an open area full of children. This lets me know that anyone can just walk in there and grab a child. They are so slow to relay any announcements about events, if they even announce anything on time. I will definitely be reconsidering taking my child out of this school. They are worthless over all and this school should have been one to shut down in DISD!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

Poor communication; teacher to parent and teacher to office. No extracurricular activities. Poor or no solutions to problems reported. We are moving just to get our child in a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

This school has just gained new facilities, which will hopefully help with the overcrowding of the old school. There seems to be a lot of parental involvement, but overall curriculum needs a lot more improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This school is ok. The teachers really seem to care about the students, however, that is not always enough. The test scores are substandard and there was a 'drug issue' this school year. I am removing my children from this school with a transfer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

This is my first year having a kid in school, my son learned a lot of skills with his teacher, I am so happy with this happening. And I think one thing we shgould do as parents is getting involve in their school. They wiil be happy and excited to know that we care about their school.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English87%
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

All Students74%
Female86%
Male60%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented89%

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male71%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students72%
Female60%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students81%
Female75%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual91%
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 Students41%
Female40%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual72%

Writing

All Students35%
Female30%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted31%
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 Students55%
Female79%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual46%

Science

All Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual58%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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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 98% 52%
Black 1% 13%
White 1% 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

Teacher experience

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

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  • ANGIE TORRES
Fax number
  • (972) 794-1101

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6901 Military Parkway
Dallas, TX 75227
Phone: (972) 794-1100

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