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Maria Moreno Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 522 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2010

My child has attended this school for nearly 3 mos now & we have had numerous bad experiences. To begin with, we were not given any kind of school handbook or calendar until school had been in session for over 3 weeks. Yet, we were expected to be aware of all the district policies & rules from day one. Another major complaint: there is no recess AT ALL & they only have gym 3 times a week. They also have an over zealous "hall monitor" that stands in the front hall every day and yells at the kids to get to class. I have hear her take a rude & disrespectful tone with kids AND their parents and she seems to dislike her job. The principal is fair & I'm sure they do have some great teachers there, but overall it is not a school I'd recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Fantastic school, very professional Staff. My doughter is learning more than her friends, and is also happier! I love the Marone school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

I m a pre-k teacher at Moreno school and this is a great family (the moreno family). The dress code is following by Dallas ISD directions, and is the same for all the Dallas Isd schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2008

This school is okay. The teachers are very dedicated. My daughter enjoys it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

I honestly think that this school is more concerned about what the children are wearing than about their grades and well-being. I have had so much trouble trying to keep my daughter within the school uniform rules. I have bought her clothes time after time, it's hard finding something that fits her and that is not so expensive- i am a single mom. At first they were allowed to wear black pants, so i bought her like 5 pairs of those. 2 Weeks later she is not allowed to wear them anymore. Then i bought her some khaki pants, but she was also not allowed to wear them because of the back pockets, not sure why. She keeps being told that she will be suspended and she gets all scared since she has never been suspended before and doesnt really know what it is. It's very frustrating and unnecessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

My daughter attended pre-k and is now in kinder at Maria Moreno.I would rather her be in a private school, but for a public school,it's ok!She really enjoys going there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I truly enjoyed my son to go to this school.My son haves a leaningdisablity and work with his six grade teachers Mrs Daniles and Mrs Thomas He was able to recieves the silver star awards given by Pres.Bush. I could not express how much I'm going to miss these teachers and all his teachers in the pass. Great School to come to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

It was a good school, I enjoy working with teachers and I love how they interact with their students. There were always parents willing to help; great staff and they gave a lot to their community.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male52%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education14%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education10%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students60%
Female74%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingual32%
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%
Female52%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students54%
Female48%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education20%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual50%
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 Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual49%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual53%

Science

All Students58%
Female51%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual51%
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

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 96% 52%
Black 2% 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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 65%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ALBA MARRERO
Fax number
  • (972) 502-3101

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Dallas, TX 75224
Phone: (972) 502-3100

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