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Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 670 students

 

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2012:
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Posted June 6, 2014

This is a great school 3 of my kids went there and the teachers are great specially Mr. Cervantes he was my daughter's teacher for 4 yrs. He is the best teacher in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

THE WORST Elementary School in Dallas! If you ask me what that school needs is to fire almost every employee and start again!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 24, 2013

Great school I'm very pleased with everything that they do to motivated our children very very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

This school is a nightmare. My kindergarten child was constantly bullied and came home every day with bruises from being kicked by other students in the class. The teacher couldn't even teach because she had to play babysitter to these unruly children. Zero parental support or the parents just have no clue and expect the teachers to deal with their children in every facet. It is not the teacher's job to be a parent! The principal was very uncooperative and unhelpful and counselors pulled the "bully" out for talk therapy yet he harassed my child every day. At five years of age, this is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank goodness, I got her out of there. Academics are severely lacking as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My grandmother taught me that if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. In order to warn parents, however, I will put 1 star on this review. Take that for what you will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I can say this Mrs. Billington the kidergarten teacher is awesome. I love how much my son has learned and I think her teaching methods are great. The school itself could use some help in the lunch room voluteers. Other than that I would not want my child to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I love this school. I am a volunteer there and my children have been there since the beginning. I now have a child in 3rd grade. And the 3rd grade teachers are great, except for one, but my child is not in her class. So are the 4th grade teachers so I am looking forward to next year. But I am worried about after that. The 6th grade teachers are so incompetent, sitting at the computers instead of walking around the classroom and such traditional teachers where kids read the book and answer the questions. You can always tell when the 6th graders are walking down the hall. And the 5th grade teachers have a hard time getting to school on time. There is at least one late every morning. That is so unprofessional. But hopefully that will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I have worked and visited other schools in Dallas ISD and this school stands out. The administration is great and the teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2008

Kahn is great!! Ms. Williams the 1st grade teacher, is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My grandson attends this school, and I would like to say one thing. I am very impressed with my grandsons kindergarden teacher. I have noticed that he really, I mean really does a great job. He should get a special award at the end of the year. His name is mr. Cervantes. One can tell when there is a teacher that love their job, from those who just go to 'work' I don't know if this is any importance to you , but I feel I just had to say something. You guys are doing a great job there. Keep it up. Thanks lydia


Posted February 12, 2006

The school is alright nothing great though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Good School. Like the teachers and principal.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 85% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female82%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented95%

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students83%
Female92%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
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 educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual56%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual54%

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted61%
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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual78%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 97% 52%
White 2% 29%
Black 1% 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) 65%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MONICA MARQUEZ
Fax number
  • (972) 502-1401

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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610 North Franklin Street
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (972) 502-1400

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