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Shekinah Radiance Academy (Garland)

Charter | K-6 | 126 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 8, 2012

Great school! Principal is very involved and knows students and involved parents by name. Teachers are very caring and supportive. They are willing to help students after school anytime with any additional needs. They truly go above and beyond! I would pick this charter school over any public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

run, run run, scary leadership. The principal is more interested in his other school. He does not care about the students or parents when there is a concern. The teachers can be heard yelling during most of the day when you walk down the hall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2011

This is a small school, where teachers truly can get to know their students. If the child and sometimes the parent are willing they will definately work with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

So far so good! Great experience with teachers and principal. Good group of kids. Strong leadership from the principal. Very involved and committed teachers. Lacking in the facility. Small classrooms and no play area for recess. BUT I would rather have facility issues than leadership issues. My child is happy BUT most of all he is able to learning and on track! keep it up SRA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

A great charter school with good teachers. Would like to see more parents involved, but I know alot of them work.


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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
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 84% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female50%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students76%
Female67%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students87%
Female75%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
75%
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 71% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students62%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female40%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
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 Students46%
Female40%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students21%
Female33%
Male13%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students21%
Female17%
Male25%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted21%
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 Students46%
Female38%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female25%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female38%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 31%
Hispanic 39% 50%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rusty Mitchell
Fax number
  • (214) 320-2502

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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10715 Garland Rd Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214) 320-2500

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