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Moss Haven Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 439 students

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $142,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted June 11, 2013

What a great school. We transferred in halfway thru the year and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The teachers are great at communicating with you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

A great school, great staff, fantastic parental involvement. My son is doing very well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

I would also disagree with the opinion that it is not a good school for kids w/ learning differences. Our son is on the autism spectrum and so far (2nd year), both the in-house staff as traveling district therapists have been great. Exceeded expectations. Very involved parent involvemet, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

I completely disagree with the review that states Moss Haven is not a good school for children with learning differences. My daughter has learning differences, and her teachers, the counselor and other staff have bent over backwards to accommodate her needs. We meet regularly to discuss her progress, and I communicate with the teachers daily. Her reading skills have improved tenfold after discovering her differences and making appropriate accommodations. The school has a very close knit, family feel - a throwback to when neighbors all watched out for each other's children. There is a huge sense of community at Moss Haven and within the neighborhoods that Moss Haven serves. Moss Haven is a loving environment where students thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Terrible school for students with learning issues. Not tolerant at all. Principle is an @ss for lack of a better term. Constantly finding faults with children instead of building up their self esteem. I will be moving from this neighborhood to find a better shool and district that can best fit my childs needs. Moss Haven is definetly not it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Great School with oustanding parent participation. Nice teachers and plenty of activities within the community. Large amount of involvement and fundraising for the school with exemplary results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Not a great school for a child with learning differences, especially with the blended classes. Great parent involvement though. Lots of teacher turnover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Wonderful school, great staff, fantastic parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

Unparalled parent involvement.. excellent teachers and amazing staff and leadership quality!!! We're lucky to have our son attend this wonderful little elementary school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

We love Moss Haven! It is an exceptional school in a wonderful neighborhood. I currently have 2 children that attend Moss Haven and I am so impressed with the way the teachers meet each child where they are and make sure they get the instruction they need...be it gifted or challenged. We enjoy the mulit-age classroom, I see that it provides the children in the older grade a great opportunity to be leaders and help the younger students. All of our teachers are certified to teach Gifted & Talented students, and they bring those teaching/learning atributes to all the students to give them the best experience possible. Our parent involvement at MHE is outstanding...we work hard to help out, and have a lot of fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Great school and leadership. The teachers are excellent as well as the administrative staff. The kids are well maner and polite. We bought our house after visiting the school and we have not been dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Mosshaven Elementary is an extraordinary school in many ways. Academically, it meets the needs of all its students, be they gifted or challenged with great in-house programs in place so that all students can succeed. The sense of community within the school spreads across all socio-economic levels and the feeling of inclusion and protection of all students is something that is very special to Mosshaven. The PTA is exemplary in this school and supports the school both financialy and with volunteer hours and the school administration encourages parent involvement and is always open to all communication. My child has thrived academically at Mosshaven but I am most proud of the emphasis that is placed on being caring, nurturing and responsible members of their community and teaching all students to be 'Good Citizens'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

Our MHE experience has been incredible! Both my children have previously attended private schools and the quality of the teachers and curriculum at MHE is as strong or better. My children participate in accelerated math and reading programs as well as in the gifted and talented program (G/T). One great feature about Moss Haven is that their G/T program is taught onsight - students do not have to commute to attend and those same instructors (who are trained in G/T) teach their regular classes. This allows them participate in expanded learning whenever appropriate in all subjects with teachers who understand their needs. The PTA funds reading specialists to focus on students who need additional help, so MHE supports students on both ends of the spectrum. With over $100,000 in annual support from the PTA, MHE makes sure that ALL children get the education they need in a loving environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

Moss Haven Elementary is top notch. It is one of the finest elementary schools in Dallas, public or private. We have two children and have experienced the private school world and Moss Haven far exceeds the expectations that we had when we moved our children into the school district. The teachers and the administrators know the students and not one single student is overlooked. It is a very warm, nurturing environment. The parent involvement is fantastic. The amount of money the PTA raises each year is unheard of in a public school setting. The academic programs are super. Moss Haven is a wonderful place. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. You can search all over and I truly believe you will not find another school as great as Moss Haven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

Moss Haven is truly a gem. Our kindergartener has thrived at this school. It has amazing parent involvement, talented teachers, and great leadership. Fundraising is on par with much wealthier schools in the Park Cities. If you have concerns about the school, or you are considering private school, please come and take a tour. You will find a warm, close-knit community that celebrates academic achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

A high level of parent involvement and a dedication to diversity and the worth of all children are the hallmarks of this suburban school host to immigrant children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Moss Haven has been a great school for our child and we look forward to our second child starting there this year. The parent involvement is very high through the PTA and new Dad's Club. The two grade together system (1 & 2 grade together, then 3 & 4 grade together, and then 5 & 6 grade together) has worked very well for our first child and we feel it will work well for our second child as well. The PTA is very strong in this school. Overall a greate school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

The parent involvement is high here but teacher quality is a concern as well as the blended classes. that does not work for many children - esp. boys or those with learning differences. too much distraction for them I think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

Moss Haven Elementary appears to addressing my son's curicular needs. He is achieving and improving in Math, Reading and some difficulty with writing. Parent involvement is good but away from school extracurricular activities are the parents and kids responsibility to arrange. The teachers are adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

great music teacher and art teacher. Problems with multi languages spoken by children in school. lots of parent involvement however. They do their best.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

50 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 84% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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%
Female92%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male82%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education57%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female82%
Male96%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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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 "Exemplary".

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 67% 29%
Black 16% 13%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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9202 Moss Farm Lane
Dallas, TX 75243
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Phone: (469) 593-2200

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