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Prestonwood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 321 students

 

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24 reviews of this school


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Posted April 2, 2014

Prestonwood is a great school..with the great teachers , staff & Principal. I love this school for they are so organized , lovely & very human for taking good care of their students. Every one is approachable and easy to deal with. Very helpul in attending the needs of student. That's why for me this school deserve a 5star!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Wonderful teachers with amazing staff. This school is a gem. The principal knows every kid by name and there is a real sense of community. An overabundance of parent invovlement puts this small school over the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Wonderful school with many educational and fun activities going on throughout the year. Our daughter went to a private pre-school before enrolling in Prestonwood Kindergarten and her comment after the first week was "this is the best school ever!" All the teachers knew her by name in a matter of days and we like the smaller school size which makes it more personal. Academically, she advanced beyond what she learned in preschool very quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

This is a great school with a very active PTA. It's small, so all the parents, teachers and kids know each other. Much better compared to some of the "mega" schools with large enrollment numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This is an amazing school with a diverse student population. It has had some growing pains in the past two years, with more classes and new teachers, but the end result is an even better school. I have one child in Kinder and one in 3rd grade, and they are both very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

This school is wonderful. The teachers and staff are both encouraging and caring. Our daughter loves going to school and learning each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

Simply put: Prestonwood is everything you could want in an elementary school. Everyone knows each other and they are friendly. The teachers are as excited as the students to be at school. My children came from a private pre-school and we have thought to continue that but decided to give PWE a chance. We couldn't be happier! We also happen to have experience with 2 other Elementary schools in RISD and they simply do not compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Prestonwood is a great school!! Our son was in a private preschool and we didn't know if we wanted to switch to public school. But we met other parents with kids that went to prestonwood and decided to try it and we are so HAPPY with the decision! We love the principal, teachers and parent involvement! Great small school with lots of great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

Love Prestonwood! My kids attended K-6th and are now in junior high. Prestonwood did an excellent job preparing them for Pre-AP courses and providing them an opportunity to become friends with kids from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are very grateful for the academic and social foundations they received at PWE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

My kindergartener just started and even before he began there were many PTA events so he was able to start school with his new friends. The teachers, principal and parents make this small school fun, safe and a perect fit my son and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

We have loved this school. The parent participation is very high and the principal and teachers make for a loving environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

Prestonwood is a fantastic school with a very active PTA. The Principal and the teachers are dedicated and very responsive to parents. The school has a diverse group of students that reflects the city and world we live in. We've been very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

PWE has been such a great place for our daughter. She has had the chance to meet all of her classmates and kids in other grades since the school is so small and homey. The teachers are all so dedicated and truly take the time to challenge kids where they need it. The vibe at the school is very casual, warm and friendly. The school is a great example of the real world and a wonderful way for my daughter to learn about different cultures while still getting a strong academic foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

PWE has an amazing group of teachers and staff. My son attended PWE from K thru 6 and we were very pleased with the enrichment programs and plays that the school offers. It is a smaller, neighborhood school with a great group of volunteer parents. My son was absolutely prepared for junior high this year and was able to excel in the Pre-Ap courses. I highly recommend Prestonwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

I have two children at PWE - a second grader and a fourth grader. Overall, we love PWE and can't say enough great things about it. The new principal Pam Aitkin is absolutely a visionary and we have seen huge changes in the school since she came 18 months ago. She has singlehandedly enhanced the curriculum with a programs called "GEMS." My kids love the hands on, active approach to leanring and I know the techers are thrilled with how engaged and motivated the kids are when it's "GEMS" time during the week. Pam has also created an environment where the teachers are encouraged to add to the daily activites. PWE is an environment where every child knows they are cared for and loved. Hugs run rampet at PWE! We love the special teachers, the small community/family atmosphere and the care in which our children's education is fostered and nurtured every day. We couldn't be happier and I know my kids are getting the best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

PWE is little neighborhood gem - tucked away in a nice neighborhood with a great playground. Teachers and staff care about and work with those at the top as well as those with challenges. PWE is an exemplary school and deservedly so. There are so many opportunities for kids to shine and so many ways for parents to be involved. My kids are now in high school and got a great start at PWE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

My daughter has been at prestonwood for 2 years now and we couldn't be happier. It is a very small school in a great neighborhood. The teachers are amazing and there is a terrific level of parental involvement. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This school's performance could NEVER be compared to it's square footage! We've been at PWE for two years now. I had a six grader that graduated and a fourth grader, who is currently attending. I love this school because the teachers and staff love what they do...better yet, who they do it for! Our kids have gained much more than a fantastic education. Furthermore, I've gained a true appreciation of what a PTA can accomplish. This school is amazing. The moments have been PRICELESS! (KP)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

Congratulations PWE on your predicted exemplary status! You are a fabulous school with caring teachers and an involved community . We love how all cultures and races are embraced--a lesson that some in our society still need to learn! Thank you for helping my children to thrive academically and socially. My kids are learning how to work and play with others that may not have the same skin color or natively speak the same language. Research has shown that kids in this type of learning environment will do better in their school years and beyond! I am so happy that we are a part of this school! Kudos to all of you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

Although we just started attending this school, I am already impressed by the staff and the school. The surroundings are appealing and the children take pride in the school. My grandson cried yesterday because he had to miss class due to an Illness. I never saw a child so eager to attend schol. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students80%
Female90%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education88%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male76%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female55%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education50%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female50%
Male72%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education50%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
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%
Female97%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education25%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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
Hispanic 53% 50%
White 33% 31%
Black 9% 13%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6525 La Cosa
Dallas, TX 75248
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Phone: (469) 593-6700

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