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Carson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 469 students

 

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Posted June 2, 2008

My daughter transfered into the district at the end of the year. You would think that the teacher would give her extra help to adjust. It was a good thing my daughter was advanced in her studies, but as far as the school, she still doesnt know the way things work. We never know whats going on. I call to ask, but get diffrent or wrong answers. It is in my opinion, that the school is not very organized, and does not take kindly to new students. We struggled alot the three months she attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

There is a lot of bulling in this school. I have let the school know and nothing is done to protect the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Both my boys ages 4 and 6 are were first enrolled in carson elementary this year 06-07, i have noticed great improvement in both my children in their behavior as well as what they have learned, every time there has been an instance where my children could have their parents participate w/their children i have been contacted. I love Carson! eagles all the way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

My children attended pre-k and 2nd grade in this school. We moved from out of state and the teachers and staff made this a very easy transition for my children. I was invited to be very involved in daily activities which I loved. The computer lab is the highest quality I have ever seen. My children excelled in this school and I would highly recommend it.
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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education20%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female95%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education17%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education20%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

All Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education14%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted41%
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 Students72%
Female62%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education20%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education0%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female68%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 29%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • STEPHANIE QUARLES
Fax number
  • (940) 627-4792

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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287 U.S. 81 Business
Decatur, TX 76234
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Phone: (940) 393-7503

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