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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 595 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

We had Mrs. Cheek as a Kindergarten teacher. She was wonderful as was the entire staff of the school. My daughter really enjoyed going to school everyday. Very impressed. A great school that is known for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2014

Wonderful school. My two kids attended, and my youngest will be in 5th grade next year. I'll honestly be quite sad when he graduates because I'll miss the dedicated staff, amazing teachers, and thoughtful administrators. They suffered a terrible blow when the funding for Texas schools was cut. They had to let go many teachers and morale suffered a lot. Still a great place but would be so much greater with adequate funding--probably true for all Texas public schools though. The parents of Wilson students tend to be very involved and supportive of each other and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

My daughter is in 1st grade of the Dual Language program at Wilson. While she doesn't seem to be absorbing much Spanish, she does love school, and is already reading chapter books independently. Her teachers have all been wonderful, very impressive. She is also in the gifted and talented program, which is fantastic. We moved to this neighborhood primarily so that she could attend this school, and I do not regret that decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

teachers care about the kids, what more can a parent say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Wilson Elementary has established a great learning community with a coalition of students, parents, mentors, and staff which allows each child to be successful. We are a Title 1 which serves the needs of all our student population. Our classrooms include iclusion, bilingual,, English as a Second Language learners, gifted studens, and is a melting pot of cultures. All the members of our staff have high academic expectations for our students and as a result we have been in the top 4% of the schools in Texas for two consecutive years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My three children attended Wilson Elementary and absolutely loved school. Two had perfect attendance and my daughter missed one day. It says alot for the fantastic, motivating teachers. They have grown to be productive adults, two in college to be teachers/coaches and the other still in high school. Thank you Woodrow wilson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Wilson strives to provide excellence in all academic areas. Teachers really care about the students and want to ensure they have a positive learning environment. Children are encouraged to do their best/ try their hardest and to participate in community activities (learning to be leaders in the community).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Super high expectations for all students while still maintaining a low stress, fun atmosphere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Wilson is a place where staff and students work together to ensure that learners are successful! It is a blessing to be a part of this amazing place!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

My kids have been to three different schools in the Denton school district but Woodrow Wilson has been the best by far! Such a caring and community feel to this school. Great teachers and staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Woodrow Wilson Elementary has super bright and caring teachers along with wonderful kids and parents who all adore their school and who all work very hard to make it the wonderful place that it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wilson is the best school in Denton! It has the best administration, teachers, students and parents. There's something special about the kids that go through Wilson Elementary. Just ask the Middle School teachers in town!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wilson loves kids! The school has many programs to better the learning style of each and every student. We are proud to send out kids there. Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wilson has great teachers! We are proud to say that our kids attend Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Denton, Tx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I have had 2 children already go through Woodrow Wilson and one still attending. I have been thoroughly impressed with each teacher my children have had, as well as the parent involvement. The school is very innovative in their programs. My daughter is involved in their dual language program. Wilson was the first elementary school in our town to have this program. We are very proud Woodrow Wilson parents and appreciate the efforts of the teachers and administrators of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Love the school! Started my daughter out at Sam Houston and did not feel the love from the teachers. Was a bit hesitant starting a new school, but both son and daughter love it and feel loved by their teachers! Great programs, great school! Daughter is in 5th grade now and is able to join all clubs - track, choir, and orchestra! I am impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2009

I disagree with the statement in reference to the special needs children being sent to this school. The Inclusion Program is bridging the gap for those students who are not on grade level. There is also Life Skills classes that assist students with daily living needs. Overall, Wilson is a great school and the staff really care about ALL students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

For the general population it is a good school, especially for gifted children, they will receive a lot of attention. I would not send a special needs child to this school you will be very disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Wow do we miss Wilson! My son was there for two years. There is such a feeling of community in this school, you have to visit to understand. The teachers really care about the students. The PTA is very strong. The Principal is good enough, but beats the heck out of Sam Houston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

This school is great. There is a great community feel to it and you can tell the teachers work hard for the kids because they love it. There is also a dual language program to get excited about
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

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 education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual85%
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%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual45%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education57%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingual95%

Science

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingual83%
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 "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 58% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Black 11% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • AUDREY STANISZEWSKI
Fax number
  • (940) 369-4933

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1306 East Windsor Drive
Denton, TX 76209
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Phone: (940) 369-4500

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