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Ryan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 596 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 25, 2014

There is no recognition for merit or achievement in the last two years. Everyone gets an "award" to be politically correct and no one's feelings hurt. The brighter students are unchallenged/not receiving appropriate education. Nothing much offered above or beyond bare minimum for them. Non-English speaking students/parents are prioritized and catered to throughout this school. They comprise 50% of school population according to STARR breakdown/ most do not live in Ryan zone. Hence, the STARR scores. English fluency is not attained when same students stay in non-English speaking classes from K-5. This program is not working. Other districts see English fluency in much shorter time. There are also some major behavior issues not being addressed. These students disrupt classes, and impede learning frequently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

We used to be happy here and the kids USED to love it. This campus has been through so many new principals and assistant principals... That should have been our clue to get out before the school was drowned with such unprofessionalism, narcissism, and cretinous decisions! The principal has moved teachers every year to grades in which they have no experience. Some grades suffer from a whole new team each year. This only sets the teachers and students for failure. The principal could at least keep one "seasoned" teacher for each team to lead them to success but she cannot see past her own narcissism. If you are on the PTA, I'm sorry, votes don't mean anything with this principal; she will do whatever she wants!! Teachers are being chased away by her bullying or leave because they can't put up with her unprofessionalism, and activities and classrooms are no longer age appropriate. If you are a parent keeping your child at WS Ryan next year, then I suggest you pay your child's classroom a visit. Some teachers keep the kids in the dark all day and the principal says nothing. Discipline is also a huge issue, and complaints made to the campus and district are not taken seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

What you asked has happened to this school? Good old fashioned cronyism. It seeps through this school system like sewage. Oh, and the school board is ineffective. It wasn't WHAT this principles credentials were, it was WHO she knew.. Her very good and old friend is the director for elementary academic programs. If the superintendent is aware of the incapability between faculty, staff, and parents with this principle, he would intervene and end this calamity before property values fall. Have you seen the STARR results from this school compared to other schools in this district? Who in there right mind would want to live in that school's zone? Who is suffering the most ?The students. Parents, you pay the salaries. Act Now. Bring back the glory days of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

What has happened at WS Ryan? Parents are no longer welcomed to come and celebrate achievement with their children. My child is very bright and works hard on everything she does. Is the principal afraid to recognize achievement so we don't hurt the feelings of the children who did not. My daughter is in 4th grade this year. I will be withdrawing her for next year. This administration has major issues. The principal is fake. She makes you think she is her for the children, teachers and parents. All I've seen is a woman who wants control and do whatever it takes to achieve it. She needs to go to save this school from a complete meltdown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

Things have changed in the last two years. Most teachers have been assigned classes in different levels from what they were currently teaching. That caused confusion and lots of work on the teachers' parts to master & gather resources for their new teaching assignment. Learning has suffered as a result. Any type of social event for the students has been drastically scaled back. Students are no longer recognized for excellence. Rather, they are recognized for attendance and being a student at the school. The year end awards include one and only one "award" for each student stating a paragraph of praise. No awards allowed for academic achievement. Field day was reduced from a half day to only two and a half hours with lunch and "year end party" during that time. The "year end party" is a cupcake table during field day. Good teachers are leaving in droves. Families are taking their children out and transferring to other schools. The principal is very nice when you meet with her, but cannot be convinced to allow the kids to continue social activities that have been traditional at this school. This and other decisions are affecting the education of our children negatively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

The past two years have been nothing but inconsistent, unbalanced, and stressful. The new administration is like a dictaorship. Teachers opinions are not valued or appreciated. Parents complain daily about how she controls everything including the PTA. The school is no longer inviting and fun to teach children. Children feel the stress created directly by the principal. Many teachers left the school last year and many more will leave this year if the same administration remain. I used to love to teach here, but I can't continue to struggle with administration that only values self.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2013

Well this used to be a great school, but now it has a new dictator. She was hired to be the new leader, but she has done nothing but create fear, anxiety, and allowed bullying. In fact she is a bully herself. Teachers are quitting, transferring, and leaving even mid year to get away from her. She has kept PTA funds and not allowed teachers from purchasing necessary supplies for their class even when funds are available and offered by PTA. Students are not punished for yelling, screaming, cussing, threatenening others or hitting. In fact, they are rewarded daily with candy (against state law) and prizes. If your child attends this school, you might want to visit the school soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

What a great school! The faculty, staff and administration work very well together. The administration really listens to the parents. My child is getting better education at WS Ryan, than in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

Great leadership, great teachers, great PTA, great opportunities for children to grow and succedd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

This school is a very nurturing place for children to learn all they need to know to become a successful citizen. The atmosphere is a warm enviting one that makes me glad to be here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2005

Excellent teachers and staff. Excellent level of volunteer participation. Ryan Wrangler choir, great art teacher (award winning!), Student Council for 4th and 5th grades. Camping experience for 5th graders was excellent! Great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I am completely satisfied with Ryan Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

I couldn't ask for a better school for my child to go too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

My son is in 5th grade and we chose to let him stay and finish out the 5th grade here instead of moving because of redistricting. He has had a wonderful 3 years at this school. The teachers he has had have been great. The arts are prioritized here at this school. My son is in orchestra - which scored a superior at the district level contest. He is in the Ryan World Wrangler group which is a music ensemble, where he learned dances, sang and played instruments. This group is amazing and includes 4th and 5th graders! This campus sends its 5th graders to 5th grade camp -which is a great opportunity. I would highly recommend Ryan Elem. It is going to produce well rounded students and students who enjoy going to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

I sub all around this district this is by far one of the best schools. The problem with this school is systemic from the district. Not enough science is taught. To many children per class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

We transferred from a private, montessori school to WS Ryan two years ago. We did so with great hesitation, as our children we receiving a great education. My oldest child has a physical disability and was miserable, socially, going to school - until we came to WS Ryan. The teachers, the counselor, the nurse, the office staff and both principals have made her school experience safe, fun and comfortable - something she had never had before. I have since held quite a few PTA positions and seen first hand the power of parent involvement. As fundraising chair, I have watched our PTA has raise funds in the tens of thousands of dollars, supporting the students and staff of the school in many ways. I can't begin to describe the feeling of community at our fall festival each year! The entire staff (from Mr. Gregory down) and the level of education is top quality. My oldest daughter's teacher is in a doctoral program in education! How is that for experience/education level in the staff! She is amazing - her expectation of her students is incredible. My children are in extra curricular activities and they love it! Overall, my family could not be happier at WS Ryan. It is a safe environment with wonderful things happening every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2004

I am the Volunteer Coordinator for this excellent school. We have an exceptional level of parent involvement, with over 200 volunteers contributing 7,123 volunteer hours in the 86 days of school so far this year. That equates to 82.8 volunteer hours per day or more than 10 full time employees per day volunteering at school or at home on behalf of our teachers and students. It is an outstanding learning environment with a commitment to excellence shared by faculty, staff and by the community that supports our school. We also have student volunteers from both the University of North Texas and Texas Womans' University coming regularly. Please see the front page of the Denton Record Chronicle on 12/24/03 for an article on 'Writers of the Purple Sage', a joint effort of our wonderful librarian, Janet Latham, art teacher Nancy Walkup, and our dedicated volunteers, who together enabled 12 fourth grade students to publish and illustrate their own original books. I have a first and fourth grader at this school and could not be more satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

It's too bad when a parent cannot understand the choir program---and for future reference it is a World Music Ensemble. It is the philosopy of the music specialist to educate the students on the musics of the world, other cultures, after all America is a plethora of cultures. It would have been nice to take the time to get to know the music specialist and learn about her interesting adventures and experiences. Don't judge a book by it's cover. She is an educated, well-versed author, performer, and teacher, and is smarter than one would think! So before one calls a 'choir' program strange---educate yourself!


Posted January 9, 2004

I have two children in the school and they have grown tremendously- academically, emotionally and socially. I give the teachers and staff much of the credit. I feel like my children are truly cared about in every way when they walk through the doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

I am both a parent and teacher at W.S. Ryan ELementary school so I see this school from both sides! I can say that this is a fabulous place to work for many reasons. The leadership is enthusiastic and supportive, the custodians are hard-working and positive and most of all the teachers work hard every day for the children! I also believe that this school is a great place to have my children attend school. This school provides a good balance between learning and creativity. We have outstanding special area teachers and students! I am proud to work at W.S. RYan!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English100%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female81%
Male97%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students56%
Female53%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual48%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual64%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education60%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual42%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 52%
White 37% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 41%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
  • DEBORAH MERKI
Fax number
  • (940) 369-4936

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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201 Ryan Road
Denton, TX 76210
Phone: (940) 369-4600

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