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New Diana Intermediate School

Public | 4-5 | 166 students

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Posted April 28, 2014

Great principal and staff. Very involved with kids & parents for the good of the students. Very hands on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Love this school! Students are outstanding and the staff really cares! They all work for success!


Posted April 17, 2014

Absolutely love this school and all of the employees. Both of my kids have been in this school. The principal knows all of the children. Teachers are like my sisters. I love all of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

New Diana intermediate--I have never seen a school district and staff more dedicated to their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

It is a great place to work--with great students and support from parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2009

Great students and staff. A fun place to learn!


Posted October 2, 2009

After living in NY, PA, and TX over the last 10 years, let me say that New Diana Schools have been the best school my son has ever attended. We even spent nearly 4 years with him in Private School while in PA, and you would think that nothing would come even close to the quality of a Private school vs. Public School. My sons grades are far superior, (lowest avg is a 92) , than in any other school or district. He enjoys school for only the 2nd time in his life. The first time was Kindergarten in a Private Catholic School in PA. I cannot say enough positive things about the 1 on 1 attention he gets, the quality of the teachers, staff, and administrators, and the focus on teaching the child not teaching for a test, as is so popular in most places. By far the best schoold district, campus, and teachers in the country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

It's a small school where all the teachers and administration are available to each child, even if my child is no longer in their class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's the best intermediate school around! We have awesome teachers and staff and some of the best students in the nation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the teachers here. They care about the kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Staff and great students can not say enough
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love New Diana Intermediate School because the students, parents, teachers, and staff are the best. We all work together and try our hardest to see that everyone, child and/or adult is successful. We truly having a caring school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best kids and teachers!!!! School spirit is amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers and staff at New Diana Intermediate are the best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers, staff, and principal are awesome. They are always available and willing to do whatever is needed to help our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love NDISD because my son is learning and staying on level with his peers despite having Dyslexia. They have continued to focus on all of his needs, educational as well as personal. He knows he just as smart as the rest of the kids, and I owe 90% of that at least to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

There's nothing I don't like about New Diana School. We have lived here for over 5 years and everyone has been so welcoming and the school staff are great. It has truly been a pleasure to know everyone and my children love this school. Both of my boys are straight A's and A&B's students. They will graduate here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best school in Texas. The teacher's, students and all the starr that makes up the Whole New Diana ISD , work so hard so our students get the education they need to succed. Also They have the best Aids that anyone can ask for they always get the job done
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

I love New Diana Intermediate School because it is a small town down home school where the teachers and principal really care. They know the kids by name. You can call or write with a concern and get an answer right away. The kids are disciplined yet cared for. I don't see things getting out of control and yes...You can still talk about God! I am so please to have my two boys going to New Diana. I actually don't live in the district and must drive my children to and from school...And now must pay an annual tuition for them to attend. Although I would rather not have to pay for public school....I would not move my boys for this school at this time for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

NDIS is the best in East Texas. Our teachers, principal and other staff teach more than just from the text books, they teach our children to be great people.
—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.

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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 85% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented91%
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 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 29%
Hispanic 10% 52%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • UIL Academics (2013)
  • TEA - Met Standard (2013)
  • Eagle Singers Competition (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Donna McGuire
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Facebook - New Diana Intermediate Page
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (903) 663-9588

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
  • TEKS Based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Community in Schools
  • New Diana Education Foundation
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Community Sports
Girls sports
  • Community Sports

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Christ on Campus
  • Jr. FFA
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • New Diana Intermediate is "Home to the Tween-Agers". Student from New Diana ISD who are in the 4th and 5th grade attend NDIS. Our students are becoming teenagers and the campus provides the skills to transition from elementary to middle school more effectively in a safe and caring environment.
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1379 US Hwy 259 S
Diana, TX 75640
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Phone: (903) 663-8003

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