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Rooster Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 777 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 12, 2014

by test scores and academic achievement, this school does fine. But parents who have children who are not a fit for the cookie cutter mold and who are interested in a school system that supports the child, emotionally and socially as well, should keep looking beyond Dripping Springs ISD as a whole. Too much nepotism, old timer attitudes, and teacher quality is hit and miss. Low on resources and services to help students. New superintendent is admittedly patterning this system after Lake Travis ISD: focus soley on academics and athletics. Deaf ear to parent concerns or willingness for partnership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

What a disappointment. No communication from the principal. All she is worried test scores. My children do well in school and need to be challenged. They are so bored in their classrooms from review and talk about the Taks test. When trying to express concerns to the principal, I do not get my calls returned. I am told to make an appointment. She sits in her office and is not visible in the building. Horrible administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

What is great is that there is alot of parental involvement as far as donating for special programs and PTA involvement. That is why the kids do so well. It's about a 70/30 mix of very good teachers to teachers that are there for a paycheck. Downside- I have noticied there is a bit of snobbery if you do not live in the housing community that the school is located in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

Awesome school with tremendous individualized support for students! Teachers and staff are very communicative. Parents are very involved. Our son is on the Autism spectrum and the RSES staff has been UNBELIEVABLE to work with! Skilled, supportive, informative, nurturing and truly caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

From the very first day my daughter was in Pre-k at Rooster Springs we have been beyond pleased. We are in our 3rd year now and pray that the redistricting won't affect us as we will have two children attending elementary school in the Fall 2011 and truly hope we can still send our kids to Rooster. The school has a private school feeling to it. The principal, vice principal, teachers, PE program, Art program and Music program are wonderful. 5 starts all the way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Love it! lots of communication from principal and teachers...Great technology in the classrooms...Safe environment and tons of enrichment opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

I'm thrilled with Rooster Springs. My kids have had great teachers and learned a lot. I'm happy with the school administration and with the instructors. The school really deserves its exemplary rating, and our experience here far outshines our experiences in California.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

I think the Math Stars, UIL and AR (advanced reading) programs (especially liked the reading stars in the library showing the points students have earned) are awesome and have enabled my daughter to stretch her skills outside of the classroom where she is already excelling. I hope these programs will continue
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

Marginal schools. Moved here at the beginning of the school year from California, where the schools are rated well below average. This curriculum however is several years behind by California standards. School administration is inaccessible & stand-offish - parents were told early in the school year that if they had any questions or concerns they could 'leave a message' or 'send an e-mail' at any time. The bright spot is that a two of the five teachers my children have are enthusiastic & capable. The other three however are cranky & unmotivated. The love of learning my children acquired while attending school in California seems to be dwindling as the year progresses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

Love the school. Awesome staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Some growing pains, but overall a good staff. My daughter's teacher is wonderful.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education91%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education91%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education93%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education93%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education82%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education45%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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