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Dripping Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 850 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2010

The teachers are amazing and help inspire the students


Posted August 1, 2009

My daughter attended public school for the first time this year. We had heard good reports from our neighbors about the school and the district. As it turns out, our daughter's experience at DSES was amazing. All of the faculty and administrators were caring and helped her transistion from private to public school be smooth. We are very happy with DSES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Ms. Flaim was my son's teacher before she got her promotion. I am told she has principal experience in her background prior to this promotion. I fee so lucky to be moved over to the school she is at. Her discipline and reward tactics with the children have earned her so much love and respect. If you are thinking about going to this school, we love it. Ms Flaim will make it even better. I m sure we will hit Exemplary this year with her at the helm! Good luck Ms Flaim! Ethan F. and his mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

We moved to Dripping Springs from out of state. My son's teacher has been phenomenal in getting him the support he needed to handle the transition and become more comfortable in his new environment. He is excelling with his reading and math skills, and even his personality is beginning to change more positively. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Dripping Springs Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

This school is great all around. However if you don't get involved you wont be involved. Esp. if you are not into being a part of the PTA and PTO organization that this school has, which it is great. Great school funds would be better if all pitched in. The parents are all friendly, and the staff is great. The principal retired at the end of the 05-06 school year. Play ground is big, sports, excels in academics even if your child needs help - it is provided, no bad crime in the area, housing was affordable(town is growing) ie: two more schools were built in one year. Great Community! Great learning experience, I wish my daughter could still attend this school. Have Fun sit back and participate you will have a blast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

DS Primary has awesome teachers and a great campus. They constantly have musicals/plays for the kids and parents to enjoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My nephews attend this school. I am very impressed with the teachers and staff. They go out of their way to meet the students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

My daughter attends this school and is currently completing her 2nd year. I find the teachers superb. They really focus on the needs of each child. The parent volunteers are outstanding and provide for additional learning enhancements. They also provide for other fun activities that round out the education experience...ie tiger science, art appreciation, math stars. My son is not a student but is provided excellent speech therapy through the school.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingual63%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education86%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual63%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education89%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education78%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • TRICIA HASSELL
Fax number
  • (512) 858-3799

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 479
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Phone: (512) 858-3702

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