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Fairmeadows Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 582 students

 

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3 stars

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Posted May 15, 2014

The prek teachers here are awesome ms. Lira and ms. Colchado are very concerned about thier students learning they make it fun and creative for thier students my daughters are students in thier class and they went in not knowing anything and now they have learned so much!! I feel that they are well prepared to go on to kinder thank u ms. Lira and ms. Colchado yall are wonderful prek teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

Horrible school. Never involved with parent's. The principle and main office staff are bad and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Fairmeadows is not a great school. The teachers are not teaching kids to get understanding and comprehension. Classes are over crowded and staff into favorites. The school is more focused on bilingual verses the basics of learning. Bilingual is great, but should not be the primary focus over shadowing the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

Fairmeadows is a great school. My son has been a student there for 3 years and i have no complaints. The teachers are very involved and really care about their students. My son has a mild speech delay and has definitely come a long way with the speech therapy provided at Fairmeadows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

This school is only conserned with #'s and the teachers are not capable of teaching the large 25+ kids in their classroom, they complain to the parents while the kids suffer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

We love Fairmeadows. The four years that we have been in the school, we have not seen a high turn-over rate. You would be amazed at the high expectations that the administration, teachers, and students have. My hat goes off to Fairmeadows primarily for its success in working with low-socioeconomic and bilingual/esl students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My son has attended at Fairmeadows for Pre-K, first and second. My second son has just started pre-k and we all love it. The staff are very genuine and sincere. My only concern is that they don't give enough homework compared to some other schools I have heard of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

This is an excellent school. The teachers from Pre-K through the fourth grade take a genuine interest in the lives of the children. The principal and entire faculty and staff go the extra mile. Their expectations of the children are high and so the children achieve at great levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

Last year was our first year in Duncanville school district. My 2 boys were in 4th & 1st then. The school is very good, but very strick. The teachers are pretty good. There are some that really don't have what it takes to be teachers. If all the teachers were like the principal (mrs.King) the whole school would be an excellent place. She is wonderful. She shows the kids just what they want 'attention & love'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

This year was my child's first year we have had issues from the beginning. It seems that are jobs as parents is to make the teacher's job easier. At least that was the point that I was getting as one of the teachers keep stating that it would make her job easier. To me teacher's are there to teach. The new school year we are enrolling our daughter into a private 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.

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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students78%
Female72%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual32%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male52%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual35%

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual30%

Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male56%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual50%
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
Hispanic 81% 52%
Black 11% 13%
White 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • TERESA VILLARREAL
Fax number
  • (972) 708-2727

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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101 East Fairmeadows Drive
Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: (972) 708-2700

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