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William Lee Hastings Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 522 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

My granddaughter is in 1st Grade and has learned so much. She enjoys going to school everyday. Her teacher is very dedicated to her learning by ensuring that she bring home additional assignments in her reading and math courses. I think Hasting is an excellent school.


Posted May 30, 2006

Friendly, safe environment for the children. Caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

We transferred from Bilhartz - our daughter loves her new school and teacher! We've had no discipinary issues anywhere near what we had at Bilhartz - thank God! The teacher calls anytime there is a concern or anything 'out of the ordinary' for our student - this year has been great so far! A lot more involvement at Hasting than I thought there would be, but I think that more parents could definitely become involved. Still needs to review a parking lot and drop off /pickup procedure - this is probably the one thing they could learn from Billhartz.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students88%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented92%

Writing

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students67%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education14%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students36%
Female41%
Male33%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education17%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted35%
Bilingual30%
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%
Female65%
Male51%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education14%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual48%

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male55%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Hispanic 48% 52%
Black 43% 13%
White 7% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KEITH AGNES
Fax number
  • (972) 708-2828

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Duncanville, TX 75116
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