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Merrifield Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 536 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

This school has great teachers, the children overall are well behaved & my daughter has learned so much at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

My son was in the pk class last year and my daughter will be in this yr. Mrs. Wakefield is an excellent teacher. My son has some disabilites and no one would listen to me, she helped me push to get him into the classes he needed and speech therapy. She has alot of patients considering she was able to handle my son. I look forward to my daughter being in her class this year. The principals and counselor were very understanding
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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 85% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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

All Students59%
Female73%
Male48%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special education50%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students37%
Female47%
Male30%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education13%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingual45%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual45%

Math

All Students43%
Female44%
Male43%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual45%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual75%
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 "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

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
Black 46% 13%
Hispanic 45% 52%
White 6% 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) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • STEVE HUDSON
Fax number
  • (972) 708-2929

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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102 East Vinyard Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
Phone: (972) 708-2900

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