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Siebert Elementary School

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Posted September 1, 2009

From an academic standpoint, the teaching is great. There is a tremendous amount of homework, which takes away from family and fun time for the children. The food that is served in the cafeteria is horendous. Nothing but fried foods and carbs. You simply cannot feed a child Chicken Nuggets, tater tots, corn and Teddy Grahams AND allow them to have their choice of white, chocolate, or strawberry milk, and then expect them to be able to focus after such a carb/sugar loaded meal. One month last year, only three times were vegetables served at lunch, and twice it was corn. Corn is pure sugar. Something should be done about the nutrition that is being provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I have 2 grandchildren left in Siebert Elementary. All the teachers are good and care about the kids. The music teacher, Mrs. McGowen is wonderful and puts on wonderful programs throughout the year. There is baseball, basketball and football for sports. Our librarian, Mrs. Woods keeps the library open for a few days a week for over a month for kids to come and check out books. Parent involvement in this school is over whelming. Parents are always around and involved in many things. We are pretty proud of our school. It is now a Blue Ribbon School, a well earned reward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

This is a fantastic elementary school. Their teachers are great, and their administrators are the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2005

This school has one of the best teaching staffs I have ever been around. They are dedicated to your childs learning and success.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2004

Some excellent teachers, that seem to really care. I agree that the principle does come over as rude, arrogant, and rather self important. But look past this to the teacher quality and over all positive attitude in Eastland towards education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I moved my children out of Siebert last year, both good students. The teachers seemed very good. The administration of the elementary school could be a poster child for what is wrong with public education. Outside of a couple of post which appear here that seem to come from insiders I have never heard anyone in the community say a good word about the elementary office, but lots of horror stories. My advice if you are moving to Eastland, for your childrens sake wait till they are in Jr High. Beware, Investigate, ask around, and you will get the picture!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I don't know alot about our middle school & high school, but Siebert is wonderful. The teachers are there because they truly care about our children. I have substituted and volunteered there and seen first hand the patience & love of our teachers & staff. Ms. Jordan is doing a great job- Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

I just can't say enough good things about EISD. I am an involved parent as well as a substitute teacher in this school system and I am very pleased with the staff and the curriculum. I have seen first hand many times the caring and concern of the staff for students. I believe the teachers, aides, staff, and principal all genuinely care about the educational and emotional needs of the students. I don't believe there is anyone there who would not be willing to help a child in any way possible. In my opinion, Eastland truly is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

I am the mother of three children all of which have attended Siebert Elementary with one of them still in the school. I have never had anything but good experiences with all of the staff at Siebert. I have a child with learning disabilities due to medical problems, the teachers are so good that none of the other children even realize she has a problem. If you are considering moving to Eastland I hope you will come check out the campus and see what a great place it really is. I believe that a great campus has to have a great leader and I think that is what you will find at Siebert Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2003

Eastland over all has good schools, the elementary is by far their weakest link. a change of leadership at the Principal level would go a long way to fix the long standing problems at this campus. In Eastland the Jr and Sr High are excellent, the elementry is just not close to being up to speed, sad really.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female75%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
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 Students94%
Female89%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 31%
Hispanic 27% 50%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Mary Jones
Fax number
  • (254) 631-5085

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1100 W Sadosa
Eastland, TX 76448
Phone: (254) 631-5080

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