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Neidig Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

Well, we had another great year! The teachers still amaze me with their ability to guide and instruct. The school counselor, school nurse and principals are by far the best I have ever seen. This school continues to improve with their efforts to educate and nurture our children's needs. The only complaint I have was this year the PTA suffered greatly. It was hard to get involved with a group of people that didn't want your opinion or ideas heard. I still had a great experience with the school. I just didn't get involved with the PTA due to lack of professionalism, and thoughtfulness. If you are ready to join the PTA next year and start anew I will be at the first meeting. Hopefully, the PTA can begin a new, more proactive journey in 2014-2015. Again, this school exceeds expectations on educational levels. I'm so proud of the Neidig staff! Way to go Neidig Team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Neidig elementary seems to be improving by leaps and bounds. I see a discipline which is instilled in a loving manner. I see students Who love to read in their free time. I see programs in place that challenge our kids to read more. I see new leadership in our Assistant Principal who loves the kids and Is always available. I have reached her at school at 6:30 am and at 6pm. The dedication Of Mrs. Wallace has inspired me as a parent to volunteer more. With parental involvement, And a staff of dedicated individuals, both with the single goal that is our children's success, there can only be a healthy, happy, and successful future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I LOVE this school! Each and every year the staff AMAZES me! This past summer the whole staff volunteered their time to take leadership courses and become a Leader in Me school. They CHOSE to do this on their OWN time without payment. Now I don't know about you, but this says a lot to me. This staff is truly dedicated to our children! The communication between parent and teacher is exceptional (this is HUGE to me)! In an email from one of my child's teacher it read that not every child will have the same homework because every child is different. I can't even begin to tell you how happy that makes me. It just proves that there are still great teachers out there that still look at each child individually and teach them at their own pace! I am a proud parent of Neidig Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

The principal leadership horrible & hard to get a hold of or MIA.poor curriculum,some teachers were weak in their teaching skills and im patient ,sorry,but its the truth !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

This school has greatly improved since the new principal came aboard. Teachers and staff are friendly, dedicated and really do care about your child. Two of my kids attend Neidig and they love it. Their teachers have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

This school has only gotten worse. The pricnipal leadership is awful. Behavior issues abound and swept under the rug. It was rated a 4 two years ago and has gone down. There are a few teachers who are committed but most not. Parent involvment is almost non-existent. This school doesn't need work it needs an OVER-HAUL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

From reading many of the comments below I can tell you the school has changed. The teachers that have decided to commit themselves to Neidig are great. They have a new principal and she is working hard to keep parents involved. Every school needs work but Neidig is on its way up..


Posted September 9, 2009

All of my children started at Neidig. I moved my children to a Charter school because I felt they weren't being challenged enough. I would have to agree with most of the comments about the staff they aren't approachable at all and most of the time unprofessional. If they don't like you they treat your kids the same too. If your to supportive and try to make change they have aproblem with that also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I have been fairly pleased with this school, the staff and teachers. There is always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

This is our first year at this school and have had no problems. My child s teacher is great. We have contact with the principal and vice principal on a daily basis because they are always out and about making sure that things are ok from what I have seen. This school is still growing there are changes that will need to be made from time to time but it's up to the parents to make sure that this school is meeting their families needs as far as teaching. The one thing that I have seen is there are to many parents that think it's up to the teachers raise these kids. Basic behavior problems that I have seen have been because the kids have not been taught at home how to behave. Then they become a disruption in the class to the kids that are being good and want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

I feel this is a pretty good school. There are some really good teachers at this school. I honestly feel this may be the best functioning school in this district at the current time. I do feel that communication between parents and teachers/school could be better, but for the most part it is not too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

My children only went to this school for 2 months. We had problems with a teacher and with the principal. We moved here from another district and was surprised at how bad the schools in Elgin are. I was hoping this one would be different. But it is'nt. There is no communication between the school and the parents. The teachers and principal dont seem to want any parental involvement. I am so dissapointed in this whole school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

I have experienced a communication problem with this school from day one, problems with the teacher as well as campus communication. As a parent we need to be informed in order to participate with and support our teachers.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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

All Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented93%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented92%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education75%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual69%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male63%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual44%

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented79%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students68%
Female74%
Male60%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual80%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual55%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual55%
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 "Academically Acceptable".

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 52% 52%
White 26% 29%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 21%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • GLENELL BANKHEAD
Fax number
  • (512) 281-5388

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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13700 County Line Road
Elgin, TX 78621
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