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Blair Elementary School

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Posted July 26, 2012

This school is now called Blair Elementary. It's K-5. My daughter loves this school and so do I. We had a great experience last year. She learned a lot. The communication is great between teacher and parent. The teacher Ms.Baker was wonderful and so were the ATB teachers and helpers. The principal is very nice and informative and she creates a fun and safe environment for the children. My only complaints are that the Hispanic female at the right front desk is rude and the events that Blair does could be a lot more organized. Also, if you ever want to buy their t-shirts, do it at the beginning of the year otherwise you will never get them. Other than that I would love for my daughter to be able to go go to Blair again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

This school gets an F in communication and safety of the students. Bullying is rampant and the principal and her sidekick, best-friend the vice principal are quick to pass judgment and sweep issues under the rug. Parent/teacher communication is lacking. If you are considering this school look beyond the sweet front desk clerk and peek behind the curtain to get a true glimpse of the environment your child will have to endure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

This school is the worst.principal and staff are awfull they have no comunication what so ever.i cant wait until i move and get my kid out of their.my mother waitted out side of school for my son to get out at 245 it was 4:00 and she couldnt find him she asked staff for help and no one would help her and this happend two times.my kid stayd after the bell and they always get the days messd up from whean he stayd and wean he didnt.my poor baby always in the office blaming us for not piking him up whean he had to stay after the bell.they changed him teachers 2 times and had on his backpack the wrong teachers name and ended up lost and back in the office.this school is the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

Really love the school, upbeat administration lead by Brent Hoy, Principal. Takes a personal interest in each student. Makes an effort to match students' personalities & needs to teachers' strengths & styles.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education73%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 77% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual67%
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 Students66%
Female81%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female67%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual54%

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education17%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education20%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students65%
Female58%
Male72%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education18%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual68%
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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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 89% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 4% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 60%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KIM CHOW
Fax number
  • (972) 968-1010

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14055 Heartside Place
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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