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Lucy Mae Mcdonald Elementary School

Public | 1-3 | 519 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2008

OMG.... This is the best School ever. I have never seen teachers treat their students as kids of their own, They take the time to study the needs and abilities for each and every kid.. My kids love waking up in the morning to get to school.. and that lets me know that the staff is doing their job and probably enjoying it..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

Lucy Mae McDonald is a wonderful school. It has a great learning environment due to the commitment of teachers, principals and all the staff. We really love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

Great school, we love the teachers & staff! They really pay attention to each and every student.
—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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education46%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

167 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

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education78%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual20%

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male71%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education44%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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
Hispanic 72% 52%
White 21% 29%
Black 6% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 45%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MARLA LAUDAN
Fax number
  • (972) 544-2116

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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