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J A Hargrave Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 550 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

J.A. Margrave is a great school to attend . The teachers are all very nice the atmosphere is really relaxed. The principal and vice principal are always at each activity at the school , they always participate in all school functions . Unfortunately this is my sons last year. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

JA Hargrave is a good school. This is my children's second and third year attending. Most of the teachers push the child's learning above what is expected so that they will either meet or exceed the following year. I have a daughter that was in pre-K last year and she can now count to 100, knows all of her letters, colors, and can write her name. She had a great teacher; strict but fair; that cared about the kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I love Hargrave! My daughter has been there for 4 years. The staff is wonderful. I have always felt like I can approach any staff member and ask questions. Yes the classrooms are over crowded and there are kids with issues in each of them. I wish the teachers had more help in dealing with the childrens bad behavior as it does take away from teaching time. I do not blame the school I blame CISD for the cuts they continue to make. The children are the future and I feel some of the parents need to be more involved. The more you invest in the school the better your children will do. It is your your to raise your child it is the teachers job to teach not babysit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I moved to the area about 3 years ago because Hargrave was a Recognized school for several years in a row. Since I could not afford private school I wanted to ensure my child would get the best education possible. Hargrave has loving and professional teachers who enjoy teaching and provide an environment conducive to learning. This environment would not be possible without the guidance and direction from the Principal. Ms. Traylor loves her students and staffs and affords teachers and staff members the opportunity to be creative, and integrate innovative and fun techniques. The school feels like a second home to my daughter. She and her classmates know the custodians and cafeteria staff and address them by name. She loves her school and has been challenged as well as praised for her efforts. We recently had a talent show and the teachers, staff and PTA went above beyond to make the night memorable. I was really proud to be a part of the Hargrave family. Parent involvement could be better, but you can t make a parent be a part of their child s academic success. The teachers can only do so much, but it must be reinforced at home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I have two sons who attend J. A. Hargrave. My oldest son started Kinder there and will be promoting tomorrow from the fourth grade. My younger son is in first grade. We have had some negative experiences at this school during our time here. However I have to say that for the most part we are truly pleased with the school and staff. Both of my boys are wonderful children who are in the GATE program and do well academically. The are encouraged to do well by their teachers, the staff members as well as here at home. Both of my boy's teachers are just amazing. The teacher parent communication is one of the things I love most about this school. I hear from the teachers on a regular basis. They keep me informed of all the great things my child does as well as if they misbehave. I love the way they invite you to be a part of your child's academic career. The one thing I find lacking at our school is parent involvement. It seems that we have the same 5 or 6 parents all the time. We need to see new faces and more parents get involved. I love volunteering at our school they are as inviting and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

My son has gone to this school for 2 years so I cannot comment on prior administration. I have never encountered a more caring a loving staff. They have gone above and beyond to ensure his success, including diagnosing his learning disability. I am proud to wear my Gator shirts and tell everyone about the wonderful experience we have had. Where this school is failing is PARENT INVOLVEMENT. A school cannot teach our children if the parents are unwilling to support them. They're is a very real support system that needs to be met for children to succeed, and it involves parents. Maybe if the PTA said they were having field day more than a handful if parents would have shown up. I challenge all parents to take a long hard look at what they did to help their child and their teacher succeed before posting a negative comment, you may see where the real problem lies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

My two children attended Hargrave and I must say it definitely felt like a home environment. I always felt my children were cared for and in a safe, loving environment. From the principal to the teachers and even cafeteria staff, they were nurtured there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

I was very disappointed in this school. My son's class was overcrowded and the teacher was overwhelmed. My son never brought home any project, worksheets, art, homework etc. When I asked him why, he said that all they do is play. I quickly learned that unless your child is a trouble maker, they will not get any attention. The teachers have to focus so much on the kids causing problems, that they don't pay attention to the children who are excelling. My son regressed socially, cried often, and never wanted to go to school during the time he was at Hargrave. I pulled my son out of this school and put him in private school. It has been a night and day difference. I would not recommend sending your child to Hargrave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

This campus has come a long way in the last couple of years. The staff and teachers are always willing to help students in any way. There is an afterschool tutoring program, many opportunities for involvement, family and community events, etc.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2012

Crowley ISD has gone waaaay downhill. JA Hargrave elementary has good teachers BUT, are overcrowded, overlook bullying and, and the administration has stopped caring. As far as I can tell...other than state test prep....there is not much to the curiculum(sp?) and constructive activities are non-existent. They are real good at asking for more money for..????? PARENTS, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS SCHOOL BEFORE ENROLLING YOUR CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Wonderful teachers and staff. Concerned for childrens education. Parent involvement and the PTA are a wonderful partner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

My daughter attended Hargrave last school year. She has learned a lot, but the I noticed the classrooms are full, the teachers seem overwhelmed and there was not alot of parent involvement among the Kindergarten classes and PTA. I was really disappointed in the lack of communication from the school regarding the standarized dress code Crowley is enforcing 2008-09. I found out about it from other parents at other Crowley schools. As a Crowley ISD Alum, Crowley is definitely not excelling as it had in previous years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

We are not thrilled with Hargrave. Our daughter does have a good teacher and is doing well. Parental involvement is fair and extracurricular activities are limited. They do have good after school care through the local YMCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Well...where should I start? One great thing this school had going for it was the awesome Principle that they no longer have. This school is not even 2 years old and is having a dramatic employee turnover rate. The Crowley school district performance in my opinion has dropped drastically! Crowley was once known for having the best schools around. Now it is starting to under perform . There is almost no parent involvement. Such a sad thing to see the school system fall apart along with the overall city. I wish great cities would not give in to the pressure to over build and over populate.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Native78%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Native78%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education80%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Native74%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Native74%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education38%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Native78%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education63%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students71%
Female84%
Male58%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female70%
Male49%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education29%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education45%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education42%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted52%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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
Black 48% 13%
Hispanic 36% 52%
White 11% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • SHAKETA TRAYLOR
Fax number
  • (817) 370-5635

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9200 Poynter Street
Fort Worth, TX 76123
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