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Sidney H Poynter

Public | PK-4 | 492 students

 

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Posted Friday, September 26, 2014

This school is a joke. It seems like nobody has a clue what they're doing nor do they care. Teachers and staff just aren't what they use to be. I Had two children who attended this school who constantly told me about bullying and being ignored by their teachers when they asked for help or tried to inform them of a problem they witnessed or fell victim to. If possible, I'd advise parents to seek other options before settling for this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2014

I am a public school administrator at another school. As a professional with over 15 years educating children I am confident students here are getting a great education. The math specialist is amazing and helps my student constantly. Every teacher we have encountered is professional and caring. The principal is doing great things here. I have observed top quality teaching going on. The online gradebook and communication tools keep me informed. The Texas accountability ratings just came out and Poynter earned the highest rating and an academic distinction in reading and ELA (and that isn't easy to do). This school and the intermediate it feeds into are both great schools with wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2014

I am very impressed with this school. I have two students there that have attended school in Crowley since first grade. Every teacher has been amazing and my students have learned so much. My kids love reading and this comes from the school. I am impressed at the quality of work my students produce. Both of my students are way above grade level now and are challenged by their teachers and classmates. Every time I have asked that my student stay after for additional help it has happened. My kids are safe here and can learn, which equals to great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

I have lived in Crowley for 20 years so I have seen a change in the schools however this school is great. My student is in 2 Pre-AP classes and 2 regular classes and it is amazing. He has ADHD and the teachers are properly trained to deal with his issues. I have constant parent communication and always know what is going on. Many schools don't have a plan for students who are different learners and this school excels with theses students. They have a math specialist, a reading specialist, and a science specialist. They have a dyslexia teacher on staff that helps my son 4 days a week. If you have a student who is struggling or needs extra help there is no other school to send them to that will provide them more. If your student is gifted and my younger child is then they will also be challenged by the teachers to learn and grow. I like the fact that this school is not a cookie cutter school where everyone is the same. This school is diverse and there are all races of students and teachers, which exposes to students to many new experiences and cultures. I would recommend this school without any reservations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

We just moved to Crowley in Feb of this year. I did a lot of research on the school my daughter would go to. I read a lot of reviews and was very worried at first. From what some of the parents said it did not sound like a good school. My daughter is in the 2nd grade, her teacher is Ms. Page, and I absolutely love this school!!! My daughter is doing great. On their family access site they have so much information for you about your child. I would recommend this school to anyone! I can not wait for my other daughter to start school here in the fall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

The new principal at Poynter since 2011 has done so much better at school and curriculum, making Poynter a better school. My children and I love the hard working teachers at Poynter. They provide before and after school tutoring for children who need extra help and I can see the teachers really care about their students and their success. PTA have so many various events for the kids and school, it's something we look forward to, making Poynter even more fun place to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

This school is terrible. Bullying is rampant and the teachers do absolutely nothing about it, theft of students property is common, and the teachers are dismal. They routinely rank as academically unacceptable in testing. Communication is non existent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

I just got hired at this school and I think this principal is going to accomplish wonderful things! I am looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year and cannot wait to see Poynter become great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2010

I applaud Poynter Elementary for following the rules and guidelines set forth by the Crowley, ISD school board including the dress code. Discipline problems have decreased and test scores are on the rise. Bravo to the staff and administration of Poynter Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I am glad that my child does not attend Poyter Elem anymore. They spend to much time on student dress code and the teachers should have to follow same dress code rules. I have seen numorous teachers wearing inapporiate foot wear and the should also have to tuck their shirts in also. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. And they should spend more time TEACHING instead of worring about students dress code. As they are there to teach. And not be the fashion police.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

The principle is horrible and we spend more time worrying about dress code than we do learning. We can be taking a test and have a dress code check. The GATE program is okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

The communication from staff to parents is horrible. There are a lot of activities and clubs offered after school, but they are not cohesive to working parents. Academicly they are average, but there are some very good teachers in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

'Gate' Program for accelerated students wisely recognizes that a student may be advanced in one subject and not another, and curriculum and scheduling are arranged to accommodate those differences. Many clubs are available for a variety of student interests, including art, scrabble, drama, and science, to name a few.


Posted September 12, 2007

Poynter is a decent school. Do not count on then to help you if you feel your child has a learning disability. Not enough resources within the Crowley ISD. If planing to move within Crowley ISD, I would rethink.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female60%
Male84%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education100%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English72%
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

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education44%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education42%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 13%
Hispanic 26% 52%
White 24% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JONANNE LEDFORD
Fax number
  • (817) 568-5734

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521 Ashdale Drive
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