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Northbrook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 640 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2012

My child attends this school since first grade. He is fully bilingual and We wanted him to reinforce that. Plus, he is also in the gifted program. So, I feel really sorry about the parent who things his/her child is behind because of the diversity of this school, instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to interact and learn from different cultures. Maybe the hands of the teachers are "tired" (as per our fellow parent) because of the other children who do not want to be part of it. The teachers and administrative personnel are very approachable and friendly. However, I do believe that discipline has to be reinforce with stronger consequences for the ones that misbehave .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

My kids have gone here since the school opened 4 years ago. They started with the bilingual project in kindergarten. In these classes they are taught in both Spanish AND English. It is a voluntary program. These classes are pulling some of the highest grades in their school. The spanish and vietnamese speaking students aren't holding anyone back. This school is the only reason we haven't moved out of state yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

LOL@ the reviewer below. If you want a real idea of the level of education at this school then go to the Texas Education Agency website or google 2011 Accountability Ratings and search by district then by school. Northbrook is RECOGNIZED which means that OVER 75 of the students excelled on TAKS tests and other forms of knowledge assessments. So, obviously the vietnamese and spanish speaking children are not putting the school behind in education.. maybe the backwoods hill billy who posted that thinks of ethnicity as a way to identify a childs intelligence. I also know many primarily WHITE schools who are way behind in education such as Basswood Elementary in Keller ISD which is only rated academically acceptable (not good.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

This is a nice new school to look at. If you want your children educated send them somewhere else. Most the school speaks Spanish or Vietnamese. My kids are suffering because the other children are still learning to speak English. The teacher really want to help but their hands are tired due to the influx of non-English speaking students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

The teachers at this school are awesome. They are very family oriented and really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

My daughter goes to Kindergarten here.It's a new school started in 2008.The teachers are very sweet.Principal of this school is very good and approachable. My daughter loves to go to this school,she is learning a lot about science by the fun way.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students86%
Female96%
Male76%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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

All Students83%
Female78%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female73%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female86%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American85%
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Black or African American29%
Asian80%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual78%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black or African American64%
Asian80%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual81%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black or African American64%
Asian90%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education20%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students77%
Female87%
Male68%
Black or African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education80%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual86%
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%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingual71%

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual50%
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 "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 46% 52%
White 31% 29%
Black 13% 13%
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) 23%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ANGELA KRAUS
Fax number
  • (817) 232-9861

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2500 Cantrell Sansom Road
Fort Worth, TX 76131
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