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Joy James Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 533 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2009

The teachers and their aids have helped my grandson Zachary so much. I am very impressed and truly grateful for their concerns to help all children to learn and thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

My students feel safe at JJE, and love their teachers. Any issues I have with a teacher is always handled professionally. I like this school because it is small and has a feeling of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The main problem seems to be with the principal. She seems to believe that hitting the kids is the best form of punsihment. We are a family that believes there is very little reason to spank or whoop as she puts it. This woman needs to be removed. I am seriously looking into private schooling or the school choice of Texas which is now in affect, which is sad because the school is so close and the kids would have to leave their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2003

Kindergarteners are expected to act like third graders from the first day of school. If not, they are given 'Sad Faces' on a daily 'behavior chart' that they are allowed to see, which, in my opinion, is devastating to a child's self-esteem. I'm just glad I don't have to go there (and I'm an adult!), and I wish I could afford private school for my child or had the skills to homeschool him.
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Posted September 9, 2003

My children, ages five and nine, go to JJE. It is a good school but I believe they have way too many school functions and when they do have something going on at the school, it is usually overcrowded. I am also not too happy with how some issues are handled by the teachers.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students79%
Female72%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English83%
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

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual48%
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 Students41%
Female53%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual47%
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%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female95%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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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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 81% 52%
White 16% 29%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 49%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
  • DEONNA COURTNEY
Fax number
  • (817) 626-6921

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5300 Buchanan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76114
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Phone: (817) 252-2500

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