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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 747 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

This school is out of control, and it starts at the top. The school board likes to just replace the administration from bad to worse. There is no PTA, and parent involvement is discouraged. The teachers are over worked and battered by their bosses and the students have no advocates. Bullying and poor behavior is condoned, gifted and talented kids are left by the wayside. We transferred out.. Oh and the principal loves to blame the ethnicity of the school for it's problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I've been waiting for this school to get better but I am not seeing any improvement. It's not all the school's fault. This school has WAY to many kids. The teachers have a few too many kids in each classroom. Poor teachers. These teachers deserve a high recognition. My children have had several teachers in this school and they were all wonderful teachers! If your child has a special need I wouldn't recommend this school. I have met several parents that wish this school would offer a more special ed services. A friend of mine has an autisitic son and this school wouldn't even provide a bus for him to go to a public school that would provide the services he needs. All they did for him was put him in speech and occupational therapy. They didn't even give him a teacher that would follow him around so he could get the one on one teaching that he needs. This friend of mine has now moved districts so her son is now receiving the education he needs and deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

This school has SOME good teachers in this school. Everytime I visited the school there was always a teacher over reacting about silly stuff but when it was something more serious they would get the asst. principle would just make the kids that misbehaved follow him around all day. there was no detention or anything for those kids. The Principle was always coming and going. I felt like she wasn't there enough to know what the heck was going on with HER own school. The poor teachers had to deal with crazy kids and crazy expectations from the administrators. They always change something and add more work on top of the teachers trying their best to provide the best for our kids. If I didn't have to send my kids here...I WOULDN'T.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

There is no PTA at this school. There were hardly any special activities outside of the school day. There is very little parental involvement. This school has major discipline problems. The teachers have to spend a lot of time integrating discipline into the curriculum. The teachers and administration seem to be trying hard but they have their hands full. We weren't happy with the quality of education and chose to move out of the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

My son just completed Kindergarten at Parkway - his teacher was absolutely wonderful. My son's reading and math skills have greatly developed since the start of the school year. He teacher has prepared him well for the first grade. The school overall is about average - not because of the school administration and staff but because of the people moving into the community. The community around Parkway has declined over the years. There is a new home developement around Parkway, but many of the older homes are rented in the area. We have recently moved out of the area because of the decline in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

I am a new teacher at this school and am very impressed with the administration and faculty. I see a very involved group of people, who truly love these children. I am proud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2009

I am a new teacher at this school and was told that at one time this school was very hard to work at or attend. However, it has a wonderful new staff who loves the children very much! I couldn't think of a better place to work and will be sad when I have to leave! The student at our school need a lot of love and parent support whether it is from their parent or other parents at the school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2008

The students are very unruly. There is a lot of bullying by the students in this school and most of the teachers don't do anything about it. I was in fear of my childrens well being so I withdrew them from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Just say no to this school. We were very involved parents but we had no choice but to sell our house and get out of there. We made several complaints to the school board to only be ignored. They do not care about this school. There are many safety issues as well. It scared me daily to leave my girls there. They changed all of the staff this year and it hasn't helped at all!! It might even be worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

Very disappointed in this school. Taks scores are the worst ever this year. There is NO parental involvement in this school. There is also no safety or secruity here. Do not expect the teachers to be involved as they can't get any help from the school board. Other crowley schools are great but stay away from this one. It is only a step away from becomming a state controlled school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

I pulled my kids out of there the first chance I got! My oldest went there k-5th, my youngest k-3rd and every year got worse. At the beginning of this 06-07yr a new charter school opened so we fled to get out of Parkway. My son has been picked on by bullies for 2 years and the school and teachers did nothing. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. And very TAKS test oreiented!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

I would like to say that I'm impressed by the teachers in the learning center, especially Ms. Queen. She is very interested in the children and she wants and helps them to attain academic goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

I believe the teachers care about the children. The academics are up to date. I would like for them to be a little more involved in the music program. I'm a very involved parent and I'm very please with the overall experience with my child attending Parkway Elementary School. Thanks for doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

The teachers really seem to care about the kids and their learning. However it seems to be very test oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

My daughter has been at this school for three years I have never had a problem with any child, teacher or staff. They really love the all the childern that goes to this school.Both Principal and Vice Principal are very much involved with the kids. We are moving to a different state and I'm going to miss this school very much. My child is very happy and has learned alot,she has loved very teacher she has had.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

119 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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Native86%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Native82%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education78%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Native74%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual81%
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male53%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual71%

Writing

All Students64%
Female70%
Male55%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 54% 13%
Hispanic 34% 52%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 27%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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  • ARMARD ANDERSON
Fax number
  • (817) 568-5714

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1320 West Everman Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76134
Phone: (817) 293-5710

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