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O A Peterson

Public | PK-5 | 665 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 7, 2014

O.A. Peterson has amazing staff. The teachers that I come across are hard working and dedicated. My child is a first grader and has attended since kindergarten. She loves going to school each day. I do wish that there was more PTA (parent) involvement. You see the same people doing the "work" for every function. I also wish the principal was more visible. The curriculum at Peterson is appropriate for my child's grade level but there are opportunities for her to receive additional extensions when necessary. I love the office staff. They are always welcoming and inviting. I am looking forward to a few years of stability as Peterson is on the 3rd principal in 6 years. That is hard for kids and the staff I am sure. I would recommend sending your student to Peterson Elementary school. I plan on sending all of my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

My son attends this school, and we have been very impressed with the principal, staff, and PTA. Overall, there this has been a fantastic learning environment for my son! Having a child in the same grade at another school, we have noticed that overall what he is learning seems to be behind what our other child is learning so that is discouraging. The school itself is a 5 star school, but the level of academics definitely brings it down for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

Great school based on the level of involvement between the teachers, students, and parents. Overall the teachers take a pragmatic approach to preparing for the state mandated tests, meaning the teachers shape the concepts into useful and practical tools to real life situations as opposed to a regimented curriculum meant specifically to pass the tests. There is also a heavy emphasis, granted it is my perception, to developing good citizenship skills, or base building. Now, I do believe, as most parents, that morals and values should be taught at home, but there is certainly a vacuum in our society and this school means to fill that; good, bad, or indifferent they try to build an all around child vs. a pure academic (if that makes sense).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

As a parent, I have high expectations for the education that my children receive. Fifth grade teachers are phenomenal and we have received an unprecedented level of communication from both the office and teachers. We love that Peterson, as well as NWISD as a whole, encourages parental involvement and makes it as easy as breathing for me to monitor my kids' progress. The teachers genuinely take an interest in their students and go the extra mile to help them be successful. We have had experiences in multiple school districts, and I am of the opinion that this school is top-notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

My children have gone to the school since it opened and we have had very positive experiences at the school. My children love O. A. Peterson and we are very happy with our decision to choose Northwest ISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

My child has attended this school for four years. I am sad to report that in those four years the school has gone from excellent to below average. The teachers all seem burnt out with teaching already. Bad attitudes all around and yelling loudly at students. The school staff as a whole is unwilling to step up to the plate when an important issue arises. Instead of getting to the root of a problem and taking care of it, they would rather pacify the parent. We are do disappointed that we decided to build a home in NWISD because of the wonderful reviews, and this is the school my children go to. This school needs a complete school overhaul. Replace some staff and make it a more positive place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

The campus is nice since it is a fairly new school. Haven't had a problem with the school until this year. 4th grade teachers only seem to care about taks testing and don't want to challenge the students. My child sees a lot of bullying and misbehaving that goes unchecked right in front of the teacher. My child comes home most days and tells me about how the teachers are always in a bad mood and yelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

This is a model school with model teachers and principal. Education is the "# 1" goal for the children.


Posted June 3, 2010

I find this principal very disappointing. This school is always reactive instead of proactive. Calls to the principal aren't returned for days if ever. This isn't a horrible school but there is certainly room for growth. I expect better for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

It all starts with the principal and Todd Rodgers is great. A real hands-on person who is very active in what is going on in the classroom. I have not met a bad teacher in the past two years my son has attended.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asian83%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American70%
Asian83%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
Black or African American90%
Asian50%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted68%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American50%
Asian60%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Black or African American50%
Asian67%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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
White 54% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 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) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Jofee' Tremain
Fax number
  • (817) 698-5070

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