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Lily B Clayton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 538 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2008

As a substitue teacher for Fort Worth ISD, I get to see my share of different schools, and Lily B. is certainly one of the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2007

My son started pre-k and he loves it here at lily b. The teacher is wonderful and caring. She really cares for his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

My son has attended Lily B. for three years now and is very happy and learning at an excellent rate thanks to his teachers going above and beyond. There is such a wonderful sense of community within this school and it seems that will only get better. This is the school's first year with their new principal(who is wonderful) and she is a tremendous asset to the school. Test scores have been improving over the past few years due to everyone's strong commitment to the children. The school has one of the best PTA's around. They are very involved and forward thinking...not to mention the money that they have raised for the school. I am very glad my child is attending Lily B. Clayton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

I like this school however, diversity of it is misleading. As a parent, I found that getting involved with the teachers and the school makes a big difference in the type of education and type of experience your child has. Overall, I believe that this school is good in terms of academics and amount of opportunities. But, don't let the word 'diversity' fool you. It is half and half and to me, that does not translate into diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Faculty is very friendly. Environment is a safe and happy one. Very strong PTA (of which I am a member and volunteer). However, there are no foreign language programs. They cut Spanish in 2004-05 and have no plans to reinstate it. This is very disturbing given that this school is located in Texas with a very high Spanish speaking population. Little emphasis on reading comprehension and writing. Too much emphasis on 'Craft Projects,' which while cute, do not teach children the fundamentals of reading and writing. My son is about to be a fourth grader, and I just found out from outside testing that his writing and handwriting is at a second grade level. We are thus considering private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I was considering private school until I went to the Kindergarten Roundup - I couldn't believe how impressed I was with this school. Excellent facility and classrooms, and great diversity of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

i think this school is great. my children attend lily b. they have acheived alot. the principle is very attendative with the students and parents. know you by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Being that I have worked in two school districts in the state, including this one. This school has one of the highest parental involvements. The availability of extracurricular activities are good for an elementary school. The quality of any education is based upon the student, teacher, and parent, (not particularly in that order). There are some things, which could use improvement, like anywhere else. However, in my opinion, because of the high percentage of parental involvement to their child(ren), I would give this school an A-. When there is an abundance of questionable parents, who demand answers, you will receive a better education. Without it, you may possibly be bound for failure, but not absolutly. This is my oldest child's 2nd year here, she has enjoyed it. It took her awhile to adjust from private school, but I would recommend Lily B. to most interest, and involved parents. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

Only 150 words to describe Lily B Clayton! Not enough, to tell how wonderful it is! If you want your child to have a nurturing environment, where the principal knows every child's name, where teachers take a personal interest that extends beyond the classroom (and across the years), where quite a few parents and volunteers are on campus on a daily basis--then this is the school for you. Add to this, a beautifully maintained historical building . . . a new wing just dedicated in 2004 which was built to match . . . gardens that are a labor of love by a retired teacher. It is too hard to describe in such a small space. We have a saying here that sums it all up: 'Once a Sweet Lily Bee, Always a Sweet Lily Bee.' Come see it for yourself. It is the BEST!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female86%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female86%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female72%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education17%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 44% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • STEPHANIE HUGHES
Fax number
  • (817) 814-5450

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2000 Park Place Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110
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