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S S Dillow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 664 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

Hello, I am a former student from the 1950's with very fond memories of Dillow, my teachers and friends. I had wonderful teachers who allowed us to use different types of craft and art to creatively express what we were learning. When I was a sixth grader a friend and I wrote a play to teach our history lesson for one day. As teachers and lovers of children yourselves I know you can appreciate how those great teachers influenced my life. I now hold three degrees, BA, MDiv, and PhD, from two large and important schools in Texas and taught in another University until my health made it impossible. Now I make jewelry and write books-one due to be published by Tate Publishers in the next two or three months. I have been married to the same preacher for almost 46 years; we have four children and nine grandchildren. I think your school and the chances for self-expression I was give there deserve at least some recognition for the small things in life God has allowed me to accomplish. Thank you for a great start to my education. Berta Ward McMurry, PhD


Posted August 7, 2012

This school is horrible!!!!!! The principal and assistant principal are the rudest people ever and the office staff is just as rude. The office staff are just awful they will either look at you crazy or have an attitude when you asked questions. My child did attend this school in 2010-2012 and the teachers that my child had were nice and helpful but I cannot say the same for the administration and office staff. The principal was never reachable or ever seem to be at the school. The assistant principal was always rude and seemed she was too busy to talk. I would NOT recommend this school until they make some changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

This school really has changed dramatically over the last decade. It has gone from a low performing school to a RECOGNIZED campus. THAT is a big deal. The students have worked so hard. The parents of this community owe a huge debt of gratitude to the amazing teachers. Without them none of this would have been possible. They really do go above and beyond to make sure the students are prepared for a life of learning and fulfilment. Tutoring,academic competions,parent resources and a content-rich after school program make this school shine. Lack of community support in the way of a PTA is an area that needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2009

This school has come a long way. And the after school program is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

This is a very great school my children has attended this school since they started being able to go to school the school have lots of activities and the teachers are nice and have a real close relationship with the parents and kids to the point where the kids want to go to the school to give them respect they also give awards out for acheivement to let children know they are appreciated and less stressful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

Very poor availability of extracurr. activities. Very poor level of parent involvement...there is not even a PTA.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students74%
Female86%
Male61%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students78%
Female90%
Male68%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education88%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students67%
Female52%
Male78%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented83%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students54%
Female68%
Male36%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual63%
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 Students26%
Female29%
Male23%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male21%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students23%
Female29%
Male16%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
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 Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual82%

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual61%

Science

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual59%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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 69% 52%
Black 28% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 29%
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) 56%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
  • ERICA MOODY
Fax number
  • (817) 814-0450

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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