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South Hi Mount Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 560 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2013

My Son attends South High Mount Elementary. The only problem my wife and I have had came up more than once.. My son like other children have received sad faces.. My sons teacher will tend , to explain, why the sad face was given in front of all the other children at class room door while picking up children at the end of the day. We don't feel as parents that this should be addressed in this manner. The teacher should address the parent in the class room with child after class or set up some kind of meeting. I have spoken to the principal about this and she did say she would speak to the teacher several month back. I don't understand why this keeps occurring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Great programs offered by SHM(FWAS). Speach therapy was also help for the oldest of my 2 kids. Both have attend SHM since Pre-K. Great caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

My two son's have attended South Hi Mount for going on three years. I as parent overall have enjoyed their experience with this school. The teachers are very involved with the well being of each student and their grades. I do wish at times parents at this school would be more involved but I do understand that a lot of parents work which consumes much of their time and that they can't help. Everyone is friendly at this school which is what I like most about the parents and the teachers. I would recommend this school to my friends and family.


Posted April 26, 2010

The staff loves the children as much as their parents!


Posted September 18, 2008

My daughter & I are very pleased with SHM. This is her 2nd year there and so far pre-k & kinder have been a blast. My husband & I have no worries about her getting a good education. The only concern we have is a change that was made of combining 1st grade & kindergarden together. Other than that, SHM is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Very happy with the education my daughter received at SHM. Would recommend that parents play an active roll in the school to ensure their children receive the great education they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

SHM is a wonderful school. Wonderful teachers and admininstraion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Hello my name is jenny and i do have two girls that do attend south hi mount and will til the 5th grade i think this ia a well known school and very safe our teachers and principal are always on top of thing that our children surroundings i do know that our teacher will let us know that we as parents need to do to approve our kids i have enjoyed this school and the communities that surrounds this school i just hope that we can approve of our children to wear uniforms in the incoming school year.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

We LOVE South Hi Mount, and are bothered that it doesn't get the same publicity as some of the other area elementary schools. We gave SHM a try and have been 100% pleased with the results. Amazing staff and teachers and a gifted-and-talented curriculum that is on par (or better) than any other FWISD school. G/T doesn't officially start until 1st in FWISD, but SHM identified our son and created a curriculum for him in K without any real prompting from us - talk about proactive! Nurturing environment, great PTA and extracurriculars/enrichment, too. Can't say enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

South Hi Mount is a wonderful school. The Principal puts everything aside for the parents concerns and is very caring toward the children. The teachers are all very friendly and outgoing that I have met and just like the Principal are very caring toward the children. I think the overall school rating is excellent. I have been in other schools where no one seemed to care about the children or what their problems were. Parents seemed to be involved in their childrens lives and want whats best for them. The academics are outstanding and they offer extracurricular activites as well. All in all it is a wonderful blessed school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

The leadership at this school is awesome. The teachers are great. The school just needs more parents invloved. That is its biggest challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

We had a mixed experience with the school; however, the great thing was that the principal got involved immediately and resolved the issue with professionalism and empathy. There is one thing I did not agree on, and it is the no tolerance rule when it comes to applying discipline; which is not limited to this school. I learned first hand that this rule instead of helping a child, limits his ability to learn real self-control. It hinders a child by making him/her feel unimportant. I am not advocating not disciplining a child, but consider all the circumstances before passing judgment. Some forms of discipline are actually counterproductive if all the events leading up to the incidents are not considered. If I had not been an involved parent, my child would have easily been labeled a problem. Teachers need to work with each child's personality! Academics are excellent and well rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I would like to thank SHM for all they to for the kids there. My son was doing awfull at his last school; crying everyday about not wanting to go. Everything changed this year with our enrollment here. The teachers and staff really care about the students academically as well as emotionally and socially. Thank you once again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2003

We have had three daughters attend SHM and they are all doing well academically and socially. Thank you to the staff at SHM. Go Colts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter loves this school. She was on the honor roll last year. The staff of this school are very nice.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 82% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented91%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented91%

Science

All Students86%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented91%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual80%
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 Students87%
Female96%
Male78%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual62%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
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 disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual71%

Science

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual58%
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 75% 52%
White 13% 29%
Black 10% 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) 44%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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  • VERONICA DELGADO
Fax number
  • (817) 815-1850

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4101 Birchman Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Phone: (817) 815-1800

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