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Western Hills Elementary School

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Posted August 24, 2010

This school is ok considering that it has been deemed academically accepted. my major concern for the past year has been the no child left behind subgroups. My 3rd grader has been falling behind for some time. It has been difficult to get this school to see that. He has been diagnosed with ADHD approximately two years ago and no testing has been done by the shool. When ever I press the issue it is always something I have to do, give or bring. This child failed every part of the TAKS test that could be possible and report card denoted retention yet he was passed up to the 4th grade. Does this sound like no child left behind or some slipping through the cracks. I have also noted that African americans are at a higher disadvantage considering that they scored the lowest on standardized tests & Special Ed students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Last week we received a letter to the parents addressing the fact that they will now operate under the Public Education Gran(PEG) because it was rate academically unacceptable. Since the beginning of the school year my son has had a total of three home room teachers and about four substitute teachers. It is unstable school and it's not right to have your child's teacher constantly changing on them. Children need stability at school. I've tried to transfer my child but have had no success since most the other school are above capacity. I don't recommend this school until it gets it's act together. Children deserve better in the public education system and this school has failed in providing that to our children time and time again. It's hopeless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

Very disappointed in this school. Some Teachers are great and others incredibly poor. Many teachers have expressed their discontent with school leadership. Unacceptable language, violence, disrespect and bullying are common practice here. Avoid this school if possible!!
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

190 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education70%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education64%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education18%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented89%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education8%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education0%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education43%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education36%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education23%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual71%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education10%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education18%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education10%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual74%

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students44%
Female35%
Male54%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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 55% 52%
Black 32% 13%
White 9% 29%
Two or more races 3% 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) 45%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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School Leader's name
  • ELIZABETH YODER
Fax number
  • (817) 815-6850

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2805 Laredo Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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