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T A Sims Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 736 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2013

First of they lost my son his first day of kindergarten...tried to send him home on the bus...when I personally told his teacher I will be picking him up each and ever day! Second...they don't over any TRUE gifted and talented programs... my child was bored all school years. Third, my daughter won't be accepted into Pre-k because she can speak ENGLISH. God forbid we know the language of the USA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I enjoy the teachers. They are truly heroes. They believe in the potential of the student. On the otherside T A Sims Elementary PTA needs new leadership. PTA President needs to be retrained. Just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

Great school, great staff, great students. Lots of potential. Teachers are determined to help students achieve academic success. Students are eager to learn, and always enjoy a good challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

trying to find a good school for my kid to go to. went to this school when i was younger
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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female64%
Male88%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education29%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education14%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%

Writing

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education29%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented88%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male55%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 Students47%
Female37%
Male57%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students60%
Female52%
Male67%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual78%

Writing

All Students38%
Female45%
Male28%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted36%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male56%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual94%

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual75%

Science

All Students39%
Female27%
Male46%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
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 84% 52%
Black 13% 13%
White 3% 29%
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) 64%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
  • ANDREA HARPER
Fax number
  • (817) 814-0850

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3500 Crenshaw Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76105
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Phone: (817) 814-0800

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