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Mcrae Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 675 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I have seen this school grow since when my first child was at this educational system; however, for the past two year, I have noticed that this school still has great teachers that go out of their way for the students, but administration is definitely not what it used to be in the era of Dr. Vasquez. I now have two young kids in this school and will give a big thank you to Mrs. Luna and Mr. Madero and their assistants, they are truly admirable and inspire children day-in, day-out. I do believe this school has some discipline concerns with the students, since administration is not their parents. Parents need to be more involved with their children's education and understand there is a better future at stake; however, the way administration handles discipline concerns at recess, at lunch breaks, during class movement is acceptable, but they could definitely show their friendly face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

This school offers a very friendly atmosphere, but seems they are academically challenged. Other than management, it will be required from all parents to get involved with child(ren)'s education. It is imperative that we show support and pressure the school system to do better in all aspects. Looking at the 2010 - 2011 TAKS tests, we were considered "ACADEMICALLY UNACCEPTABLE". This speaks volumes not only for teachers, but for school management; most importantly, who ends us losing... our children. We have to raise awareness and get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Awsome school. The school has come along way. Lots of excellent instruction from the staff. The staff is welcoming to students and parents. The after school program is great. There are alot more sports and community events. Parent meetings are fun as well as full of lots of useful information. Everyone really cares at D.McRae.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

Over all it is a good school and my child does very well. I have noticed the Principal does not support sports or other activities that children love to do after school. There is only two after school activities that I am aware of and that is the Clayton after school program and tutoring. I do wish Mr Vasquez would take some action to address this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

I think this school is starting to pick up now that we have a better principal. But they should have more activities for the kids there are not any from where I see as far as sports and afterschool programs.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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 Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented96%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students61%
Female73%
Male44%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted47%
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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female76%
Male45%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students50%
Female57%
Male40%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual53%

Writing

All Students45%
Female64%
Male36%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
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 education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female57%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female42%
Male53%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual41%

Science

All Students65%
Female53%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
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 education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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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 89% 52%
Black 9% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 77%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
  • KENDALL MILLER
Fax number
  • (817) 814-0550

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3316 Ave N
Fort Worth, TX 76105
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Phone: (817) 814-0500

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