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North Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 857 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

Wonderful staff & amazing teachers! Parents also very involved! I would highly recommend this school to all parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

This school its wonderfull!! my 3 kids attented this school all 4 years!! never had trouble, great teachers, great admosphere, really secure school great neighboorhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

My son attended kindergarten this fall and I have to say how impressed I am with the school, from the moment they walk into the cafeteria to the moment they are released - I have nothing but praise for the staff! My son loved going in everyday, his teacher was easy to contact and always responded to my queries promptly, my son knew the principal's name within his first week and could recognise him easily. The personal behaviours promoted by the school and the way in which they do this is excellent and motivates the children to want to be recognised by their teachers and all school staff for their good behaviour. Everyday you see how your child is doing, and can see what they are learning by the homework they bring home. At the end of each week all the work and art etc. is brought home and I loved looking through it with my son and seeing how proud he was of it. As a parent you can join the PTA or volunteer at the school, they are very keen for parents to be involved in their children's education. I write most of this in the past tense as we have since relocated back to the UK, if I could have taken this school with me I would have!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

This is our first year at north and so far the teacher don't seem to care about the students and the staff is rude and my daughter isn't learning anything at this school and trying to schedule a conference is impossible to do I would not recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

its a sad day when you cant turn to the (this school) my grandchilds school to get help with christmas . they r not doing the angle tree program .so sad not every child is fortunate enough to have a christmas thanks alot


Posted May 28, 2012

i went to school there from k-2 then i moved now im in 4th grade i loved that school the teachers are great they share there time equllay it was my favorite school i wish i could of stayed they do fun activty for the students


Posted January 12, 2010

What a great school!!!! My son is in Kindergarten at North and he looks forward to school everyday!! They also have an AMAZING speech therapy staff, my son has made wonderful progress. We have exprience with a school outside of this district and its so good to see the kids and staff at North happy to be where they are!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

North Elementary has great kids and it is a great place to work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The teachers and staff care for all children's academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

It is a great place to work because the kids come first. I love my job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I have two children at North Elem. We love the staff and teachers. I am also a sub teacher for this district and love being at this school. I have NEVER seen so many teachers who love their jobs as well as the students. My kids love their school! As a former student myself for this school its awesome to see how much it has grown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

This is my second child to have at North Elementary under the same principal, there is not another school that I would rather have my children in. This is my 5 year olds second year in the dual language program.....Thank you to such a wonderful and loving staff and the care that the teachers provide, my 5 year old can not wait for school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I love North Elem. My son is so excited about school.This is his second year in the dual language program and I think it is a great asset to the school. My son loves all the activities:art,recess,music,PE,computer,and going to the library. The principal is very loving with the children and so are the teachers that I've encountered. The teachers went to a workshop over the summer about loving the children from the heart(that they have to capture the children's hearts before they can capture their minds). There is also a big emphasis on parent involvement. The teachers can only do so much without the parents involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

My daughter is now a second grader @ North I am so excited and very Satisfied with the experince she is having while she is there she is above where she needs to be academicaly,My youngest daughter is now in the dual language program which is going to be a wonderful benifit for her future.So thank you North keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

I had a very bad experience with North Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

I am so pleased that North Elementary provides separate art, music and gym classes for their students when so many other schools are canceling these programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

my son attended north elementary's headstart program and it was an excellent learning experience for both of us. i would highly recommend any parent to look into their child's early education and trust the teachers and faculty at north's headstart program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

We have been dissappointed in North Elementary. They really don't have much to offer as far as extra-curricular activities. The only bright spot is the principal. She is very good with the kids. Unlike the vice principal and the physical education staff. It's sad when your child hates physical education. Even the janitor is a threat to the children's self esteem. ALthough there are some really child friendly teachers it only takes a few bad apples to ruin your child experience. We are looking at private schools for the remaining years of elementary school. I want my children to enjoy chool.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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 85% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education86%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual94%

Math

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education50%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual75%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education10%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students75%
Female85%
Male66%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual88%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 38% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 5% 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) 18%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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  • COBY KIRKPATRICK
Fax number
  • (817) 367-1308

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9850 Legacy Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76108
Phone: (817) 367-6100

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