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Shawnee Trail Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 655 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted June 6, 2013

Shawnee trail is a great school, but I do agree with the previous post, if you are not very connected and in tune with what is going on, your child might not reach their full potential, the front office sometimes makes remarks or takes a disposition to the effect that you are being a bothersome parent who they are to busy to really deal with you when you really start digging to try and be more connnected, and it is obvious that they communicate as a whole in regards to questions or issues meant for only one or two of the staff. But as a whole, the teachers so far seem to really care, the principal really does take initiative and is involved in the school, and you can tell she really cares about the kids. The school is organized, but is somewhat lacking on communication about where your child truly is at academically and behaviorally, the info needs to be sought after by the parent. This school is a safe one, but the more I have to dig to find info, the less safe it feels. Other than the attitudes with the front office and needing to really dig to find out about my child, I'd say this school is one of the best due to the dedication of teachers and the heart given by the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

Obviously, every student and parent's experience is unique. Having said that,after our 4 yr experience, I feel it my responsibility to give heads up. Pluses~ A safe & organized environment. Quick responses to questions or requests. A well-intended effort from a majority of the staff. Yes, there are teachers that are "done" & shouldn't be working with kids because they're ability to stay patient,creative & encouraging is very week. Sadly, their spark is gone. As a result, they leave their class stressed & uninspired to learn. The CONS: Academically, this district's desire to teach solely to achieve higher scores on standardized tests required by state- ABSOLUTELY DETRIMENTAL & COUNTER PRODUCTIVE- The school has had a run with teachers leaving soon after school starts for maternity totally messing with the cohesion & consistency of the learning process. Grading system is misleading & inconsistent. The teachers are overwhelmed & stressed by outside restrictions& demands. To sum it up- You're child could have a positive elementary experience here- If you are VERY connected, communicative & involved in their experience & are not afraid to speak up~ Which should be wherever they go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

I disagree with the previous post. My autistic child has had a positive experience at Shawnee Trail for years with the principal, teachers and other kids. There have been experiences where the other kids have stared at him when he's behaved differently, which is understandable, but the teachers addressed it appropriately so they would accept my son's differences and not make fun of him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

Do not send your special needs child here unless you want their self esteem to be destroyed. I pulled my autistic child out to homeschool the day I made a surprise visit to see him being chastised in the hall complete with the assistant principal's finger two inches from his little face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

I want to say few words about Mrs Polk and Ackermenn , my daughters Ist grade and 4th grade teachers, They are super teachers, very patience and easy going.I am very happy and satisfied with them, Every teacher is an outstanding teacher in Shawneetrail. Music and art teachers are amazing !!!!!!!!! Shawnee rocks :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

The staff at Shawnee Trail is awesome! I have been very pleased with them, and Ms. Wakeland, the principal, is wonderful. It's obvious she cares about the kids and her staff. There's a reason she was voted as one of the best principals in Frisco!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

My husband and I have found the teachers at Shawnee Trail to be outstanding. We have, however, been very disappointed in the principal. She seems to be geared towards the upper grades and does not have much knowledge of what is appropriate in the early childhood years. She is also not the friendliest person day to day when parents see her in the halls, carpool, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Shawnee has been a delight to be a part of. My children's teachers truly care about the learning they are providing as the foundation for higher education later on in Middle and High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

We are so pleased with the staff and principal at Shawnee Trail. In fact, the Principal, Sherri Wakeland, was named best elementary school principal in Collin County this year (2004). I knew she was someone special and this award proves it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian93%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asian93%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asian87%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education85%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asian86%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education92%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American71%
Asian86%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American64%
Asian86%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education100%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American71%
Asian79%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education100%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American59%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education86%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American61%
Asian85%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education44%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted73%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American81%
Asian92%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 51% 31%
Hispanic 18% 50%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 12% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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