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Caldwell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 479 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2012

Excelent School! The students love it!! And the parents too! The principal has been nothing but supportive with the parents and the kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2011

The principal, Zabdi, is very rude and talks down to parents and teachers. There are a lot of ethical things that go on. Some teachers have kids wait in hall when class should go on. If students aren't liked, they will receive worse punishment. Bad school!!


Posted April 2, 2011

not a good school. i wouldnt reccomend this to anyone. The teachers dont listen to anything if the students want to be challenged.


Posted August 28, 2007

I like this school alot both of my nephews have attended it and now my daughter is attending I'm very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I love this school. My son attended this school from Pre-K through first grade. I really enjoyed it. Then we had to move him to another school but put him right back in as soon as we could! He learns so much here compared to the other school that we had him in. I would recommend this school to anyone! The staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

I think the quality of academic programs is terrific however, there is a lack of communication between the staff and parents. I also noticed that the teachers are very anxious to tell the parents what they are doing wrong or not doing at all at home, but they are not eager to accept any challenges they are faced with in trying to accomodate needs of specific children. When I tried to have my child evaluated after extensive conversations with both the primary teacher and reading teacher, it took a month to get a meeting set up just to discuss it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Excellent school teachers are great. Kindergarten teachers are the best, they have the children reading, writing, adding, subtracting these kids are spelling words like: excellent, tremendous, kindergarten, friendship and so on. They are given homework every week. They are on a third grade reading level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I think caldwell is a great school seens my child enter the school he has been a diferent kid he has learn alot.his a very happy kid there and as long as I see a smile on my kid and that his leaning it puts a smile on my face also.his learning alot there specially even more of a discipline of what we give him.I am very happy with the school and staff.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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%
Female97%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students91%
Female85%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education70%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education38%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female71%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual96%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students70%
Female83%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual85%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingual85%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual79%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual68%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 83% 52%
Black 8% 13%
White 6% 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) 58%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ZABDI GONZALEZ
Fax number
  • (972) 926-2505

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3400 Saturn Road
Garland, TX 75041
Phone: (972) 926-2500

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