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Freeman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 395 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2012

this is best school ! my daughters are very happy with your teachers .teachers are putting in away more than 100% of their time and energy to make sure every student succeeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

Our school is growing beautifully. Every teacher is putting in way more than 100% of their time and energy to make sure every student succeeds. Even the specicals teachers are working one on one with the students who need that little extra boost to help keep them on trac.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2004

My third grade child attends this school and I found her teacher to be one of the most concerned teachers I have run accross. This school could use a stronger PTA and the principal could be more attentive (and friendlier), but my child's third grade experience has been a very positive one becuase of the 3rd grade teachers and the librarian.
—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.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students81%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education75%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education45%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education45%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female100%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education55%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
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 education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual69%
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 Students71%
Female85%
Male58%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students73%
Female85%
Male62%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual89%

Writing

All Students69%
Female83%
Male55%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual71%
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 Students67%
Female80%
Male53%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education17%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special education57%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual72%
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 "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

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 72% 52%
Black 15% 13%
White 12% 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) 45%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • GRAYSON TOPERZER
Fax number
  • (972) 494-8835

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Garland, TX 75040
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