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Handley El

Public | PK-5 | 648 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2014

One of the worst experiences of my kids attending school. My kids will NOT be returning. The kids have so much bad behavior there, the teachers focus more on discipline than teaching, and the discipline isn't that great. This is my kids first year here, and if I'd known this was not a good choice school learning wise and with the students' behavior, they would've never attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

This has been a great year overall for my daughter, especially because I got to know her teachers so well. I would suggest parents to be as involved as you can be. Don't wait til something "happens" to request a conference. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

this is a best shool ! teacher take time to know the students, my daughters are very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

This is a GREAT school! Teacher take time to know the students,like my son was in kinder and other teachers knew him by name.I love that, security is A+ at this school.And the principal / vice principal ,well I've never seen one take the time to be outside after school making sure everyone is safe let it be crossing the street or even directing traffic.THERE EXCELLENT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

The students at this school are disrespectful and out of control. Do not send your child here if you want you him or her to get a good education ,


Posted March 23, 2010

My daughter has attended Handley since 2003, the last year they had pre-k there. I have been very happy with her education at this school. Handley was a recognized school in the 2008-2009 school year. As with any school, the best way to get the most out of it, is to be active as a parent. The teachers and the principal are always available to discuss your child's progress. Handley also has a great music program, maybe even better some respects than some of the magnet elementary schools. 4th and 5th graders get world class drumming instruction through a grant, and the music teacher sets up numerous performances through out the district and city not only for the drumming group, but also Honor Choir, and other musical performances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

I am very pleased with this school. My children have been attending since kindergarten. Every year they have great teachers. And the front office ladies are always so nice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

Great school faculty and campus location as well as nice landscaping. Just need someone to open the doors at 7am instead of 7:30am..Yea before and after care could be offered i would pay for that...Mr. Jones
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

My son did not know how to read when he started school this year he is know on the honor roll and reading at a second grade level i am so impressed with the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

My child attends Handley Elementary. I am pleased with the current low student-teacher ratio. This is assuming my child's teacher is very motivated. I would like to see more experienced teachers on site. New teachers are terrific, but we also need some solid, mature minds to balance the atmosphere. I am not pleased with the overcrowding at this school. Even though there are low ratios, Handley is overcrowded. Lunchtime is a very disturbing routine. Children hardly have time to eat their food before the class has to move out to allow the next set of classes in for their lunch.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education75%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English78%
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

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students52%
Female70%
Male42%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education43%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female49%
Male35%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education33%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual86%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education20%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual39%

Math

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual48%

Writing

All Students40%
Female46%
Male34%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education29%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual16%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual95%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual90%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
Black 42% 13%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 2% 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) 34%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • LOYED JONES
Fax number
  • (972) 926-2545

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3725 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX 75043
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