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Hickman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 604 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2012

I have 2 boys that have attended school here since 2009. There isn't enough good things I can say about this school. The teachers my children have had are amazing. Mrs. Alderete and Mrs. Turner (formerly Rohr) are by far my favorites. But it's not just their grade teachers, the office personnel are super friendly and helpful. They have been since day one. Nurse Connie, well let's just say my oldest loves her to death, even seemed to have a reason to be sent to her the first year he had met her. My youngest goes to speech therapy and doesn t feel like he s a slow learner or a kid with a problem, he seems himself as a privileged student who gets to practice with Mrs. Hammer a few times a week. The programs they implemented this year to get fathers involved more at the school have boosted morale with the younger kids. Mr. Grey and Mrs. McEwen bring a certain kind of excitement to the children they come into contact with on a daily basis. The kids are thrilled to hold up their H with their hands and get recognized for just being themselves. It s not just the school and the teachers, it s the programs and new innovative ideas that make this school a treasure to say the very least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Since the new principle has taken charge, things at Hickman have been great. The new process of picking up kids in the afternoon is excellent and very effective. Great job Mr. Grey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I believe Hickman is one of the best Elementary schools in Garland. Their academic programs are the best I have seen and the care and dedication they have for the children can't be beat. Their music, arts and PE are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

The best in Texas! The admninistrative staff, teachers and parents are the caring, sincere, hard working and work hard to make sure all Hickman students excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment. My child's reading teacher Mrs. Webb is outstanding. We love her to death. She has years of experience with the children, great parent communication, and is very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

There is an old saying-'You don't miss your water 'til your well runs dry.' This is certainly true. We recently had to move out of state and this means that the children had to attend a new school. The school they are currently attending is nothing like what we left behind. The teachers at Hickman truly cared about what they were doing and took the job seriously. We especially miss Mrs. Gonzalez (what a lovely voice), Mrs. Perry (Wow! what patience-God Bless), Mrs. Foley. While attending, my children felt so comfortable and accepted and their grades reflected such. Keep up the good work Hickman! We miss you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I have a 10 year old child that attends Hickman in the 4th grade, with Mrs.Webb. While, I freely admitt that my child is not as 'Focus' as she should be. I find this school to be highly incompetent and not able to do the job for which they [Principle, and Teachers,but not the Admin Staff] are hired to do. Because of Title I, and TitleIX funding, there has been a comprehensive movement to weeded out the so-called 'Unfocus, and problem children out of the general student body and into special classes. To which, they are supposely going to receive better and special help. I think that if you are a Teacher than you should teacher and keep your personal beliefs and likes and dislikes to yourself and do the job for which you applied for and got hired to do. Stop taking it out on the choldren.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2003

We are the proud parents of two wonderful,gifted children that attend this school. They have improved so much in a short amount of time and have changed so much. We are so proud to have responsible,respected well trained teachers at this school that are giving 110% of themselves to help our kids and everyone else,to achive there goals and teach them the best of the best. I have never seen any school like this one be so organize and on top of everything like this school.A big thank you to the Principal,and the staff.Thank you so much for making it easy,understanding for my kids at this school.We hope you all feel the same way we do.May God Bless You.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 82% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American82%
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American91%
Asian95%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education82%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education86%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asian94%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education69%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual80%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black or African American72%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual77%

Math

All Students65%
Female54%
Male75%
Black or African American50%
Asian94%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual77%

Writing

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African American66%
Asian89%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education38%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual55%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education38%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black or African American69%
Asian96%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
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 "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

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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 40% 52%
Black 26% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 19% 4%
White 11% 29%
Two or more races 4% 2%
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) 47%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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  • DISA MCEWEN
Fax number
  • (972) 675-3155

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3114 Pinewood Drive
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