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Park Crest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 489 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2006

The staff and teachers at Park Crest are involved, caring and the absolute best. The teachers are committed to helping the children succeed. This is evident in the TAKS scores of the children that attend shcool there. The assistant principal Mrs. Russell is a hands on person that is caring and is always available to assist when needed. The office staff is always pleasant and helpful. The appearance of the school is neat and tidy. There are numerous after school activities to help the children learn and grow. I would reccommend Park Crest to anyone looking for a quality elementary school in the Garland area.
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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

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female65%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education73%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students84%
Female93%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female76%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual70%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students59%
Female69%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual33%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education33%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual16%

Math

All Students70%
Female61%
Male76%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education43%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual58%

Science

All Students55%
Female43%
Male64%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education33%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual37%
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 79% 52%
White 10% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 57%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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School Leader's name
  • RAELYN SCROGGIN
Fax number
  • (972) 926-2575

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2232 Parkcrest Drive
Garland, TX 75041
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Phone: (972) 926-2571

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