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Roach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

School is structured around instructional time. Students are given every opportunity to be successful. Roach also has a science lab for K-2 and one for 3-5. Students in grades 2-5 have the opportunity to participate in a great after school program, Ballet Folklorico.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2009

The principal Mrs. O'Neil is very involved in every aspect of the school. They have received an excellent rating for education for years and the teachers love the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

At Routh Roach everyone works for the child. Every decision, every dollar spent, every late night is because of the child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2008

My daughter attended Kindergarten this year with Mrs. Rickman. She has learned so much in such a short time. Mrs. Rickman's style of teaching has helped my daughter gain confidence and a desire to learn more : ) She is testing ahead in reading and math for her grade level and loves school. What a great way to be introduced into the educational system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I would say that I am very pleased with this school. My son attended there several years ago. Nothing is perfect, but the effort these teachers put forth is heartwarming. My sons fifth grade teacher (Ms. Cahill), would tutor different days depending on the needs of different parents, even dropping them off after tutorials if necessary. He just got his drivers license in March, and we went to pick her up for ice cream. Lasting impressions say a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

This school needs to focus on teaching the students the basics so that they can perform well on the TAKS test rather than being drilled repeatedly on how to test. My child is in the 4th grade and will not be returning next year. The 4th grade teachers are very difficult and think they are teaching high school students. Their grading methods are horrible. If your child is an above average learner they will be stifled at Routh Roach. The teachers do not want to have to put in any extra effort to reach a child. The biggest problem I feel at Routh Roach is they would prefer to have all of the kids on medicine rather than try to reach the student and bring out the best in them. On a positive note, Mrs. Linda Jones in 3rd grade is an excellent teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

I was pleased with Routh Roach until my son was in 4th Grade. The attitude, unwillingness or lack of desire of his teachers to help him understand certain concepts is totally unacceptable. Personal grading system by certain teachers dropped my son's GPA to a 'C+' average. My son will not be attending 5th Grade at Routh Roach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My son started Routh Roach as a 2nd grader this year and I was not pleased with the attitude, willingness or desire of his teacher to help him. We have since moved him to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My child came to Routh Roach from a charter school and next year she will be returning to a charter school. Every since she has been at this school it has been a constant struggle. I believe this school is good for some people, but not all. Some teachers are very good and others seem to take the attitude that as long as the majority of the class understands then he/she has done his/her job. My overall experience with Routh Roach is not a very satifactory at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

The teachers are good, but the principal is only looking out for herself and what she can do to line her pockets. It's all about a bonus for her, no matter how your child may struggle with government tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

My three children have attended and two still attend Routh Roach. They love it and we've never had a better experience. The teachers are well skilled and still have a caring attitude towards the children. The exemplary education that is sought by Ms. O'Neil will follow my children a life time. Thank you Ms. O'Neil, Ms. Chowdhury, Mr. Turner, Ms. Norton, Ms. Wyatt (we hated to see you retire and with you were back). I could name the rest but they are all the best! Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2003

Our daughter was recently hospitalized with severe asthma. We cannot believe the out pouring of the love and concern of the office staff, and my daughter's teachers Mrs. Harris and Mr. Gonzales. They visited her on more than one occasion and provided support in more than one way. We are grateful to have Routh Roach as our daughter's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

I went to Routh Roach as a child myself, and with that in mind, I wanted my children to go their as well. We have been fortunate to stay within the district and to keep the kids at Routh Roach. Ms. Oneil, the principle, takes pride in her school, teachers, and students. It shows! My children, in my opinion, have received top education and continue to strive. The teachers have such strong motivation and encouragment for these children. The resources available to our children here, are such strong and helpful tools. So far, I want thank Ms. Brandenburg, Mrs. Wyatt(whom I think is the best first-grade teacher) and Ms. Wooden for such an awesome job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Our daughter went to a different GISD school in 'K' and we were completely disatisfied with its performance. That is why we were so happy to have recieved Routh Roach Elementary as our first choice for her to attend the first grade. For the second grade she has been accepted to and is attending a math, science and technology magnet school. We believe that without Routh Roach Elementary last year, she never would have been prepared for nor invited to apply to a magnet school. Thank you Routh Roach and thank you Ms. Wyatt;first grade teacher.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
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

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
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

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female80%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingual60%

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted90%
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

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female100%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female76%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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 75% 52%
White 12% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 60%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
  • JEANETTE O'NEAL
Fax number
  • (972) 926-2585

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1811 Mayfield Avenue
Garland, TX 75041
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