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Toler Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 658 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 4, 2014

I use to love this school until my daughter joined choir. She was very excited about this until her cousin got in trouble and she told my sister..When my daughter goes back to choir practice the choir teacher aske her why did she go tell and that wasnt nice..so I was upset about that because I feel that if my child did something wrong fine call her out but getting after her for telling... come on now that is why alot of our children dont say anything because of this.. After that I called to report this and the asst principal just really didnt seem to care. Oh well.. what can you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

toler is not a bad school at all, not saying it is agreat school, but reading some of these reviews its seem some the parents just don't follow there kids educations because my child was in performances that I went to see. My child had an awards presentation that I wen to see. I kept in contact with all of his teachers over the past 4 years. I definitly know the teachers he has had cared. I didnt post a grade on the principle leadership. 1st yr. so we will have to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

Great school! The staff works well with parents and students. Toler also has a lot of great parent training.


Posted August 3, 2012

I loved this school! im now going to 6th grade and will miss fourth and fifth. if your child is going to attend 3rd watch out for mrs.tallant, she is very disrespectful.


Posted October 19, 2011

Toler school is very good for Pre K, my son is attending this yr, Ms Harris my son's teacher updates everything what's going in the class every week.My son loves his school and his teachers:0)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

uncaring teachers it is wrong how these kids are treated and how they are bulling each other it is so sad poor job at this school plez dont bring your kiids here your asking for trouble god bless.


Posted August 2, 2007

My son attended Toler and he had some great teachers and then there was one that didn't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Toler is a great school. My daughter just completed the 5th grade and I think they could have a least had a graduation and maybe a 5th grade trip like Shugart. They should have some type of award ceremony for the children. Hopefully with a new principal next year things will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

This school just exists in my view. They do not have programs for the parents/grandparents to come see - a proud child for making A or A/B honor roll, a child who worked hard to have perfect attendance - nothing. No carnivals, no open house during the year to stop by and talk to teachers and see your child's work. Everything just gets sent home in the back pack, like it's no big deal. It is a big deal and I think parents might get more involved if we felt more welcomed and invited to become involved. Paying $5 to go have a hot dog with the PTA or sending home many fundraisers, isn't what I call creative parent teacher involvement. The children need to know what they work hard to achieve is acknowledged and special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My son, who has always received A's on his report card, started acting very different once he started at Toler. Grades went lower, he was not a happy kiddo anymore and his self esteme went down the tubes. Once I started checking into the school, I found out that the teachers really do not care about the kids. His first teacher used to tell the kids she was quitting because of them. She even had them do an essay on why she shouldn't quit. A bully was a huge problem. He picked on other kids because most kids did not like him. The teachers did not care. The principal did get involved and was wonderful. She knew my son never got into trouble and knew about the other kid, so she watched very close. The teachers just do not seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

My daughter attended Toler last year and did very well. Her teachers were great and always communicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

Both my kids have attended Toler with one now in collage the other still in Toler. I feel safe sending my kids there the teachers and pricipal is great. The only problem I have is when it's raining the kids are all under the cover with uniforms on and it's very hard to found your kids. Other than that I would con't sending my child to that school unless we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I have been involved with Toler for many yrs. I have put 3 children through Toler and have one more to go. I have been on the PTA brd. many times and have seen and heard different sides to many different issues from teacher conflicts, the partys, the PTA board, to this dress code, to many other petty compliants. I personally support the code and the staff at Toler, your votes weren't 'thrown out' everyone attending our schools were given the choice. In a year or two, every GISD elementary and middle school campus will be wearing the standardized dress. It's much more ecomonical, especially if you have more then one child. The only problem I have is, that if the children abide by the rules, the same rules should apply to the teachers. They are the best examples for them, they see them more waking hours a day than some parents do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2003

I support the standardize dress code. A school is a place of order, where you learn. There should be no dress competition in a school. It puts all the students in the same level plain field. Also it improves the moral of the school Personally, I voted for the dress code. Two of my children go to Toler. It is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I like the school so far but hate the dress code. If it wasn't so close to my house I would have sent my son somewhere else. There was a vote last year on the 'standardized dress' and I have yet to meet a parent that voted yes on it but somehow it got passed anyways. I loved my son's teacher and he loved going to school plus he learned a lot and the worst thing I can say is I think that they threw out our votes and decided to do it anyways.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female93%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education70%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education89%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education38%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual46%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual65%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education75%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students78%
Female73%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual79%

Science

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education63%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
Black 29% 13%
White 19% 29%
Two or more races 4% 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) 25%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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School Leader's name
  • EDWIN HOOD
Fax number
  • (972) 226-0262

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3520 Guthrie Road
Garland, TX 75043
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