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Weaver Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 511 students

 

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2013:
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Posted April 22, 2014

I love this school. Both my children attended this school. The teachers are very caring and communicated on a regular basis with me. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

I was a long-term substitute teacher at the school, and I ended up dreading getting up in the morning to go. Students in bilingual first grade were not being taught Spanish, an issue that got me spoken to by the district's bilingual coordinator. I found most teachers to be supportive and helpful, but the office staff were inexcusably rude and put out when I asked questions. I also felt that my hands were tied when it came to dealing with problems in the class, because the principal's response was, "Couldn't they be acting up because they're struggling with [English] vocabulary and they're just frustrated?" Science materials were often not available. But I think the worst thing was the glue-like adherence to the standardized curriculum, which the students and I found boring and not at all engaging. Too much was crammed into one week, without much time for creativity or other approaches. I haven't been back, nor will I be back. Again, most of the teachers do seem to enjoy working with kids, but I think much could be done to improve morale.


Posted June 29, 2013

Being at this school the last 2 years has been a AWFUL experience for my children! What the last person said was absolutely correct but it was nothing but HORRIBLE by the end of this year. Teachers can't teach if the principals ain't worth a lick and the 2 they got there are useless. They're always too busy talking it up and eating take-out with the rude ladies in the office to see what a mess the school has become. My kids come home saying how the principals/counselor do nothing but give rewards to troublemakers bc thats what keeps them from running and screaming in the halls. How are good kids getting rewarded? Teachers are being scolded for rewarding good kids. It's BS over there. Half the teachers are leaving. A retiring teacher said the other half want to leave but are afraid of being targeted by the principal if they try to leave! I"m moving my kids too. I wish the folks over in the Central Office would get rid of this new principal and fix our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I think the teachers at Weaver are great. The Principal is very nice and caring with the kids everytime I have seen her. They do offer math/reading nights periodically that the kids to attend and enjoy. There are not alot of extracurricular activities that are offered that I have every seen and I would like to see more of that. I also think there is lack of parent involment when it comes to helping the teachers out with school functions. Overall the school has been very good for my child.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

All Students72%
Female80%
Male66%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male52%
Black or African American54%
Asian100%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black or African American54%
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual72%

Writing

All Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
Black or African American46%
Asian100%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual53%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African American42%
Asian50%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education14%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual52%

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African American80%
Asian83%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual68%

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African American45%
Asian50%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual63%
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 61% 52%
Black 19% 13%
White 10% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 46%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • JENNIFER MILEY
Fax number
  • (972) 494-8721

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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805 Pleasant Valley Road
Garland, TX 75040
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Phone: (972) 494-8311

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