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Gatesville Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 452 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $87,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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Posted October 22, 2013

When my son was at the Primary, I was made to feel very welcome by the staff as were other parents. They still remember my name and ask how my son is. When he began at the Elementary, I was made to feel the exact opposite. They don't want parents up there unless they are subbing. The parties are limited, not by the district but by the school itself. My sons teacher is not friendly towards parents period. She is good with him and good with the other students, but like the majority of the teachers there she treats the children like adults not children. I have heard many complaints not just from other parents but other teachers on other campuses that the one school they had the most problems with next to the High School was the Elementary. They're unfriendliness and their disorganization during dismissal make me wish I had home schooled my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

I am a parent of four children that have attended gatesville elementary and I could not be happier with the current principal and staff. My children range from 7 to 24 and all attended gatesville, and the current staff is by far the best, my questions are always answered with respect, and I feel like I am notified quickly whether his glasses broke or he got a rock in his ear. At 7 and 8 years of age there is no extracurricular aactivities available at gatesville. In other schools parents are incouraged to help in the students classes, and that is the only problem i have with gatesville's school system is that they insist on keeping parents out of the class room. We are discouraged from assisting the teachers in any way, at Temple we made copies or just listened to the children read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

Great school to have your kids go to if you want a small class size and a teacher that knows your name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

The only concern that I have with this school at this point has to do with occurances dealing with recess and other sporting events. I have had instances where I believe that there are not enough teachers watching the students at recess and this could lead to an injury. I have also had an incident where my child developed an injury from too much activity in P.E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2003

Excellent small town school. The principal really enjoys the students and she understands them. The teaching staff is excellent. We are happy with the entire school system and its leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2003

wonderful principal and great secretary! very happy with overall school!
—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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education59%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education47%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education27%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
White 68% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 2% 13%
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) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • PAMELA BONE
Fax number
  • (254) 248-0077

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311 South Lovers Lane
Gatesville, TX 76528
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Phone: (254) 865-7262

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