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Giddings Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 637 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2007

This is a GREAT school. The staff is truly concerned about my children. We moved from out of state 3 years ago and we LOVE it here. We were accepted with open arms. Parents are always welcome to attend at anytime. I would not by kids to go to school anywhere else. GO BUFFS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

My child is in second grade. This school is new to him this 2004-2005. The size of school seems small. The grounds and floors are emmaculate. Learned math methods this year that waited til the third for me. Child prepared in preK through first in different schools. Had no complaints making new friends. I visited orderly lunch time at the school twice. Educator is eager to welcome parent visitation. Teacher is very professional and clear concerning child's needs. Files are kept orderly. She demonstrates the average progress and where we stand within. Child's progress exceeds expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

The principal has does not possess leadership qualities nor is he effective in problem resolution. Ms. G is wonderful she cares alot for her special education children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

School district is great so far. As for outsiders, which I am, get out and meet people. Everyone has been fantastic and you can fit in with no problems. I came from another state and I fit in.
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Posted May 21, 2003

this entire school district appears to cater to the 'local' students, meaning those whose parents and grandparents were raised in the area. It is very difficult for an 'outsider' to fit in. You will find this in almost every area of interest. Sports are extermely difficult to be involved in if you have moved in to the district. On the outside all looks well, but once you are in...watch your back!


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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual94%
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 61% 52%
White 27% 29%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 33%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
  • CHARLOTTE PENN
Fax number
  • (979) 542-1153

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 389
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: (979) 542-2886

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