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Sabine Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 669 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2010

I would move if we could.Too bad we have a 30 year mortgage. This school treats parents like prisoners if you go to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

My husband and I both graduated from Sabine. We both moved out of the area and have together lived in bigger cities. When it came time to start our family we chose to move back to this area even with the unstable economy that affects this area in a major way. Our twins are now in the third grade. We have no regrets about our decision. Sabine is not perfect because people are not. Not the kids nor the staff. We have had an instance of the wrong personality of a child with the wrong personality of a teacher. Not every teacher has the same style or personality and that's okay. Our kids have a happy, healthy, well adjusted home life which has only been reinforced by our school system. If you have doubts about your child going to this school perhaps public school is not for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I am a parent of two children at this school. My daughters teacher is excellant my child speaks very highly of mrs. Kirkindoll. However my sons teacher doesnt appear to offer the same quality of assistance and guidance,thus making the system only as good as its weakest link.The school is of average quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My daughter attends this school. Sabine's academics are wonderful and the teachers are very friendly and involved. The community is very involved with the school as well. We are so glad that we are able to send her to this smaller school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

My kids went to this school because we heard it was such a great scool but now we know different. They have some serious issues. I hear alot of people complain about kids having problems with some of the teachers. I have seen and heard some teachers be very rude to the kids. The kids are not supervised very well on the playground. I have even seen a kid crawl under the fence and not one teacher noticed. The teachers gather outside and talk instead of paying attention. The food had hair in it more than once. The parents are no longer welcome in the school. We used to be welcome in tohelp prepare for feild trips and parties but not anymore. When you go in you are treated more like a criminal than a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

I have three children and two of them have attended Sabine Elementary. They both loved the teachers and staff and were sad when they had to move on to Middle School. I believe this is an excellent school environment with many loving and devoted teachers and staff. I moved from a very big School District to Sabine School District which is very small. My children thank me every day for moving them to Sabine. Thanks Sabine for making my children so happy and for all of your dedication to my children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The Sabine school system is excellent. My son (who is now in the 1st grade) has had problems with his reading and math. I have worked at home with him, but I have also talked to his teachers. They are very helpful, and work with me to try and find the best way to teach my son. They have even sent 'props' home in an effort to improve his skills. And they have worked. All the teachers I have met at Sabine schools are wonderful, and are willing to go the extra mile if a student needs it. I would highly recommend the Sabine school systems to any parent, and I plan on staying here until my kids graduate, so I know they will have an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

I believe this is one of the better schools out there today. The teachers all care and they work with you and your child. I have 2 children that attend this school and they are doing a great job.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
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%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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

All Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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

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/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education60%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education100%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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
White 66% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 13%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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Fax number
  • (903) 984-4101

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5219 Old Highway 135
Gladewater, TX 75647
Phone: (903) 984-5320

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