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Thurgood Marshall Leadership Acade

Public | PK-5 | 591 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter started all day pre-k this year. I was nervous as all parents are nervous im sure because its their child's first year of school. Her teacher is wonderful. Her teacher keeps the parents up to date on what is going on and so does the school. I love how I can email the teacher and get text messages and emails from the school as well. I can tell my daughter is learning because she comes home and tells me something brand new each and every day. They seem very organized and would recommend this school to anyone in the district. My daughter will continue her elementary education at Marshall if at all possible!! =) - A very concerned and involved Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

This is my children's 3rd year at Marshall this fall, and we've had nothing but a positive experience there. Ms.Carlise has been the same principal since my children have enrolled in 2008 and she's been great. The office staff have been friendly and attentive and I feel respected by all of them everytime I go to Marshall. The teachers really care about the students well being and work hard to make sure everyone in the class stays on top. But ofcourse we as parents have to do our part and not expect the schools to do every single thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school is excellent my child has been going there since it opend in 2004 and is in 5th grade she says its a blast and that the principal there is relly nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

This is the greatest school. Wonderful staff and friendly office! Can't wait to see how great next year will be!


Posted January 12, 2009

This is my first year at Grand Prairie ISD and at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. I though that I was the only one feeling that way. Everytime I step into the office I have an uncomfortable feeling. No one say anything to you, unless you get their attention. The school administration does not call you and does not send you letter. You are right about that. I experience the same thing. I been going to other district before and had not experience anything like this with the school administration. I feel that if the school really care about their students education. They should take more initative to communication with the parents or send letter home. Either the administrative office is short in staffs or they just do not care. It make me feel like looking for another school to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

This school has had a new principal every year for the last four years. With the high turn over in the administration, we continue to lose great teachers. The PTA president does care and do well, but many parents do not, and it shows in their children's grades, attitude, and speech. This school does have a new facility and computers. Overall, only a few children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I am highly disapointed in the school's administration office.This is my childs first year at this school I have not gotten one phone call nor letter giving me any information. the office staff is very rude on the telphone.I am now in the process of looking for another school for my child to attend.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American75%
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual87%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual88%

Writing

All Students69%
Female83%
Male53%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual90%
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male78%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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 62% 52%
Black 19% 13%
White 10% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 27%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • WHITNEY CARLISLE
Fax number
  • (972) 522-7299

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1160 West Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
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Phone: (972) 522-7200

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