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Louise Cabaniss Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 601 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2014

my daughter loved this school and so did i I was super hurt when i had to move to Dallas.. Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Crane were excellent teachers they made my tag student feel at home.... Wish i could move back... Very involved parents Our field trips usually had 30-40 cars following, Home mom in every room to help the teachers very good E.C. programs. (no i'm not staff my Daughter was one of their star students until we had to move:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

Cabaniss Elementary School totally Rocks! This is our first year at Cabaniss! Thus far, we have been extremely pleased! Our son really enjoys going to school! On Fridays, he looks forward to Mondays! They have 20+ extra curricular activity clubs! Sign language, Art, Chess, Book Club, Advance Intervention, Spanish, Robotics, Math, Science, Cooking, and a Character Academy, just to name a few! The Principal exhibits true leadership! She is accessible, shows genuine care and concern for her students, staff and the community! The teachers are always smiling, makes learning fun and are very responsive! They have learning in the line! This is when they are in the halls in line, they're reviewing! Simply AMAZING! Monthly, in the evenings, the Librarian sponsors reading, arts & crafts! The Dad's club have sponsored events and the PTA is very active! They have field trips scheduled to the Opera and Austin! The campus is safe and clean! The food in the cafeteria is delicious! Oh, the Mayor for the City of Grand Prairie recently visited the Cabaniss! Check it out on his Facebook page! Definitely, a great choice for our family! A "PROUD" Cabaniss Cowboy family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I was very pleased with the school and staff. I wasn't too happy when my kids had to switch schools this year, however they made the transition for my children very easy. They were very welcoming and made them feel very welcome. They really like their new school: )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

Very impressed w/Mansfield ISD & how they have schools divided from elem., intermediate, middle & high school. I've noticed all of the schools are new, have great websites and seem to take pride in themselves. After researching I decided that Louise Cabaniss Elementary seemed the most appealing to me since it was in close proximity to 360 & 20. I called over the phone & spoke with Tamara Moore, she was soooo nice! She told me I could come in anytime I wanted & tour the school. The day I visited the school it was very nice, clean & new. I was greeted nicely by the receptionist & Tamara who is the clerk there. I had my niece & grandmother with me & she gave us a great tour of the school. I met some of the Teachers, the Librarian, the Counselor, the Assistant Principal & saw lots of the kids. Everyone was genuinely friendly & I loved the diversity of kids I saw. The school was awesome & we ended up staying there for at least 2 hours talking to the staff. I am really excited about this school!!! I am ready to move here this summer & be done with Grapevine Colleyville ISD which is a nightmare between the rude staff, losing children & corporal punishment policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

I have been very impressed with the school so far this year. This is my sons first year here and I feel like he is being challenged. I'm a fan of HW and wish that he would get more, but of course he would disagree. His teacher makes learning fun and that is so very important to keep kids interested and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

My daughter has grown up with this school, Its a great place from structure to organzation.Its positive environment is key for our kids which they show everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

3 weeks of school and they are already challenging my pk-4 and Kinder boys, with new vocabulary and new responsibilities. Very proud to have my 2 boys in Louise Cabaniss Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2011

Good school with caring administrators and teachers. I am glad my child attends Cabaniss Elementary.
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Posted April 29, 2010

Wonderful school with caring and friendly teachers and staff.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education17%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education86%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male68%
Black or African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female85%
Male65%
Black or African American67%
Asian94%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American81%
Asian82%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asian91%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American80%
Asian82%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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
Black 45% 13%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18% 4%
White 15% 29%
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) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KISHA MCDONALD
Fax number
  • (817) 472-3030

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6080 Mirabella Boulevard
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
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