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Starrett Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 687 students

 

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Posted January 5, 2014

My two children have attended Starrett for the last five years. I would have given it 5 stars several years ago, but with the demographic change, the school has more discipline problems in the classroom. I know this from speaking with my children and seeing many of the more educated and stable families move away. Like any other public school it has its issues with overcrowded classrooms. The teachers have been great. The Strings program is wonderful. The principal is not easily available but friendly. This school is a good public school to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

4 out of 10 or even lower is probably right. I had bad experience with people at the office of the school. I wouldn't trust to have them guide my kids. I went to different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

My child attended preK 3&4 and she absolutely loved this school. She learned to read difficult books like Dr. Seuss ' ABC's', 'I can read read with my eyes shut', & many more. The school is convenient and walking distance from our home. As for the office staff very helpful and always busy, parent involvement could be better, but overall a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

Complete lack of professionalism. I am absolutely appalled by the carelesness of some teachers. Maybe it's time for some of them to retire. I could never get a full explanation of my childs grades. It is a tragedy how these so called teachers can stand in a classroom and not "teach". My son saids there are students that are too afraid to ask questions for fear of a teachers reaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

This school is one to watch. Excellent leadership and great teamwork. The counselor is one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

I believe that the academic programs are challenging in a good way at Starrett. The students need challenges that will help them grow academically. However, the teach quality and principle leadership are both very poor. What ever happened to mentorship and leadership? Myself and my husband both make it a point to speak with my daughter's teacher throughout the week and everytime we attempt to speak with the principle, he's unavailable. Additionally, the principle has no interest in the feelings of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I have been a Starrett parent for 3 years and I have absolutely loved my child's experience there so far. Every teacher has been qualified and caring in every way. I am a certified high school teacher and have been very involved in my childs education. I have volunteered and been on the inside and even subbed and seen behind the scenes. I have Never seen or heard of any incident where the teachers were not caring towards their kids. I feel they have worked hard to meet any need my child has had. I am thankful for the hard work these teachers put in every day! This year my childs teacher sends a newsletter home every Monday and at the end thanks us for untrusting our child into her care. My advice...if your having a bad experience there maybe you should be there more helping and advocating for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

Starrett is a great school. The leadership and teachers have been involved in extensive training to meet the needs of children. Starrett is part of the National Network for Educational Renewal. That is quite an honor that indicates a belief in the success of all children. As well as orchestra and band, students may be involved in Bell Choir, Science Club, Mad Scientist, Chess Club, or Drama Club. Starrett Starbucks emphasizes good behavior and honors children weekly. The environment emphasizes a safe orderly environment. Peer mediation emphasizes settling differences in a positive manner. This school constantly looks for ways to improve children's learning experience.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 5, 2006

I am the parent of a Starrett student for the last 3 years and the only feedback I receive is poor. Thankfully she is a smart girl and I can only hope that her future teachers will be more helpful. The staff is somewhat unprofessional, the lunch lady fed my child green beans and bread when her money was out, and the Principal never has time to 'talk' to me about anything. The one thing that gets me the most is how much time they spend writing all the negative reports and not enforcing the positives. I'm always concerned that her self-esteem will be low due to all the discipline she receives. Yes we do need a change in the way the staff runs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

The level of parental involvement is not that great. The PTA doesn't seem to do that much at the school level. Not fond of the principal. She isn't very accessible. Haven't had any problems or complaints about my children's teachers. They have been great. Does have the districts only bell choir.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Classrooms are too big. No individualized attention. Too much time spend on discipline rather than teaching. Level of parent involvenment is poor. Need more positive leadership. Extracurricular activities are so slight, few and far between.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2005

Starrett is a great school. The teachers and principals are wonderful. My children love it here and so do I. I would like to see more parental involvement though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Starrett is a wonderful school with great teachers, parents and students. It has a very active PTA. Students can take orchestra and band in the fifth and sixth grades which is rarely offered in a public school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 1, 2005

Great School, my daughter is in Kindergarten. She has learned so much in the short time she had been there. Her teacher keeps the parents well informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

Parent involvement is adequate Academic Programs are adequate Too much focus on discipline
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Big Disappointment in 'gifted and talented program'. Gym or PE is hardly Physical Education. Academic programs not challenging. Cater to the eco disadvantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

I have been involved in starrett for several years. It isnt a place that I would recommend anyone to attend. The staff in certain grade levels are good, not great. The staff refuses to do anything to help build up our school unless they are forced. The majority of the time each grade level or teacher does what they CHOSE. It greatly affects my children when they arent allowed to talk, EVER. Your children will be treated like they are in boot camp here. Myself and several other families have left the area, or transfered out. The teachers and staff are lazy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

I believe this school's staff works as a team to make the best for the children. As far as the parent involvement their is very little and it is the same people always doing everything. Come on parent's care enough about your child get involved in some way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

My child has been at starrett since kindergarten. Some individual teachers have been wonderful, but for the most part most have been just average. We asked 2 years ago about a 'pyramid' class and the assistant principal, counselor, and office staff told us they knew nothing about it. We asked about gifted and talented and were told that it did not start until 6th grade. We now know that it starts in kindergarten. The counselor and teachers do not seem to know the requirements for getting into the program. We were told that once the kids were in, they didn't have to maintain grades, discipline, or anything else. They were in for good. How many kids have been overlooked because the teachers are overloaded with kids, don't know about the program, and really don't care? Society and our kids are the losers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I have had my child in Starrett for 4 years. I would not recommend it to anyone who wants a quality and caring environment for their child. I have had several encounters with several teachers and staff members over the past 4 years, none have left me with a feeling of even one of these people really caring about the student or parents. These people are there to collect a paycheck and nothing more. I feel that to be a teacher you must at least like children, I don't get this feeling from most of the staff or teachers at Starrett. You are just a face in the crowd. I am looking at private schools or moving into another district just to avoid another painful year at Starrett, not only for my child but myself as well.
—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.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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 82% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African American85%
Asian80%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American73%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education25%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African American78%
Asian80%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education56%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education83%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%
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 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African American71%
Asian71%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female45%
Male53%
Black or African American38%
Asian86%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
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 Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education22%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education36%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education13%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male71%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female40%
Male61%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education25%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African American65%
Asian88%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asian88%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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World Geography

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 52%
Black 33% 13%
White 15% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 20%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JOHN WOFFORD
Fax number
  • (972) 595-0405

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2675 Fairmont Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Phone: (682) 867-0400

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