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Larson Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 776 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 26, 2013

I was a student at larson and it was so fun the lions show its self good i went t9 larson seince i was in kinder through 6 it was the best sxhook Go larson i


Posted December 5, 2013

My son has attended LARSON since 2nd grade and he TOTALLY loves it and so do I. The staff is amazing and he is always treated as if the school truly cares about him...my son has ASTHMA and is often in the nurse office (I am also at the school often when he is sick) so I am always dropping in at random times and not one time have I ever been disappointed in LARSON. My son came from a private school when he started and is currently on his 2nd year of being in advanced classes. I am always telling my friends/family how AWESOME this school is and truly hate that it is the last year we will be here. I am grateful for all the time & dedication he has gotten while he attended this AMAZING Elementary School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

This is such a great school. The staff/teachears totally rock!!! Fun atmosphere and nice mix of cultures and backgrounds. This school should be rated a 10 out of 10. The teachers care for the students...which is definitely very hard to find these days. Will recommend this school over and over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

I have had two girls go through Larson from K - 6th --my youngest is currently finishing sixth grade this year. Both girls have had a great experience at Larson- participating in extracurricular activities: chess club, choir, orchestra, battle of the book competition, etc. Both girls have been challenged academically in their classes. The best thing about the school is the strong parental involvement. Overall, this school has provided a wonderful foundation for both of my girls and my oldest is thriving in high school because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

As for the review before mine.... Larson is a great school! If you are going to write a comment, learn how read and write before you criticize and maybe somebody might take your information seriously! Just saying... I've had 3 kids attend Larson and they all have received a fantastic education there. Great teachers and great parent involvement. The only negative I see is Ellis parents are catching on that they can send their child to Larson for no transfer fee. My prediction: Larson will be another Ellis in 10 years. Thank GOD my kids will be long gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

I am not at all happy say the way these teachers are releasing these children a total mess the teachers are walking way ahead of the kids and the kids are running to keep up with them. And the teachers don't look back to even see which way the kids are going, so kids running all over, people grabbing their children knocking other kids over. They need to stand out the line and have the children line up and tel the parents to meet where the teacher takes them, because i lost my daughter trying to find out where she was, when i found her she was crying on the side of the building., someone could of grabbed her and took jet in a car. Them when the children are running all over no teacher is taking the time to figure if that child had home with their parent. Anyone can just walk up and lead a child to their car, very easy to do at Larson.. HEY GET IT TOGETHER OR LAW IF SOMETHING HAPPENS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Front office staff should all be in a nursing home. If you hate your job....get another one. Rudest front office in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

I love this school. Amazing teachers and staff. The students are learning and I love it. As an alumni of Larson Elementary, I would recommend parents and other people to go to this school. I would want the parents to know that they're sending their children to this amazing school. I will miss this school but come back.


Posted May 10, 2013

Larson is a great school academic wise.. but the front office staff are very rude. My child has attended Larson for 3 years and each year my child feels treated differently from other students, I myself do not like going up there because I do not feel welcomed..my child will not attend this school next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

I guarantee that every good rating on here is from a parent in PTA. All I can say is don't expect to get support from the administration. The principal is a horrid women who actually yelled at me once when my daughter was late (which was not a common thing for us). My son and daughter attended this school for 2 years. My daughter who is exceptionally bright actually fell behind in her studies and experienced uncaring teachers as well as cruel tactics. My son (who is special needs) experienced array of horrible experiences from being denied food until 2:30pm, time-out in a closet, desk dumps (where the teacher would dump out all of his papers in his desk), and if he didn't do his work (which I feel is a teachers responsibility) they would send it all home, and I mean like a packet of 30 pages. My daughter and son are both at a different school this year where they have both excelled and my son is actually mainstreamed now. When he came from Larson (going into the 3rd grade) he had a 1st grade reading level. Funny thats when he started at Larson. I look back at our 2 years here as a nightmare thats finally over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

I honestly think that larson elementary is terrible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

With 4 years of experience in closely dealing with the teachers at Larson, I think they are some of the best. No one is perfect, and we pay them less than daycare - but I have always been able to schedule teacher conferences if needed. The teachers were attentive and insightful in their ideas and suggestions. With the remaining influx of the Katrina people and the inhabitants of Friendly Village now moving to the high schools, Larson will improve if the discipline standards can again be raised, communicated and strictly enforced. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

My three children have attended Larson Elementary since Kindergarten, including my oldest daughter, who is now in the sixth grade. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Larson. Over seven years, not one of my three children has had anything less than a stellar teacher--caring, patient, and attentive. The atmosphere is positive, the discipline is consistent, the homework is reasonable, and the music and art programs are excellent. We are moving out of state next year, and without a doubt Larson is the thing I will miss most about where we live now. I can't recommend it highly enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

My children enjoyed their time at Larson very much. They attended 5th and 6th grade. It was sad when we moved away, but I'm glad they got to spend at least the year there. The education was high quality and the teachers were really caring and involved. I do not have one negative comment about Larson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

When moving to Arlington I heard so many great things about Larson. "Oh its the best public school in the area." Yea right, compared to where we moved from my kids are now behind. Mostly because the cirriculum is so mediocre. I also agree with the other reviews about the staff. Communication with my kids teacher was like pulling teeth. I wish I knew about the great schools site before moving here. Im glad to say I have moved to another school district and according to the ratings on here, I anticipate my kids will be in a much more challenging learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

I think that while Larson is a good school overall there's work that needs to be done. The office staff is very rude while in person or on the phone and the new principal isn't very polite either. This is the 2nd year my child has attended. It feels as though a good part of the staff doesn't care about your child. They just want to get through the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I would like to see more supervision when children are at recess with teacher assistants and while walking to and from the building. I would like to see more supervision and structure in common areas: cafeteria, hallways, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

This is our second year at Larson and we absolutely love it! My 5th grader actually cried at the end of the school year. It's so refreshing to see both parents and teachers so well bonded and involved with the kids! What a wonderful positive learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

This is a great school! My daughter has some learning challenges and attended 5th grade. The teachers and the principals really cared about her success. The teachers really worked with her to ensure that she understood her lessons. The afterschool program Voyager is run by certified teachers and during this time they review all homework distributed for that day. Can't say enough great things about it. Soo glad my daughter was able to attend. Passed both required TAKS tests the first time around. Awesome, awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

So sorry to have one of my kids graduate this solid academic school! Both of mine benefitted by the strict discipline the other local schools are missing. Sorry to see Mr Longrear leave, and the recent shuffle of principals, as his presence and leadership were strong and provided excellent direction!
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male98%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
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%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Black or African American48%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education10%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African American66%
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black or African American66%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American68%
Asian89%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
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 III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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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 "Academically Acceptable".

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
Black 35% 13%
White 29% 29%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 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) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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2620 East Avenue K
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: (682) 867-0000

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