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Academy At West Birdville

Public | PK-5 | 723 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2013

I have 3 children who attend this school and I must say that this school is awesome and definitely what children need! Every teacher my kids have had are truly amazing. They are willing to do whatever it takes to help a child who is struggling. I know this from experience. My son went to a Ft. Worth school and struggled cause he was so far behind! Thankfully the teachers here CARED enough to get my child back on track!! And he's doing awesome! The teachers and the staff here really do care for my kids and everyone else's. I know every morning when I drop my kids off they're going to be safe and they're going learn something new everyday! I can't wait to hear how their day was when i pick them up!! Thank you AWB! P.s about the parent involvement, I know that when its time for winter programs or whatever program it may be, parents, grandparents, aunt, etc. work on their beautiful costumes!! Parents do their best to give back & be involved!(:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

I have two kids at this school and the teachers are great they are always willing to help you in any way they can. My kids are doing really good and they both love their teachers. I agree with parent participation if only we could have more parents get involved it would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

This is a wonderful school to be a teacher. We have resources that other schools just dream about and some of the highest pay in the state of Texas. This is my 26th year of teaching and am enjoying it immensely. The students are very receptive to learning and fun to teach. More parent involvement would be nice, but it's hard to help out at school when you have to go to work everyday. I know that I never had the chance to help out at my kids school and neither did my wife because we had to work all day. The school offers many after school activities for both parents and students. It also offers many opportunies for advanced instructional training.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2010

my child went to this school and didnt pass any of her test we went to castleberry and made commended on every test i don like this school so if you want a great teacher, school go to castleberry isd
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My son has attended this shool for 4 years now.. The teachers are very friendly, the staff is caring of the children under their care. The only downside is low parent participation in overall school support.. This school is situated in lower income area of Birdville and many parents are not able to take time off work to participate in school activities.. My son got perfect score in Taks reading and passing grade in math. need to work on that..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

This is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers! I've 4 kids there all of them are A honor roll! So, I have to repeat that this school got really good teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

My son went to school here from pre-k through most of second grade. We only left because we moved. I can not fully express how much we appreciated the teachers, administrators and staff at this school. Do not be misled by the academic unacceptable rating. This school excels in math, and reading. They received this rating due to science scores. Since this has happened, the school has stepped up their science program while still tending to the other subjects. This is a wonderful school. My son's teachers went above and beyond for him and all the other students. I saw compassion, logic, and leadership from everyone at this school. When my son walks down the hall at this school, every teacher and staff member knows him. I truly felt that my son was a part of a family there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

This is a great school! It is sad that the DISTRICT has taken out art and spanish for our kids. I hope the new principal (05 -06), brings a new way to teach our kids and to motivate our teachers to do their very best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

My child went to this school from Kindergarten through 4th grade. He had good teachers and learned well. He received commended performance on his 3rd and 4th grade math TAKS, and on 4th grade writing...and also passed reading both years. I felt he was given good guidance, accommodations for his strong and weak areas, and good structures at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

My daughter goes to kindergarten here and she loves it. The teachers go out of their way to make the students feel comfortable. The principal even helped my daughter back to class one day when she got lost coming back from lunch. They are very nice and personable there. Quite frankly, I haven't heard anybody say anything bad about the school. Thank you for making life easier.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female86%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education78%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual61%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education13%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual58%

Writing

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingual40%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual70%

Science

All Students42%
Female32%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual33%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 52%
White 12% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 63%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • TIM DRYSDALE
Fax number
  • (817) 831-5795

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3001 Layton Street
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