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Skipcha Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 921 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted March 26, 2014

This school is great! Reading the negative comments are comical. Parents talking about incorrect grammar from the staff yet not utilizing it in their reviews. I fully believe some people would not be happy anywhere. The school has a system that has been perfected. This system may not be obvious to those who occasionally visit the school or perhaps the kids themselves, but what works, works. You have to have structure to avoid chaos at this age level, and they do. I have had children at this school for 8 years now and I can't complain a bit. Great job guys!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Skipcha is an education machine. I mean it exactly like it sounds--they churn out kids with the basic level of education required to move on. Special considerations, TAG or Special ED, are not well tolerated. Parents are openly encouraged to stay away. We referred to it as "the prison." Kids are frequently kept inside during recess-and watch tv--are never allowed to talk, even at lunch, and the PE program is a joke. Are you surprised to know they have discipline issues? My 2 kids sadly attended 1-5th grade here. The only reason I didn't pull them is because the individual teachers they had were good (Lugo, Foss). Unfortunately, the on-post schools here are worse, so unless you home school, there is no better option:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

We rented a home specifically to attended this school over being on post. My son attended first and second grade at Skipcha (2011-2013)and the teachers that he has had (Shams & Brown) have been excellent in both communication with me as a parent, and information sent home. Offered open conference times daily. They have seen potential in my son and have encouraged him daily in the classroom to do better and perform at his highest level. He is a honor roll student but needs to take more time on work and they encouraged him to do so. Pros: teacher quality, the fresh new viewpoint of the younger teachers that are so vibrant and fun for the kids. Friday enrichment days, awards ceremonies and silver star child for recognition of good work/behavior. Immediate resolution of bullying. Cons: Closing the door at bell time on children walking up, yes we experienced this too and it upset me, and the atten"dance" for childen with perfect attendance (when your sick you need to stay home), School policy regarding younger siblings not welcome (some of us parents atcually watch our children and demand good behavior) but can't help w/this rule, and no art program in curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Parents beware! As the parent of a kindergartner who had attended preschool in a different location I had high hopes of my child continuing her young education in a caring atmosphere. This couldn't have been further from reality. The teacher was always exasperated at the end of the day and practically shoved the children to their parents, there is no organization or communication at all! Children wait in hallways in the morning , parents are not allowed to walk their children into class. These are 5 and 6 year olds!!!!! The teacher was always frustrated and unapproachable; again this is KINDERGARTEN! Staff are extremely rude and over the course of the year I was called three times at work questioning why my child wasn't at school when my kindergartner had been dropped off. Needless to say I had a heart attack on each instance and then they discovered that my child was actually in class. The drop off and pick up system is pure chaos, many children get locked out alone if they are tardy. ( I mean even one minute!) Policies constantly change without any notification. Children are simply herded like cattle from point A to B. Great private schools in the area, this is your best option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

My child has been attending this school since kinder. I have had some issues but have got to say that as far as teachers go, Ms Papke that teaches 3rd grade is absolutely amazing! Daily, my child expresses to me the things was learned, which is something i would always have to ask about in order for it to be discussed. Ms Papke has really brought out the best in my child. I hope Skipcha appreciates how wonderful she really is. They have a truly gifted teacher on their staff. Mrs Parker is also a wonderful principle. My rating is based on the assitant principles. The approach from the assitance principles in resolving issues has been very poor. I have not been satisfied with my issues being handled unless Mrs Parker was involved. The rest of the staff is good as well. Mandy that does attendance is always a ray of sunshine and very pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

I loved this school. I am a student that went here since kindergarten and I went to fifth grade last year. My teachers were great and they helped me to get ready to middle school all year long. I just moved recently and I miss the place


Posted August 8, 2012

I love this school. I had moved to this area in the middle of the school year with my son who was in the first grade, and they made the transition simple. His teachers were wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

I whole heartedly agree with the review on Feb 2, 2012. This school has an elaborate Science Lab, but it is hardly ever put to use, what a waste.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

My son attends Kindergarten at Skipcha Elementary. I am a former Kindergarten teacher, so my standards are pretty high. He is currently in Ms. Maughan's class, and I could not be happier. It is only the beginning of the semester and he has mastered at least 30 sight words and is reading well beyond grade level. The school is fantastic about parent communication, the office staff is friendly, and whenever I contact his teacher I receive almost immediate feedback. He loves the Friday enrichment programs, and comes home daily talking about what he has learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

At this time, I am VERY disappointed in this school. The staff, especially the assistant principle, has atrocious grammar. Today - the Vice Principle calls to schedule an appointment to review home-school to public school testing. It made a horrible impression of the school when she pronounces my daughter s name incorrectly by improperly using Phonetics. N's are not M's O's are not U's. Then pronounces ask, "axe". She also said "the counselor knows what the results is". The conversation was riddled with incorrect grammar. The front staff is impolite to say the least. Only the school nurse and one member of the front staff smiles or say thank you, hello, etc. The drop-off and pick-up is the most unsafe system! The school is set up for correct flow of traffic - but the school doesn't use it. Instead, they have cars pulling in, out, people and children walking between the cars, no safe walk and designated procedures. Someone is going to get hit, it is inevitable. If the front staff and Vice Principle are any reflection of what the teachers are - then we will quickly be moving to homeschooling or paying for private school. Safety, education, and "presence" are unsatisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

We have been very happy with our son's academic progress this year. He has flourished in all the expected areas (reading, writing & math), but also in all sorts of extra areas like music, piano, yoga, American history, and just general being-a-good-person/character education. He has picked up all sorts of tidbits of information that I never would have thought to cover at home. There are a few quirky things about his individual teacher (she is sometimes inconsistant with enforcing rules) and the school (I'm not a fan of having the kids sit in the hallway until the final morning bell) that took getting used to, but no dealbreakers. I will say that the PTO extra activities like festivals for the entire family after school, "entertainment" like having the zoo bring animals into the building & the Army provide trucks for the kids to touch... are outstanding. Skipcha feels like a family with a few wacky relatives here and there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

Wow, a lot of conflicting reviews here. I have 2 children at this school and have been more than happy. Between them, I have worked with 7 of these teachers and have not once felt like my child has been neglected or not being nurtured. I have also never seen teachers yelling at kids or children running wild in the halls. The school allows the children to walk to the library or office with a buddy. This in turn gives them a sense of responsibility and maturity. I would certainly hate to see how our children would be in middle school or high school if the teachers held their hands everywhere they went. Admittedly, teachers can sometimes make mistakes or maybe be distracted by other students. I just can't imagine them purposely neglecting a child. In public schools, the teachers have to teach classes with an average of about 20 kids. I'm not a very opinionated person, normally, nor am I "friends" with anyone at this school, I'm just personally open-minded enough to understand that it's not all about MY kids. There are close to 1000 other children to consider. Teachers have the most selfless and unappreciated jobs. I challenge anyone to do better. I certainly couldn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

Mrs. Parker is an excellent Principal as she stands in the halls and greet every parent and student that crosses her path. I am very unhappy with my child's teacher. She is very unorganized, not eager to be teaching although she has been doing it for quite some time. When she assigns homework it is often unclear as to how to complete an assignment & when an assignment is due. She does not respond to emails that are sent even after they have been sent numerous times with different questions. The phrase"you must learn to crawl before you walk" is so true but she does not adhere to it. I love that my child is learning...she has all A's and B's until the last week of "9 weeks" when the teacher tries to post all of the grades that she failed to enter early enough to be addressed. Many parents have addressed her and sent emails but she just dismisses what ever it is that is said. Many of the parents in her class talk and wonder how some students are sent home with half of their study material and how others are not. Speaking with parents from other 2nd grade classes, I have found that they feel the same way. I was warned about the 2nd grade staff, but did not listen. I wish I would have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

We have had three children at this school and in every grade level. They love their school and their teachers. I like the positive atmosphere and feel there is a good balance of high expectations and creativity. I'm not so keen on all of the Texas education mandates, but this school has done well to meet the letter of the law and still make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

Just feel like I should warn people coming here, we are not happy with this school. Spent an hour or so in the school recently,heard lots of orders being given, commands given, not one please or thank-you (from adults) the whole time I was there, small thing to some people, but indicitave of the overall atmosphere and attitudes. Not a nurturing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2010

I have two children at this school who on a daily basis beg me to move, so they can go to another school. The teachers and the administration will allow six year olds to be in the hall unsupervised. When you try to do the correct parental procedure and place your child in the class room the teacher will tell you it is not time to come in the class room so they must stand in the hall. This would be a satifactory solution if the teacher/administration would supervise the hall but they do not. I have a second child in the school and this child at best is educationally neglected by the teacher. The school administration and teachers are the poorest quality that I have ever seen in an educational system ever. My child has been abandoned by a teacher that has very little experience and an administration that only cares about filling the open teacher slots. Even after my wife has made and will continue to make attempts to establish a quality relationship with my childs teacher and the administration, they have decided that the childs education is not important and refuse to maintain communication with the home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

My son is currently a student at this school, and he is still there because I have no choice. The teachers at this school and not patient and do not have time to deal with the students. They refer kids to the principal office for breathing the wron way and the school takes advantage of the State of Texas alternative program to manipulate the stystem so they dont have to deal with your child. I have seen so many military kids sent to the alternative program because they are not happy go lucky enough for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

My daughter transitioned to this school from a tiny school in rural Maine. Ms Pirkle (kindergarten) is incredible. She was constantly in touch and available via email for questions. They keep the smaller kids separate from the older kids, so worries about mixing 5th graders with kindergarteners were unfounded. My daughter loves her teacher and Ms Pirkle really made the transition much easier with her open, honest assessments and willingness to work with us toward success. This school is large and growing but so far, my worries about its size have proven unfounded. I highly recommend this school for parental involvement, teacher responsiveness and challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

My kids have attended Skipcha Elementary School for the past four years now. The kids love it and so do we. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

This is my daughter first year at Skipcha Elementary. I have heard a lot of great things about Skipcha. Looking forward to a great relationship.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian80%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male94%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asian80%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female68%
Male77%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education67%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education22%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education8%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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 Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African American79%
Asian60%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education63%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female77%
Male60%
Black or African American62%
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education29%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African American79%
Asian67%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education44%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 31%
Black 21% 13%
Hispanic 20% 50%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 2:45
School Leader's name
  • Ms Carrie Parker
Fax number
  • (254) 690-3581

Programs

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  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
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515 Prospector Trl
Harker Heights, TX 76548
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Phone: (254) 336-6690

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