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Valley Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 631 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 21, 2014

Our twins recently started at Valley Oaks Elementary and we couldn't be more pleased. In fact, we chose to build a house in this school zone because we were so impressed by the principal and the school's overall reputation. The teachers are all so kind and we are amazed by how much our kids are learning. We also really appreciate that our kids truly love going to school each weekday. Since we are new to the area we have been pleasantly surprised by how warm and friendly the other parents are. The school is currently being rebuilt and will be ready in January of 2015. I would highly recommend VOE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

The other reviews are spot on. This school is a caring and nurturing environment while also being challenging and focused on learning. They have great extra curricular opportunities and the kids go to art, music, PE, etc. Everything has totally exceeded our expectations. The school community is also fantastic. Parents are fun and friendly, teachers really care about the kids and the principal is involved and visible at events inside and outside of school hours. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

This is an amazing school! We love the teachers and the staff! My daughter's 3rd grade teacher goes above and beyond for her students. We have had the best experience at VOE and would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

Our children came to VOE from private schools, we could not be happier with our choice. The principal is very supportive of the teachers and it has a wonderful affect on how the school feels. I have spent more time in my children's classes and the teachers are welcoming, accessible and clearly care about each student. At private we felt the parent involvement was controlled by administration too much, at VOE I can have lunch with my kids any day! The school is being rebuilt next year, and the staff and kids are excited despite a temp location, but it's the people that make this place. The parents are friendly and supportive of the school, it's been a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

This school is a hidden gem in sbisd. Don't be fooled by the test scores, look at the scores broken down by ethnicity and you will see it competes with the schools south of I-10. There is a bit more diversity, which we love, our children's eyes are opened not everyone lives in a house and has two cars. The ESL parents are very kind and clearly care about their children's education. The PTO does an amazing job bridging the gap between the ESL and non-ESL classes. The staff is reported to be the best in the district, and teachers tend to stay because of the principal and parental support. I saw the post from the former private school folks, the school is filled with families that once went private and they all seem happy. The principal gives tours, come check this school out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

Great school, great staff, good families - pto is very involved. Love the school and the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

My daughters no longer attend this school but when they did it was great. The teachers are great! Very nice staff and the Principal is highly involved and well liked by the kids the there. I can not say enough about this school. Plus, my children did not have to wear uniforms!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

This is our first year at Valley Oaks and we are absolutely thrilled with this school. The families at Valley Oaks have great values and are wonderful people, the teachers are fantastic and the principal is top-notch. Our children are very happy at Valley Oaks and so are we.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual48%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual33%

Writing

All Students81%
Female97%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented93%
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%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual40%

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual9%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 56% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 21%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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