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Whispering Pines Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 731 students

 
 

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Posted September 23, 2013

Do not let the site rating fool you I am not big on test scores. I like to rate on the all around education the kids get. The inside of the school is beautiful and I love the way my kids are coming back telling me how their day went. I also think they have the quickest car rider system in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Whispering Pines is a great school I have two kids that attend and the teachers are wonderful I'm very invovled with my kids at home and school I like all the family functions (literacy, math, poetry,...etc) I know my kids are safe when their at school I have another child home and in few years he will also attend this school everyone is so nice and helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

WPE is better than its rating implies. My daughter received a fine education this past year from a teacher we really liked, and I have been positively impressed by the teachers in the next grade level, as well. I feel that if a child's parents are involved at home, there is no reason why the teachers at WPE will not turn out students who achieve high scores on the state tests. I also agree with the last reviewer that the family-friendly nighttime events were enjoyable; our favorites were Poetry Night and Literacy Night. We experienced one safety issue during the year which was due to inattention on the part of the front-office staff, but for the most part, I felt that my child was safe at WPE. I am comfortable with my child attending WPE again, and feel that she will receive a good education this next school year. I was sad that I could not be a room mom, but there were other opportunities to volunteer given to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

We have had wonderful and caring teachers each of the 3 years that my son has attended WPE. They have many family friendly events at the school each year- our favorites are math and science nights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

Faculty is nice, but has a very backwards way of teaching things. I am not impressed with this school and what they have to offer. The inside of the building is nice. One of the biggest concerns I had was how unsympathetic the teachers were to little kids who were upset and crying. I removed my daughter from the school after 4 months and i am moving her back to New York so she can get the high quality of education that we were promised she would receive down here!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

This is a good school. The teachers are wonderful and they work with little for students but they make do and the students do well. Got good rating from state. There are some difficult students but for the most part , the students are sweet and try hard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Not the best. They have a lot of less fortunate children. They teach to thoes standards also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

We no longer attend this school due to the poor teaching and lack of Science. This school never has any money to do anything and the staff needs a major overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

My daughter is now in the 4th grade at WPE. She has had wonderful teachers at each grade level. She praised her school so much so at her daycare that one of the workers moved to the area so that her daughter could attend WPE.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education63%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education78%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female94%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education86%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education56%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
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

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education14%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education33%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education36%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male62%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education21%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Hispanic 41% 52%
Black 34% 13%
White 19% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 8%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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