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Nadine Johnson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 682 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2014

This school is wonderful primarily because of the teachers who are mostly long-time veterans in the profession and also the administration. Principal Jacqueline Tealer is approachable and fosters a sense of community in her school. She's been in the same district now for years. She knows the needs of the kids. Now if you are someone who will shy away from having your child in a school with different races and cultures, then... you won't appreciate the harmony here. I personally love the fact that you will find black, white, hispanic, and asian children all in the same school. What's more, the environment there is warm and supportive. Nothing but good things to say about Nadine Johnson elementary and I'm glad my daughter goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

Awesome School! Awesome Staff!! All my kids love it he teachers and their peers. PTO & school puts on great events! Movie nights, dances, spirit nights, game nights, festivals & more! It's a great way to interact with other parents & for the kids to get to know each other and really bring the community together. I wouldn't want my kids to go any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

Extremely unprofessional staff from the front office staff to the teachers who behave unprofessionally. Favoritism is displayed among students in the fourth grade. There are NO activities, clubs or sports for the children. When does the actual teaching begin? All they do is test, test, test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

This is a good school. I can recall one incident, however, where my son was not given clear instructions on where to go if I checked him out early, and he ended up walking out the wrong door and walking around the school looking for me. Very scary moment for me! My son's teacher, Mrs. Miller is great. She's very kind and helpful to the students and he always comes home with new songs to help him learn the days of the week, months, letters, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

Nadine Johnson has been great! My son's teacher has done amazing things for him. I don't have one single complaint about this school. I can't believe that it has such a low score. I feel that they really go out of they're way to keep parents involved and in the loop with everything that goes on there. They also have the safest pick up system I have ever seen. They go above and beyond & we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I believe Nadine Johnson has lots of potential and good teachers. Behind all good teachers is a good principal and Ms. Mathis is a great principal. She seems to know the needs of children and really notices what teachers can bring out the potential in most students if they are having problems in certain classes. Mrs. Goode is also a great teacher because it seems that my child and most of the students in her class seemed to love learning to expand their reading horizons, maybe due to the fact that her curriculum was one of the ones in the district that was emulated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

My son is a third grader at this school. He loves his teacher (Ms. Goode). So far, he's made all A's and enjoys going to school every morning. He was also one of the first students to establish a student council group. I have no complaints whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Excellent school. I am sad we have to move away. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

Academic quality seems to be average, nothing exceptional. Bright kids seem to be ignored with more time spent on trouble-makers and or kids that are behind. Music & art program pretty good. Parental involvement encouraged, but many events are not feasible for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I love that my children go to hutto primary, the staff and teachers are excellent! very good learing enviroment, I would suggest this school to any one who wants there children to get the best education they can!
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female62%
Male73%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • 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

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
White 39% 29%
Hispanic 38% 52%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JACQUELINE MAYS
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480 Carl Stern Drive
Hutto, TX 78634
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