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Ray Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 601 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2013

My wife and I have 2 children attending Ray and I am very pleased. We have been there for 3 years now. Very disciplined but also loving. The administration is very well organized and supports their teachers and students well. They were able to update technology and my kids LOVE Ray. I have never had to beg them to go to school there :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

We love Ray Elementary! I have one in pre-k and one in 1st grade and we love there teachers. They really seem to go above and beyond for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

Excellent leadership and community from parents and staff. My daughter loves the school and im very pleased. I do have one wish, I would like more veteran teachers and for teachers to promote and push the bright and talents students. I feel that my daughter can be challenged more.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

It is a very friendly and caring school. It feels like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

my grandson attends this school, he does very well. if perhaps there is a subject that needs improvement, the school is there for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

I have two children that goto Ray Elementary. One of my children is in the special education program there. We have been very happy with Ray. My child in special ed as soared to levels I thought we would not see! From the admin to the custodian you can tell it is just one big team to support my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

Not happy with this school. They dont give extra help to those kids that need it. Aspecially for those preparing for the TAKS test. They will tell you one thing and do just the oposite. I have tried to get intouch with the school counselor left messages and none get returned. I have also tried to get intouch with the principal to see what else we can do to help my child. No call returned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

After deciding to send my son to Ray Elementary instead of a private school, I am so happy with the quality of leadership, education and safety at Ray. I have been very impressed with the enthusiasm of the staff and their joy to be at this school is very apparent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

Wow! What a wonderful learning experience Ray offers. I cannot say enough about my son's teachers and specialized staff; from the Principal, VP, supporting staff and all of the great teachers, they really care about the success of each student. Seems to have great parental involvement and great communication between parent and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This is a great school! The teachers and Staff are amazing! My son loves his teacher and they always make sure that we are aware of what is going on! The Principal knows every student by name!
—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.

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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

All Students79%
Female73%
Male83%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education83%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male78%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education67%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
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 46% 29%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 3%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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