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Hutto Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 592 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 12, 2014

Caring and intelligent staff and teachers. The special education, "Solid Roots," is a great program, and I love that they do social skills everyday. They also have a great sensory room. The only reason I don't give Hutto Elementary five stars is that their GT program just gives more challenging work, but is not really innovative or unique. However, the parental involvement and teacher motivation is great, and I think the school is continuing to improve and blossom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Hutto Elementary has the best staff and teachers! We stayed in Hutto because of this school (we were considering a move to Houston to be closer to family)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

This is the eighth year we've had a child attending this school. Our 2 children are at both ends of the spectrum (1 with special needs and 1 gifted & talented). Both children have had phenomenal, caring, nurturing teachers. Can't say enough good things about the teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

My son attends the PPCD class in this school for abt 6 months before we had to move to our new home. I can't say enough about how wonderful his teachers are. Mr. A and Mrs. H had been very professional and caring. We love our open communication between teachers and parents. My son started because he has severe speech delay and we could see such a great improvement with his social and speech. He also had speech therapy as well. I could not thank them enough for their dedications. Small student teacher ratio is a plus as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

This school is just okay. We attended for one year before they built a new school in the area that all the kids were transferred to. We had an okay experience and since then I've heard mixed reviews on this school from several people. However, it's probably one of the best elementary schools in Hutto maybe next to Ray Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

The experiences with school and others in the school district brought us to the realization that we had to move and fast for the sake of our children. I agree with other posters about the principal. Bad is the best thing I can say. Too young, immature and vengeful to be running a school in my opinion. Had some good experiences with teachers and some staff, but for the most part I would have give the school overall bad ratings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Everything about this school is wonderful. Staff, activities, PTC involvement, etc. We are looking forward to all of the kids going through this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

The leadership of Hutto Elementary is stellar. The communication has always been open, and the teachers are high quality. The administration appears to be highly skilled as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

My youngest son attends and I couldn't have anything better to say. We moved from Schertz which also has a great school but this school district is Outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

We moved to Hutto 1 year age from Calif. I was concerned about the schools here, But as soon as i got to speak to some of the staff and teachers at Hutto Elementary, i was a very happy parent! Everyone was so sweet and welcoming. My son's teacher is AWESOME! She is excellent with the children, my husband and i are very pleased with the way she exceeds on getting to know and involved with the students to see which is the best method of learning for the child. My son loves his new school, so that makes me a happy parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

This is our 2nd year at this school and we love it! We've been extremely pleased with the principal, teachers, and other members of the staff. They really go beyond what's expected and make an effort to get to know your child and his/her family. They really care about the students even outside the classroom, so much, that they feel like members of our family. I'm at the school several times a week and always have positive experiences with the principal and teachers. We've also been pleased with the academics and the response from everyone in regards to our child's needs. He loves it at Hutto Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I have found academics to be of poor quality and the principal to be absent the majority of time. At school activities and programs the principal is generally nowhere to be found. She is not concerned with the concerns of the parents of the needs of her students. Teachers for the most part follow her example. With notable exception is the speech teacher, Ms. Lisanne Taylor and the former Assistant Principal, Patti Baron. Ms. Baron is no longer there, so it will be interesting to see how the new one interacts with students and parents. Communication is lacking. The communication present is usually delayed and for the most part inaccurate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

We've been happy with our daughter's kindergarten teacher. She has been very responsive to my daughter's needs and learning level
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

This school needs big help. The principal is awful. I've tried to talk to her on several occasions about my concerns and she doesn't seem to listen at all.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female56%
Male72%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education43%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education29%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female65%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
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
White 52% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 10% 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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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100 Mager Lane
Hutto, TX 78634
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