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La Villita Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 571 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $320,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted October 8, 2013

My son goes to K. He really enjoy going to school and his teacher is very helpful. I am happy that my son goes to La Villita!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We enjoyed his schooling here and has demonstrated well rounded development Good school lascolinas.lots of students here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The school education very good. Teachers are very friendly.kids are learning lot. They don't give any homework .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

My son went from 2 Grade to 5th Grade and Graduated from La Villita. We enjoyed his schooling here and has demonstrated well rounded development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2013

We currently have a first grader at this school. We have been extremely pleased with the school over the last two years. I am consistently impressed with the variety of topics that my child tells me they learned about on a daily basis. Homework consists of spelling and expected reading for 20 - 30 minutes per evening. I'm very impressed with the teachers and staff. They are extremely attentive and know how to best motivate and inspire my child to learn. The teachers are also very willing to meet or provide clarifying information via email. I am also able to keep up with my child's progress since I can access assignment grades online. We are very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

I just took my child out of this school. I was very displeased with the fact that no homework was ever given. I was also told that they work too hard during the school day. Very disturbing! With so many students in one class, how can one instructor meet the needs of every child? One assignement was brought home during the whole school year, and my child was expected to remember the instructions for this assignment that were given in school! Are you kidding me? Even as an adult, I need to write things down to help me remember after a long day of information has been pounded in my head. My child did not remember, and was given a low grade due to this. I felt as if the total year was a waste, and I had no clue of how to assist her, with having no idea of what was being taught. That type of weight should not be placed on one instructor alone. As a parent, and one who is very capable of helping my child, I should be able to supplement and reinforce exactly what is being taught in school. At the school where my child currently attends, I am able to reinforce the homework that is given, and actually feel as if the information given is well understood. It is a team effort!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

My daughter entered Kindergarten last yr and is now in 1st grade. I must say the school exceeded my expectations, from the school's administration to teachers. The campus is very well maintained, always clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

the pick-up in front is kinda rude and spastic. it feels like a fire drill. they come off preachy to me also. she seems to like it there. 5th grade parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

My son has been in this school for 3 years and I can honestly say he had a very good experience. Everyone in the school from the administrative staff, teacher's, counsellor, cafeteria staff and the principal are very kind and available to respond to any concerns we had. Teachers are very attentive and helpful. In all we had a wonderful experience in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

No water allowed in pre-k class. We are living in texas, such a hot weather and poor kids don't allow to take water in school or water fountain is not near the class. There is no communication between teacher and parents ,so if you have any concern about your kid you can talk to teacher The teachers are not so great and they don't look the performance of the kids and doesn't support much if the student is weak in some area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

My daughter is a 1st grader and My experience with the school has been has not been so well. First off my daughter rides the school bus and I was late picking her up just one day and They told me that next time I am late getting her off the school bus that they will suspend her from riding the bus. Okay so what about all the times the bus driver was late picking them up... Also let me remind that she is not bringing homework home. when asked about the homework the teacher response was 'I dont give homework because the students work so hard all week, and if i know I am drained and they are too. Yet my child has not brought home anything that they do in class other than papers wanting money! I have no problem participating but I need some better feed back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

This school is off to a great start! My child started last year as a kindergartner and is now in first grade. I'm so grateful to have her in this school as it is in Irving but somehow is with Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District which I see as a big benefit! I love the staff and am excited to become more involved in the PTA as I am able. As a public school I think they do a wonderful job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

La Villita is a very young school with a very bright future. While the building itself is beautiful, it is the work that goes on inside of these walls that truly shines. The administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, all the way to our custodial staff have a warm and inviting demeanor with your child's best interest at the root of all we do. The PE, Art and Music teachers also do all they can to keep our students well-rounded creative thinkers. Our school community is diverse and offers the chance to learn about many different cultures and experience many different things. La Villita truly is a wonderful place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2009

the school is 1 yr old and has done very well in the first year. our son began K there and is now in 1st Grade. he loves it. The teachers and counselors and office staff are great and helpful and very involved. The coach is a very nice person and loves to work with the kids. The PTA is new but is a very hardworking one and get involved in helping the school and the kids.its worth watching this school grow as they focus on Education as well as creating a well rounded child. also a very racially diverse crowd which is beneficial for the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

my son was in pre-k. I really loved it .School in neat and clean .Teachers are experenced and goal oriented.They go out of way to work with your child in every aspect for there development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

my son was in lavallita for his pre-k . I can say that this school is my deam school where I WANT MY CHILDREN TO GET TRAINED. The teachers are very kind, hardworking, student oriented in every aspects of their development and very informative to parents with very punctual updates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

**We are a brand new school still finding our way.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian97%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African American38%
Asian90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female85%
Male64%
Black or African American33%
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education43%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female90%
Male62%
Black or African American33%
Asian87%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asian91%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female96%
Male75%
Black or African American64%
Asian91%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female92%
Male70%
Black or African American36%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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
Asian or Pacific Islander 52% 4%
White 16% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 4% 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) 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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1601 Camino Lago Way
Irving, TX 75039
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Phone: (972) 968-6920

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