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Britain Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 690 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2009

This school consists of exceptional teachers and administration. The staff really cares about each child individually and they all strive towards helping each child achieve his or her highest potential. The school atmosphere is wonderful and the teachers and administrative staffa re always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

I worked at this school for several years. I found the principals to be exceptionally dedicated to their jobs, and the teachers too. There is a strong emphasis on training the teachers to meet the needs of all the students in their classroom.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2006

With this school being in such a low economic neighborhood there should be an afterschool care program. More programs geared towards those students who only speak english. Too many of the programs are for spanish speakers. The teachers are phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

I found this school to be one of the better schools in the Irving, TX area with regards to educational quality and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I live only a half a block from this school my now 8thgr was transferred to another elementary per my insistance 5yrs ago. I now have another child attending this facilty hoping to give it another chance. It does not look good. The facility was in dire need of an upgrade and though it has recieved a facelift physically, the mental environment has not. This school seems to be the red headed step child of the district. Their website is always out of date and offers little parent info. The faculty treats you as not a partner in your childs education but a outside disturbance. I think you should be in close communication with your childs teacher and not expect them to babysit. They tend to cater way too much to one ethnicity within the school while sacrificing their other students. It is not a balanced environment. We will probably again seek a transfer away from this school.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 82% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students71%
Female68%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education14%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented90%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual100%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented64%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual43%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students55%
Female50%
Male62%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual44%
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
Hispanic 87% 52%
White 6% 29%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 59%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • HALLEMA JACKSON
Fax number
  • (972) 554-3899

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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631 Edmondson Drive
Irving, TX 75060
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Phone: (972) 600-3800

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