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Posted October 12, 2010

It was where we went and they still have awesome teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is where we went as a child and now my daughter and all the staff and teachers are the most caring we have ever seen, they are great at communicating and working with you and btwn the teacher and myself and the counselor they let us know at the first sign of any issues and we keep them informed of anything at home that might affect her and since she is in 1st but more advanced they get her material to keep her interested and she has been accepted to GT for next year, but for now they adjust her studies to her skills and we are so thankful they are that aware and don't just ignore it so for that we praise them as they nurture their students to their full abilities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Good Elementary School has a devoted staff that has the student's best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

History of top performing elementary in the district despite upwards of 80% ecomnomically disadvantaged students. What does this say to me? The teachers are top notch, the school curriculum and after school progrmas are top notch. Parental involvment is average to below average, but again, despite this factor, still a top performing school in the district. Many experienced teachers in each level. Great bi-lingual programs. Incredible Parents association that is a key to the schools success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

I had trouble getting any additional services for my non-spanish speaking child! New teachers were hired and then left on their own with no supervision and allowed to provide less than adequate education for english speaking children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

My daughter(age 20) went their, my son who is 8 is now attending, and I have had a sister teach thier for 25 yrs until her retirement and. I have to say that this is an excellent school. My son marks very high in all state test exams and consistently makes straight A's. Nothing like a 1rst grader coming home with a spelling test having words like Massachusettes and getting 100's! Ms Lauderdale is the schools counselor and has been there for over 20 years, she is such an asset to this school, ever ready to help a family or child in need. She has gone out of her way to help my son in the past. The teachers are quick to see potential in every child and feed that potential! The teachers are just awsome! They also have free afterschool programs and free breakfasts in the classroom each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

We had three children go there some time ago and were very pleased. It is still doing very well apparently; won Blue Ribbon School designation recently. They really work with families.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education57%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education38%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education25%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingual74%

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education25%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented85%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingual48%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual69%

Writing

All Students42%
Female55%
Male30%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted38%
Bilingual53%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual53%

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual65%
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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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 90% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 73%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • DOUG SEVIER
Fax number
  • (972) 721-3379

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 East Union Bower Road
Irving, TX 75061
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Phone: (972) 600-3300

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