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Hanes Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 746 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

My children both have attended Hanes. I had one attend from 2006 until 2012 (all 6 years). I also have one that has gone from 2009 and is presently going into the 4th grade. I love this school so much that when we moved out of their boundry I have had them transferred. The teachers are great. They work very hard to help all the children succeed. They help children who are struggling with reading and math by having after school tutoring. Teachers work for very little money with a low budget. Most the time they have to buy their own extra supplies or any thing else they need for their class. I believe the negative reviews probably have another story because no Hanes teacher would ever say just fail its ok. Parents need to realize they have to put in work at home too. I know shocking that you would actually have to do something with your own kid. And no I am not a teacher just a teacher advocate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

My daughter has been going to Hanes for the past 2 years and will be going into 4th grade this year. I think this school and the teachers are awesome! Not sure about the bad reviews written on here, but I have never had any problems with this school. We did have some issues with a child in my daughter's class, but the principal and the couselor got involved and immediately removed the child from the classroom. I give Hanes 5 Gold Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

This school is horrible!My daughter transferred here from another state and was younger than her classmates so we expected some difficulties while she caught up but they just don't care there.She went from being an A/B student to failing 4th grade and being retained.She does have ADHD and can be hard to make concentrate but the teacher didn't even bother. If she choose to not do her work she was told that s ok and just got a 0. She had 3 teachers this year because hers was out on maternity leave for 4 months and that had a big negative impact on her education but the school insists that the only thing they can do is hold her back and hope for a better out come next year.I asked for a review for special services when she started in August and they finally got around to it in March and said she was "academically doing fine" so she didn't qualify for any help.Really?Over the summer she s going to miraculously not have ADHD and be able to concentrate?If failing is considered academically fine by their standards then she will not be attending next year. I have pulled her out and decided to homeschool.I encourage all parents to do whatever they can to keep their kids out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

This school is has not benefited my Kindergarten son. The teacher was bias, negative, unsupportive and offensive. She had very poor teaching skills and no motivation for my child to do his best. Any work my son excelled in was not revealed to me, but things he did not do well on was sent home in a folder. This school's staff really needs training in diversity. I was not given pertinent information, such as Spelling Bees or Awards Ceremonies. These are things I had to find out for myself, if at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

This is my daughter's third year hear and she has been blessed to have really great teachers. Unfortunately, there has been an obvious change for the worse since the new principal came on board. Not only does there seem to be a new financial focus but the way she speaks at open houses really inflicts guilt and failure even in parents like me who contribute and participate in my child's learning and class in every possible way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

This school has really gone downhill since the new principal came into the picture in 2009. You can see that in 2010 every TAKS score went down and the school went from recognized to academically acceptable. The Principal is degrading to her teachers in meetings and she's inappropriate with the children. I will pull my child out of this school as soon as I'm able to move. I couldn't be more disappointed in this administration. I wish more parents would voice their concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

My child has been at Hanes since 1st grade and is now in 4th. The teachers at Hanes are dedicated and sincerely care about the students including the principal, Mrs. Blevins. My child really looks up to her. I was originally worired about the no child left behind act, but Hanes has come up with ways to challenge the students who are a bit more advanced. Also, I must mention that the staff and PTA did a great job with the carnival this year! I really appreciate their hardwork. Christine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

Two of our children have attended Hanes and one currently attends. We have been very pleased with academics, discipline, teachers and the administration. Every teacher we have had at this school has gone beyond the call of duty to not only teach our kids but especially to show them how much they care. One of the teachers my child had was recently named teacher of the year by a state organization. Another teacher took the time, along with the school nurse, to help our child deal with medical issues. We are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Hanes has dedicated teachers and a very active PTA. They have a new principal and asst. principal starting in August but that should only bring good things to the school. The school population is very diverse. Students place well in art, music and other city and area-wide competitions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

My daughter loved going to Hanes. I would have any future children go there also. She excelled at Hanes and she excelled in middle school. They prepared her well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

I have had two children at Hanes Elementary. I have found the staff to be caring and easy to work with, and the principals are dedicated, highly competent, and great with the kids. Hanes has innovative ideas and involves parents. They even have an English language class that parents can attend. The administrators are interested in what the parents think and take their comments seriously. One of my children was in special programs due to his ADD, and the staff at Hanes was diligent in working with him to give him the best education possible. He is now in junior high and is doing work on his grade level with modifications. I have been very impressed with the people at Hanes and know that I can trust them with my child's education.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education56%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female76%
Male88%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male72%
Black or African American86%
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asian75%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male81%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education100%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asian83%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual91%
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%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African American59%
Asian67%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black or African American41%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual54%

Writing

All Students51%
Female54%
Male49%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual25%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education17%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male61%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education14%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual44%

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male53%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education0%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual28%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 71% 52%
Black 16% 13%
White 8% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 48%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • BRENDA BINGHAM
Fax number
  • (972) 261-2950

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2730 Cheyenne Street
Irving, TX 75062
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Phone: (972) 600-3600

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