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Brown Elementary School

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Posted March 28, 2011

I believe the administration and staff have done an excellent job of educating my child, in spite of the fact that there are many disfuctional parents whose children are also in that school. These are the people who complain about the job the staff has done, meanwhile refusing to admit they are poor excuses for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

'Children with behavior problems are let to do whatever they want'. That is absolutely not true at all! My son HAD a behavior problem and while working with the school, we found out he has learning disorders and with proper accommodations, behavioral plan, and AHDH medication he has come ALONG way with the help of Dr. Grinage and the staff at Brown. I am in contact almost daily with the school to see if anything is going on with my son; to work as a team in helping him achieve. I personally think Brown is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Otis Brown is a great school. I highly recommend this school. The teachers are wonderful and so is the principal Dr. Grinage. Funny how someone said in Sept. that he was horrible when he had only been principal for one month??? Sounds like a personal issue. I love the entire staff and have never had any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Brown has gone down hill since the new principal Dr. Grinage has come. There is no displine and children with behavior problems are let to do whatever they want! I am about to pull my son out and transfer him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

Brown is making many changes that are causing an increase in student achievement and moral! All grade levels increased on the TAKS test and 5th grade made marked strides. The teachers are caring and professional and my children have had an incredible experience at this school. They encourage parent participation and student excellence. It is the best in irving. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

My son had to attend summer school this year. The teachers were very nice. The principal, Mrs. Gorena, was there when he took the TAKS test. What a great experience. Thank you, Brown Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Both my children began school at Brown Elementary, they are now in the 3rd and the 4th grade. I have been very disappointed with the gifted program which one of my children has participated in since kindergarten. There are very limited extra curricular activities for the children. Our family is moving to another school district because of our abysmal experience at Otis Brown over the past year. The principal is a positive influence and will hopefully be able to have an impact on teachers who have been doing the same things for a long time. Parental involvement at the school is probably average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

I can see that Brown is working to meet the needs of all students. The teachers are caring professionals who work diligently to make sure that their students are learning and on-level. The administration and staff always respond to parent requests and I have seen parents involved in many areas like PTA, CIC, and parent volunteer committees. I appreciate all that they have done for my children and know that student success is the goal at Brown!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

I was very pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the kindergarten curriculum at Brown Elementary was when my little girl began kindergarten in the fall of 2004; however, the same does not hold true this current school year, her 1st grade year. It is the polar opposite; abysmal. I am confounded by the astounding amount of children where English is the second language. The school makes every accommodation to perpetuate the fact that English is not the first languate, thus disabling the non-English speaking children from learning and becoming proficient with the language of the land... which I believe is still English!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

Brown seems to be struggling this year with its new principal. There seems to be a broken bridge between its administration and the teachers. This will ultimately affect its students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

The academic programs would get a 'B' for a grade. Music, arts and sports are available. Extracurricular activities are not available. Parents are involved through PTA only. The PTA prefers certain people, and can be compared to a high school clique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

There is a good variety of programs for elementary school kids. They are working to imporve thier use of technology with computers and projection systems in every class. There seems to be a limited amount of parental involvement. My son is a gifted student and I don't think that at the K-2 level they have done enough to help his special needs and encourage his abilities. Mostly because they lack the resources and there are a limited number of gifted kids.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students76%
Female69%
Male80%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female65%
Male81%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education30%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education89%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students87%
Female96%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
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%
Female66%
Male59%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual49%
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%
Female55%
Male59%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education33%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education17%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual24%

Writing

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education17%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingual31%
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 Students64%
Female58%
Male68%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education43%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual76%

Science

All Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education30%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 78% 50%
White 11% 31%
Black 8% 13%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Raymie Ramsey
Fax number
  • (972) 513-4099

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2501 W 10th St
Irving, TX 75060
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Phone: (972) 600-4000

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