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Townley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 739 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

This post is in response to a post on Nov. 13, 2005. I was teaching at Townley during this time period and the parent's comment about many teachers having left the school mid year, and many more looking for another school is absolutely incorrect. We have never lost more than one teacher mid year, and that was due to her family move because her husband was transferred. This person must be talking about another school. I assure you that I have never witnessed anything like what she is referring to concerning children and discipline.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2008

My child has taken several of the enrichment courses that have been offered at Townley for the past several years. I am so pleased with the quality of the teachers and the courses. We all know that music creates pathways in the brain and the chance to learn Spanish can only enrich her future career. The Love and Logic series is wonderful. Our counselors always go the extra mile. Every employee from the cafeteria, office staff, coaches, nurses, and library staff show their dedication. Thanks to the wonderful leadership of our principal and the Townley teachers. You always supply what our children need,; respect, responsibility and readiness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

My child went to this school from 2-4 grade and I love this school and he enjoyed this school as well. We sure did hate that he could not stay his 5th grade year. He is at a school that is not so great. I enjoyed Mr. V and Mr. Sevier they communicate with the parents as well as the teachers.This school offers alot more extra curricular activities the school my child is at now does not offer anything. I recommend this school to anyone who is thinking of sending there child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I will have 3 kids at Townley this yr. 5th, 3rd, and Kinder. My oldest has been at Townley since Kinder. We have had a great experiance at this school. I think Mr. V is great with the kids! And he is always willing to take the time to listen to my concerns. Very professional! Mr. Sevier has also done a great job, and we are looking forward to working with him again this yr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

I was a teacher here for two years. I moved from teaching in the Dallas ISD. Irving was like going back to my hometown. Everyone from the custodians to the higher ups in the district office treated you like a human being and professional should be treated. I loved it there. Irving ISD is a technology-rich school district where 100% of all campuses have the latest computer programs to expose all aspects of it to students. I miss it everyday now that I am in another Texas city.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2005

townley use to be an excellent school. It has fell downwards quickly due to principal, and staff no longer caring because of her. Many teachers have quit mid year, and many more looking else where. If you have a child of special needs, this is definatley not the school. They do not understand and are willing not willing to try to. Administrators look at your child as a disciplione problem that they want rid of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

My son enjoyed Townley. The school has a nice open atmosphere that is also kept tidy. The students are taught to take pride in the appearance of their school and respect the environment. The faculty and staff are helpful and pleasant to speak with. As my son attended kindergarten at Townley, we didn't experience the extracurricular ativities. However, communication between the school faculty and parents was encouraged and constant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

There are several great academic programs at this school. Academically, the best elementary school in Irving. Beware, there is a lot of favoritism shown to kids whose parents volunteer, it is very frustrating for those of us who have to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Wow! I love this school. I went to this school in the 80's and now my 3 children go. My children have all done wonderful here. Mrs. Jackson (Kinder) has to be the best, bar none. Mrs. Eubank and been an inspiration to my ADHD son who barley passed the 2nd grade. Now in her 3rd grade class, he has improved so much. He actually made a 89 on his pre-Taks test. Thank you to the wonderful staff. We will be miss you dearly next year when we move to Austin. Melisa Johnson
—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.

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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female92%
Male79%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education63%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented96%
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%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African American71%
Asian86%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asian88%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual68%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual59%

Writing

All Students59%
Female66%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted54%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students73%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual76%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual88%
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 77% 52%
White 13% 29%
Black 6% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 37%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary School per AEIS (2003)
  • Academically Acceptable (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • KIM ANDERSON
Fax number
  • (972) 273-6877

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • We have a wonderful and dedicated pta and parents stay actively involved in the school. we also have a campus improvement committee that parents are a part of that help plan campus goals, budget, staffing, staff development, needs for special populations, safety, parent involvement. we have wonderful parents who take and active role in the students and schools success.
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