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Gilbert F M Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 829 students

 

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Posted December 23, 2013

I went to this school from kinder all the way to 5 th and I loved it so much !


Posted August 22, 2013

Gilbert is one of the best, having grown up and attended Irving schools I had my daughter in the one I went to, but alas it is not the same and after a time was necessary to transfer her, Gilbert welcome her with open arms and the environment was like night and day, not to say didn't still have moments, but the way they deal with the students is so different and really encourages them to do their best and so many more options of things to participate in as well, considering the demographics being almost the same it is amazing the difference and for that I am so grateful as once again have a child eager to get up and get there and then don't want to come home... Now that is a good school to me! No not Good......GREAT!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

I really like the teachers at my son's school. He is in the special education department and his teacher and paraprofessionals treat him kindly and he seems to have learned alot since going there. The cafeteria food isn't too great but I can always send lunch instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

I love this school. It is the best, the teachers are the best and I love the fact that the principal speaks Spanish. It is awesome, the staff gets involed and they are crazy and wacky just as the parents are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

The staff, teachers and principal is wonderful! My daughter was blessed to have Ms Chambers for a Kindergartden teach last year. She is a jewel and really rocks!! She made learning fun with family projects and activities. It was a great year! What a difference you made, Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

I have found the greatest teacher ever at Gilbert! Her name is Ruby Laney. She is one of the first grade teachers there. Wow! she is truely an inspiration to All children who have been so lucky to be taught by her. This is her last year and I wish she could go longer because she has made a difference in every child she has taught. Ask any student, to us she is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

Let me start by off by stating that this school rocks! The teachers are so involved with the students and parents. They offer different programs for the children to get involved with and were always there to if you had any questions or concerns. I am saddened that we had to move districts, I wish that I could bring all the teachers with me. Keep up the good work everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

The teachers work hard and provide many opportunities for extra tutoring. The environment is very friendly and nice. The building is always clean and attractive.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

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 82% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students72%
Female83%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented95%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual97%

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual92%
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 Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual42%

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education0%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual50%

Writing

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual37%
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 Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual34%

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual42%

Science

All Students48%
Female38%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted43%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 89% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 4% 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) 69%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • PATTY BUSTAMANTE
Fax number
  • (972) 721-8480

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1501 East Pioneer Drive
Irving, TX 75061
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