Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Freeman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 614 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

21 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 2, 2014

Our daughters are attending this school for the third year. The teachers are outstanding, we get quick response for our questions through email. Principal is energetic and she takes time looking into details of each kid. Kids are occupied with daily homework, monthly project and they love the Gym at school. Our both daughters excited to go to this school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

Great teachers, friendly staff and very pro-active Principal. Very satisfied with the quality of teaching. Please keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

We are very satisfied with the school. Our son has been attending this school for the past two years. However when he joined it was ranked 8 out of 10 and now it has gone to 7 out of 10. This definitely concerns us parents and we are in constant doubt of whether to move to another school district with exemplary rating. The only major improvement we would like to see is more home-work for children in the 1st -2nd grades as they should have the accountability towards school and fall in the habit of doing homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

My daughter is attending this school from past two years and she loves it.the new principal is very helpful and cheerful lady .staff is very helpful.teachers have lot of energy and are very good with kids and no doubt my daughter has been learning alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

My kids goes this school for last 6 years and they are doing well. My daughet is going to middle school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My daughter is attending this school from past 3 years and she loves it and so do we. Excellent Teachers and staff. Kids have wide range of activities to participate like Math Club, Music club, competitions and so on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

this is my daughter's first year (KG) at freeman elementary. my daughter has learned so much for this year and I am proud the way she catch-up with school environment and studies. teachers are very good in dealing with kids and the phone and email communications from school to parents are awesome. I am a happy parent for the year 2010-2011.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

My Son (special needs)goes for communications class and we love the school mainly for the great teacher and teacher aids he has .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

my son started it at 5thgrade and he loves it he wishes it had middle school too !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

My son has been in this schoo for 5years since the school opened, I saw this new school is growing up to an excellent school after new princeple Mr. Peterson came. My son love it. The math club is wonderful too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Our son attends kindergarten here and we couldn't be happier. The principal is fantastic. You can tell he genuinely cares about the children and their education. His teachers are outstanding and are very dedicated. Our son loves going to school and has thrived during his time here. We were considering moving from the area, but decided to stay in the district so he can continue attending here. Submitted by Michaela Elias
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

this school is just great my kids love it there and i hope it could lso be amiddle school the teachers are just great i love the school so clean the staff is just great too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

My daughter has been at this school for 3 years. I love this school. The PTA is awesome. The principal is outstanding. The teachers and staff care about the success of the students. The teachers seek outside advise and expert opinion. They update their curriculum often. They keep these kids on the cutting edge of modern education. My daughter never wants to miss school. They physically warm the kids up every morning. During 'Tiger Time' they sing, stretch and dance. T.T. gets the blood flowing through the body for better thinking and helps gets the jitters out. When they get to class these kids are ready for learning. I would love to see the fine arts curriculum expanded to incorporate small instruments like a Recorder. If you want your child to succeed in grade school and be ready for college, then look for a school like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

It is very good school. My son attended Pre-K last year at this school and KG this year. The school has a new principal this year with lots of changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

*****Best school my children have ever attended, hands down! Teachers are very attentive, eager to do what ever it takes to help a student excel & genuinely enthusiastic toward teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

Like any school, the experience is most influenced by the individual teacher. There is not a consistent method from class to class. My daughter had attended the school for 2 years and we are happy with the facilities, the staff, and the curriculum. The only thing I would change is for the school to be 'warmer' with class parties, class performances that are not tied to PTA meetings, and more opportunities for parent interaction with the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This school is simply too good for its teachers exemplary efforts to bring up each kid to the highest level of personal & educational achievement with overall growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

From Last year to this year, prgress of this school has taken turn to south. It might be because of very high appreciation by paretns last year. This year we did not find Teachers as co-operative and enthusiastic as they were last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

This school was brand new the year my son attended there. He was a student for two years. The school is very nice, clean and safe. My concern was that most of the teachers were very young and inexperienced. Only one field trip a year was organized. I wish the children were motivated, challanged to learn things outside of the classroom. In his last year there was no homework (reading or writing) for entire year, because the teacher 'did not believe it helped children' Overall, a good school with great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

My child was in Freeman for grades 2 and 3 - I found the teachers to be delightful. I found them involved, dedicated, and personable. I did not, however, care for the office staff. The principal is professional and courteous, but the front desk receptionist is arrogant and difficult.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education33%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female94%
Male83%
Black or African American84%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American76%
Asian97%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asian87%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American46%
Asian98%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American65%
Asian93%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American47%
Asian98%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American60%
Asian96%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African American69%
Asian85%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black or African American62%
Asian94%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

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
Asian or Pacific Islander 55% 4%
Black 25% 13%
Hispanic 9% 52%
White 8% 29%
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) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

8757 West Valley Ranch Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
Website: Click here
Phone: (972) 968-1720

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT