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Leon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 357 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2012

My school attended this school the first half of pre-k in 2010. This was an awesome school, I didn't realiaze how great it was until we had moved. They taught him sooo much-all the regular stuff alphabet and colors and shapes (rhombus), plus extra fun facts one day he came home and told me all about President Lincoln. I also always enjoyed eating lunch with him because the food was so good. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

My daughter has been at Leon Elem. since Kindergarten. We have experienced a couple of problem's but they have all been fixed in a reasonable amount of time. As far as the 'having a name' goes I have to agree with that to some extent,but it's not just here at this school,it's everywhere. My daughter love's Leon and doesn't want to ever have to leave it. I do not like the fact that click's are already establishing themselves in the 3rd grade. Overall Leon is a good school. You will have your problem's out of all school's. As far as having the principal replaced i'm not sure because he has always solved what problem's we have ran into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

As a teacher at Leon Elem. I feel that we are all doing a great job. We have the standaradized scores to back this up as well as the fact that our elementary UIL has won 1st at our district competions over the past few years. We are a hardworking staff that puts in the extra mile for each kid, every kid. I am a former Leon student and I look forward to raising my kids in this town, at this school. I have taught at other schools and this one, by far, is the best academically.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2004

Leon used to be one the best schools I have ever attended as a student. I now have children who attend this school. It makes me angry to see that there are children who are being over looked because they do not have the right last name. You may think that the kids would do better in a small town school but, in this schools case no. The town is now being over run by drugs, and I see alot of kids getting into drugs that do go to this school. The teaching quality is not great at all. Don't get me wrong there are some great teachers. But there is alot that just do not care. The elemantary princaple needs to be replaced if you ask me. And so does the cleaning staff. I have seen better quality work.
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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female59%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female86%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female82%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
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 Students69%
Female82%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female64%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female64%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • 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

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
White 60% 29%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 21%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

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School Leader's name
  • STEVE SMITH
Fax number
  • (903) 626-1440

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12168 U.S. 79
Jewett, TX 75846
Phone: (903) 626-1425

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