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A G Elder Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 589 students

 

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16 reviews of this school


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Posted October 16, 2013

This administration isn't well equipped to handle students with special needs. They are too strict and the students suffer immensely because of this. My child attended this school for several years and it really put them off of school and learning. They were constantly punished for things out of their control, for things they needed help with. The administration never listened to our needs. They were rude and insensitive. We moved into another district and the difference has been night and day. My child is happy and their grades have improved greatly. I only wish we could've moved sooner, for the sake of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

This is the 3rd year my kids have been going to school here and I love everything about it. The teachers are all wonderful, everyone of them know all the kids and I honestly feel they treat them as one of their own. And the administrative staff couldn't be better! Reading the few negative comments I was shocked, but I then realized it was from the prior principal/administration. I'm am very happy with the education and treatment my kids are receiving at Elder Elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

I was shocked to read the awfull tings posted on here about Elder....but when I realized it was in '07 that they were submitted I understood. My children have been going to this awesome school since '08-'09 school year and LOVE IT!!!! I have never seen my children so excited about their school until they came to Elder. The teachers are magnificent and the environment overall is awesome. They have learned a lot and I can see them getting better and better in every subject. I'm thankful we moved here and will not move my chilren out of this school. Thank you Elder staff for all your hard work and dedication to our children!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

We have been at this school for many years now, and finally the changes have been made that will make this a much better place for our kids! The two administration problems that were holding it back are gone now. We can hold our district superintendent accountable for this. Thank you so much Mr. Dane, you did a great deed! It is a new dawn for elder elementary school, and we can't wait to see it soar! The Babbitt family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

I could not be happier with the 2006-2007 school year. The overall staff at this school is amazing. My son's first grade teacher should have won an award. She went above what is in her job describtion. She cares about every child, spends time with every child, and works with every child that enters her classroom. He was also involved in music, art, running club, copmuter lab, and really excelled in his reading. I could not be happier with the new reorganziation of the Parent Group to Kids First. They made me feel very welcome, and answered every question I had this year. Thank you to all of the Kids First Board Members! We had yet another very happy and successful year at this school and can't wait to have both my children attend next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

I completely agree with the negative comments about A.G. Elder Elementary. I am a former educator from Elder; the key word being former! It was a very negative environment overall. If you have a GT student (or special ed), look to other districts. One will not find what they are looking for at Elder!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2007

Until JISD appoints new administration to this school, Elder will continue to be an inadequate place for our children to attend. One can bring up the school's test scores, but should the TAKS test be the indicator of our children receiving a great education? A great education is more than test scores. Shouldn't our students be exposed to more than just learning how to pass the test? There is very little that addresses the individual student at Elder, and even less that addresses advanced students' needs. Group mentality is all that this school addresses, and it is devoid of individualism. Any of our other elementary schools are better than Elder ... far FAR less complaints, and MUCH happier students! A VERY Unhappy Parent at Elder
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

I have found Elder Elementary to be a safe positive place for my kids. The teachers are great. They work with me to make sure my kids educational needs are met. I am kept informed of things with a weekly newsletter. They also have a website. Elder acknowledges my kids academic success as well as their good character. They promote positive character building through character training and it is reinforced with what they call a brand. It is a sticker, and my kids where it proudly. They have access to classes such as music, art, science lab, computer lab, P.E., math lab and library on a weekly basic. My kids have boosted their confidence in reading through the schools A.R. program. The school also teaches my kids about goal setting. My kids have experienced the benefit of reaching their goals at Elder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

I was socked to read these negative comments about this excellent school. My son attended this elementary when we lived in Joshua. I also worked at this school which has excellent leadership. Ms. Crow always puts children first. She is a motivator, positive leader, and a focused champion of children. Joshua is blessed to have a quality administrator like Karen Crow. Elder Elementary is a school that has positively formed a foundation for numerous children. One can only hope that someday there will be more excellent schools like this one. When I taught at this school there was an excellent PTO who was actively involved and supported by the leadership. I do not know what the change has been, but I do know Elder is comprised of a high level of quality educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

Kids First! Great teachers and great leadership. Their test scores speak for themselves. The school principal makes every child and parent feel important and valuable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

A.G. Elder Elementary School is the worst school I have ever been involved with. Although there are many great teachers at Elder, the problems lie with the administration...and they are huge problems!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My son, Kevin, just started Kindergarden at Elder this year. He loves it. The teachers are wonderful and very nice to the children and Miss Crow, the principal, is one of the best principal's I have ever know. She takes such a special interest in the kids and she is such a loving and wonderful person. My son thinks the world of her. She is Always were the kids can com talk to her and interact with her, which I think is so very important. The Kindergarden program is very good also. It is interactive and lets the parents get involved in their child's education. I am very happy to be sending my 1st born son there and will be wonderfully happy to send my 2nd son there in 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

A.G. Elder has a very political atmosphere. Administration neither supports the PTO, nor wants parental involvement in general. Some of the teachers are wonderful though! Sadly, they don't have a functional GT program. There is plenty for students who are behind though (tutoring, etc...), anything to make that rating! Like most public schools, they strictly teach the test (TAKS) from 3rd on up. There is a music program for all grades, choir for 3rd grade up, and band for 6th only. There is no art program at all, which is very disappointing. If I had it to do over again, I would NOT choose Joshua ISD for my child. Other elementary schools here may be better (there are 5), but A.G. Elder Elementary just doesn't make the grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

My child went to school at Elder from K-4 and had good times, except for 2nd grade. My son is the youngest of 4 and that year was the worse. If you have any problems Ms. Crow is a great mediator and will be there for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

A.G.Elder is a wonderful school. My three children have learned alot and the teachers are great .They take time with the child and treat each child special.My children and I love our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

My son attends this school and loves it!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 84% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students94%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
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 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%
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%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education0%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
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 Students78%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 31%
Hispanic 23% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Lance Cathey
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513 Henderson St
Joshua, TX 76058
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