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Justin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 492 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $127,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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Posted November 27, 2011

This is our 2nd year at JES as we moved from out of state - The teachers have been exceptional and you can tell really love what they do - they have been extremely accessible to us and very easy to communicate with. Our child really likes the school and all of the teachers as well - we'll miss them as we move on to 6th grade next year and can only hope we'll be just as happy with middle-school *yikes! Very happy to have got to know JES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

This is our first year at Justin Elem. My daughter is in Mrs. Phillips first grade class. My child has learned so much already this year. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I have volunteered at the school and have met some of the staff. They have all been very welcoming and seem excited about their school and their students. Mrs. Coleman, the librarian is great. She has "Read to Bunny" story time once a week for children who are not yet in school. My son loves it. I have also talked with the principal. She really seems to love all the children as her own and enjoys talking to parents and having them involved. She always wears a smile. I have enjoyed our time at Justin Elem and so have my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

This school has very hard working teachers and staff. The staff has a lot of pressure on them to become exemplary and is unable to allow kids to be kids. As an outsider the dedication of staff is apparent. It starts being greeted in the morning all the way to picking up in the afternoon, teachers are involved.


Posted October 3, 2009

best teachers and students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Needs more uplifting motivation when entering the school. Principal is very cold and fake. Teachers walk around like there about to get in trouble. My kindergarten daughter loved her teacher and she was very good to her. She could have pushed her more in her accademics though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

My grand daughter is in kindergarten. She transferred over after the first six weeks. She has adjusted to the new school very easily. Her teacher has helped make her feel welcome and comfortable. At kindergarten level, that is what is most important. Very pleased!


Posted May 28, 2008

I would love to see a new principals.I feel the one we have has really made it to hard for parents to get involved and help in the classroom.It is very cold around the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Justin Elementary is a great school. My son is in fourth grade, and absolutely loves his teachers and his school. The school strives for excellence while remembering to keep it fun. My son once made a comment that his teachers teach in a way that he understands what they are talking about. We came from a different school district in the DFW Metroplex, and he said that the other school was too hard because they didn't explain anything and they didn't care. You won't go wrong with Justin Elementary and its wonderful, dedicated teachers.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students88%
Female98%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female98%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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 "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 77% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • LISA RANSLEBEN
Fax number
  • (817) 215-0840

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