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Lone Star Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 734 students

 
 

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Posted May 23, 2014

Best school ever! Have had a child here since 2006. We have had the best teachers and education. Mr hurst and the office staff are top notch!! It does not get any better than lone star!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Absolutely the best school around! The principal and staff are phenomenal! They go above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

What a positive environment for kids! The excellent teachers, principal, assistant principal truly care about each child and his/her success both academically and emotionally. The nurse is so compassionate and knowledgible which is important for my child with specific medical needs. The counselor is kind and easy to talk to and the campus staff is friendly and inviting. "The Place to Be" is the school motto and each staff member is diligent in making the motto a reality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Lone Star is OK for the average student, but the teachers and the administration do little to challenge students who have already mastered the basic skills. They spend a great amount of time in test prep for the TAKS, but I imagine no more than other public schools. Nearby districts encourage teachers to engage students with technology, but it is almost non-existant here with the exception of using computers for tutorials. Students are not actively using and learning how to be technologically literate. The teachers are nice, and the principal is a very positive person. My child has been happy here, but he even knows other schools offer more. Finally, in regards to the PTA, a handful of parents really try to develop great programs/events, but there is so little parent involvment that the PTA is rather weak. I'd like to see more teachers involved in the PTA too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

We are very happy with the education our child is receiving at Lone Star. This is a great school! The principal is great and the teachers really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

My child has only been at Lone Star for one year; however, I am completely impressed with everything about the school. My first grader went from barely reading at the beginning of the year to reading at end of the year levels by October. All of the staff is very friendly and involved. I hate that we are moving out of state. We will miss Lone Star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I am a parent at Lone Star and have been there a number of years. I have found it to be such a welcoming school. I believe this is due in part because of the principal Mr. Hurst. He is so encouraging to the children, staff and parents. He really was born to work with kids. Also, I think that the teachers we have had have pushed for excellence through love and discipline. The PTA is always coming up with new ways to make the school a community by offering different acivities. It really is the best PTA around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

Lone Star is a wonderful school. Mr. Hurst is a great principal. My only Dislike of the school is the two ladies in the office. they are rude and very unhelpful. I would be happy never to see them again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

Our Kids have been there for three years, and I have no problems at all with the school. There has been no pushing of selling stuff, that every school doesn't do. Overall, I think the principal is good, not great. The one problem that we had in the 3 years was not handled the way I would have liked it to be handled. That was my only problem with him. The kids do really love him though. I would also say that most of the teachers are young, but to me, that is not always a bad thing. They still really care, and really try hard to help the kids. I realize new teachers make mistakes, but who are we kidding, teachers are people too. And by the way, the most underpaid people in the work force. I believe that Lone Star is one of the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

Lone Star is the place to Be! That is the school motto and that sums it up the best. Academically it is superb. Moreover, the school is a warm and inviting place. Many family activities are found at this school sponsored by the PTA. The Principal, Steve Hurst, knows all the kids by name and knows many of the parents too. Your kids will come to feel like this school is their home away from home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

Lone Star Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my son. The teachers and staff members are wonderful. We moved out of a wonderful school in Mansfield and we were very worried how it would compare. Lone Star has far exceeded our expectations and I believe anyone would be perfectly estatic attending this wonderful environment. My son participated in the divorce care for kids at the school and it was a wonderful experience for him. The overall support of the parents and students is unbelieveable. We will miss this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

This is an excellent school. The staff is top notch and very committed to the students. Their hard work is evident daily. There are after school programs such as Lone Star After Dark which is remarkable. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I have been exceptionally pleased with Lon Star as a whole. The teachers are caring and provide a good learning enviroment. There is a wide range of activities for the kids. The principle and asst. principle are wonderful. Tey are really involved with the kids. My kids really like it a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I love Lone Star. The teachers we have had so far, have been exceptional. The parents are above average in involvement. The only thing I wish was that they offered PE daily. Otherwise, GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I love the school, the teachers and the administration. The PTA is doing great things and my children love to go to school every day. Mr. Hurst the principal loves the kids and has staffed the sol with teachers that love the kids also. My daughter is in the 3rd grade, and she loves her class and has had a great education. We have been at Lone Star for the last 4 years and have had a great year every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2004

Great school! My son just completed grades 1-4 and I have to thank Mrs. J. Williams, Sanders, Baxter, Garner, Hargett, Johnson, Burton for the fantastic job they did in giving my son a well rounded education. A tremendous amount of pressure is put on the teachers to have our kids pass the taks, but they made sure to keep the curriculum well rounded and keep my son challenged. I was very welcomed at this school and was there almost on a daily basis volunteering. I only wish more parents were able to help! Join the pta and sign up on the volunteer list to help and don't forget the co-curr teachers as well. I did not list all of the teachers. Not enough room. Principal Steve Hurst and Vice Principal Jennifer Price are doing a great job! I will miss this school and staff terribly, but were off to 5th grade! Parents get involved and support your teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

School is very geared towards material things vs. education and parental involvment. As a new parent into the school I have not been welcomed. I have volunteered for everything possible yet not been asked to help in anyway. I have addressed this with the principal again have had no response. The average teacher's age is mid 20's with very limited teaching experience. Changed classed for my child due to teachers inability. More about the money we raise than the children we educate.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian91%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education89%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 60% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 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) 8%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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