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Sugar Loaf Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 500 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

R.I.P Mr. El-Saleh you were a good person, and teacher. No one will ever be able to take your place.


Posted May 19, 2012

Fantastic school with a great group of teachers. The principle is amazing. We've been all over the world with our kids and Sugar Loaf has been one of the best schools my boys have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

I absolutely love this school! I attended this school as a child and now my son is attending. The teachers are wonderful and really dedicated to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2012

I used to be a student at sugar loaf well it used to be the best school untill Curoso took over since he took the other guys place he ruined everything after that school year all the teachers that knew better had left miss Smallwood miss Roberson many more and all the best all thanks to one man it's a shame it really is and it's bad when a student can even see that it's a shame so I end this with fair well your loving student Chris Jordan Oh and if your an old teacher of mine and your reading this it would be nice to see you all again some time you should remember me I'm the Jordan family


Posted November 28, 2007

My son did not attend SL last year and it was a bad year. He has learned everything he should have learned last year in the first month here. I am well pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

My children were enrolled at Sugar Loaf for grades K-5. I found the teachers caring and had the students bests interests in mind. They went on to middle school with a solid foundation and were very successful due to the education they received at Sugar Loaf. I have to thank the entire 5th grade, Mrs. Washko, Ms. Herrmann, Ms. Davila, and Mrs.Bray. My children continue talking about these teachers and go back to see them as often as they can. The children loved Mr. Caruso. I hear that they are having a robotics and chess club there now. Good going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My son attended Sugar Loaf last year and we had the worst Kindergarden year possible. He went from 'I can't wait to go', to 'do I have to'. No five year old should have to expierence that dramatic of a roller coaster. His class size was too large, and there was no permanent aid for the teacher. My son and his siblings now attend another school, and will not return to Sugar Loaf.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

Sugar Loaf is a great school with very involved and concerned teachers. The past principal, Mr. Caruso, was a great leader who showed and expressed his love for the children. I was able to become involved and felt I could always voice my thoughts, concerns, or ideas. Now, both my daughter and son are attending. It is a very family-oriented environment.
—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.

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female96%
Male76%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education83%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female82%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented88%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education22%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female62%
Male45%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education22%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 13%
Hispanic 26% 50%
White 20% 31%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Violet Simmons
Fax number
  • (254) 519-5595

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1517 Barbara Ln
Killeen, TX 76549
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