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Packsaddle Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 518 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2012

Great school for my daughter she has learned a lot (Great teachers), School is very convenient, Haven't had any bullying issues and she has met many good friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

We have been going to this school for the past 2 years. The principal is great. The teachers are incredible. We are so fotunate we can send our children to a school where the staff is personable and cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Don't let the Exemplary Rating fool you! After having had children in a variety of schools across the state of Texas since 1987 and to present, Llano ISD is by and far the absolute worst we've ever had the misfortune of dealing with. Children with learning disabilities and not medicated will be overlooked, labeled as bad and bullied by both students and teachers. Parents will be bullied by faculty & administration. Save yourself trouble and heartache for your children...DO NOT ENROLL THEM HERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

Packsaddle itself has the potential to be an incredible school. The buildings, the playground, the campus as a whole is great but when it comes to the academics there is not enough emphasis on teaching every child to their need level. If you are middle of the road you will get a decent education. If your child is above the average or below the average they tend to get little to no attention. When the PTO meetings were going it was not discussed what they were covering or how you could be involved. With no extracurricular activities either there is much that needs to be addressed with this school. The major changes that need to be made in this school will have to be addressed by the superintendent and the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

The program, which I believe is closely regulated by the state is fairly easy to understand and we have been able to help her at home with the homework. My daughter has not gotten into the extracurricular activities at the school, but she does do community activities. To me this is more important at a young age to give the kids a variety. As for parental involvement, I get a daily report on class behavior and the responsibility to start a homework routine which I think will help her cope with future workloads. As far as the PTO is concerned, I do not see a lot of parental involvement, but this is not due to a lack of request.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education75%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education17%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female83%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students81%
Female91%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
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 Students71%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education20%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female68%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted47%
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 Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 67% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

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

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • MAELA EDMONSON
Fax number
  • (325) 388-7000

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Kingsland, TX 78639
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Phone: (325) 388-8129

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