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Lake Dallas Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 681 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2012

This is an awesome school. My daughters started here in the middle of the school year (we moved from out of state) everyone was so welcoming. This is their 2nd year here and I cant say enough good things about this schol. The teachers truely care about the students, its a small home town feel. Everyone is so friendly! My girls just LOVE this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Lake Dallas Elem. is a fabulous school. The teachers were able to get into the school barely a week before school (due to the construction of the building) and you would never have known it-- the school and classrooms were put together beautifully and my children were welcomed with open arms. Both my children attend this school and we have nothing but fantastic things to say. Both of my children's teachers keep in touch with me and keep me up on all school and classroom activities. I am thankful my kids get to be part of a district with so much pride. (The TAKs scores were not released before the end of the year because the school didn't get them before then!! The school was anxiously awaiting the resluts as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

My daughter has had high straight A's since attending this school and she loves it there. Her TAKS scores were off the charts and I have to think this school for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My child truly enjoys attending Lake Dallas Elementary School The Family Access page for the school is top notch and provides a large amount of information, so that even if a child forgets to keep you updated the website sure will! The only thing that bothered me this year is that TAKS results were not made available until the last day of school. That makes planning a summer vacation an impossibility until after that time.


Posted January 7, 2010

LDISD is an excellent school district and the new Lake Dallas Elementary School is beautiful; laid out perfectly; even, comfortable temperatures, and there is evidence of student/teacher pride here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

We have a daughter in LD elementary and a son in LD intermediate, and have been generally happy with both schools- particularly the principal in the elementary school. Our sole concern is the lack of urgency when a child is not performing to potential. We are more than happy to support the teacher by making sure our children are studying and doing the extra work they need to succeed. However, several times we have found out one of our children was performing below potential in a subject only after calling to ask a question. With slightly better teacher-parent communication, this would be a 5 star school system in our opinion. As is, we are very happy to have our children at Lake Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

I currently have a two kids in the district one at the LD Primary and one at the LD Elementary. The Primary has been a great experience not only for my kids but also for me as a parent. The staff is always welcoming and make you feel as much a part of your child's education as they are. You won't find a better group of people. As for the Elementary, there are many new teachers (or inexperienced teachers) which I have found,not only can bring great new ideas but at the same time they do not know how to handle disruptive children which has caused problems for other children to be able to learn the curriculum. My child is also an advanced learner and I have found it very difficult to get the appropriate curriculum. Parents comments do not seem to be a concern to this administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

LDE has a small-town, friendly quality, welcoming parent involvement. However, we don't feel that our child's new-student and spec ed needs were taken seriously when we initially entered. From what we have observed, there appears to be a 'blind spot' with regard to the need for individual teacher improvement in meeting student learning needs. Teaching is challenging, and there are varying levels of skill among practitioners. Some teachers simply need improvement, and the administration needs to address that. We have not felt that our child's spec ed needs were considered in classroom placement (even though they knew of the special issues in advance), and we are not impressed with subsequent lack of action by the teacher, counselor and administration to try to bring our child along. We will keep advocating for our child and pray for the school personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I have children at Lake Dallas Primary and Lake Dallas Elementary. We moved to this area in part because of the reputation of the schools. I am so happy with the education that my children are receiving. The teachers are very willing to work with us as parents to determine how to best meet the needs of our children. It is a very safe and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

I have children that go to Lake Dallas Primary, LD Elem., and LD Intermediate, and I have nothing but good things to say about all 3 schools. Teachers always stay in touch with the parents and they let me be involved with everything. I believe LD schools will continue to grow and be very productive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2004

Our son is a student at Lake Dallas Primary as of Novenber of 2003. We are so pleased with the education, teachers, support at Lake Dallas. My son just got evaluated with ADD. Both him and us are getting the support we need. We feel at home in Lake Dallas.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education62%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education29%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual36%

Math

All Students77%
Female86%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education27%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual60%

Writing

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual32%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education20%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual33%

Science

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual22%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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 53% 29%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JENNIFER PERRY
Fax number
  • (940) 497-3737

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 548
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
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