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West Main Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 292 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2013

I am pleased with West Main Elementary School. The teachers my son has had have been terrific and very attentive to his needs. I also like the small student-centered environment there. We are definitely looking forward to the new school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

I do not recommend this! Administration needs to hire more qualifyed teachers for all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

West Main is a great school and that offers a great education. My eldest child has attended since Kindergarten and will be moving on to middle school next year. I don't understand the negativity of some parents, but I have no problems recommending this school to anyone seeking a quality education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

I respectfully disagree with the previous review. My daughter loves the school and I have no complaints as the teachers and administration are doing an excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The teachers at West Main are great and I'm very impressed with the strong emphasis on academic achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My son is finishing his second year at West Main and we've had a wonderful experience. We will be starting 2nd grade in the fall and are looking forward to it. He's an above average reader, placed 2nd in the Math Olympiad, and has had great teachers supporting him and working with his father and I all along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

I was very skeptical of public schools in general for elementary aged children having attended private schools myself. We have had a wonderful experience with our son's two years at West Main. He was accepted to the Gifted and Talented program and his pace has exceded my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

They have some really great teachers here unless your child needs any help. They have cut the tutoring program to help emerging readers unless they are in grade 3 (they count for schol TAKS test).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

So far my experience with west main teachers has been great. Mrs. Pryor is wonderful and an excellent example of how a teacher should teach. Mrs. Boruvka is a strict teacher but that is what makes her good. She really has a desire for her students to learn to their highest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female74%
Male94%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented89%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female100%
Male67%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female100%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
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 Students53%
Female67%
Male46%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female58%
Male29%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented50%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female75%
Male41%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented50%
Non-Gifted52%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female67%
Male79%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted72%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 48% 13%
Hispanic 38% 52%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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) 14%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Gold Performance Acknowledgement Reading (2006)
  • Gold Performance Acknowledgement Math (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:45 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • KELLI WATSON
Fax number
  • (972) 218-1563

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • PE incorporates many of these sports
Girls sports
  • PE incorporates many of these sports

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Strong pta; family math & reading nights; required conferences (2); campus committee
More from this school
  • Low Staff Turnover; Effective Reading Programs; Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) which provides for strong staff development within the school day; Master Teachers and Reading Specialist; Latino Hertiage Parent Program; After School Care Program
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531 West Main Street
Lancaster, TX 75146
Phone: (972) 218-1551

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