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Rosa Parks/Millbrook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 504 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2012

My daughter has attended this school for the three years and all of her teachers were terrific. In the few negative parent reviews, blanket generalizations were made against all teachers at this school and that is a totally unfair characterization. None of my daughter's teachers had a 'chip on their shoulder' or regularly screamed at students, they were hard-working educators truly dedicated to their jobs. As a very involved parent, I've witnessed this firsthand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

Very unhappy with this school. Our daughter absolutely loved school before attending Rosa Parks. Unprofessional across the board. If you're fine with screaming teachers that have a chip on their shoulder then this is the school for you. My daughter begged to be withdrawn this year and that's exactly what we'll be doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

I have agree fully with the last comment that was posted. It is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

I have two children attending this school and it is wonderful. The teachers are great. There neighborhoods served by RPM strongly support the school. I have never heard anything negative from any of the parents in my neighborhood who also have children enrolled there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I THOUGHT THIS SCHOOL WAS GOING TO BE PERFECT FOR MY CHILDREN. AS TIME HAS PROGRESSED THIS SCHOOL IS THE WORST IM LANCASTER. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR ALL TEACHERS BUT THE ONE'S MY CHILDREN HAVE ARE NON TRAINED, DISRESPECTFUL AND DO NOT CARE IF YOUR CHILD PASSES OR NOT. THEY HATE CHILDREN AND ARE ONLY THEIR FOR A PAYCHECK. THIS WILL STOP. IF I HAVE TO GO TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION I WILL. IF YOU DON'T LIKE CHILDREN YOU NEED TO PICK ANOTHER CAREER. IT'S SO SAD HOW TEACHERS GO IN AND GET A PAYCHECK AND ITS NOT COMING FROM THE HEART. THAT'S WHY SOME CHILDREN GET DISCOURAGED..... I REFUSE TO LET MINE GET LIKE THAT. I TELL MY CHILDREN EVERYDAY BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE AND LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHILE AT SCHOOL AND I , AS A PARENT WILL TEACH YOU THE REST. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS POST. I RATE THIS SCHOOL -0... FAIL....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

Great school. I was very pleased with the level of commitment to educating the students the faculty displayed. My daughter was always encouraged to perform at her best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

My child attends Rosa Parks-Millbrook and I am very satisfied with the education she is receiving there. The recently released test scores show that the school would have received the recognized rating without the assistance of special projections and exceptions. I highly recommend this campus to other parents. There are lots of good things happening in Lancaster ISD and Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary is a perfect example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I have two children that attend Rosa Parks. I enjoyed volunteering last year at all the events that were going on. The principal Ms.Patrick was wonderful and very entergentic and personal with the children. I always felt welcomed when I went to the school. The staff also seemed very friendly and was thankful that I was concerned about my childrens education. I love this school and so far have not had any problems with the teachers or staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

I was very skeptical when I first learned that my daughter would have to attend Rosa Parks-Millbrook instead of Houston Elementary. But, I can truly say that my views have definitely changed. The principal is wonderful and so are the teachers. They really care about our kids. Do your part at home and your child will be successful at this school. -Falana Adams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I've only had my children in this school just this year. I have a gifted child as well and what I have seen is that they are trying everything that they can do to keep her enhanced. I really appreciate that. The principal and the teachers are wonderful keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

The principle of this school made it very hard to express my concerns with my son who is advanced. Also, I had problems with a couple of teachers who weren't trained to handled gifted students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

My son has really enjoyed his 2 years here at Rosa Park/Millbrook. My son first school year was pre-k and now is in kindergarten. His pre-k year was also the new principal Mr. Wooden first year. He has been great. I am just upset that he may not be there the next school year. I think someone is making a big mistake. Maybe someone needs to look into to this situation closer! Mr. Wooden has been great.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students82%
Female70%
Male96%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education100%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education43%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented91%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-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 Students38%
Female48%
Male28%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female39%
Male25%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education17%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted43%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female40%
Male55%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted39%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 13%
Hispanic 4% 52%
White 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • MARLON WAITES
Fax number
  • (972) 218-1576

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630 Millbrook Drive
Lancaster, TX 75146
Phone: (972) 218-1564

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