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William J Winkley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 838 students

 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted October 18, 2013

Wonderful so far. We just moved to the area and my daughter loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

This school has turned around in the past few years, and the staff does an excellent job preparing students for Middle and High School. I have seen excellent schools in other states, known as some of the best, and this school ranks up there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

I am watching closely and suggest more parents do the same. I have two adult children and am now raising my third child in kindergarten. The principal has a darkness to her and I'm not talking about her complexion. My child's teacher has had many absences this year and is always behind on curriculum. I don't believe this is a reflection of all the teachers there, and most are upbeat and friendly. The overall agenda is bizarre, pushing college to a strong arming degree is plain scary. Bottom line, listen to your children, mine does not go to school willingly and does not look forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

Great kids, but unprofessional Teachers! Teachers yell at the children and uses inappropriate discipline with the children. The Teachers seem to lack a sense of care about how this affects the kids. I think there needs to be a lot of change in this school. I have picked my kids up crying not because of a child bullying them, but they felt like the Teachers were. There is a lot to be said about that. When are grown ups going to behave like grown ups? It would be nice if the teachers had better standards and a lot more class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

The students are sweet and eager to learn. Average parental involvement and support. Some great teachers with positive and enthusiastic attitudes but also many who snap or yell at the kids. I think the teachers could challenge the students more -set the bar higher. The principals do a decent job of staying on top of things. Everything is in great shape with top of the line electronic devices in each classroom. The PTA was very effective and well run. They were definitely trying to do as much with the money that was raised for as many students as possible. The library is growing but has ample books for the students. Overall it is a cheerful and good place for kids to learn and I think it will continue to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Winkley Elementary has it's pros and cons. The environment is clean but the system lacks tip top professionalism. The principal has not implemented a professional dress code for her teaching staff, she does not respond to parent inquiries, and at the beginning of the year exhibited poor planning such as teacher to student ratio out on the playground. I came to the school to find three classes of students with one teacher, and around 6 little boys climbing a 6 ft fence which dropped off into a very deep ditch. Not smart or safe for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I was really not at all pleased with my child's teacher. She failed to communicate with me when my child was not accomplishing the assignments at school. It was not until I received the graded 52 assignment in the go-home folder was I even aware there was a growing problem. I am an involved parent and when I speak with a teacher and she tells me my child is very bright but fails to inform me there is a problem I do not understand. The counselor is the the only one I felt I could turn to and even then nothing really worked out. We will be there next year but I will even more closely monitor the teacher. Even more so than usual. Secondly, the PTA was ineffective. The leadership spent more time engaged in gossip and less time working to promote the school. Sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My children are new transfers from Dripping Springs ISD and we started mid school year at Winkley. Everyone has been great and on the ball. I have heard nothing but happy storties from my kids and so far, we are really happy! I look forward to '09-'10 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I am a grandparent and previous teacher from this school district. My grandson started kindergarten at Winkley last year, with very difficult home situations. His teachers were compassionate, the office staff was diligent about special needs he had, and he thrived in the Winkley environment. My granddaughter attends kindergarten there this year, and she, too, is blessed with a wonderful, caring, compassionate teacher whom she adores. What a wonderful way to begin their school years!


Posted August 2, 2007

I transferred my son from another school in LISD last year and I was very pleased with this school. I found the teachers and staff to be very caring and professional. I will be returning my son to this school again this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

I had two sons in this school last year, one of which has ADHD and I count on parent-teacher communication to know what is going on. The year before at his previous school, he had a wonderful teacher that communicated me with on a regular basis and my son had an excellent year. Last year at Winkley however, most of the time his teacher would just ignore him. I didn't like the vice principal at all. She was unfriendly and not easy to get a long with. They don't have many family activities either but they've only been open one year. Overall, I'm not very pleased with this school so far, at least the teacher my son had last year and the vice principal.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students83%
Female92%
Male75%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education75%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education89%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education25%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted70%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education43%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted66%
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
White 62% 29%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DONNA BRADY
Fax number
  • (512) 570-6705

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2100 Pow Wow
Leander, TX 78641
Phone: (512) 570-6700

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