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Central Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 960 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2014

My childs in second grade and has not yet received homework for this year or last. I've asked teachers. He receives more homework for a paid tutoring outside of school. Then this school! Teacher are nice but I feel like its just babysitting then school. They never send papers home that tell you what your child has learned or is learning. And when they do there only in Spanish. I don't mind my son learning Spanish but i would like if the could send forms home where i could at least read what i need to sign. Since I don't read Spanish. Teachers are nice but in my sons class I never see his work displayed. What gets me mad is they put other children's work up but not my childs because it might be to messy. So they send it home and everyone else's is displayed. Plus last time we had parent meeting for children they brought me a translator to listen to the meeting. I don't mind spanish but here they make me feel like iam the outsider. If your in this district I believe you should definitely move. Were selling are home just to get are child some proper education. With the dull language program elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

The second grade staff is amazing! Sra. Alvarado and Ms. Henderson improved my child's reading and math skills greatly! He is reading at fifth grade level and he is only 7.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

I have NEVER encountered such disorganization from a public school. I am immediately withdrawing my 4 yr old after such a disastrous first day. The registration process was a nightmare after they lost our paperwork, we were not given valuable information about the school before my daughter started...such as they wear uniforms, school supplies, and even what time to pick her up. Their website is inadequate. They sent my four year old wandering the halls by herself to find the office. They yelled at her for being upset while she waited for me to come get her because they told us the wrong time. All in all, it's been a horrible experience for everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

Central has it's challenges but the staff truly care about each child. There are a LOT (1100) of students and yet most of the teachers and staff have a relationship with my children. My children feel safe and important in this school. Mrs. Ruth was helpful and easy to communicate with and there for any and all questions I had about my children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

I'm not familiar with the education of the upper age elementary students, but the Special Education Program for the Pre School children is excellent. The school is well equipped for special education providing OT, Speech, and inclusion. My son has made tremendous progress in this program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

The staff at Central is awesome. My son is in their PPCD Program and I don't know what I would do without it. He has made such a tremendous turnaround in just a few months. I love this school.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English100%
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 Students78%
Female67%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students75%
Female70%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education57%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented92%

Science

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education31%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education30%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students58%
Female69%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education31%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual60%
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 Students46%
Female55%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingual36%

Writing

All Students39%
Female47%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingual38%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual59%

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual39%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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
Hispanic 95% 52%
White 3% 29%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 87%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • CYNTHIA JAIRD
Fax number
  • (972) 350-9019

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 High School Drive
Lewisville, TX 75057
Phone: (469) 713-5976

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