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Pine Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 694 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2011

Is this what public education has come to? The kids are expected to act as adults. NO TALKING! Harsh rules, small-minded staff that protects it's own rather than focusing on the needs and talents on the students. It's okay if you are stuck in Polk County I suppose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

WOW! Both of my children attended this school at different times and both kids and I LOVED PINE RIDGE. The instruction and preparation for the next level was first rate. The Music and PE departments are extremely active with the children. There were several cute programs for all to be involved in. The extra staff as well as teaching staff were just wonderful. If you live in Livingston, you want your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

Pineridge Elementary is an excellent school. The staff truly has a love for all students. Each child is given individually training at various times. There are groups to work with various levels of exceptional students, gifted students and staff to help those who need more one on one learning. Parents are involved in this school. The PTO has raised funds to pay for many items in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

2005 2006 was our first year in this area and my daughter had a great year at school. Teachers are very nice and work with the students when they are having a hard time keeping up with the rest. Love this school!
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Posted October 11, 2005

This school has a wonderful warm atmosphere. It is very child oriented. The students work in a risk free atmosphere. The teachers are very loving.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female77%
Male88%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education30%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
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 "Exemplary".

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 22% 52%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 9%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JANEL SEWELL
Fax number
  • (936) 328-2179

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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1200 Mill Ridge Drive
Livingston, TX 77351
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Phone: (936) 328-2160

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