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Clear Fork Elementary School

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Posted January 30, 2009

This school is absolutely more concerned with tucking in shirts and gum chewing than elevating a child. The principal has no business being in charge of any childs education or self worth. When approached with a complaint she is patronizing and disrespectful of parental opinions. The assistant principal, which is great, needs to be left in charge of any discipline and dealing with children and parents. The current principal has no discernment when it comes to discipline, good children are punished along with children misbehaving, evidently due to her not having the time to identify the actual problem children. This behavior only serves to destroy a good kids motivation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I have three special needs kids who have attended Clearfork as well as a nephew I am raising. In the three years since we moved here, I have been pleased. Things have not always been perfect, however, the principal has always had an open door policy for parents. Problems have always been solved quickly and always to my satisfaction. The extracurricular activities are abundant and all of the children are encouraged to participate. They even make time for most of them during school hours so that parents do not have to worry about transportation. I would highly recommend this school to everyone, however, I'm impressed with the way handle the special needs population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

My son attended Oak Hill Elementary (Austin) for Pre-K through first grade. It wasn't until he started at Clear Fork in second grade that his teacher, Mrs. Homann, recognized that he is dyslexic. He was also placed in the Talented and Gifted program. All of his teachers seem to be interested in him not only as a student, but as an individual with unique needs and talents. At the end of the year, I received a form asking what sort of teacher I thought would work best with my son. His third grade teacher (Mrs. Spencer) is also a perfect fit. Additionally, the after school program is far and away superior to the one offered in Austin--no comparison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

This school and school district is more focused on dress code that is very unclear than education. I'm looking to put my boys in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

Out of four teachers at Clearfork, my kid had a good experience with only one. I've been told I can't transfer him out of the district and they won't change his classroom. Clearfork has a nasty reputation for causing an enthusiastic learner to become apathetic and rebellious towards his education. If I had my way, every person there would be fired, except for one. I am not the only parent that feels this way about the school. Ask around. Do your research. Do not enter your kid into this school if you can help it. Signed, Very Angry Mother
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
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%
Female81%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education63%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education27%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
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 Students69%
Female60%
Male78%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female45%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female79%
Male59%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female78%
Male50%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 26% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DEANNA JUAREZ
Fax number
  • (512) 398-0536

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1102 Clearfork Street
Lockhart, TX 78644
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Phone: (512) 398-0452

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