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Slack Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 428 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

The staff all of them are very understanding and caring they will contact you if there is a problem that may seem to be minor but as a parent I was very thankful for each of the staff members that takes out time and inform me on the progras of my kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I just want to say how impressed I have been in regards to parent involvement. Keep up the good work! Way to-go parents/guardians of our Slack-Burley kiddos!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2008

Both of my kids have been in the dual language program at Slack. It is really challenging, but I am very glad we made the decision to be in it. Overall, I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

We love Slack. My daughter will be in the 3rd grade next year and we just love the school. The teachers and staff are awesome! I am a very involved parent and I think it is a wonderful school. We love the Dual Language Program. Many of the teacher really put their heart and soul into it. The PTA is awesome too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

The teachers are awesome .Mrs.Montes and mrs smith are great third grade teachers i wish their were more teachers with great teaching ability like they have. The principal is really great when it comes to important situations. The slack staff members are nice and have great people skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

The teachers at Slack have been great, but the office staff and assistant principal are rather unpleasant to deal with. The two years my son has gone to Slack, they have always been rude, and they don't handle important situations in a professional manner.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students52%
Female57%
Male48%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual59%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual59%

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male59%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual77%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education100%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual64%

Science

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual62%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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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 65% 52%
White 25% 29%
Black 8% 13%
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) 51%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBIN STOWE
Fax number
  • (936) 699-2297

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1305 Fuller Springs Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901
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Phone: (936) 639-2279

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