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Lyford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 786 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2011

Seriously, this is a terrible school, so much needs to be done. Terrible learning environment & the lack of compassion for the students. There is no real help for struggling students & UIL is reserved for the teacher's favorites. Kids are not allowed to talk during class or lunch. If they are caught talking during lunch, they get lunch detention. This is a small school & unless your family has money or you have a great athlete for a son/daughter - good luck. Parents are discouraged from attending field trips & there is no parental involvement whatsoever. There is no art, music, drama program. Their main concern is TAKS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Excellent staff and administration. Students are taught beyond basics and are intellectually challenged. Discipline problems are minimal. Great G.T. and Bilingual programs. Counselors do guidance lessons on a scheduled basis. Tutoring opportunities are provided for all students who need it. Staff development opportunities are made availabel year-round. Response to Intervention fully in place. Student Assistance Program meets monthly to address the needs of struggling students. Students given opportunities to attend field trips to enhance learning. Excellent P.E. program. U.I.L. opportunities for interested students.


Posted September 18, 2009

Lyford Elementary is great at giving my son best education .that's why he is an honor roll student because of there caring and understanding of what they need to succeed in the real world to be a great teacher like them or what ever he want the sky is really the limit for the students at lyford elemenary
—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.

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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant90%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant70%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant64%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual94%

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual71%
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%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education33%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual13%

Math

All Students64%
Female70%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant47%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual13%

Writing

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual25%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant64%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual11%

Math

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual10%

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education0%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual40%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 52%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DINA ESCAMILLA
Fax number
  • (956) 347-3577

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 220
Lyford, TX 78569
Phone: (956) 347-3911

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