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Decker Prairie Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 588 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2014

My son moved to Decker Prairie from another school district and we have been very pleased with his progress. I am extremely happy that my son attends this school where I know he will be loved and nurtured by the staff. This campus stands out because of all the additional hard work that these teachers do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

Decker Prairie Elementary is NOT a good school. There is a big problem with bullies and some of the teachers are lazy! My child's papers were misgraded and the teacher was very careless and unorganized. This is the only school I know that scolds children and charges the full 2.00 lunch price for a cheese sandwich if your child forgets lunch money. The whole atmosphere of this school is depressing!! Many teachers and staff members are more concerned with themselves than helping your child or even trying to make learning exciting or fun. Stay away from this drone zone!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I had three children go to decker praire elementary with some wonderful teachers, they gave them a great start in life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

This is an absolutely amazing school, you can tell when you walk through the front door. The staff and teachers are very helpful, warm and committed to what they are doing and do it well. The principal Mrs. Sullivan really sets the tone. She is an amazing educator and manager. Parent volunteers are everywhere, because it's appreciated by the staff and teachers, you can tell. I have 2 children at this school, I do not look forward to the day that they will be moving on. I wish they could stay there forever! It's such a safe, warm, loving and encouraging environment. It's a throw back to the way school used to be, and the way it should be today...my kids love their school...and so do I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

This is a fabulous school with a great 'community feel'. The administration and staff are wonderful, caring people who are passionate about education. Thank you DPES for a wonderful experience so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

We are considering returning to the private school sector because of our dissatisfaction with Decker Prairie Elementary. We do not have confidence in the school based on how poorly issues have been handled. You must be part of the 'in crowd' or 'click'. Those who do not agree have not experienced our (and others) continued frustration. The administration has yet to prove themselves. We have had issues with absences which we provided detailed notes including medical records, problems with picking our child up from school even with official identification, repeated problems with other childrens poor behavior including verbal and physical, and failure to report incidents of injury in addition to poor communications skills and a snooty attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

Decker Prairie is an amazing community school. All of the teachers that my son has had have gone above and beyond the normal scope of teaching in order to help him learn. The school has several specialty classes - music, art, and computer lab. There are also several outside organizations to belong to - The Ropers (a jump rope group), a chess club, and a scrabble club. Parent involvement a DPES is high. This is a great location to be in and a wonderful school to be at!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

It is an excellent school! Very community oriented. Afterschool programs such as a jump rope team and choir are student favorites, plus they have art! Parental involvement is very high, you can expect a volunteering parent there every day of the week. Kids have recess everyday and its very much like school of 20+ years ago. Parents can bring cupcakes on birthdays and they have various parties through out the year.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education44%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students72%
Female78%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education75%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual91%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual78%

Writing

All Students88%
Female97%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 29%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • TERESA SULLIVAN
Fax number
  • (281) 357-3293

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27427 Decker Prairie-Rosehill Road
Magnolia, TX 77355
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Phone: (281) 357-3134

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