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J L Boren Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 562 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 3, 2014

We absolutely LOVE Boren! We are thrilled with the administration, teachers and staff at this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Awesome school, filled with Great Teachers & Staff!!! Great Family Involvement! We actually moved to attend this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

J.L. Boren became the home hub for us.. All 5 of my grandchildren went there, we voted there, exercised on it's walking path after school, and own a home across the street from the happy sounds of the playground. It is now rubble as another school will be built in it's place . The physical plant is gone but the fine education will continue with caring teachers and a loving community that supports this academia of excellence... I think the $5,000 can cement the old with the new in a special remembrance of 'life' between these walls. The children who grew up there and we who have grown older. The children who moved on and the children, not born yet, who will reap from it's solid stand in our community.


Posted February 11, 2012

Worth the move! With a family of 5, we had to downsize our house to move from another Mansfield school district to JL Boren. I don't regret our decision one bit! The teachers, staff, and parent involvement are over the top! The only downfall is the older campus, but even that will be remedied as they have passed a bond to build a new one. I HIGHLY recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

It took us months to find a home in our price range that would put our children at Boren and it was worth the wait. It's an excellent school, from the principal to the teachers to the other parents. I cannot say enough good things about it. I had very high expectations for this school based on what I had heard--it exceeded all of them. Choosing Boren will be the best decision you have ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

Don't leave Boren! Let me give you a cautionary tale--I thought I wanted a bigger, newer home so we bought one in another area of Mansfield. Our daughter transfered from Boren to the new school and from day one the difference was staggering. The teachers at Boren are there because they love teaching and the parents are all very nice and involved, the types of families you want your kids to grow up around. After a year of trying to make the best of it, we tried to get back into our old neighborhood--it was nearly impossible! Everyone knows what a gem Boren is--I wish I had. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

I would recommend JL Boren to any parent. My daughter is graduating from 4th grade this year. We will miss the principal, teachers, children and the parental support and envolvment. I can only hope that the next school experience is this good. They really set the bar very high. Great Job JL Boren! We will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter is in first grade and her teachers so far have been fantastic. I am very pleased with her academic success. She is challenged and encouraged. I am also very pleased with the parental involvement in this school which ensures the success of the students by creating a team between home and school. The principal is involved, knows the kids by name and is always around. I'd recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I've never seen so many volunteers for school functions, and the normal parent involvment is far better than any other school I've been to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

I absolutely love Boren! It was a sad day when my granddaughter graduated. The principal, staff, teachers, cafeteria personal were great! My granddaughter loves the arts & she couldn't haven gotten better direction or encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

The teachers at this school are the best! They offer things that no other school in our district offers, nor in the state of Texas! We loved the 4th grade field study! Those teachers go above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Quality academics....excellent teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

This is an excellent school to send your children to! The teachers are first-rate, and REALLY care about your children's education and well-being! Having sent three children through it, I would recommend it highly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

This school seems better than most I have been in. The teachers are dedicated to their students and their education. This school is clean and necely kept up even though it is an older school. PTA is expected not an option. Parents are very involved volunteering for everything. Music, art and Spanish are given to all students every week. I am a parent ,and I would reccommend this school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

The teachers at JL Boren are WONDERFUL. They are always looking for new ways to encourage the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

In general JL Boren is a very good school. As an educator myself my main concern is the inconsistency among the classes within the same grade. Some teachers give more spelling and vocabulary words and some focus more on other subject matter. I think students should be getting an equal emphasis at this level. This is not college. Minimum standards are minimum standards and they should be specified and consistently followed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

My son has never had a bad teacher. I keep thinking next year I can't have a teacher as good as this year, and every year I am proven wrong. The teachers want to be here and look at each child as an individual, not as a group. The principal takes an active part in each child as well. I am very proud that my son and I can be a part of this school, and the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

An excellent family oriented school with outstanding pareny involvement. PTA has won top awards. One of the top ranked schools in Mansfield. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

Definitely a 'community' school. The parents are actively involved and the PTA is extraordinary! Spanish is taught as part of the curriculum - starting in kindergarten!
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

140 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 85% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asian86%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asian86%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
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 Students93%
Female87%
Male97%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education78%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian80%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education86%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 29%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Mansfield, TX 76063
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