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Burks Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 469 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2012

Our first child entered kindergarten this year. Before school started, there was very little communication or information from the school. They did not have a kindergarten round-up or placement testing that some of the other schools had. So we did not know what to expect and were also very concerned about the low ranking. But since school has started, we have been very happy with Burks. The staff are very caring and involved with the kids. And the communication has been very good. Our daughter loves her teachers and is so excited to go to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

My issues are with the parents who couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions where on the heel. And the fact the school head does nothing to stop it. The school says drive thru the drop off/pick up line but you can drive right up to the corner and let your kid out and they will stop the drive thru and hold up the line to cross your child. They say no child will be released after 2:30 but approx 5-10 parents walk in daily after 2:30 and pull their chid. I'm not happy with the time they give the kids to eat lunch. Once I seen a little girl sit down at 10:58 and by 11:03 they told her to "dump" her tray and they took back bananas the kids had bought but didn't eat - why to resell or to give to chrity?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Before I located a school for my child I had heard really great things about it. I must say they were all WRONG!!1My child attended this school for a school year, and I was really disaapointed with the overall school itself! Couldnt wait for the school year to be over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

Both our children go to Burks and this is their second year. Its really hit or miss at this school with teachers. Last year we had a hard time getting one of our struggling children into tutoring with a teacher and this year Im having the same problem. I feel the level of care that these teachers give our students isn't at the level it should be. Concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

My child started Kindergarten at Burks this year and so far she has had a great time, learned a lot, and grown so much educationally. The staff are extremely involved and caring and the whole atmosphere seems to be one of concentration on the education and well being of the children. Security is good, and you get the feeling that every member of staff is available and interested in being part of the Burks educational team.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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 82% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students84%
Female95%
Male77%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male93%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual82%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male47%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual47%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual58%

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual58%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

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 63% 52%
White 20% 29%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 3% 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) 43%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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  • PAM BENDORF
Fax number
  • (469) 302-6201

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1801 Hill Street
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (469) 302-6200

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