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Albert & Iola Lee Davis Malvern Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 492 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $182,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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Posted June 6, 2009

In all the schools I have taught in, Malvern is by far the most enjoyable. We take the time to dive into the data and implement plans that will help our students achieve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2009

I have 2 children attending Malvern. There are many opportunities for students to become involved. The teachers really care about the whole child and I am proud to be a Malvern Parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

This is a wonderful school. They have implemented many wonderful programs from student council to the Chess Club. This school has low teacher turnover and they go out of their way to see that every child reaches their full potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

I would give Malvern probably a 1 out of 5 stars rating. We have been a part of the school since it first opened and have been very disappointed overall with the school. My oldest child had all amazing teachers, but my middle child has not. The education, leadership, parental involvement, cleanliness all need work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2008

When I went to Malvern in second grade I didn't really like it. Sure it's a big school but that doesn't matter. They didn't let us talk at lunch if we did we had to owe resess.The teacher's in second grade were most of the time mean.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2004

Malvern has made a 360 degree turn with the new Principle and I have seen many changes in their students as a result. Malvern students are mostly transients meaning their zone spans many apartment complexes so children come and go often. The teaching staff is incredible! We loved the smaller class size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

After spending two years at this school, we were thankful to move on. While we were blessed to have two great teachers, the parental participation at this school is extremely low, which makes coordinating activies/fundraisers, etc, very difficult. The majority of the staff are great to work with, but can only do so much on their own. This school is mainly zoned with apartment buildings, which results in a high turn over in attendance that changes weekly. We were not thrilled with this school and opportunities available.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Female97%
Male81%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education14%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%
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%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual59%

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual51%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male49%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students41%
Female38%
Male43%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual38%

Writing

All Students43%
Female65%
Male31%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual31%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual29%

Math

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual52%

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual46%
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 "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 55% 52%
Black 21% 13%
White 19% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • AMBER EPPERSON
Fax number
  • (469) 302-5301

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1100 Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (469) 302-5300

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