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Tisinger Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 829 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

My Son has being going to tisigner for 3 years now. It seems that it is getting worse. Bulling is a big issue most kids walk home alone. No parental guidence. I have now relocated and thankfully my son will be attending another school with better ratings and more than anything an actual education. Had issues with teh Cafeteria Employees being rude to kids no wonder they have 1 day only a month when you can visit your child for lunch. So no parents will see the way their child is treated. As for teh principal and asst principal both previous and recent. They clearly come from an uneducated backgrounf/ field where it is normal to act teh way they do. with no worries to address issues with kids. My son is a Straight A honor roll student and was bullied by other kids because of that. How rediculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

Two of my children have gone to this school and I pulled them out of there as fast as I could. The principal is not worth a penny. She tried to say it was my child's fault that she was getting bullied. Not to mention that their "beloved" Ms Carpenter gave me the finger when we were at a stop light next to her. No wonder 95% the kids in that school are punks. Every time a parent came up to that school to complain, Carpenter would call the police on them. I guess she was afraid of getting beat up by a concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

I can not say enough about Mrs Carpenter, she goes beyond the call of duty as she is always putting her students and faculty first. She is the greatest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

The teachers are wonderful to work with. Mrs. Carpenter is very hard to work for & is very hard to know if you are doing a good job. If you think you are doing a great job, she doesn't go out of her way to let you know. She does care about the students a lot.


Posted April 15, 2008

I have three children at Tisinger, one with a disabilty. I have had nothing but the best for them. Ms.Carpenter is an exceptioanl principle and the teaching staff is wonderful. Great thanks to Ms. Hayes and Ms. Nelson for all their help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

I have 3 children and 2 are going to middle school next year and I have not had any problems. The teachers are great and Mrs. Carpenter is the best.I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

All three of my children have attended Tisinger since kindergarten.Two are in 5th and the other is in 2nd and it has been the best school.I was very nervous about putting my kids in a public school, but the teacher are great and the principal is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Tisinger is a wonderful school with great support. It is in an economically disadvantaged area, and parental support is difficult to find.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2006

Both of my boys have gone to Tisinger since they were in Kindergarten. Mrs. Carpenter became the principal during our 2nd year. She is extermly kind and knows my children by name. She is a great example of a leader. She works well with the teachers to make sure that they have what they need in order to teach and bring out the best in the students. We have gone from a mediocre school to a recognized school under her leadership. I am very proud to say that my children have attended Tisinger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

The teacher's and Principal at Tisinger are very qualified and genuinely care about the students. I was very disappointed in parent involvement. Only 3 parents from my son's class bothered to join the PTA. My son learned well in a very structured environment. Tisinger also achieved the rating of 'Recognized' last year. Quite an accomplishment. The Principal runsa tight ship and expects the kids to do and act their best at all times. I appreciate an educator who does not cater to kids, but expects them to learn.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female75%
Male90%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
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 Students76%
Female69%
Male82%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education67%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education45%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male58%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education57%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual75%
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 Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education38%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education27%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual58%

Writing

All Students47%
Female54%
Male40%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual64%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education14%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual63%
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 "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 46% 50%
Black 30% 13%
White 19% 31%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs Valerie Nelson
Fax number
  • (972) 882-5130

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1701 Hillcrest St
Mesquite, TX 75149
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