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Cannaday Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 519 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 12, 2014

So many things wrong, where to begin. The teachers are unsupervised, rude, unprofessional. I've had to speak with the principal on several occasions, receiving little to no feedback or results. Nothing changes. The principal refuses to validate any of my concerns, not wanting to take any responsibility for her teachers actions. I've written several emails to her and received only one response. Taking my daughter out of this joke of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

When my daughter started here I loved it. The staff and teachers were great, until she reached 3rd and the atmosphere changed totally. I caught teachers yelling at students, the cafeteria workers would talk down to the 1st graders till the point they were in tears. I informed the principal of what I have observed and nothing was done. The teachers are real young and dont have patients with students and in no means tried to offer assistance. On a few occassions my kids would tell me the teachers would be very upset with some students and due to that were afraid ask teachers for help. I don't feel a parent should worry about there child being mistreated or feel they are not learning enough. I have brought this to the school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

My daughter is currently enrolled at this school, but I have to say that I am considering withdrawing her. She isn't being challenged here. Also, I have been trying to get her teacher to answer some questions for me, and she is refusing to respond to any emails or phone calls. Not acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

This was my son's Kindergarten year. At the beginning of the year with difficulty reading and writing. The Kindergarten teachers and aides were wonderful. Tutoring my son and providing tools to use at home. With much care, support, and encouragement son is at the reading, writing, and at a mathmatical level that will allow him to be successful in the 1st grade!! Very pleased with the staff and am looking forward to another year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Cannaday Elementary has wonderful teachers who work well with the parents as well as the students. My children love Cannaday. Our parents are very involved at Cannaday. We have been invited to volunteer at our school by our PTA and have been invited to lots of events and meetings over the last 6 years. This last year PTA sponsored a skating party, Fall Festival, Movie Night, Mulitcultural 'Taste of Cannaday', Winter Wonderland and Play Day to name a few of their events. Parents from all grade levels K-6 were asked to join the executive board and planning committees for all PTA events. What a breath of fresh air. This school and their PTA are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

This is my daughters first yr here *kinder* and so far so good. McClendon is her teacher and she's very nice. The transistion from speech at a differnt school to this school seems to be going smoothly for my daughter. The only thing I dont like about this school is the PTA, it is very unorganized and be prepaired not to be included in the meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

This school is exceptional. From the curriculum to the teachers. I wish my child still lived in this area so that she could still attend Canaday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

This mid-sized school is well-kept and bright. The staff is friendly and the administration is strong. Although the PTA involvement has decreased recently, it has been an active entity that adds a lot to the campus. There are many annual festivals and traditions such as Winter Wonderland Festival and an incredible Play Day in the spring. Teachers are young and energetic!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2005

My child has been attending this school for five years now, and I have been very impressed with the quality of education provided by all the teachers thus far. Every member of the faculty, from the principal to the teacher's aides, is highly focused on bringing out the best in each student. The students are provided with an environment which instills in them high values for education. The teachers work very hard to ensure that each child is challenged at his/her ability level. Many parents stay involved with the school in both a PTA and volunteer capacity to assist the school in providing extracurricular activities throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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 85% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 84% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
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

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education29%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education22%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female42%
Male27%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education11%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female51%
Male53%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education17%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education14%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education22%
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Math

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Male63%
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Non-Gifted68%
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

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Chemistry

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Geometry

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Physics

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 13%
Hispanic 37% 52%
White 19% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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2701 Chisolm Trail
Mesquite, TX 75150
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