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West Rusk Intermediate School

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Posted March 10, 2006

West Rusk Elementary School is a fabulous place for our kids to learn. The teachers make their lesson plans fun and keep the kids interesting. They also have great disipline and keep all the students well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

The West Rusk Elementary School is very nice. There are wonderful teachers, understandable learning techniques, and fantastic children. It's a wonderful place to send your children to learn and have fun.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education67%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education80%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students78%
Female70%
Male84%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education60%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female44%
Male59%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female55%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • 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
White 64% 29%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Black 13% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • CONNIE LAWRENCE
Fax number
  • (903) 895-4313

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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