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Public | PK-5 | 706 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

I am so glad for the staff and teachers in this school they are so commited to the education and progress of their students even when they are a challenge to deal with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

I am a parent that came from another school district and have experienced an now realized that my children was recieving and unbelievable GREAT (in the spanish program) education. After being in the the dual program I noticed it is not geared toward students learning both english and spanish. It is geared for the " funding of spanish "speaking students only. I notice countless mistakes, unorganized , mismanaged, and no support for english speaking student and/or parents. Some of the above staff all only want to see what they want to see. Which is a great disappointment. ACFT is academically behind and the cirriculum is not at at all what it seems. It's hard to be involved in this program when your not sure where you stand and so I have said enough bad about my 4th grade experience. Now some good. Ms Bustamante was and is amazing if it wasn't for her.... well I'm just glad they have her. She is amazing. The dual program needs to lead by her example. That all children are equal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

My son and daughter atteneded AFCT for 3 grade and I really loved it. A great big thanks to Mrs. McComber and Mrs. Ellis. They both go out of their way to make sure the kids get what they need. I especially liked that they give recommendations to parents to help the children progress. Mrs. McComber tutors after school and Mrs. Ellis calls us with information after work hours. She's wonderful. Kudos to the vice principal also, who tries his best to fix your situation with a great big smile. A special thanks to the other young lady who's name I can't remeber who helps with the 504 program. They were all very attentive and willing to go the extra mile to help my son. The front office staff is great too. Service with a big smile. I spent a lot of time in the office for my kids and even more with phone calls. They are never bothered, or if they are it sure doesn't show. Thanks to all of you at ACFT. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

The teachers at ACFT go above and beyond. I especially want to recognize Mrs. Bustillos who spends time after school tutoring my son with ADHD. Mrs. McComber is another very enthusiastic and fun teacher. My children love their school and we look forward to each school day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Best staff available in district.


Posted July 17, 2008

Both of my children attend ACFT and they are receiving an excellent education. The teachers are remarkable and work very hard to ensure all their students are academically successful. I can't imagine the comments from the other postings. The school is a state Recognized school so I don't see how they could be 'academically behind.' Maybe those parents should take some time and look at the curriculum to see that the teachers at ACFT are teaching beyond what the state requires! The Dual Language program is amazing, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

My children have attended ACFT for 3 years. I spend a lot of time with the teachers and staff. The schools is very welcoming and worked with my 'B' student to help to take him to the next level. My Kindergardener daughter has thrived and absolutely love her classmates and teachers. I think that the great parents who spend time with their children's teachers will find that this a great school that offers an atmosphere that is inviting to all. Thank you Ms. Thomas (3rd grade), Ms. Snider (3rd Grade), Ms. Moralas (K) and Ms. Plankey (PK) - Big thanks to Ms. Ellis (Bravo)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

My husband is active Army serving in Iraq so my 4 year old was able to start Pre-K this year. I think she learned more and was challenged more in her daycare Pre-K class than at CFT. As a parent, I feel like there should be more focus on academics at this school. I would not recommend this school! Take your children to Walker Creek Elementary for a ,by far, better education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

This used to be a great school and I had one child do K-5 here, but since becoming a Title I school, it is not where it should be academically. I moved my child to another school in the district and he is flourishing. I would not reccommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I think this school is very academically behind. My son is in 1st grade and he learned more in kindergarten than he is learning now. He is actually doing what preschoolers learn, I would not recommend this school.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education45%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female97%
Male73%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education86%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented92%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education0%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual95%

Math

All Students67%
Female60%
Male77%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual89%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male69%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual50%

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual29%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students73%
Female61%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students80%
Female65%
Male93%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual68%
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 "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 52%
White 37% 29%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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) 43%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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  • SABRINA LINDSEY
Fax number
  • (817) 581-5490

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8200 O'brian Way
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