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Pflugerville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 529 students

 
 

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4 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted July 15, 2013

This is a wonderful school with great teachers who really care for their students. My son has learned and improved a lot from his first Kindergarten,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

This is our daughter's first year at PES. I have been very impressed overall. The only reason that I did not give the school 5 stars is their lack of resources for gifted & talented curriculum. The librarian is the teacher for that program and it only meets a short time each week. Although there are chances for other advanced curriculum outside of that program in math and reading. The school is very diverse which we really value and see the benefits already of our child being exposed to a wide range of economic and ethnic backgrounds. There are numerous avenues for parental involvement and the homework level seems okay thus far. My daugher takes pride in her school which I think is likely the best testament there can be. They don't seem to just "teach to the test" which can't be said for many other schools in the area. I would highly recommend PES to anyone looking to move to this general area. Bohl's Place is also a great, lesser known, quiet little neighborhood that feeds into PES that we adore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Overall this is a great school, but I feel like it is a little too strict. My child has been enrolled for two years now and has had two great teachers and has learned a ton. The art and p.e. teacher seem great as well. I've seen the music teacher yelling at kids several times, so not a big fan of her. I do wish they would let the kids relax a bit and socialize more. I've eaten lunch up there a couple of times and see the lunch staff barking at the children to keep it down. Seriously, its lunch, let them socialize! The halls are very quiet too, teachers really keep these kids in line. Still, I suppose its better than having a school that is full of kids being bullies to other children or otherwise making the school a hostile place. I've found the homework to be reasonable, hopefully that persists into the upper grades. There is limited parent involvement at this school, which I think is due to it being an area where typically both parents work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

Teachers do not have any patients to teach struggling students. They are too eager to stick every child that does not live up to their expectation in (special Ed classes). They are too lazy to take the time to work with those students. Sometimes all it takes is just a little positive motivation and a little attention, for a child to do well. Shame on you Pflugerville Elementary School. I have also noticed that at this school, you must be on the in list of parents to be treated with any kind of respect by the office staff and especially, by the teachers. What ever happened to (the love of teaching and respect)?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

In the few months my son has been in this school has been strenious. He comes home with hours of homework to do, teachers apparently have no patience when tutoring, and he gets alot of negative feedbacks. I wasn't even notified of my child failing in math until the day the progress report went home. He was doing well in the previous school and I don't understand how his grades dropped so dramatically in a 3 month period. The principal was unsympathetic and insisted the teachers were in the right? This school needs 2 focus more on 'positive' feedbacks & communication with the children and less on the drama (walking away from my child when he doesn't understand a math problem) & comments made to them (they should know kids repeat what they hear). I suggest any parent with a issues should talk w/the Superintendent's office 2 resolve b4 it's 2late
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I think overall the staff is great, but like another parent said...The homework is a little much...And the pressure to pass the current TAKS test is really ridiculous, it gave my child a migraine and she is 9, they do not need that kind of stress at this age!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

We have had 3 principals in 3 years, and many times I feel like I'm educating my own children. I wish there wasn't so much homework. It takes hours to finish, check homework, and sign the myriad of forms and folders they send home. Some of the teachers are great, and others...not so great. The lunch room doubles as the auditorium, so there is never enough seating. Although with no child left behind, there aren't many performances to see now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

My childern have attended PES since they started school. The staff is excellant and my childern have always been challanged educationally in a positive environment. I would highly reccommend PES to anyone new to the area. Robin Johns, Pflugerville, TX
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian71%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
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

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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

English Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asian80%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education20%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asian50%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asian67%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 38% 50%
White 37% 31%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Pflugerville, TX 78660
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