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Windermere Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 493 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

Very good school! I was a student and really liked it. Good teachers, (most of them), it felt like home. The ASCEND Gifted program is challenging, fun, and a supportive class that is like a family. It's been a year since I "graduated", but I still keep in touch with some of my teachers. Overall a good school.


Posted July 10, 2013

This is school has a dedicated staff that NEVER wants to leave, an amazing staff and great rapport with parents. There could be more parental involvement but that's more of a community issue not a school issue!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2013

I have a student at Windermere Elementary. He had a huge behavior problems. This is his second year and he have made such great improvements. The principals and teachers that work with him are great. He loves his school and his teachers. I would tell anyone with a child with behavior problems or just difficults to come to Windermere Elementary( Primary-Elementary). The staff is very supportive and easy to work with to make sure your child is succcessful. I have so much support from them and I support them also. If you work with them it will work in your favor. Do not expect them to do it all remember it starts at home and they will make sure it is great at school with their support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

This is a wonderful school! My daughter was in the third grade this past year. She had a wonderful teacher who was always on top of things. I received progress reports every single Friday with all her weekly work graded and stapled together. I was worried about how she would do on her first TAKS test ever. I decided that I would not pressure nor mention TAKS to my daughter and just wait to see how she would do on her own. Her teacher prepared her so well, that my daughter was COMMENDED on the TAKS test! There is a huge amount of parental involvement. The school also has very successful carnivals, talent shows, dances and many other events. The Principal keeps parents updated on school happenings through newsletters sent home and via e-mail. Receiving frequent e-mails from the Principal demonstrates that she truly cares for her students and their parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Major problems with this school, another principal, unhappy staff and students. There are alot of fights at this school between students and NO consequences for the bullies. On my walks I've noticed broken equipment on the soccer field. One of the goals is broken and has been left there of months, a student will need stiches or worse. The principal and assistant principal don't respond to anything. For award ceremonies neither principal or a.p. show up, they sit in their offices. Also the students aren't allowed to have fieldtrips because it will interfer with their education! Please, this is WHY they have a fieldtrips to add to their learning. I am extremely upset!!! This school needs an intervention asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We moved from out of state and enrolled our younger son in windermere elementary. This school was wonderful! Upon my explanation of my son's special education needs, they worked hard to meet every one of his needs immediately and to consistently address my concerns. His teacher was Mrs. Stone and she is a teacher by which the standard should be measured. She set the bar high for all other teachers. I was heartbroken when they rezoned the boundaries and our son was relocated to a new school, but they worked for him as well there. Honestly the staff and teachers are spectacular here and as long as you stay in communication, they will do their best for your child. Kudos to Mrs. Stone, she is the best teacher I've ever encountered and we have five children four of which are in school. She is terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Good staff support. Not a lot of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2005

Since the new principal last year, the school has improved in just about everything. Academics are great, teachers are great. Music, art and pe are really good as well. Parent involvement that this school is really good as well. I have enjoyed my child going to this school and would suggest it to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

My child had a wonderful three years at Windermere Elementary School and one exceptional teacher, one good teacher, and two teachers who were just okay. The principal at this school for the year 2004-2005 is exceptional and really has good background knowledge and understanding of how to run a school with quality academic programs. He implemented before and afterschool programs with things like horse care and guitar lessons. Parents are fairly involved here and schools and teachers always welcome the parents. Bottom line for any parent, I think is the teacher. If you get a good teacher, then your child will have a great year. If your child is bright, and learns quickly, no problem here. However, if my child had special academic needs, I would do careful research on the teacher my child ends up with here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

My daughter attended this school in her second semester of 2nd grade. She had a great teacher, Miss Hoenig. She was the best she ever had. The school also gave many field trips and held carnivals for the kids. There was alot of parental involvement. This school also has two buildings that seperate the k-2 from the 3-5th grades. My daughter loved this school and would have remained there if the city had not changed the school districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

This school needs major help. The teachers are great, but the 5th grade classes are way too big with no teachers aide. They have a high turn-over on principles. It was a great school 3 years ago, but has gone down hill since then.
—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.

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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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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 82% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American79%
Asian92%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English84%
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%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American68%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education17%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
Black or African American48%
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education32%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education28%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English82%
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

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian80%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented94%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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 77% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education46%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Black or African American44%
Asian80%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education15%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African American66%
Asian78%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
Black or African American41%
Asian67%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Black or African American66%
Asian78%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asian93%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African American59%
Asian93%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education22%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 "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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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 37% 52%
White 29% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 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) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANGELA MURSKI
Fax number
  • (512) 594-4805

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1101 Piccadilly Drive
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone: (512) 594-4800

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