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Brookhollow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted February 19, 2014

My daughter attended a school from pre-k through 1st grade that was a great school! The principal was a great leader who had great staff. We moved and she began to attend Brookhollow and immediately my daughter's spirit deflated due to the poor leadership and enthusiasm of the staff. The school is so poor they can't even afford a field trip!!! The traffic zoning in the morning is horrible! I've witnessed children almost get run over by distracted parents dropping their children off. The bathrooms are dirty! I'm surprised at how the principal could be so oblivious to these type of issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

My son is in Kindergarten at Brookhollow and we love this school. The teachers are all engaging, the staff is fantastic and we have met a lot of great parents at school functions and PTO meetings. I'm not sure how greatschools arrived at their score, but this is a good school, with caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

Just a couple of years ago Brookhollow had a higher Great Schools rating. It was the reason I bought my home! Now, with test scores falling and another child about to enter this school I'm seriously concerned. I'd love to know what in the world happened to make their accountability rating fall so far and what is being done to correct the problem. This score is shameful and I'm embarrassed for my child to be a part of the school because of it. Fix it, Brookhollow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

The school has good teachers who are held back by a un-involved principal. At most, I could say that the school takes a very reactionary stance on most issues. If you are an un-involved parent, expect just enough to keep your kid passing. No more...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

My daughter is in fourth grade and has attended BES since Kinder. We have had a great experience with the teachers and staff. Communication and parent involvement is key! Like every school, they have had some bad apples...teachers and students. They handle these issues appropriately. I am not actlively involved with the PTO, but volunteer whenever called upon. I spend as much time as possible in my daughter's classroom and visiting for lunch. I believe my child is happier and more accountable with my involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Our child is autistic and attends Brookhollow The office staff is wonderful and keep parents informed about what's going on at school. The school Nurse Darla is fantastic with the kids. My highest praise goes to the Special Ed. Staff, though. Kim Peters is amazing and a truly gifted teacher. Our child has grown and progressed in the past two years to heights that we never thought possible. The inclusion classroom teachers are patient and kind and equally wonderful. The entire student body is aware of the meaning of Autism and the autistic students who attend Brookhollow. It's refreshing that the students are educated about their differences and similarities. I can't write enough positive comments about this school. I'm so glad we moved to Pflugerville because of Brookhollow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My child is in 5th grade and has attended this school since 1st grade. The diversity of the school is refreshing. Overall the teachers have been great, although as in every school, there are one or two that you wonder why they chose teaching as a career. I agree with the other comments that the principal lacks in social skills and that position could use a much-needed change. The teachers, office staff, and parents more than make up for that negative. The most important matter to me is that our child is getting a good education and it's great to see this school's kids motived and eager to learn They must be doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I agree to a point on the principal problems, he isn't a real people person as far as the parents go, but I do know that he went out of his way to ride the bus home everyday on one of the busses with the more lets just say spirited children. As the kids were getting off the bus he talked to all of them, even if it was just to say 'hi'. The teachers are varied as everyone has said. One of my daughters teachers kept in daily contact, the other had almost no interaction with parents during the week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

Overall, Brookhollow is a great school. The student body is diverse. My children's teacher's have been great. Some require the parent to actively probe in order to find out what is going on in the classroom. But all concerns and questions were welcome and taken care of quickly.I agree with the others regarding the principal. I would see him on a certain day of the week, every week, and never got more out of him than 'Hello'. The Vice Pricinpal seems involved (POPs rallies and MathStar), but not overbearing. I attend PTO first meeting then don't go back. Ultimately, the teacher-parent-student relationship is most important, and that is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

My son has a brilliant teacher. He is very in tune with my son's personality and how he learns to bring out the best in him. He keeps my husband and I up to date on positive behavior and when he needs to make better choices. However, I also agree that the Principal has no clue. He is very non-verbal with parents. The way the school is ran is confusing and seems to be headed in the wrong direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

I agree that the principal has no clue what is going on in his school. The vice principal has too much control and does not approve age appropriate activities. When it is brought to her attention she says that no one else is complaining so you must be out of touch with the times. The teachers at this school do not seem to have much motivation or structure. We have been there for three years and are looking to relocate partly due to this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

the PTO tries to control all functions of the school . the principal has no clue of what is happening in the school . the extracurricular activities are fair as long as the children receive their field trips . the teachers are slow to start a project that is given to them at the first of the year and the children get it 3 months till the end of the year (A.R.) .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

I have found Brookhollow respectable in its efforts to achieve and maintain a high quality standard for academic success. Parents seem to be very willing to help out with their child's homeroom and with other classes as well. The principal and vice-principal strive for excellence with a kind heart. The rotation of music, sports and art keeps the week involved and interesting, exposing students to a variety of educational experiences. Teachers and adminsitration seem to work cooperatively and tirelessly to ensure student safety and to ensure the education of every child. I also enjoyed observing the cafeteria staff as they made sure every child had either a fruit or vegetable on their plate. I commend Brookhollow for the top notch school it is and will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

This school is great. There is a great open door policy for the parents. Parent participation is encouraged and welcomed. Kids are made to feel truly at home and welcome here also. There are many extra activities that kids can participate in. The PTO is very active and sponsers lots of events.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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 82% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asian91%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American47%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American93%
Asian82%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male69%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
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%
Female90%
Male63%
Black or African American58%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black or African American44%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
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 Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 31% 13%
White 30% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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