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Springhill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 759 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2014

If I had rated this school at the very beginning, it may have been a lot lower. My child started kindergarten and within the week she was moved to a brand new kinder teacher. At first, it seemed unsettling but overall the move was very seamless. Yes, each teacher from my understanding emphasizes a great deal on behavior with daily behavior progress reports. My child had a little bit of daily anxiety about that but children need discipline to create a better comprehensive learning environment. This gives the parent a better opportunity to become involved in their child's learning and behavior. My child finished the year way above reading level and I am so happy with this school for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

This is a great school, things were great in previous years, but since the new principle has taken over things have really improved. The PTO also seems to be going in a great direction, trying to get more people involved and including everyone. It would be great if more parents were involved and not just the same handful we see at school functions. The office staff seems to have had an attitude adjustment after feedback from parents was taken into consideration. Discipline was something the school was lacking before, now I noticed students are calmer, and more attentive when walking the halls, or at lunch. Sitting and paying attention is a very necessary skill they need in order to do the work required for them to pass to the next level. People who have complaints should take it up with the school, or show up to a PTO meeting to voice their concerns so that action can take place or improvements will not happen. I have taken issues up with the previous principle, and PTO and they were looked into and action taken. I choose to be involved so that I can improve on the faults I see as a parent, and I have helped it become a great place for my children to be educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I had such a bad experience with this school a lot of disorganization, rude staff no good experience with the teacher that my child have .My child started kindergarten and have not been impressed.I 'm extremely dissatisfied with this school. I would find another school to send my child to. There is not enough supervision on the playground. I am also very dissatisfied with the curriculum and the teaching staff. It is a very poor school in this regard.. Instead of it being focused on education they are concerned about behavior and sitting still. My child was tested above average but his teacher told me in the conference he might not pass kinder because of his active personality. They are all about positive reinforcement but once they label your child, even if they are good kids, its over...sad to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

My children have attended SHES for the last three years and I have been very pleased with their teachers. I felt that I could contact them about any issue and always received an immediate response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

Have a second child finishing up this year. This school has a highly gifted group of teachers. The district would be wise to keep most of them. Great school. Teachers that really care and know how to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

I have 3 children at Springhill and I love, love, love this school. We are currently considering relocating to another part of Pflugerville for middle and high school, but leaving Springhill is certainly giving me pause for thought. All of the teachers we've had were wonderful; however, Ms. McVey is by far the best teacher in the school. If my child is placed in her class in the fall, we will delay our move- she is that good!! The school became bilingual this year and will likely go Title I this year, which may change things. But, that remains to be seen... All in all though, SHES is a fabulous school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

My daughter has only been going to Spring Hill since August 2007, but I am very impressed with the school, the teachers, and the administration. Her teacher, mrs. Lau, is very kind and caring, and is very good with all of her students. The principal is very kind to the kids and their parents, and is very good about keeping everyone informed of happenings at and around the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

During the 2006-2007 school year my son Randy attended the PPCD program at Spring Hill Elem. Due to his seizure disorder since birth, [he] still didn't talk up to the age of 4 and had motorskills difficulties as well. During 2005-2006 he showed improvement, but during his 2006-2007 school year he caught up by years. Not only can he talk, but he knows his colors, numbers to 20 and recognizes letters and their sounds. The teachers of the PPCD program are amazing and truely dedicated, loving teachers. Thank you ! Mrs. Chu, Mrs. Tiner, Mrs Spencer, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Martinez.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

This is definitely a better than average school. My daughter has gone K-5 and overall I am very pleased. All but in one grade, her teachers were excellent in working with her. I am not as happy with the G/T program as it seemed haphazard at best. 5th grade teacher seems to be improving the overall aspects of the G/T program. Mr. Reese, the former principal did the best job in invigorating the school. I am disappointed in the cutback through the years to enable children to arrive a little early and relax before their classes. Not a good cutback, but I guess the district saved money.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male75%
Black or African American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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

All Students87%
Female82%
Male93%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented88%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American45%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual85%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black or African American36%
Asian70%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education33%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asian80%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education15%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual77%

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
Black or African American36%
Asian80%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asian67%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students87%
Female100%
Male76%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual76%

Science

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual62%
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 "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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 65% 52%
White 16% 29%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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) 45%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Mr Troy Pitsch
Fax number
  • (512) 594-5405

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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600 S Heatherwilde Blvd
Pflugerville, TX 78660
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Phone: (512) 594-5400

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