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Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 498 students

 

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Posted November 7, 2013

Well first of all, this school is horrible my daughter is still and continues to stay but I have not recommend of her going to bowman, THE HOMEWORK is way to easy all you do is read and write what you rode about, the kids are mostly Hispanic that's why there mostly crazy, teachers are to easy on them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Test scores were SAD!! My 5th grader was not challenged at all this year.Basically its a glorified daycare. Last 2 months she was babysat by various subs and staff and watched movies...seriously. I brought the issue of her teachers attendance to the Principal and as I predicted NOTHING happened .She stated she was unaware. Really?? Her teacher(from the beg of the yr) Showed up maybe 2-4 days a week and at the end of the year took a month off. Communication with staff (all Staff) is poor. usually if u called the district u would get a call back. For my 4th grader all was wonderful her teacher ( a new teacher that year) was amazing .Art teacher also amazing . If these 2 ladies could be cloned and run this school Memorial would be a totally diff place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

This school was a horrible place for my girls. I pulled them because my 4th grader was slapped in class by another student and continuously bullied. My children were not challenged academically here and in one year we had 4 seprate teachers as one quit after 6 weeks of school, a sub for 6 weeks, a replacement teacher who was put on medical leave and again a sub. The teachers I liked, but the administration was lacking. Also the students were horriblly mean and out of control, discipline problems were rampant. They failed to meet state minimums for the last two years. I would not send my child there for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

Was a great school a couple years ago. The new principal Sarika Pride is the worst principal I have ever dealt with. Many of the teachers at her own school have no respect for her. She is selfish. phony and does not care about the children. I would seriously consider speaking with other parents before enrolling your child in this school, as there are many parents who feel the same way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

Memorial is one of the best schools. They went above and beyond to help both of my special needs children. Being a military family, I hate for them to leave such a wonderful learning enironment so soon. It will be hard to find another school that compares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

My son goes to this school and he loves it. The teachers are good and he is learning wonderfully.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female97%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English86%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual83%
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%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education80%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education40%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual19%

Writing

All Students61%
Female76%
Male38%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education40%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual53%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual22%

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male62%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual39%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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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 73% 52%
Black 12% 13%
White 12% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 52%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • SARIKA PRIDE
Fax number
  • (469) 752-2501

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2200 Laurel Lane
Plano, TX 75074
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Phone: (469) 752-2500

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