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Sigler Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $179,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted May 13, 2014

It is a good school. Lots of good people who work hard and love the kids.


Posted May 9, 2014

Sigler is GREAT! My experience at Sigler has been wonderful. I have never had a principal who knew every single kid in the school and talked to his teachers on a daily basis. We are required to give our absolute best and feel free to do what we think is best for our children. I feel blessed to have a cohesive team that supports each other and shares new ideas to help meet every child's needs. I have never worked at such a successful elementary school as Sigler and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. GOOOOO Sigler STARS! At every school you will always have those teachers that have been teaching for many years and are stuck in their old ways. Instead of learning new methods that will benefit our children, they will complain and refuse to try anything new. Research and data are our constant guides to build success in our teaching. Teachers who have time to be negative and focus on "bad moral" need to spend more time working towards their students' goals.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2011

This school is awesome. My kids don't want to leave, and I sometimes consider relocating. The staff here assist you in every way possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

Sigler is exemplary!!! Our family has always known that Sigler was an 'exemplary' school based on the dedication of the staff to loving our children and building young leaders. It's great to see that everyone will now know that Sigler is truely a tea rated exemplary school! We are excited to see the brand new building which will bring our neighborhood back to life. I highly advise anyone to stop by and see what Sigler is all about, you will fall in love with the charm and committment that flow from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

There is a saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder.. This was definitely true in the case of Sigler. My child was a student at Sigler for two years when we moved to a more affluent neighborhood. We attended the shiny, new school for less than a semester before transfering back to Sigler. Friends were surprised. We left a school with an active, wealthy PTA and students who looked just like my child to return to the humble, very diverse campus of Sigler. The staff is everything here. They are dedicated, committed, and caring. I feel comforted to know that each day my child will be nurtured and led to personal success. Thank you, Sigler, for being our extended family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Silger is the 'best little secret in Plano.' The staff is simply amazing! You will not find another school that is more dedictaed to every chid as an individual. The amount of leadership, character and the quality of education your child receives can not be topped by any other Plano school Sigler is our third school to attend and has by far surpassed them all. The warm feeling begins when you walk through the front doors ands continues throughout the building. The teachers create an environment that makes parents and children feel valued and appreciated. We are sad to see the old building go, but are looking forward to our new 'Sigler'home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

This was the first Texas school that my son attended. The entire time he was there everything was wonderful. He was a little behind because Louisiana schools are very different on a learning scale compared to Texas. Even though his teacher & others helped him so much that he caught up within a month. They are always having some sort of fund raiser, out door activity, class parties, parent involvement & always get back to you ASAP on anything that you leave a message about or have any issues with. I'm very pleased with the time that my child spent at this school. Even myself, I miss the field trips & Field Day. I would recommend this school. Wonderful staff & teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Sigler is an amazing school. The teachers work hard to ensure all the students succeed at every level. We have been happy at Sigler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

Great school and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

My children and I have really enjoyed the teachers, and other families from Sigler over the past 4 years. I am proud to have my two children attend Sigler and that they have had dedicated teachers and wonderful classmates over the years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I transferred out of Sigler. If you speak English and are not Hispanic there is not much for you at Sigler. While Sigler is an excellent school for ESL students, any student that can perform above level is neglected. The no student left behind act is in fact harmful to the small minority of English speaking students left to learn there. My kids were just set to the side while the others were being taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

Sigler is an O.K. school. Not a school that I would pick if I had the choice. Some teachers are awesome while others are just there for a job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2005

Great public school. Great academic support of all ability levels. Caring teachers, great school management in a very supportive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

Sigler Elementary has a caring and educated staff of teachers that go above and beyond to teach the students. The school is a fun learning environment with many exceptional curriculums for all students of all skill levels. Sigler elementary promotes education and skills for life and does it with a fast paced and consistant manner. No student is left behind at Sigler. Students at Sigler will be made to succeed. Keep up the quality education Sigler.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female79%
Male95%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English87%
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

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual69%

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual78%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male70%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual70%

Writing

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual40%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual38%

Science

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual15%
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 "Exemplary".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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 55% 52%
Black 20% 13%
White 19% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 41%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MATT AREND
Fax number
  • (469) 752-3201

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1400 Janwood Drive
Plano, TX 75075
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Phone: (469) 752-3200

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