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Weatherford Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 482 students

 

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2013:
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Posted May 22, 2014

We have had wonderful teachers at Weatherford. They are very caring. The principals are attentive and there if you need them. My son has learned so much and has grown in self confidence in his 3 years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

Love Weatherford Elementary! Our first grader has thrived here...the staff, and principle and PTA within this school are all exceptional. You will not be disappointed! The staff demonstrates a level of compassion unlike any other! Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience sending my Kindergartner to school at Weatherford! Each and every of one the staff members provide exceptional care and compassion. We are truly grateful for the wonderful curriculum and our child has thrived academically and socially in this school. Simply Exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I love Weatherford because of the staff. They truly care about the kids and the kids can tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

The faculty in this school is the most dedicated and caring you will find anywhere!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2006

If you have a child with special needs this school offers minimal help. Please talk to the teachers before getting into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

Excellent school! The teachers and staff worked really hard to get my son 'caught up' when we first moved here. The academics were challenging to him, and they tutored him and gave him extra attention to get him caught up, and now he is right where he needs to be, even above in some subjects. He loves to read, and Weatherford really promotes that. They also helped me figure out that he loves science, and they try to build on his love for it. They are excellent about keeping me posted on how he is progressing and where he needs help. Weatherford definetely gets an A+ in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

Great principal and very attentive teachers. Acaademically, not especially challenging. Emphasis is on math and reading, rather than other subjects.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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 85% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American33%
Asian80%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual100%
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%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual83%

Writing

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual73%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asian89%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual75%

Science

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American71%
Asian89%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual71%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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 42% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 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) 36%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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Fax number
  • (469) 752-3601

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2941 Mollimar Drive
Plano, TX 75075
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Phone: (469) 752-3600

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