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Wells Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 527 students

 
 

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted October 22, 2013

This is our the very first experience with American schools, I couldn't be happier that I am. Great school, staff, parents and especially kids! My kids have a lot of friends in school. Everybody are very friendly and helpful. I love this school very much! And my kids also love it! Thanks greatschools for information!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

I have 2 kids my oldest kid was going in this school from kG till 4 th grade I love this school so much and after we moved from there and now he is going to another school my love and respect for this school is more increased and i miss it..They have such a nice teachers who r always ready to help you ...i wish i did,nt have to move from there ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

We started 1st grade this year, and so far have been very pleased with the parent / PTA / teacher communications, the caring staff, prompt interactions with the principle & teachers. We had the choice of any school in Texas and thanks to other parent's reviews on great schools, we're very pleased with Wells! There are tons of things the kids can do through the school, like field trips, camp outs, school dances, movie Fridays... As far as academics, we're new to Texas schools, so they're working with my daughter to enjoy learning, work harder, and balance the easy things with the harder concepts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

I have had two children at this school for a total of 8 years. I am so happy with the leadership and level of instruction received. The principal cares so much about the kids and will go to any lengths to listen to parents and students. I think the office staff knows every child's names and most of the parents. It feels like home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

I love this school. I definitely refer this school to others. Teachers are amazing. They take enough care of my kid. Thanks Wells elementary teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Wells Elementary is in a class all its own. The new principal seems knowledgable and caring toward the needs of the children, parents, and teachers. She seems genuinely interested in making a good thing even better! The office staff cannot be beat - they are the absolute best and they know every child in the school. For the most part, the teachers are above-average. As with every school, there are a few exceptions. The 'specials' teachers are all good! The parent and grandparent volunteers at Wells go above and beyond to make the school a success! Glad we moved here from Frisco!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

I doubt if there is a private school any better than Wells. My son has attended this school from 1st to 5th grades. Had some wonderful teachers with 1 or 2 exceptions but the rest are so outstanding they have made up for those 2 that were not-so-hot. Love the new principal. She has set a very high standard and expects it to be met. I like her style. Also, they have the greatest school secretary ever, greatest school nurse, greatest office manager and awesome PTA. They have always made my son feel loved and cherished. Wells has been a blessing to my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I am really satisfied with the school. My little one is in kindergarten and learn a lot from his teacher. She really challenged my son so he doesn't get boring in the class. My older one teacher is OK. The principal is great and discpline. She solved the problem fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

I was so pleased to send my children to this Blue Ribbon school! I am still pleased with the overall environment, parent involvement, teaching quality, and extra-curricular activities. However, with a change of principals this year, several of us are seeing changes that are worrisome. There seems to be more of an emphasis on TAKS testing, and less of an emphasis on high-quality curriculum. Students in the 3rd - 5th grades seem to be testing all the time. They take 3 or 4 diagnostic tests on the computer two or three times a year. Then they take repeated 'TAKS practice' tests. Then, of course, are the real TAKS tests. I've asked about the major increase in test this year and have been told it is because of the new principal. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

AMAZING! A Blue Ribbon School again this year and Redbook magazine's 'Best School In America.' I know my three children are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Wow, what a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

This school has been such a blessing. It provided a caring and loving education for my daughter. The teachers are positive and there are a lot of caring parents. Thank you Wells Tigers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Great atmosphere. Positive attitude. Blue ribbon school with great teachers and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Great atmosphere. Positive attitude. Blue ribbon school with great teachers and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

Caring teachers that go out of their way to provide caring educational experience. Wonderful principal; superb art and music teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

Curriculum and policies consistent with Plano I.S.D. standards. Moves at very fast pace and offers specialized instruction for students of differing capabilities. Strong principal with focus on quality education and improving individual student achievement. Strong, active PTA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2005

We moved to Plano, TX, from Austin, TX a year ago. Our son was in kindergarten at the time, in the middle of the schoolyear. I can say with 100 percent force that our experience with Plano schools, and Wells Elementary in particular, is outstanding - excellent. The staff really cares about the kids. Our son is ADHD and high maintenance - the teachers, counselor, and principal, have all taken an interest in helping him, implementing creative plans to encourage him to behave, tutoring him (free of charge) after school two days a week for reading to get him up to speed, worrying about discipling him for wrong behavior yet keeping a balance to not hurt his self esteem or speak to him about behaviors in front of other kids to shame him. The academics are excellent, there are opportunities for sports and arts, and parent involvement is strongly encouraged.
—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.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
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

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education91%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education87%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education85%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education100%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female97%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education82%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian92%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian85%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education78%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 31%
Asian 21% 3%
Hispanic 13% 50%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3427 Mission Ridge Rd
Plano, TX 75023
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