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Hedgcoxe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 430 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $223,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted December 27, 2013

There are a few good teachers but most of the good teachers have left. The school has a very negative feel, the teachers don't want to be there and neither do the students! Parent involvement is great and actually a must...the PTA runs the school. If you volunteer then your child will be in the best teachers' classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Hedgcoxe is a warm and family friendly environment. The students are happy and learning. The principal is invested in each student and easy to interact with. The teachers are approachable and creative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Hedgcoxe Elementary School is one of the jewels in our neighborhood. When we looked for a home to live in, the schools are one of the prime factors on which we base our selections. The Americana that exists where your kids receive a strong education in a safe and caring environment definitely exists at Hedgcoxe. We are proud of our teachers, administrators and staff there, as well as the PTA. Yes, it can be true that "Class assignment is like playing yearly Russian roulette" but that exists in all the schools I know. I would not count that as unique or strike against my kids school. Sending your kid to Hedgecoxe can limit that possibility because they have many many more great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

Absolutely love Hedgcoxe Elementary School!! The entire staff is professional yet caring and provides and excellent education for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

Hedgcoxe Elementary has great teachers and staff. The parents are very involved, and everyone is very welcoming and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

Excellent school with the wonderful principal and staff .Very friendly and family oriented .Very experienced and knowledgeable teachers .Good programs for students .Parents are very welcomed to participate in different activities .My son loves the school ,principal and his teacher a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

Excellent school community including all staff, students and families. Parents talk about feeling welcome and comfortable participating in the school and learning process. Excellent staff to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

Great school with caring staff and administration, terrific after school program, involved families, motivated students. My son got a great education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

My child attended this school for several years. Our family found joy in many kind teachers and the generally warm and welcoming community. Overall, we were disappointed with the lack of principal's leadership. We found the leaders of the school to be well versed in suburban enthusiasm and fun, but lacking in professionalism and maturity. Our focus for our child is a strong educational background. You may be able to raise a generally happy, media and pop culture-centered child at Hedgecoxe; but the school will not provide a solid educational training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

Hedgcoxe has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Parents are welcomed into the building and their involvement is encouraged. The staff are all on top of their game and my son loves his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This school is warm and inviting. The principal has an open door policy and is a strong leader. She makes sure the curriculum is up to date and that the teachers have everything they need. My children love attending Hedgoxe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

No school is perfect but having grown up in a small rural community this is so much better than I could have ever imagined existed. Have had two children in the school (one K - 6, the other is still there) and I couldn't be happier. It is safe, nurturing and most teachers do a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

This is a good school. The best way to appreciate the school is to be involved. The sc hool has provided our family with plenty of oportunities to do so! They are very enthusiastic about receiving volunteers, rather than trying to keep parents away from the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

I have to agree with the previous review. Class assignment is like playing yearly Russian roulette. If you get a great teacher, you're set. Odds are against this, though. I wish we had never attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

There are many great teachers at this school 'if' your child happens to be placed in their class.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

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

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented95%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American20%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education0%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African American60%
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female72%
Male90%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female72%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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 53% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 6% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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