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Cynthia A Cockrell Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 832 students

 
 

Living in Prosper

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $311,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $980.

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted August 12, 2014

Last year was the 1st year that my child attended Cockrell. The facility is new and offers new technology in the classroom. It would be nice for the kids to use ipads like I have seen in other schools. The principal and teachers were welcoming; athough they all have a no nonsense approach, which i appreciate and respect. It would help to have more diversity (ethnicity) among the teachers. The schools approach of having the kids read daily is great - it would be great if they have the child write about what they read at homework. I felt that they could spend more time on math (i.e. word problems) and possibly send sheets home with kids to reinforce learnings. It was a bit difficult to know which topics/lessons were being taught so it was hard for me to reinforce learning at home - this is an opportunity. I did attempt to stay connected with the teacher. The parents are very involved in the activities which is a plus. Overall my daughter transitioned well and enjoys going to the school. We look forward to continuing my childs education at Cockrell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

My daughter goes to Cockrell currently. The school itself is beautiful, classrooms are very nice and everything is state of the art and education is taken serious in Prosper. I rate this school a three because we have had several instances of rudeness my child has experienced with the staff. For example, my daughter had chicken nuggets one day at school and there were several ketchup packets on the table. As my child reached for a ketchup packet, an employee reached for it out of her hand and told her ketchup is not on the menu. She thought the lady was joking, but the lady just walked away with the ketchup. Not a big deal, but really?? The staff overall is a bit "militant" with the kids and I don't think it's hardly necessary. I would also like to see a bit more diversity with the teachers at the school. It appears as though the leadership or those responsible for hiring are not open to diversity. I will likely consider private school or if possible another school in the district next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

Fantastic school....The standard is high in Prosper ISD and it shows in every aspect of the schools.We have been beyond pleased with Cockrell....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

I am a parent of five, two of which attended Cockrell in its first year. We are very happy here! We are new to Prosper after having a bad experience in a neighboring school district. My children's teachers were amazing. There were a couple of issues I had that I brought to the teachers and also something I brought to the principal early in the year. Issues immediately corrected. I felt like my opinion truly mattered. I never felt this way in our old school. My husband and I have been VERY impressed. I also love the amount of parent involvement here. Parents are made to feel so welcome here at anytime, whether its volunteering or attending an assembly or party. We are invited to everything! This school is also awesome at recognizing the children's accomplishments and making them feel special. There are lots of special awards and assemblies to honor them. I also just love the spirit here-lots of fun. The P.E. coaches are awesome and the music, Spanish, art and computer programs are first rate. I have no complaints here! I am so happy we moved to Prosper and that my kids attend Cynthia A Cockrell Elementary. I wish we had moved here sooner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

Cockrell Elementary opened this school year (2012-2013) and is already honoring Prosper ISD's high standards in education. We are proud to be a part of this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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

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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 Studentsn/a
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Math

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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
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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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education75%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education57%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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

This school did not receive a rating in 2010-2011.

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 73% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

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1075 Escalante Trail
Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: (469) 219-2130

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