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Quitman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 580 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

My only complaint is the principle. Mary Nichols. I know of several other parents that do not agree with her on the way she talks to students and even how she speaks to parents. She does not take the time to find out what a parent has went through with his/her child or might even be going through at the time. Their are reasons for you being in the job your in. And it's to help the parents and student not to act like your better than or to pass judgement. We all know that you can't walk on water. Get rid of Nichols and Quitman Elementary will be AWESOME.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

This is a horrible school that has a major problem with bullying. My son was bullied for years until I decided to home school. The principals I have dealt with are rude & uncaring. We did the appropriate thing by going & reporting it, instead of my son fighting back. When we reported it we were asked what he did to make them pick on him. That was their answer, to blame the one being bullied. I know this is a nationwide problem & maybe staff like what works in Quitman are the reason. The so called "great" PTO consists of about 5 moms who donot want to include anyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I have found that this school does not provide adequate learning options for special needs children. Both superintendent and principal are rude and lack basic professional attitude.


Posted February 5, 2006

I have been very pleased with the TAKS test results from the Quitman Elementary School, and very pleased with the teaching faculty. I have been disappointed in the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

The school is an excellent school, the faculty and staff really care about the students. They have an A-1 PTO, In the community, they are big on Pee Wee Football, Soccer, Softball, Baseball,basketball,Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H programs. Super Physical Education program with organized skating, hockey, fishing, Jump-a-thon, read-a-thons, School Choir, School Band(6th).
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female86%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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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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
White 76% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARYANN NICHOLS
Fax number
  • (903) 763-2710

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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902 East Goode Street
Quitman, TX 75783
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Phone: (903) 763-5000

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