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Ralls Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 293 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2013

I cannot adequately express how amazing the staff and teachers are here. They care so much about each and every child and their success. The 3 year old Pre-K and Pre-K programs are wonderful and, unlike other schools, are open to every child. The principal is very friendly and welcomes parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

I am so happy to see that the elementary made a huge turn around and brought up their TAKS scores. Its is frightening as a parent when you see low test scores and you wonder if your child is getting the best education possible. I am happy with Ralls Elementary. I do wish however that academics were a bit more challenging for the children. I would rather see my child work hard for B's then to breeze through and get straight A's. Staff and administration are all very kind and supportive and there is always an open door policy w/ the principal. Way to GO RALLS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

The learning environment is positive however the rising demands from state and federal levels, without additional funding is making it necessary to cut programs in the arts. The student to teacher ratio is acceptable but too high (24:1) in many classrooms. Administrators are sympathetic to the issues but unable and in some cases unwilling to address special needs because of time and funding constraints. Because it is a rural / farming community parent participation is good but not welcomed in all situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

The kids and parents make up a big part of the success of the school and their childs learning. Too much these days is based upon what 'other people' are doing. Do what you feel is right and don't worry about what your neighbor or friends are doing. Parents want to complain but never get involved to do something about it. I became involved with our school and have a relationship with my childs teachers. That is important. Then get involved with what your child is learning.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students76%
Female89%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students87%
Female81%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students60%
Female53%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female47%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted39%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female32%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female53%
Male21%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female71%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted56%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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
Hispanic 73% 52%
White 24% 29%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • L'RAE WATSON
Fax number
  • (806) 253-3112

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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810 Ave I
Ralls, TX 79357
Phone: (806) 253-2546

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