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Richardson Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 521 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2014

This school is terrific. Teachers desire and work for children to succeed, and are enthusiastic about including parents in the process. It's a great small neighborhood school atmosphere. The diversity is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Akin Elementary. My son has attended this school from 2nd grade through 5th grade and I can say they are the best years of his life. All the teachers are outstanding and the curriculum is engaging. Aikin supports an 'out of the box' thinking style and the teachers altered their teaching methods to fit the classes' needs. I felt that Aikin has helped him grow and become a stronger individual. I also believe that the faculty sets each and every student up for a successful life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Very pleased with the educational vlaue our boys receive at Richardson Terrace Elementary. Staff has been first-class in making the community feel involved in the process.EXCELLENT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

I have had 2 kids go through k-6 at Terrace. My kids loved it and so do I. My children are sucessful due to the Teachers and Principals at Terrace. I do see some problems, but they are similar to other schools. Low parent involvement and lack of basic skills coming into the school. Not really the schools fault. Many times teachers are spending time with trying to correct basic discipline problems, when that should be handled at home. Unfortunately, if parents are unwilling to involve themselves in learning at home, how is ANY school going to fix that problem? We have to start at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

My two sons are for 2011-2012 school year enrolled as first and third graders. I have been VERY IMPRESSED with the strong administration team, top-shelf teaching staff and the balance of the Richardson Terrace Team. My wife and I are both very active with the PTA here (AWESOME GROUP of folks!) and I regulary get to see student life via PTA, lunch weekly with my boys and reading in to their classes. Academically my guys are ON POINT! Feel very fortunate and blessed to be in a community as rich in ethnic diversity and culture as well as economics represented here. As a parent who enjoys the door of adventure to walk thru everyday of my life- this school fits right in with our family DNA. this time in the life of our family is SO MUCH FUN and Terrace is a part!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

Terrace Elementary is a great school that serves all of it's students very well. We highly recommend Terrace because it focuses education efforts to make sure all of its students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Very great school but from my experience I have encountered some very impatient teachers. They are unable to handle children with behavioral issues so they call the parents multiple times a day concerning issues such as; running in the hallway, not staying in line, moving around in chair. Not fighting or being insubordinate, but a child that has ADHD. These are minor issues that teachers should learn to deal with while handling 7-8 year olds! On a lighter note the PTA is awesome, they are on top of things and help families throughout the year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

This school is awesome. My son entered Kindergarten there last year and was having difficulties. The teacher, counselor, principal and everyone did everything they could to determine what the cause was. They are very proactive and want all of their students to succeed. Despite being an ethnic and cultural potpourri, they are rated Exemplary. No child would feel out of place in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

Yesterday was my son's last day at Terrace and he was very, very sad. It is a wonderful, wonderful school. My son experience was amazing. I am hoping that more people move into the neighborhood to take advantage of the caring and nuturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Richardson Terrace Elementary is a warm and caring school where my 3 children (2 of whom have special needs)have flourished. In the past 2 years that they have attending Terrace, all three have made huge improvements academically, have made wonderful friends, and have been made to feel like special individuals. The teachers and staff are so dedicated to helping the children reach their true potential. The diverse student body allows my children to understand and appreciate people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We have, and continue, to enjoy our time at Terrace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

My son, now in high school, went to Terrace from K - 6th grade. He LOVED it, as much as I did! I now have a daughter in second grade and she is also very happy. My son earned the Presidential Education Award and his only school was Terrace Elementary! My daughter is learning and reading above grade level and attends the Quest Program. This says something! One reason I love Terrace is that is isn't an 'all white' school. I want my children to grow up in a loving, supportive, enjoyable environment that represents the real world. My children know about other cultures, religions, and holidays first hand! They don't just have to read about the world and other nations in a book, they can discuss these things with their friends! To me that is a gift! Because of this they are happy, well adjusted, cultured kids! I love Terrace!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

This is my third year at Terrace and I love it. My kids also love this school and our family is very involved. Not only am I a parent I am very involved with the PTA; and I will admit that my frustration comes from parents not wanting to get involved with their childrens education, so we do have problems with getting volunteers to help. We have 150% backing from the school admin staff & teachers. As for the teachers, they are top notch they work after school and they even provide Saturday school for the children who need the extra tutoring. But you have to be a supportive parent to notice. In addition, Terrace has also started an ESL class for parents and other family members at night to help better communicate with families. I have children with learning disabilities as well and they are doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

My son went to Terrace for one year in the 2005-2006 school year. I do not recommend this school. We were highly disappointed. I felt like an outsider to the other parents and the teachers. My son is in Special Education. We felt the entire time that he was an 'inconvenience' to to the school. Several weeks into the new year at his new school, my feelings about Terrace have been confirmed. Now he is again surrounded by great, caring teachers. My son went down 2 reading levels during his one year at Terrace. He has a lot of making up to do academically and emotionally. I blame Terrace for this horrible set back. He has had 100% positive experience every day at new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

My daughter just finished the first grade at Terrace for the 2005-06 school year. I have to say her teacher, Ms. Jones, was the best thing about that school. Little to no parental involvement... if there aren't enough volunteers, the school uses the older kids to help out. Overall, I was not too pleased with school. I would recommend transferring your kids to MST for a much better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

I have two children in this school- they are 6 and 8 years old. We are a minority in this school (we are caucasian) and there are tons of low income kids here. There are also tons of english-learners here. The teachers are top notch.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students88%
Female96%
Male81%
Black or African American89%
Asian86%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asian91%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education75%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male100%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
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 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American72%
Asian83%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Black or African American82%
Asian75%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asian86%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education20%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Black or African American71%
Asian75%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asian67%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American79%
Asian80%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African American84%
Asian60%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asian67%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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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.

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 26% 13%
White 26% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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) 32%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • SHARON NEWMAN
Fax number
  • (469) 593-8781

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 North Dorothy Drive
Richardson, TX 75081
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Phone: (469) 593-8700

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