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Richland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 316 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2014

How can I forget. I went to school 35 years ago in Richland. I had come from Mexico and learned my first words in English. I was terrified the first day at school,one spoke Spanish. My best friend was Debbie Woods. She brought lunch every day. She introduced me to bread, bologna, never knew they existed. Oh yeah, wonderful chocolate milk, I always wondered how the cow made it, I watched my mom milk the cow every morning. Every Friday I traded half my taco, she loved beans, and she would buy me a coke in a bottle and peanuts. We took the bus home everyday, we both lived in ranches, tho her parents owned theirs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

we love our school, they are very personable and seem very concerned about each and every childs well being as well as their education. my grandson was placed in transition classes and had to attend another school he was there from the middle of 1st to the end of 4th and every teacher still remembered him and always asked about him when I would have to go up to the school for something, now that he is back he feels very comfortable and it is like he never left. the principal seems very calm and patient with every student and seems to really enjoy his job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter has attended for one year (Fifth Grade) and we both liked the school very much. All the teacher were excellent and challenged the students to achieve more and be responsible.It was a good experience for us both. Much parent partipcation in all school event. They had a great program for involving Fathers with the children in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My children attended Richland Elementary for 3 years and loved it! Many of the teachers put in long hours. In today's classroom there is such a mix that teachers have to try to reach all the kids. As parents we need to recognize this and do our part at home and help out at school when we can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

My husband and I are very happy with the teachers we've had. Our oldests teacher, this year, was very willing to do what she needed to in order to help us out. He is border line ADD and we are choosing not to medicate him and she was fine with that. Now its the end of the school year and we will miss the two great teachers and the staff that our kids have had this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

For the most part this school has a lack of willingness to teach and help children instead they would rather leave it up to the parents, my daughters teacher has only called me into a conference 3 times in the past to express her concerns and has not really offered any help other then to medicate my child which i will not do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

We moved here this year from another school district. I was really concerned at first that my child was not being challenged enough and felt like we had made a huge mistake by moving. I emailed my sons teacher Mrs Fairman and voiced my concerns. To my suprise Mrs Fairman took a lot of time and sent me a detailed email outlining her teaching philosophy and the entire years curiculum. She has been very accomodating and always willing to help. The principal Mrs Peacock is very warm and friendly. We are very happy with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

I am very please with Richland Elementary. We were at Binion and had to move due to a boundary change 4 years ago. The teacher/staff support is very good in this school. I have now found out there is going to be another boundary change that will effect us, yet again. I am very upset and will NOT be sending my childeren to Binion. Mrs. Peacock is a wonderful principal and is very involved. I love this school and will continue to send my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

My son attended this school for one year, and I am extremely glad we have moved. The teachers are sub-par. There was little to no school spirit or feeling of comradery. I can say that I did see a large percentage of parents come and participate in the class events when they did occur. The rating of 4 seems to equal the quality of school you can expect from this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

I have been happy with most all the teachers my child has gotten in the past but, scared about the upcoming years. I have considered transfers every year. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The rating of a '4' is suitable to what I have seen. Parent involvement is rare! Sure would be nice to see more parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Richland Elementary keeps getting better each year that our current principal is there. The staff is more motivated than ever, and their enthusiasm is contagious. Their outside-the-box approach pushes my kids to think for themselves. Emphasis on personal responsibility and making good choices is in line with our parenting philosophy. Extracurricular activities are gradually increasing, including the in-school TV station where kids broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance, news, and weather into each classroom. It would be nice to have more parental involvement and interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

I think the school is great. I think that most of the parents are working class parents and there need to be a few more options for after school care for those that cannot afford daycare prices, like a YMCA or something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

This school has a low level of parent involvement, high hispanic speaking parent/student ratio, very few extracurricular activities and low emphasis on them. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful, but overall the school is what I would consider low standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

Richland Elementary is not a school that is able to provide a caring nurturing enviroment for children. I think that hazing and bullying is not properly handled. The children are under a great deal of stress.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female78%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted59%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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 49% 29%
Hispanic 42% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JED CARLETON
Fax number
  • (817) 595-5110

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3250 Scruggs Park Drive
Richland Hills, TX 76118
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Phone: (817) 547-2000

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