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Gattis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 751 students

 

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2011:
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14 reviews of this school


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Posted January 24, 2014

My daughter attended this school from 1st grade through 5th grade. I absolutely loved it here! The principal, Jennifer Lucas is amazing and really cares about her students and staff. The teachers were great and worked hard to make sure the students were not only learning, but retaining their education. The assistant principal, Amie Schultze plays a huge role in the students' educational success. My daughter has learning disabilities and this school played a vital role in her success of overcoming and handling her disabilities. The assistant principal, Amie was always by her side to ensure she was learning comfortably and had the resources she needed. This school is also very good at eliminating bullies! Bullying is not tolerated here and the principal personally takes care of the matter. I couldn't be more pleased with Gattis Elem and miss it very much since my daughter moved on to the 6th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

Gattis has a great atmosphere. It feels like a family. We have so many parents that are committed and supportive. Our administrators go out of their way to know and relate to the students. *Be sure to notice the dates when you browse comments. I noticed several are quite a few years ago.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2013

Gattis Elementary is a great school! The kids are greeted with a smile and everyone is treated like they are a part of the Gattis family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2013

My daughter went to this school and I am not happy with it at all. I am glad that this year she doesn't have to come back there. The principal is great but for one little thing she will change completely with you. The assistant to the principal treat you like you are dumb. The only great staff there are the librarians, kudos to them for their great job! So disappointed with the teacher. Instead of look for solutions to make the kids more engage she will separate them from the group. Never got a good comment towards my daughter who in her old school was one of the best kids. First week in other school and I already receiving great feedback from her teacher. I am glad that we are in a new school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2012

I love Gattis! Mrs. Lucas the principal is so caring and engaged with all the students and parents. The school counselors are wonderful. My daughter had a problem with bullies and everyone from her teacher on up helped to stop the problem. We have been with the school 4 years now and I still smile every time I walk through the doors!! Both my kids just LOVE it here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2011

I love this school! Mrs. Lucas, the principle, is terrific! She knows every child by name and has great energy. The teachers are also wonderful. This school really feels like a close-knit family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

My daughter is a special needs student who has been with this school for 3 years. The teachers have been wonderful and attentive. The principal and office staff have been kind, understanding, efficient, and amazing. I am eternally gratefull for the wonderful, accomodating staff at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Gattis is a great school. Mrs. Thomas is a wonderful teacher. My son is a second grader here and he excels so fast in her class. Ms. Lucas, the principal, is wonderful. She cares so much for the kids and the kids love her. I love Gattis--it feels like home. The staff is wonderful, caring, and loving. I would send any kid to this school--it's where you can count on how your kid can be a wonderful and knowledgable citizen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

This school is soooo good every body should go to this school its a good influence to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

This is not a good school to send your special needs kids to. The special ed process is a nightmare and the school is unwilling to listen to any requests from parents. If you have special needs kids as I do, I do not recommend sending them to Gattis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My child attends Gattis and has a special need/disability. This school has been a huge disappointment. They made the special education process a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

We moved from Arizona to Texas 6 months ago. My son is in the 2nd grade at Gattis and has learned more in the last 6 months there than in Arizona. They have wonderful teachers who care about the students. My son was having some trouble in Math and Reading. By the end of the school year he was doing so much better, and I would have to thank the teachers for this. They go over and beyond. This school cares about there students and it shows. And I love the involvement all the parent have with the kids, its great. I couldn't have asked for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

Academic excellence is encouraged with an honor roll awards systems. Health and fitness is encouraged with an afterschool fitness club. Many other extracurricular activities are availible at Gattis. Parent participation is very high @ Gattis because of the welcoming and friendly attitude of the Gattis staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

My children have attended Gattis Elementary School for 2 years. What really struck me as positive about Gattis Elementary School is the Prinicipal (Mrs. Lucas). She can frequently be seen in front of the school waiting with the children. Whether helping a child find their way to class, or cleaning up a scraped knee, she is always hands-on with the kids. Mrs. Lucas chooses not to hide in the office and delegate, but interacts directly with the children. My son says he likes Mrs. Lucas because 'She is funny.' Last year (2004-2005) my children really loved the music teacher (Mr. Touche). The music performance was first rate. The teachers also go the extra mile. When my son developed some behavioral problems, his teacher agreed to give us a daily report on his conduct, so we could address his behavior that night. Most of all, my children are happy there.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education88%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African American48%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education27%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
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%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asian88%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education36%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Black or African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male60%
Black or African American47%
Asian75%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education30%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 31%
Hispanic 33% 50%
Black 18% 13%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Jennifer Lucas
Fax number
  • (512) 428-2065

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2920 Round Rock Ranch Rd
Round Rock, TX 78664
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