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Old Town Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 774 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 30, 2014

Old Town has been our family's school since my child entered kinder there. The staff is always so welcoming and really seem to care about the community they serve. High quality education is top priority there and with their recent launch of PBL, my child has been more engaged in school than ever! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

Great school!!! We moved here last year and my 6 year old loves his Kindergarten class... His enjoying all his activities and we do as well ... the staff and the principal are always friendly and smiling I just love it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

You can feel great about attending Old Town -- the state rating system is ridiculous. It doesn't show what kind of education a child from a family that participates in their education will get. My kids aren't brilliant or TAG material, but got commended on their TAKS scores. Great, warm teachers can be found at Old Town and the new principal and vice-principal (Aug 2011) are very admired and will only improve the school. There are so many FUN ways for a parent to get involved in Old Town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

Awesome school! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very positive atmosphere conducive to 21st Century teaching and learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

Old town is a great school. I have a son who was in PPCD and now kinder about to go for second try. In comparison to other school we have been envolved with they are great. The new speech teacher is wonderful. Everyone works to help my son understand the information he needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

Old Town is fantastic. everyone works together and the teachers show each child how special they are. The teams of teachers work hard at doing everything in their power to get a child to succeed. Those children that are high in areas are encouraged to go above and beyond the curriculum to reach higher goals. I can't say enough wonderful things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

I am loving this school. They really draw out your child's strengths and work on their weaknesses without making them feel subconscious about them. Everyone I have met has been very helpful and they address every concern you may have with understanding and respect for you as a parent who knows your child best. I really appreciate the partnership I feel with the staff at this school. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

Mediocre quality education, which is what we expected in Round Rock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

Old Town teachers seem to be particularly adept at teaching to each individual student and meeting the needs of differing levels within the classroom. We have been very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

My child is really flourshing here. Very positive, encouraging staff. Old Town is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

Our child was in the PPCD program for help with speech and other developmental delays. While the program was pretty good, the admin oversight and availability of information was severely lacking. We were outright lied to a number of times concerning the availability of services for our child. They made us feel like they were doing us a favor instead of seeming to truly want to help our child. We are looking to move to a different school district right now on the advice of our pediatric psychologist who says emphatically that Round Rock is a great district for students who excel, not if they have special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I am very pleased with Old Town. I have two children who attend.I feel the availability of music, art and sports are above average. The quality of the academic prgrams is wonderful. Most of the teachers will gently challenge your child to their full potential in areas they excel and offer extra help in areas that your child needs them. All teachers we've encountered have been happy to have the parents feedback and help us to feel as a partner in our children's education. Parental invovement is very high at all levels. You can be involved as much as you can in many different ways. We love Old Town! Diane Flores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

My son just completed kindergarten at Old Town and I have been completely happy with the program. The skills he has in reading, math and science are amazing. He had a fantastic teacher and the school has tremendous resources available to students to ensure success. No complaints whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Old Town Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers there are highly trained and provide hands-on, high level instruction for the students. Parental involvement is great! Great technology as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2005

We love Old Town- the teachers are great, the parents are involved, it has a real feeling of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Old Town Elementary is a fantastic school! The teachers are wonderful, caring, and honestly go the extra mile for our children. The principal and vice principal are also wonderful. I feel truly blessed to have my children at Old Town Elementary, where we have been 'Recognized' for several years now.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education88%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education62%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American70%
Asian80%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education18%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education14%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American64%
Asian86%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American45%
Asian86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African American20%
Asian71%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 29%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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