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Great Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 729 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted April 19, 2014

I think you're a little off with your remarks. The first question you need to ask yourself is, "Does my child want to be In advance classes to begin with?" Most parents think it's the right move but don't think that it actually takes away from the child learning at his level. To be honest most kids are not ready for advance classes. It's the parents that push them to do it. Kinda reminds me of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras". So many over zealous mothers with faded dreams living their lives through their children. Very sad. With that said, the principal does a great job communicating with parents and children. My son has been there for 2 years and have no complaints.... Except for some of the parents who do not follow rules when dropping of their children. If you feel that your child is not getting the education they need at a public school maybe you should think about paying for a private school. There are plenty here in town that may fit your child's academic difficulties. It will just cost you some $$$.... But that shouldn't matter considering the motivation you have for him/her to learn at an advanced rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Terrible school!!! Actually I think it is just part of the Texas public system. They don't push the advance students. Yes, there is the TAG program, but if they don't get in then they just sit there bored. The principal is worthless. All he does is say " Yes, that is a good idea but we can't do that". This school is run like a day care, instead of an academic challenging school. There is no communication with the teachers. They don't want to have parent conferences unless they are failing...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

My son went to Great Oaks from KG to 5th grade and my daughter is in 5th grade. We are very happy with Great Oaks Elementary. Teachers are awesome. My kids love to go to school. Both of them actually missed their teachers and school during vacations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2013

I am curious as the if the other parent review on November 15th is a kinder teacher. This school is wonderful for my 4th grader, not so much for my kinder. He went from being enthusiastic and WANTING to learn before starting GOE to being in tears when I try to teach him at home now. He is totalling shutting down. Handwriting has gotten horrible also and the correct way to write I have taught is being reversed somehow in the classroom. I do agree with the advanced kids not being pushed academically and recommend TAG classes. It also has to do with who the teacher is as well. Do not hesitate for constant communication and if that is still refused go to principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

Great Oaks has given my kids a wonderful community to support and encourage their education. So many parents are active in supporting the school, and the PTA Carnival in the spring is amazing, both as a fundraiser and as a fun time for kids. The principal is friendly, energetic, and positive. He know kids and often parents by name, and he and the assistant principal are always visible and engaged with the school community. I LOVE the teachers my kids have this year. There are a few teachers who aren't as strong, but on the whole, the teachers are on top of their classes in terms of curriculum and class management. The school also offers excellent support services for kids who need additional assistance, and most teachers are quick to consult with other staff members and talk with parents if they think a child is struggling, so they can get the child back on track asap. I am so happy that my kids are Geckos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

The teacher is new so she may just not know her way around the school yet, but I must say, I am very unimpressed. My son was transferred from Bluebonnet ES in hopes this school would be better academically, and it's not. In fact, it's FAR WORSE! At Bluebonnet he was given special attention because he was much farther advanced, but in this school he is left sitting bored in class, and is falling behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

We moved here from Louisiana where my children went to a private school. GOE has them beat hands down!! The teachers are passionate, caring, intelligent and go above and beyond any I've seen. They have set the standards for education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

My kindergartner is excelling at GOE. Teachers and staff really show they care about the kids. As a teacher in another school, I can easily recognize good teachers. There are a bunch of them at GOE! Mr. C. and the Wellness program is superb. I would not want my daughter anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

Great school and teachers. They're always coming up with new and interesting ways to teach using field trips, parent involvement and community resources. I bought my house in this neighborhood specifically for Great Oaks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

YOu can't beat Great Oaks! It has been the best learning experience we could have ever asked for. The teachers are great, the staff is wonderful, and the enviorment is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Great Oaks is the best Elementary School in one of the best distrists in the state. The teachers and staff are second to none, and the parental involvement is incredible. My children are getting the absolute best education they could recieve; public school, or private. We are never moving out of this neighborhood until our kids have finished middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

GOE Has been a great experience. The entire school is involved your kids learning experience. The staff makes you feel welcome. I am happy to have my family be appart of the Great Oaks Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Private school quality at a public school. This is my sons 3rd year at Great Oaks and we have been consistently impressed with the schools operation and its teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Great Oaks is a community oriented school with strong leadership and a vision to meet the needs of all students. The staff is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

G O E is a great school that strives very hard to mee the needs of students.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted March 9, 2006

Great Oaks elementary is a fabulous school. Their slogan is 'Where teachers, parents and students say WOW!' That has been our experience at Great Oaks. My 4th and 5th grader have attended Great Oaks since Kindergarten. The parent involvement is high, the PTA is active and the enrichment programs are plenty. For example, the older students are involved in the small TV studio on campus called KGOE. Students take turns being on camera or behind the camera. The school uses a group dynamics process called Tribes which allows students to be part of a community of learners where sharing concerns or using the 'right to pass' are equally valued. Wellness ( with a strong focus on nutrition),Art and Music are strong here as well. Each grade level is involved in a service project each year. Fifth graders are involved in a recycling project. Great Oaks is a shining star in RRISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

My child went here for elementary and was educationally challenged with the TAG program. She also had great fun with the morning newscasts and they provided lots of usefull experience.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

185 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education78%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students94%
Female99%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian91%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education65%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian89%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education63%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education82%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American71%
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asian88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 3% 13%
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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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16455 Great Oaks Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
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Phone: (512) 464-6850

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