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Blackland Prairie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 881 students

 
 

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Posted February 16, 2014

School has some great teachers and obviously some are not. My son is in fourth grade and the math/science teacher is average but the English/Social studies teacher is great! So far the best teacher my son been with was Mrs Young on 2nd grade, she is marvelous, caring and very patient with young kiddo. School has great PTA and activities. Music teachers are great and we love the Spring Carnival and Movie night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

My boys attended from kinder to second and my daughter attended here for fifth grade- we are extremely happy with the school. Teachers are fabulous and my kids were very very happy there. We moved out of state but my boys still remember the teachers and staff fondly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

Great PTA and parental involvement along with terrific teachers and a Wonderful Principal who is loving, caring, kind, but also listens to parents, uses her firm authority when necessary, accepts responsibility for her staff and teachers, and doesn't 'make excuses' or 'pass the buck' if something is wrong. She accepts and tries to work with parental suggestions and encourages open communication and training between all parties (teachers, staff, students, parents, admin). Most of the teachers are Incredible and really give of themselves and truly love the kids and communicate with the parents. They have worked hard to Earn Exemplary rating and deserve it, especially for a large school (~1000+/-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have a wonderful school. The teachers are very involved with the kids and the parents. Our school does fund raising, and kids closet and other outreach acticities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Excellent teachers very involved parents wonderful campus. Slightly overcrowded
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

My daughter attended school at Blackland Prarie for 5 years and loved every single year. It is very crowded though and teachers make the best of it. We loved it there and felt safe, sad to see the new school boundries because my younger daughter will not be attending same school so we have chosen to go private school for both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

What a wonderful school. Teacher's are dedicated, but the school is overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

This an excellent school. Very overcrowded. The principal is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

The school is good, the administration is highly committed to delivering a good education in a safe environment. Although a 'young' school, it is already over capacity, and the 5th grade teachers have a habit of assigning too much 'busy work' homework projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

This school is well organized. There is a strong focus on reading and learning throughout. Our teacher is excellent. There are many opportunities for learning in areas of music and art with very good instructors. Parent involvement is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

This is a very good school. The teachers are caring and very knowledgeable. Also, there are several fun activities for families to participate in through out the year. The growth issue is a definite concern. All portables are full and the parking - pick up/drop off is confusing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Great school, very caring teachers and lots of afterschool support opportunities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Excellent school. Great student counselor. Good diversity of students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

I have watched this school grow from inception. The teacher's and staff are very committed. Selection of teaching staff seems very well thought out. All the teachers I have been involved with will spend whatever time it takes to make a difference in the child's education. Discipline at first seemed to be lacking for chronic offenders of the school rules and regulations. This problem seems to have eased. Parent involvement is high, but limited to a select number of parents (God Bless this PTA). About the only problem I see with this school is a non-educaational one... parking confusion and limited drop off space. Coming problems could include overcrowding and the use of many portable buildings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I have two children at this school. My child was having problems academically. I met with the Vice-Principal who was very concerned about the welfare of my child. She acted quickly to get the accomadations that he needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

We have had an excellent experience at this school. We do not feel that the class is too large at 20 students (we just transferred from a school with 26 students in our classroom). In the short time we have been here the school has made the transition for my daughter very easy. We have received considerable feedback from our teacher concerning our daughter's performance. She has also made an effort to give extra time to our daughter in areas she is behind. All in all we are happy here with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

We recently moved to the district and have been very pleased with the school. The school has only been open for three years. The teachers display a great amount of concern and have very high expectations for all their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

While this school has a committed, involved principal, the overall quality of the school has been disappointing. There is an involved community/parent group but a minority of volunteers do the majority of the work. Crucial programs have been cut and class sizes are large.
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asian94%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education89%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
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)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not 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%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asian96%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American20%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education45%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American60%
Asian95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asian83%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education57%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American78%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education25%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
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 "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 55% 29%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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