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Rowlett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 629 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $131,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,110.

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Posted June 26, 2014

I absolutely love this school! When you walk in you get the sense that they love and care about the students. They have all kinds of great activities for the kids such as the Environmental Club, Fall and Spring picnic, Valentine Dance, and much more. The teachers work with all students and have high expectations. Compared to other schools around, they don't give a lot of homework and kids get a full 30 minutes of recess everyday! PTA is very involved and that just adds so much to a school. STAAR scores are awesome because teachers spend extra hours offering tutoring to kids that need it. Very friendly and fun school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

The climate at Rowlett Elementary is friendly and professional. Ms. Alexander is a very fair and intelligent principal who strives to take EVERYONE'S needs into consideration, from the students, to the parents, to the teachers, the staff members, and even the custodians. This is a very delicate balance, and of course not every single person is going to be pleased 100% of the time, but her decisions are based on logic and what she truly believes is best for the school as a whole. My children have attended this school since kindergarten and have received an excellent education. We are very pleased and would highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

I use to love this school mainly because of the welcoming atmosphere. As a matter of fact it was one of the reasons we bought our house in this neighborhood. Each year though there have been 'new rules' that seem like they push the parents away from the school instead of welcoming them into the school. This year we were told you can't even walk your child to class in the mornings. So it has become a school that I'll be happy when she finishes because I don't enjoy the unwelcoming atmosphere anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

Great school on all catagories! The school leadership (principal, assistant principal, school nurse, teachers, office staff, and other employees) is exeptional! They discipline the children, stress safety, envolve parents in activities and recruit parent and grandparent volunteers.


Posted February 24, 2010

what happen to this school?? It has quickly gone downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They really love the kids there. My kids went there when they were in elementary and really had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

This is an excellent school! The PTA is outstanding and is very involved. Rowlett Elem. offers many programs and activities that other schools do not: Environmental Club, movie nights, all-school field trip, 5th grade camp, spring picnic, Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance and Mother/Son BBQ to name a few. THe teachers do an excellent job of teaching with the resources they have for a 'regular' school. My daughter loves this school and her teachers! Can't say enough about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I Love Rowlett Elementary, more importantly my children love it. You can enter the school at anytime and never hear or see anything amiss. The teachers respect the children and make learning fun, in return the children all love being at school learning. I have noticed two areas that could use improvement, when the younger grades are out I do wish the aides would walk around and interact with children instead of sitting in a cluster to the point that they have no idea what is happening is several areas of the playground. Please get up!!! I also wish they had some acclerated classes and stop bussing other children in to conform to some so called 'makeup' of demographics! Parents in this neighborhood and immediate area should not have to worry about who is being bussed into our schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

Great School! I have no idea why it has gotten some bad reviews. Every parent I talk to who sends their child to Rowlett Elem loves it. The teachers my child has had have been very good. I know a lot of the teachers even send their own children to the school. Their is also a lot of parent involvement at the school. My son loves it their and has grown tremendously while enrolled at Rolwlett Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Very small percentate of teachers are well educated to treat students.... rest of them are not. I do not think they are qualified to teach the children. They do not have the way to encourage the kids who have lots of clip changes..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

You know a school is bad when the teachers have an attitude and do not care about the children as they should. Several students have left not only certain teacher's classes, but also the school altogether. These people are unprofessional and immature. The immature nature of the way they do things is not acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

Very disappointed. School may be fine for the masses, but if any learning difference is present, forget it! Must go to private school or watch child fall further and further behind, while school pretends no problem exist. May just not have the funding to take care of the kids that fall through the cracks, kids who are very bright. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Excellent teachers. Great music program. Art docent program provided by PTA. Large number of parent volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Do you want your children to learn this is the the school. The teachers really get involved with EVERY student not just a hand full, and they communicate very well with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

Teh academic programs were excellent, with teacher supprot for learning challenged students form K through 5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

The PTA is extremly involved...the teachers are awesome and the staff is just wonderful. Both my kids have 'graduated' from Rowlett Elem...and they miss it so much....they have stopped by to say hello to previous teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Wonderful school! I have had several children attend this school and have one left! The teachers are wonderul and really understand the importance of the kids and their scholastics.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 72% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
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%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual88%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual39%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education69%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual75%

Writing

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education82%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual35%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education73%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingual74%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
White 36% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 27%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LISA ALEXANDER
Fax number
  • (972) 412-4484

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3315 Carla Drive
Rowlett, TX 75088
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Phone: (972) 475-3380

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