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Nita Pearson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 681 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2013

This school is unfortunately going downhill. Students in the older grades seem to get more and more rude and disrespectful towards parents and teachers! They're cursing teachers and teachers do nothing to discipline the students. If your child is absent for a terrible illness, be prepared to get the cold sholder from all teachers. No welcome back, hope you're feeling better or even help catching your child up on missed work. A child could be throwing up in class and this school will send them to the RR and right back to class infecting every other student around them. They will do anything to prevent an absence!! My children have attended this school since K and are now in their 5th year and I will never send another child to this school. Another thing parents should be aware of is the behavior of some 5th grade teachers. To me, it's shocking this teacher is still at this school. She threatens students of hurting them even flicking them in the head if they aren't "sitting' properly in an assembly! This teacher has been reported but do the behaviors stop, not at all! And ladies, be prepared for certain teachers to make passes at your husbands! I'm sad to say this school is a mess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

Good school. My kg is very happy there. I do find some of the office staff a little rude at times. I am a little disappointed with the counselor. I had her talk to my child after he had a major melt down in class one day. I never hear back from her except for a printout showing ways to calm down. It would have been nice to get an email, letter, or call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

Pearson is a great place to be a part of. The principal and entire staff is awesome. We have so many great parent and the PTA does a great job at keeping us involved. We have been at Pearson for 4 years and haven't had a bad year yet! Thanks to all of the teachers for working so hard to be kind and helpful and giving your best effort to our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I love this school. Her teachers have been fantastic and she has learned so much. Both the school P.T.A. and teachers keep me well informed on what is happening in the school and what my child is learning and will learn, so that I as a parent can help my child along with her lessons. Everyone is super involved in creating a top notch learning community. Thank you to all the staff and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Fabulous! both my daughters have been in Pearson since kinder and they are now in 3rd and 4th grades. We have nothing but positive things to say about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I love the staff in Nita, my son is very happy to go there and also has improved a lot in a lot of areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

This is a good school but could be better. The principal and assistant principal are great and there are many good teachers but I agree the office & cafeteria staff could use some lessons in mannerism towards both parents and the students. The school is clean and the teachers are working hard to make it a great school which I really like. The standardized dress has been really nice and makes mornings much easier and my child loves getting to wear regular clothes on Friday. My child had Mrs.Forbes (1st grade) this past year and really learned a lot in her class. She's a great teacher and very devoted to her class. Thanks for a great year Mrs.Forbes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

This is a good school but the school should really decide on a better award system then what they have so no child feels left out. The teachers are nice but the cafeteria and office staff are rather rude. There should also be more fun activities with the school......like a carnival or more field trips for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

This school is filled with the best role models and some of the hardest working teachers in the State. We are blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

A new year starts and we are very excited to be at Pearson. The staff and teachers are outstanding and they really love to teach. Our Principal is always trying to get everybody involved and with the addition to our Asst. Principal we have a dinamic duo! Go Pearson and go to our new PTA board!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

My child has been at Pearson since the doors opened. It is a wonderful school! The teachers, staff and principals are very caring and professional. They have nothing but love for our kids. The standardized dress has also made getting dressed in the morning much easier. One last thought, you get out of it what you put into it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

We are very happy with Pearson Elementary. My son has learned alot in his two years there. My one wish is that they would either do away with the standardized dress or that the entire GISD would have it. This is an issue for my son because his friends who go to other schools don't have them and he feels like he stands out and feels inferior about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Awesome school! I have had a 5th grader and kindergartner, worked with the teachers, special ed and administrators. All are very knowledgeable and compassionate. Everyone has been great to all of my foster kids and to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

Nita Pearson is a wonderful school with great teachers that commit to their students. My step son is in the Special Education and we are please with the hard work of the teachers. My step son is improving because Nita Pearson Elementary School presents a great curriculum in the Special Education area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

This is a great school except the faculity is rather rude. The children have many activities to participate in and great learning programs. Other than the faculity being unwilling to help parents and some teachers not being sensitive to the students feelings its a good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 85% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American82%
Asian88%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asian86%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted90%
Bilingual92%

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education14%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual92%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education45%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students63%
Female53%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education31%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual75%

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education55%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual32%
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%
Female97%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education20%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American58%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education0%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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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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 39% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 20% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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) 24%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • VICKI DEVANTIER
Fax number
  • (972) 463-7623

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5201 Nita Pearson Drive
Rowlett, TX 75088
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Phone: (972) 463-7568

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