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Oak Meadow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 502 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 8, 2014

We adore this school! Kids are happy, thriving and truly demonstrate respect and leadership. The principal connects monthly with parents during coffee chats on important topics. There is a healthy attitude towards state tests that reduces anxiety among staff and kids. The focus is clearly on learning and meeting the needs of every child. The Gifted/Talented program has been a great fit and also hosts a MIndfest team event for the entire school. PTA is active and welcoming and funds a wonderful art teacher and a garden program. The bilingual preschool and integrated sign language magnet school make it a very unique campus. (Sign club is very popular with all the students and their performances will move you to tears!) Enrollment is much smaller than other area schools, making it a close-knit, peaceful campus with nicely balanced diversity (ethnic, economic, religion). The music program is getting stronger thanks to an energetic new teacher. We have been very happy with all our teachers--they all communicate well in different styles (text, email, notes). The campus is well equipped with smart boards, computers, tablets, etc. We will be sad to leave this very special school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

My daughter has attened OME school since Kindergarden, and I must say, this is one of the best schools! They are extremely Parent Teacher oriented, and involve the students in whatever they can! This is like a private school with the exception of teaching the Word. - OME shows leadership and other schools should attempt to be more like them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

My daughter attends to this school, this is her first year and I love it, out of all the schools around the area this is my favorite one, the teachers are so nice and they dedicate their time to the students, she has learned so much and she is just in P-K
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

I currently have 1 child in this school and so far have been very pleased. I love how they great every kid @ the door and know 99% of all names. It's very "family" oriented, so far everyone seems very involved and caring and all are focused on learning which reflect in test scores. Some PTA members are very "Blah" and monotone. I love how kids art work is displayed for all to see. Sign language is huge there and I appreciate that as well. Seems very safe as well. I wish there were more technology used there. (Texting teachers, more emails, video etc) Overall I am happy I picked Oak Meadow over where she was "suppose" to go and even over school located Huebner which never called me back to set up an appointment to walk the school. Oak Meadow allows me to sleep at night that my child is in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

I have had two children in this school, and I have been very pleased. They are both in the GT classes and have found it to be challenging and rewarding. The school has been very responsive when my children had difficulties related to family issues. The sign-language classes are particularly good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

when is graduation for the 5th gragers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

My son entered kindergarten at this school and I was extremely disappointed. I had heard good things about this school and had researched it before he started. However, what I read and what I found personally were extremely disjointed. The teacher was more concerned with whether my son would behave in class than what he was going to be learning. I also found the office staff to be very unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

The teachers and staff are wonderful, very caring and concern about the children. Specially Ms. White. She's the Special Education Teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

Good reading program, but trying to deal with administration outside of the teacher is very frustrating. Communication, coordination is bad and there is no follow through. This is a good school if your child does not require assisstance outside of the classroom. If your child requires additional help, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

Great Staff! Have been great help in kid's eduaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Our child has been at the school since first grade because his school was capped, and we were a little concerned at first, not knowing how Oak Meadow was going to measure up. We cannot say enough positive things about the school and the staff/teachers. Our boy absolutely loves going to school, and he looks forward to the start of the school year. All his teachers have been superb and caring, looking after his needs as if he is the only kid in the class. We hope that he can stay at Oak Meadow until he is ready to move on to the sixth grade. The KIN after school program at the school is also great, and it makes us feel great to know that he is well taken care of until I can get off work to pick him up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

Great School! The strentgth of this active school is active parent involvement. The teachers are excellent, as well as the administrative staff. The Gifted and Talented teacher is superb, and the kids love 'GT' day because of her. There are many after school organizations for the older kids (including strings, student council, drama, teacher-helpers, buddies with younger kids), and lots of fun days for all kids (including bike rodeo, fiesta parade, Chinese parade, book caf , county fair, book fairs, carnival, sock hop, talent show). Fifth graders have a full schedule of graduating events. Again, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Oak Meadow Elementary is an exceptionally well run school which provides a terrific environment for learning. The teachers and staff are very dedicated and highly skilled, creating an atmosphere of community, respect, and learning adventure. The level of parental involvement is the highest I've seen in my forty plus years. In short, all aspects of the educational experience at Oak Meadow are very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is my childs first year at this school. The time that the teachers and staff have spent with him is like the best care that he has recieved any where. They care about him and all the children that go to this school. He wish he could stay with me longer, but he will be leaving soon to be with his mother. I can only hope that he will be given the best care like he has been given here. I wish to thank his teacher Ms. Bolint and Cindy for all there help. I have had a great time working with you both. I hope that all the time we have spent with him will not go to waste. Thank you.
—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.

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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 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

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education89%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not 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%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education89%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
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%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female88%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education64%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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
Hispanic 55% 52%
White 37% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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