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Wetmore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 744 students

 
 

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Posted July 1, 2014

Both of my children attended this school from K to 5th Grade. They loved every year at this school. I believe the score should be higher than a 7. This is a fantastic school with great teachers. They have a curriculum that will ensure that each and every child excels (also with the help of the parent). The PTA always made sure that each event was awesome. Both Principles (one retired) were very caring and involved. All of this has made the school what it is today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

I would never make my kids return to this school under and circumstance. My child was traumatized by something that happened in class, and rather then being helped by the staff, My 6 year old child was interrogated like a criminal. They held him without my knowledge and caused him even more mental anguish then the situation that had already occurred. The new principal proved his skills with children are not good at all. And they treated my son like the aggressor because of the statement of another child. Since then, DCFS has done a full investigation with all involved and ruled that the staff was wrong, that my child was the victim. And we have yet to even receive an apology for the pain they have caused my child and my family! No child is perfect, but to treat a child who has been wronged inside his school like a criminal is unjust and that's exactly what Wetmore elementary did to my child. If I could rate this school less then one star I would!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

Overall the teachers are wonderful. My child's 2nd grade teacher was not good and ended up being moved to 1st grade the next year. She is mean and should not be teaching elementary students. The PTA is weak and disorganized,horrible at recruiting. Both the Principles were wonderful (one retired).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

The best Elementary School on the entire north side. Should have a 10 for rating and 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

My son has been a student at Wetmore for 4 years. We have loved every teacher he has had and that teacher has brought something new & exciting out in my son. The administration is beyond professional and caring. They are amazing. I would reccommend Wetmore to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I am very impressed by all of the staff at Wetmore Elementary. This school has a very productive,caring environment for children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

Rated, exemplary, by TEA, Wetmore is fantastic! I need a different home, but I have not moved because I do not want to take my children out of this school. Mr. Morgan is a loving, involved, principal who inspires the children. Mine even say he's 'cool'. The teachers are caring, upbeat people. They are all well organized, and curriculum is consistent. There is a solid PTA, and a wonderful group of volunteer parents supporting the teaching staff. The teachers get along well, too. It feels like a family network when you are at the school. The teachers and admin staff are all very professional, in conduct and even in appearance. I agree that there should be more shade in the playground area. I think that is the only negative I can find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

This is an awesome with a great administrative staff! It is a pleasure to have my son in such a caring school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Excellent school with caring teachers and one of the best principals in the world! My daughter attended here Kinder and 1st grade, and it breaks my heart we have to move and she won't be able to attend next year...truly an outstanding school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

My son loves Wetmore, and all of his teachers. The school is very well organized, with friendly teachers and staff. Mr. Morgan, the principal is fantastic. He always made my son feel welcome as he passed him in the hallways. I feel that kind of atmosphere is very important. It allowed my son to excel, not only in academics, but self-confindence too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Our children love Wetmore and we could not be happier with the teachers and staff. Mr. Morgan is a wonderful principal who truly cares for his flock. My son has really blossomed and is ready for middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

Our son attended Wetmore for 3rd-5th grades. He had wonderful teachers who all worked with his strengths and allowed him to thrive. He has a mild learning disability. The teachers worked well with him and communication was good. overall school climate is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I absolutely adore this school and all the wonderful staff. The principle is really hands on and is always greeting the parents with a smile. The teachers are fabulous as well. I couldn't ask for a better schol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

Nice interior. Teaches seem to care. They stress academics, so that is always a good thing. The school needs more shade on the playground for those hot Texas days. Principal seems to show interest in the kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2005

WONDERFUL is the best description for Wetmore! Mr. Morgan, the Principle, is amazing! Lacking in Art classes but superb in every other aspect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

Overall, an excellent school! The Principal is fantastic! The teachers are wonderful when it comes to communication with the parents. Very active PTA.
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented94%
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 Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education70%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 77% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

All Students86%
Female83%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black or African American56%
Asian60%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education14%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education67%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education78%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African American44%
Asian57%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 53% 52%
White 34% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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