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Central Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 492 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

This school is yet another one of DISD debacles. With Ena Meyers at the helm it truly is the worst school in the district. This principal cares nothing about the teachers or students. Who tells a teacher not that a children's sickness is nothing to call a parent about especially when the nurse is out for the day. Really? A parent doesn't need to know their child had a struggle breathing during the day? What a joke of a principal and so sad to have a turnover of so many good teachers because of her poor leadership. Take your child far away from this place,


Posted April 28, 2014

Our school is also clear about academics but also about having fun but we are there to prepare our kids for college and for the future want them to know that they can do what they set their minds to do it they just trying to do their best . Are saying is be more awesome. We love our kids are staffs and our teachers and parents are the best volunteers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This is a great school! My daughter was in private school until I decided to try out this school since it was free and right down the street. I wish I would have brought my children a lot sooner. The staff is great, friendly, and genuinely care about the students education. Ms. Meyers has done a great job of turning the school around for the better. Teachers offer tutoring regularly. They are open to parent ideas and involvement. They have great emergency lock down procedures in place. (I've seen them practice).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

The principal and vice principal are jerks! And only cares about the color of the kids shoes and if they are wearing a belt. Come on guys I thought school was about getting an education not what you wear. On the other hand the teachers are great and work their tails off to teach our kids. The school would be better if the staff would worry about what is important....EDUCATION!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

I think all of the Seagoville schoosl have come a long way. I have a child in Central Elementary and one that is int he Middle School. Central is a good school with caring teachers. The teachers in 4th and 5th grade have gone out of their way to make sure the students succeed with extra tutoring sessions after school, early morning and on Saturdays. The Principal, Mr. Salinas he really cares and wants the entire school to be a success. I think Seagoville has gotten a bad wrap and as long as the parents support the teachers and staff then the students will have respect and act as though they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

My sister attended Central Elementary (3rd-5th). Her experience from her Seagoville Elementary days (PreK-2nd) were like night and day. Teachers at Central expected the best from their students academically as well as behaviorally. School leadership is the way it should be. The entire school is community oriented as well. The school is still not receiving th TEA ratings to reflect the hard dedication of the students and staff. Our mother had no desire to send my sister to any other elementary school during her years at Central. Parent involvement can always be improved but parents were seen at the campus regularly.


Posted March 3, 2008

This school has some of the best teachers around. There has been one that was not so great but for the most part, great attitudes from the teachers and in particular the Assistant Principle. She is awesome and knows all of the kids, the kids in the school show her a great deal of respect and truly seem to feel that they can come to her about anything. She's stern but very fair, The Principle is also very highly regarded by the students, these people got it right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

My daughter has had alot of trouble this year, but her teacher Mrs. Garland has worked hard trying to find the problem. We have recently discovered that she has dyslexia. Mrs Garland is one of the best teachers around, she really cares about the children in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

Seagoville - a tough place to learn and a tough place to grow-up, learn and teach. Ill-mannered kids with no self-discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

The teachers at Central are Highly Qualifed. Children come first at Central. The staff spends many extra hours each week at school on their own planning and working on their classroom curriculm. Excellent and devoted Principal he believed all children can succeed.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 28, 2003

I feel that the teachers at Central Elementary are wonderful teachers. The over all discipline is good. The teachers seem to really care about the students. Any child that needs just a little bit of extra help teachers go out of their way to help him/her.


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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education77%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education71%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education38%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education42%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education55%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual77%
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 Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students48%
Female41%
Male54%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual52%

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual75%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual87%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual86%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 43% 52%
White 38% 29%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • ENA MEYERS
Fax number
  • (972) 749-6801

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902 Shady Lane
Seagoville, TX 75159
Phone: (972) 749-6800

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