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Brown Primary School

Public | PK-2 | 464 students


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Posted April 25, 2013

Brown Primary. This is a horrible school! I cannot stress that enough! There is only one good teacher & they have an awesome counselor,but other than that, I don't think any child should be placed in this "school". VERY disappointed! Sarah Haskell
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Posted July 23, 2008

Very disappointed in the school. Did not give my child the love for learning schools should. Not easy to communicate with the staff on school issues.
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Posted May 15, 2008

We have moved to a few towns in the last 3 years due to my husband's job and Smitville was the only school my daughter got straight A's and was really happy. The teachers from PreK- Middle school were very good and nice. We are moving permanently back to central Texas this summer and choose the town of Smithville again because of the schools!
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Posted April 27, 2005

I feel that Brown has some of the best of the best teacher that Smithville has to offer. The teachers feel accountable for each of their students and encourage higher learning in every way. Great PE programs as well as an excellent Spanish teacher who brings in many of the bilingual arts, music and movements that is native to our Mexican heritage. Brown also encourages parent involvement in every aspect.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 5% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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P O Box 479
Smithville, TX 78957
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