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Smithville Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 392 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $95,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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Posted March 5, 2011

S.E.S has been very welcoming to my children after moving here from California.We have been here two years now,and my kids are thriving.I love the teachers and the friendly staff.My kids have never been happier!Very good communucation,and exactly why I moved to a small town!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

'This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our fifth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. It took numerous meetings with teachers and the principal to request a gifted and talented curriculum. The end result was that the teacher resisted these requests and the principle deferred the accelerated teaching to a computer program. Also disappointing was the lack of respect that the teachers have for a gifted child. I found only minimal parental involvement and in fact feel that the parents input is not welcomed on this campus. I can recommend it only in contrast to Bastrop schools.'
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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 85% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male64%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students78%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education8%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education0%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted59%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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
White 59% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Black 8% 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 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • G ROGERS
Fax number
  • (512) 237-5614

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Smithville, TX 78957
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