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Main Street Intermediate School

Public | 4-5 | 453 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2014

Main Street Intermediate is a great school! The staff and principals keep the students eager to learn. When my children are struggling they make sure the parents are aware and discuss a plan to help, for school and home. I absolutely love how involved Mr. Motal, and Mr. Crow the principals are by planning fun creative events to reward the students throughout the year. This is a great way for the students to obtain a relationship with the principals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

IF YOU CAN HELP IT, DO NOT USE THIS SCHOOL! My son has been in Taylor schools since kindergarten. Up until he transferred to TH Johnson I was pleased with the school system. He has autism and ADHD. The teachers couldn't care less. Both the teacher and the administrator walked out of his annual meeting while we were trying to discuss plans for his academia because they had more important things to do. I have had the bare minimum of communication between teachers and parents. The lack of responsibility in the staff and teachers actually caused me to change his medication so that the nurse would not have to administer it to him. He only received his meds half of the time during half of the first semester. When I asked them about it, they said it was because he just couldn't remember to come in at his medication time. My son is constantly complaining of the noise level in the classroom, and they have no accommodations to put him in a quieter place. I think until this year my son has been blessed with phenomenal staff and teachers. I am considering putting him into the local private school for the protection of his continued education. His grades dropped from A's to C's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

We recently moved to Taylor in the fall and I am very pleased with the teaching staff and administrators I have met. My child is dyslexic and I had no problems getting him the services he needed. The communications between the teachers and parents is very good. I am impressed with the education standards which they hold so high. TH Johnson is a very good school.
—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 85% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant86%
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

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education55%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education38%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students57%
Female72%
Male45%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education42%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual53%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education63%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual51%

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male62%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual31%
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 "Recognized".

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 66% 52%
White 23% 29%
Black 8% 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) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • TRAVIS MOTAL
Fax number
  • (512) 365-8533

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3101 North Main Street
Taylor, TX 76574
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