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Dixie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 605 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2013

The entire staff, with the exception of a few good teachers, are failing our children at Dixie Elementary. The school is agenda driven, unorganized and filled with teachers who were former "D+" students when they attended school. Outrageous. The Principal as of this year should tender her resignation and allow for a more experienced and firm principal to take over. This is what happens when the teachers and the principals alike have an overwhelming sense of job security. Someone please hold them to a higher standard. These kids are our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

i think my child leaned alot and loved her teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

This school needs all new staff. No one at this school cares for the well being of the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Dixie Elementary is a GREAT school. Mrs. Ward really has it going on. And Mrs. Alderete is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This is my grandson's second year at Dixie. Class size ratio is good; having come from Northern California where normal class size is 34 to 1. His first teacher retired and thank God she did. I was not impressed with her overall skills. His second teacher was great. What a remarkable difference I saw in him. Physical education/exercise is very important. Children need the physical and mental stimulation. PTA appears to be 'Stepford Wives Club.' Limited information is sent home and functionality of the 'PTA' appears to be on a 'need to know' basis! What does the PTA really do to benefit the students and/or parents??????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

The schools academic programs are great. And thier music programs are excellent too. But I really do think that they need extra curricular activities and more parents involvement in thier school. And I do think that p.E. Is very important in a childs live because they do need some kind of excersie in thier lives too and by doing that it will help the child keep fit . Thank,you mrs.Dmairi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

My son has attended Dixie for six years straight, and I think that the students there need a better principal as well as a new teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is my daughter's first year at school. She does not seem to be getting the attention she should receive from her teacher. There have been days when she comes with a paper from the teacher saying she did not listen. When I give her just a few minutes and explain to her she does not seem to have a problem with the work at all. I feel that if she is having a hard time. The teacher needs to inform me personally. So we can figure out what steps need to be taken in the best interst of my daughter.
—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.

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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

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 Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education0%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male56%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education14%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education56%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education89%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingual92%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual81%

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
Bilingual81%

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual100%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingual45%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 52%
Black 32% 13%
White 14% 29%
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) 30%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JOANNE SAUL
Fax number
  • (903) 262-2041

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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213 Patton Lane
Tyler, TX 75704
Phone: (903) 262-2040

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