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Watauga Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 878 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2014

The school is a joke! They would rather fail kids then actually teach them or help them at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My grandson goes to school here and I think it is a wonderful school He really seems to like it


Posted February 18, 2010

I LOVE Watauga Elemnentary! My now graduated daughter attended Watauga and so does my son. We have always had such positive experiences there. There are so many extra cirricular activities for my son, from chess club to guitar club to cupstacking, and everything in between. The teachers are fabulous, from pre-K on up. I love the wonderful leadership provided by the principals. I feel that my children have thrived here at Watauga Elementary and am so grateful to the wonderful staff for that! I also love all the many oppurtunities afforded me as a parent volunteer. The PTA at Watauga is super! I have other family memebers that attend W.E., and they love it as much as we do! Thank you Watauga Elementary, for providing such a great school for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

My daughter attended this school and was not challenged at all. the teacher just let her do whatever because she was so far ahead and didn't worry about her. I felt that the year she went there was a wasted opportunity. She is now in a private school where she is being challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is a big disappointment! I have 2 kids that go to this school(not for much longer!) one in 1st grade and one in K. The PPCD program for special needs children is horrible! The school has a few really good teachers in the K level but 1st has left a lot to be desired. The principal is a very bad match for this school, she is cold and indifferent with the parents and kids a like. She does not support the teachers and will not work with the parents. When you have a special needs child having everyone work together is a must and Watauga Elementary just doesn't have it. They do not let the parents be involved in much of anything no matter what the grade. I am getting my kids out as soon as I can and so are a lot of other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

Terrible lack of leadership from principal, she does not back up teachers/staff. I actually moved my child from this school due to classroom problem that was not addressed by principal after numerous complaints by parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This is a poor example of a school. The principal just cares about the numbers. This school also discourages parent involvement. My son enjoys his teacher and his classmates but that is the only good thing I can say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

My son is in 1st grade and he loves going to this school and seems to be doing well even though the size of this school makes me very nervous. The only thing that bothers me about this school is the lack of teacher/school communication with parents. I really have no idea how my son is doing until report cards come out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Re:Jan. 2005- We have had the exact same problem with our son and he is now in fifth grade. He has been passed trough over and over. It is to the point that we are thinking about moving our kids out of this school. The teachers here are great, but I question the principals judgement about passing kids through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

Great school! Has come a long way since kids first began 2 years ago. Only problem with the school is they don't give parents more of an opportunity to be a part of the awards ceremonies, etc. I think if more parents were aware of these things, they would attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

My kids love this school! The teachers are very involved. It has really come around in the last two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

Great support available for students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

This is a substandard school. My son attended private school in kindergarten and is now in the first grade. He did poorly in kindergarten and is doing even worse in first grade. Last spring he was tested for special education services. The results showed he did not qualify for special educational services. Our son is now failing in 4 subjects. We were told if he attends summer school, he will be promoted to the 2nd grade. My husband and I had a conference about his lack of progress and how we can help him. I felt we received alot of lip service. What extracurricular activities? Does this school have any? Parent involvement is discouraged. The PTA meetings have been a waste of time. What does the PTA do? Seems like poor use of our money, we did join the PTA. I would avoid this sending my child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education38%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education70%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education55%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education29%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
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 Students70%
Female81%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education33%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingual79%

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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 Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asian83%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students84%
Female77%
Male89%
Black or African American67%
Asian83%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingual78%

Science

All Students81%
Female73%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual44%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 60% 52%
White 32% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 42%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 Speech and language therapist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JUSTIN VERCHER
Fax number
  • (817) 581-5425

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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5937 Whitley Road
Watauga, TX 76148
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Phone: (817) 547-2700

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