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T F Birmingham Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 531 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

We moved recently moved to Wylie and my daughter is doing better in school than she has done in a while. Teachers are nice and school does cool activtys for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Teachers really care about their students. Students take a lot of pride in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Is the best school. The teachers are wonderful, they really teach children, and The latinos children feel so good. I'm glad to have my children and this school.They really teach. A+++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

We have had a wonderful experience at Birmingham. The teachers and administration are very caring and want the best for the cildren.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

I have seen a big difference in this school since the new principal took over. She is doing a wonderful job getting the school back in order. We had a wonderful first grade teacher but am a little disappointed with the second grade teacher. They really encourage parent invovlement and that is great. I would recommend this school in Wylie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I think this school is lacking in academics. After moving my 1st and 2nd grader to a new school. I found they were very far behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

This school focuses on the students. The morning assembly gets the students motivated for the day and sets an enviroment for learning and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

My youngest started kindergarden in 2001 at Birmingham. we moved out of state for the school year 04-05 and She missed birmingham. When she started they made her feel part of the school. She felt connected. If there was a problem I was called. Her teachers made her feel important and special. She missed this at her new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

My daughter has atteneded Birmingham since she was in Kindergarten and she is now in the second grade. She has enjoyed going to school every day, and loves her teachers. They have a morning assembly every day before school. They sing, praise the children as a group and individually, and its a fun way to start the morning. Her teachers are all caring, and concerned with each of their students, and I highly recommend checking out this school for anyone moving to the Wylie area.
—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 89% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education69%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male91%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American67%
Asian71%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education60%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American56%
Asian86%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asian71%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 "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

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 58% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Black 15% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • SHERRY BETTS
Fax number
  • (972) 442-1215

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P O Box 490
Wylie, TX 75098
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