School Details

Fitzgerald Elementary School

5201 Creek Vly Dr, Arlington, TX 76018
(682) 867-5300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 624 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
70%
76%
50%
58%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
68%
74%
51%
60%
70%
74%
67%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
75%
76%
68%
72%
79%
62%
68%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
79%
77%
72%
77%
79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Arlington Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fitzgerald Elementary School is a public middle school in Arlington. The principal of Fitzgerald Elementary School is ROBERT COX, who can be contacted at rcox@aisd.net. 624 children attend Fitzgerald Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Fitzgerald Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 624 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 77% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fitzgerald Elementary School is 16:1. Barnett J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 38% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 23%
Asian 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Multiracial 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 68%
Limited English proficiency 27% 26%
Economically disadvantaged 61% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fitzgerald Elementary School has the capacity to be a very high quality school. There are many enrichment activities for the students to participate in such as Choir Club Orchestra Band Running Club Garden Club and Art Club which were not all available when my oldest child attended this school. The educators and administrative faculty care for the children and their education. The gifted/talented program was basically dismantled by AISD in 2002 and there appears to be few opportunities to challenge those who are high achievers. There is little incentive to remove those children who are a constant disruption in their classes and there is one teacher in particular who is verbally abusive and she is still on staff. The majority of the educators are top quality and I am quite satisfied with the school as long as I supplement my GT children's education at home.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of focus on reading skills in Kindergarten. My daughter absolutely loved her teacher and teachers aid. It was obvious how hard the staff at Fitz worked. Every time I visited the school the staff was always upbeat and friendly. This is an excellent school and I feel blessed my daughter was able to go to a school that truly cares about my child's education and development. Thank you Fitzgerald for a wonderful year!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am less than thrilled with my Fitz experience. The staff is totally unfriendly and unwelcoming. Perhaps I have not met the exceptions. No body does traffic duty/ Children have no safety monitors. Children come to lunch late and the lines move slow making children rush to eat. The staff needs training to put the children as a priority not a means to a paycheck!

  • (7 years ago)

    The staff at Fitz are not taking care of the problem kids in this school.It is not a verry safe environment.They need to work on getting a education for the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    My experience was kindergarten and first grade they were both good experiences for me and my child. Mrs Kasson 1st grade was an excellent teacher. Her room and activities seemed to help with kids learning info and coping skills. there does need to be better communication with parents. my child has two households and we were almost always out of the loop. school and teacher had my email and phone number but never received one. also in todays day and age a lot of the flyers they send out could be done via email and would save them a ton of money. parents would sing up and receive flyers of activities from the school for however many kids they had. more money kept in the school for other things. direct contact with parents via the internet. a few things would have to go snail mail. would love to see the improvements

  • (9 years ago)

    I really haven't cared for the pricipal at Fitz. I feel very uncomfortable in his presence.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 4 children in thi school and it has been excellent.All the teachers principal assistant principal care about this kids.The scores in this school(educational)are high.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is my son's first year(3rd grade) attending a public school and I was a bit skeptical at first. However his transition from the private sector has gone extremely well. His teacher is caring thoughtful and challenging. I'm very happy that he is attending this school and would advise others to view this school in the highest light.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have twin boys that started Pk-3 this year. I was scared at first they hadn't been in daycare but the teachers are awesome. They have been nothing but kind with my children. It's so far from what I have seen a good school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have been involved w/school for 9 yrs. Most teachers are good at teaching and caring for the children. However the teachers and school need to be more aware of problems w/ a child talk with child before contacting parent. Watch for trouble students. Help the picked on children do not ignore. This is the main problem with the school. Help those who parents do not.

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