School Details

L A Gililland Elementary School

701 Waggoman Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131
(817) 232-0331
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 625 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
81%
79%
78%
62%
69%
82%
81%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Eagle Mount-Saginaw Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
73%
72%
62%
57%
68%
70%
73%
72%
57%
68%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Eagle Mount-Saginaw Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
83%
77%
73%
74%
75%
82%
83%
77%
80%
74%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Eagle Mount-Saginaw Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

L A Gililland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Blue Mound. The principal of L A Gililland Elementary School is Mrs Belia Thompson and can be contacted at bthompson@ems-isd.net. 625 children attend L A Gililland Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 27% of the L A Gililland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 625 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 70% are paying reduced lunch prices.The class size at L A Gililland Elementary School is 19, and the student to teacher ratio is 14:1. Northbrook Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 31%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 53%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 32%
Limited English proficiency 27% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 56% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is AWESOME and the teachers are excellents! Mrs. Bella Thompson is very professional and attentive with the parents and us students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had my children in 3 elementary schools in the EMS-ISD school district and Gililland far exceeds my expectations compared to the other two elementary schools. We love my two daughter's teachers and have enjoyed the activities that the school has provided. The principal helped me to solve several problems and acted promptly to clear matters. Compared to the other elementary schools the teachers and the administrators all care very much about the children and make it a great academic place to be.

  • (6 years ago)

    Gililland is a GREAT place for children and families alike. I have had 3 children attend Gililland and all my children have excelled academically due to an above average staff and innovative teaching techniques. There is VERY little parent involvement which is difficult at times but the SUPER-involved staff picks up where the parents leave off. The discipline could be a bit more consistent...but it seems as though it is getting better with time. Gililland is very diverse and community centered and is an asset to any child s elementary school experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    This was a wonderful school! My niece went to Gililland and she thrived even with a disability. My son went there for Kindergarten and he had the most wonderful teacher. I was very impressed with the involvement the parents were able to have in this school. GREAT SCHOOL!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have done very well at Gililland and I am impressed by its overall quality. The principal has been a great help to us and some of my neighbor's kids as well. My children's teachers have been great too.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has enjoyed her teachers each year. She has learned far more at Gililland than her previous school. Parents and teachers are very supportive. The principal is lacking in support for teachers in regards to behavior problems and has very limited participation in school activities. You will rarely see her walking around campus or interacting with students. She seems to be trying to run the school like a middle school instead of the elementary school it is.

  • (8 years ago)

    Gililland is a very diverse school and this makes for a wonderful learning environment. The staff is friendly and really put 100% into helping the kids. Parents are really involved there too.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a first grader at LA Gililland. The quality of academics is excellent. His teacher and the rest of the staff work really hard to ensure student success.

  • (9 years ago)

    All of my children have attended this school.Two are still enrolled at this school.I would have to say the leadership at the school is not as great as it should be. They do have some good teachers but due to some of the recent bad behavior problems they are having and unable to keep under control at times I will be moving my youngest one to another elementary school next fall. My other child is in her last year thank goodness.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall I think this school is good. The teachers are wonderful. My son is in the fifth grade and he rarely has homework. Which is hard for me to believe. The classes are larger than I expected for such a small school.

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