School Details

Frank Guzick Elementary School

5000 Berridge Lane, Dallas, TX 75227
(972) 502-3900
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 762 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
62%
76%
55%
59%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
59%
74%
69%
59%
70%
67%
62%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
76%
59%
69%
79%
67%
61%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frank Guzick Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mesquite. The principal of Frank Guzick Elementary School is KIMBERLY ROBINSON, whose e-mail is krobins@dallasisd.org. 762 children attend Frank Guzick Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Frank Guzick Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 762 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Frank Guzick Elementary School is 16:1. Dallas Montessori Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 58% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 89%
Limited English proficiency 43% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a GREAT school! My children have attended Guzick for years and have thrived. The teachers are amazing they always go the extra mile. They really care about their students the extra activities they make available for our children is wonderful it keeps students involved and builds so much character. Thank you teachers & staff you the Davis family appreciates everything you do.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been at Frank Guzick since last school year. Coming from RISD to DISD there is a really big change. I was worried that she would fall behind being that DISD is a low performance district. Since being here she has started to be interested in sports. She played on the basketball team last year and will this year. She also cheerleader this year. The thing that makes the school a lot different for me is the parent participation. There is none. I believe if the parents get more involved We can make the school a better school for those who complain about what they dislike about Frank Guzick. IJS

  • (2 years ago)

    my kids has learned so much here i have two girls at the school the staff is beautiful i love them no kid left behinde....

  • (2 years ago)

    this is one of the worst elementary schools i've seen in DISD but DISD is one of the lowest performing districts in the state. The teachers counselors and principals are all to concerned about pushing a child through the system to avoid any negative marks on the shcool. What happened to REAL teachers and principals that showed interest in the CHILDS future and not their paycheck? i pray that the new superintendent reads what people say about the district so he can whip this district and all it's lazy employees into shape.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Guzick for 4 years now! She loves her school! First I want to say is I am a little disappointed to read the other reviews. I noticed some of them are older from 2007 2008 etc. I have had nothing but positive results from the full-time staff and administration. I think we as parents have to take an active interest in our childrens education. We can not expect the teachers to do ALL of the teaching for OUR children. I feel the children are always put FIRST. There is always extra concern for their safety. The School District needs to do more for our teachers. The reference to more for hispanics is no longer an issue! There should be more Hispanics participate in the PTO organization! All communication produced at the school goes out in English and Spanish! So there no lack of information! Parental involvement from ALL needs to improve to show our children they matter! I challenge any one with a negative review to tell the complete story of their part in the interaction at Frank Guzick! Meet me at the monthly PTO meeting!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think frank guzigh is the best school. My kid has been there for 6 years and hasn't had a problem yet.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just started going to Guzick this year since we moved back from Denton. He is already complaining that the school is boring. I feel he is not being challenged enough. In Denton he always came home telling me about his day and all the activities they have done. Meet the teacher night over there is the day before school starts and from the time he was in kindergarten to second the teachers had assigned their desks with their names on them and had a bag with lil goodies to take home. Also they had us take the school supplies that night so they can sort them in piles and have everything ready. Why cant DISD do that? When I first walked in there the halls were bare. No pictures no nothing. In Denton everything was decorated. My son will return to that district next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had a bitter sweet experience with Guzick since it opened their doors in 2006. I have 2 children who attend and I am not please in the slightest with their decline in progress. As parents we feel there is not enough focus on the creative development of our children to empower their minds to grow beyond the 'box'. DISD has failed our children miserably. The politics involved have been destructive and have ultimately affected the school's overall standard and performance. It is most unfortunate that my husband and I are heavily vexed by our experience and are now forced to make some very difficult and radical decisions with regard to our childrens' education. It is truly frightening...

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the work of the teachers with the students but I would like to see more communication with the hispanic community.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school could be better if the parents were more involved with their children. The children are learning from their first teacher and the behavior is very bad. Their second teacher must try to teach them manners etc. as well as academics. It makes it difficult. The parents are abusive therefore the children exhibit abusive behaviors toward their classmates and teachers. The school is trying several methods to curb the student behavior. It is still in a building stage so I will not be so harsh as to judge it without taking into consideration the problems that are no fault of the administration or the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school doesnt care about the students. the school lacks understanding caring and compassion.

  • (7 years ago)

    I like Half the teachers. I want to congragulate Ms. Chambers and her baby

  • (8 years ago)

    As a whole the school is good. The staff provides a secure environment for the children. The principal is very personable. The teachers are very nice and helpful. The teachers are very concerned with the children's welfare.

  • (8 years ago)

    I had a horrible experience at Guzick! Although the teachers were kind and very qualified; it seemed that they didn't have enough staff support to be successful. I spoke with my child's teachers regularly throughout the year but each time the principal became involved the situation went downhill fast. The principal never bothered to get the facts from the parents or teachers and it seemed her first instinct was to attack the teachers without reason. The students were out of control because the principal was consistently inconsistent in her discipline policies. To anyone who has other options Don't send your child to Frank Guzick!

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