School Details

Moss Haven Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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TX00194

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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
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TX00194

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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
80%
77%
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88%
80%
77%
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73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
71%
90%
87%
74%
86%
77%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Richardson Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moss Haven Elementary School is a public middle school in Dallas. The principal of Moss Haven Elementary School is PHILIP HENDERSON, who can be contacted at philip.henderson@risd.org. 439 students attend Moss Haven Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 4% of the Moss Haven Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 439 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Moss Haven Elementary School is 13:1. Forest Meadow J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 28%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 22%
Hispanic 11% 40%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 58%
Limited English proficiency 4% 25%
Economically disadvantaged 38% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This is a great school. Parents care teachers care students are motivated. Lots of going the extra mile to make it the best environment possible. The two-star review is the funniest thing I have read in a while. It's "overrated" because parents are too involved and are trying to make it like a private school. How terrible! Oh and throw in some nonsense about race to make it seem edgy and legit. That's reprehensible. Stuff like that is why people don't trust internet reviews.

  • (5 months ago)

    Over rated. Teachers ok. Parental hovering at full speed. They wish it were a private school. Racial tensions.

  • (6 months ago)

    I can't imagine it gets much better than this. Caring teachers involved parents and the adorable farm.

  • (1 year ago)

    What a great school. We transferred in halfway thru the year and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The teachers are great at communicating with you.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school great staff fantastic parental involvement. My son is doing very well here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would also disagree with the opinion that it is not a good school for kids w/ learning differences. Our son is on the autism spectrum and so far (2nd year) both the in-house staff as traveling district therapists have been great. Exceeded expectations. Very involved parent involvemet too.

  • (3 years ago)

    I completely disagree with the review that states Moss Haven is not a good school for children with learning differences. My daughter has learning differences and her teachers the counselor and other staff have bent over backwards to accommodate her needs. We meet regularly to discuss her progress and I communicate with the teachers daily. Her reading skills have improved tenfold after discovering her differences and making appropriate accommodations. The school has a very close knit family feel - a throwback to when neighbors all watched out for each other's children. There is a huge sense of community at Moss Haven and within the neighborhoods that Moss Haven serves. Moss Haven is a loving environment where students thrive.

  • (4 years ago)

    Terrible school for students with learning issues. Not tolerant at all. Principle is an @ss for lack of a better term. Constantly finding faults with children instead of building up their self esteem. I will be moving from this neighborhood to find a better shool and district that can best fit my childs needs. Moss Haven is definetly not it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great School with oustanding parent participation. Nice teachers and plenty of activities within the community. Large amount of involvement and fundraising for the school with exemplary results.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not a great school for a child with learning differences especially with the blended classes. Great parent involvement though. Lots of teacher turnover.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school great staff fantastic parental involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    Unparalled parent involvement.. excellent teachers and amazing staff and leadership quality!!! We're lucky to have our son attend this wonderful little elementary school

  • (6 years ago)

    We love Moss Haven! It is an exceptional school in a wonderful neighborhood. I currently have 2 children that attend Moss Haven and I am so impressed with the way the teachers meet each child where they are and make sure they get the instruction they need...be it gifted or challenged. We enjoy the mulit-age classroom I see that it provides the children in the older grade a great opportunity to be leaders and help the younger students. All of our teachers are certified to teach Gifted & Talented students and they bring those teaching/learning atributes to all the students to give them the best experience possible. Our parent involvement at MHE is outstanding...we work hard to help out and have a lot of fun too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school and leadership. The teachers are excellent as well as the administrative staff. The kids are well maner and polite. We bought our house after visiting the school and we have not been dissapointed.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mosshaven Elementary is an extraordinary school in many ways. Academically it meets the needs of all its students be they gifted or challenged with great in-house programs in place so that all students can succeed. The sense of community within the school spreads across all socio-economic levels and the feeling of inclusion and protection of all students is something that is very special to Mosshaven. The PTA is exemplary in this school and supports the school both financialy and with volunteer hours and the school administration encourages parent involvement and is always open to all communication. My child has thrived academically at Mosshaven but I am most proud of the emphasis that is placed on being caring nurturing and responsible members of their community and teaching all students to be 'Good Citizens'.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our MHE experience has been incredible! Both my children have previously attended private schools and the quality of the teachers and curriculum at MHE is as strong or better. My children participate in accelerated math and reading programs as well as in the gifted and talented program (G/T). One great feature about Moss Haven is that their G/T program is taught onsight - students do not have to commute to attend and those same instructors (who are trained in G/T) teach their regular classes. This allows them participate in expanded learning whenever appropriate in all subjects with teachers who understand their needs. The PTA funds reading specialists to focus on students who need additional help so MHE supports students on both ends of the spectrum. With over $100 000 in annual support from the PTA MHE makes sure that ALL children get the education they need in a loving environment!

  • (7 years ago)

    Moss Haven Elementary is top notch. It is one of the finest elementary schools in Dallas public or private. We have two children and have experienced the private school world and Moss Haven far exceeds the expectations that we had when we moved our children into the school district. The teachers and the administrators know the students and not one single student is overlooked. It is a very warm nurturing environment. The parent involvement is fantastic. The amount of money the PTA raises each year is unheard of in a public school setting. The academic programs are super. Moss Haven is a wonderful place. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. You can search all over and I truly believe you will not find another school as great as Moss Haven.

  • (7 years ago)

    Moss Haven is truly a gem. Our kindergartener has thrived at this school. It has amazing parent involvement talented teachers and great leadership. Fundraising is on par with much wealthier schools in the Park Cities. If you have concerns about the school or you are considering private school please come and take a tour. You will find a warm close-knit community that celebrates academic achievement.

  • (9 years ago)

    A high level of parent involvement and a dedication to diversity and the worth of all children are the hallmarks of this suburban school host to immigrant children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Moss Haven has been a great school for our child and we look forward to our second child starting there this year. The parent involvement is very high through the PTA and new Dad's Club. The two grade together system (1 & 2 grade together then 3 & 4 grade together and then 5 & 6 grade together) has worked very well for our first child and we feel it will work well for our second child as well. The PTA is very strong in this school. Overall a greate school!

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