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About This School

Shady Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hurst. The principal of Shady Oaks Elementary School is Ms Darla Clark and can be contacted at 527 students attend Shady Oaks Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the Shady Oaks Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 527 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shady Oaks Elementary School is 15:1. Harrison Lane Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 10%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 46%
Limited English proficiency 40% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 50% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I heard wonderful things about this school and its teachers and could not wait for my children to attend. Now I can't wait for them to leave. There are teachers in this school that involve themselves in immoral acts with married parents of students and while what they do outside of the school is one thing that behavior still effects the student who is required to face that teacher at school especially when they bring it to the school. The PTA is just one big drama fest where nobody cares about the students and only about bullying by the so called seat holders. There is also adultery in the PTA and it is very sad that it is accepted by so many as normal. I for one do not want my children in such an environment nor do I want to be part of it as much as I want to be involved in the school with my children. I cannot wait to move my children out of this district.

  • (10 months ago)

    Our school has great teachers and staff. They are caring about students and safety as well as their learning. Would like to see more after school tutoring starting earlier in the year for those with problems understanding basic subjects.

  • (2 years ago)

    I initially was excited about having my child attend here. However after one 'incident' after another I have learned that this school isn't as great as what people say. After discussing the school and a transfer with my husband we spoke to some other parents that said they had removed their kids from Shady Oaks also. I have received 'anonymous' emails from parents accusing the administration of preferential treatment. I have heard my kid's teacher lose her patience and yell at the kids. The PTA is a joke. They are bullies. I honestly think the principal told me what she thinks I wanted to hear rather than be upfront about issues when we discussed my concerns. I have experienced my child being called 'chaos' from the teacher in front of the entire class and have watched as a biased colored dot tells me about how the teacher feels she has behaved. The 'behavior grading system' of red yellow and green dots is entirely arbitrary to her teacher.I am sure the school is great for some families. I just feel children deserve better and that it all begins with the school's administration and how they handle problems.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went there now my granddaughter goes there and I feel it's a highly rated school in our area staff is great. Other reasons also.

  • (7 years ago)

    Respect is the order of every day at Shady Oaks. The children respect themselves each other and authority. In the hallway classroom or cafeteria - wherever children congregate an adult is in charge. In this environ children thrive. Self actualization is permitted and tolerance for each child's abilities is routine. I know my child is gaining a wonderful education at Shady Oaks including important lessons in addition to the traditional 'three R's'. She's learning how to behave with Respect a valuable 'fourth R'.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this is a good school however it has not met my expectations. I was very happy that my child would be in a 'Core Knowledge' school however there seems to be a lack of interest from the administration of this school to actually make 'Core Knowledge' a priority. As far as parent involvement goes that is also lacking. Therefore you have a handful of parents who work very hard because the rest are pretty much absent from any volunteer opportunities. I am pleased with the teachers. They do an excellent job. They are very caring. In a nutshell my main concerns are in regard to the curriculum and lack of parental involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school in a nice district. Great teachers. Great student/teacher ratio. Very active parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    We moved to the school district towards the end of my son's Kindergarten year. We were concerned about how well he would adjust if he would feel welcome and how it would affect his schoolwork. I can't think of a better way to describe our experience at Shady Oaks Elementary than that we were welcomed into the school with open arms and it seems like he has been hugged ever since. The staff and teachers are loving and caring they are connected with the students and the parents and they try to understand the student as a person an individual rather than as a generalized figure. I saw a change in my son's entire demeanor after one week of school. He was confident happy and enthusiastic about learning. I was kept up-to-date on his progress and at conferences I could tell that the staff is dedicated to educational success.

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