School Details

W A Porter Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

91%
82%
76%
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77%
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
  • Birdville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
78%
74%
94%
74%
70%
85%
76%
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
  • Birdville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
76%
96%
83%
79%
86%
80%
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
  • Birdville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

W A Porter Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Richland Hills. The principal of W A Porter Elementary School is Mr. Greg Bicknell, who can be contacted at Greg.Bicknell@BirdvilleSchools.net. 472 children attend W A Porter Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the W A Porter Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 472 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 15% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at W A Porter Elementary School is 16:1. Walker Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 45%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 14% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 56%
Limited English proficiency 3% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    W. A. Porter is an amazing school. Mr. Bicknell is a fantastic principal. My daughters are in second and fourth grade and have had the most amazing teachers every year. I am so glad I decided to send my girls to this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 children currently attending this school. We moved here from out of state and were planning on buying in a different area but ended up at Porter. It was the best thing that could have happened to us. Our kids are thriving because of the excellent administration teachers and parents at this school. I look forward to the future both at Porter and in Birdville ISD because it seems like a district that has their priorities right and will continue to grow in the right direction.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been invovlded with Porter for the last 7 years. It has been a great experience. I have recently moved and bought a house so my remaining children could be a part of the Panther experience. Great job teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    My oldest attended K - 5. My middle son is entering 3rd and my daughter is entering Kindergarten. Great school. Great teachers. Been very fortunate.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our daughter has attended for 4 years and our sons start next year. Porter is such a great school with wonderful caring teachers and very involved parents. Great academics music art computer and physical education. I recommended it highly in fact we are moving but are searching for houses in the same school boundary so that we do not have to leave Porter.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughter attended kindergarten at this school and it was great! Ms. Clifford was her teacher and she was very conscientious about her learning and well-being. The school offered quality before/after school programming as well. My husband and I are very picky and having nothing bad to say about our experience there.

  • (10 years ago)

    Porter is a very good school. There is a lot of parental involvement. The teachers are top notch.

  • (10 years ago)

    W A Porter Elementry is an excellent school. The teachers and principals are caring and put the children first. They have an excellent music program and they are a Blue Ribbon school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Porter has turned out to be a better experience than planned. My daughter attended an academically driven private school last year and I had my doubts. My only complaint is that there isn t structured foreign language classes; otherwise the teachers are wonderful and the parents are extremely involved in their children s education. If private school isn t an option Porter would be the next best thing.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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