School Details

Gentry Elementary School

1901 Twin Oaks Dr, Mesquite, TX 75181
(972) 290-4140
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 765 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
72%
76%
74%
66%
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
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
69%
74%
85%
69%
70%
86%
70%
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
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
74%
76%
92%
78%
79%
79%
71%
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
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
78%
77%
97%
84%
79%

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
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gentry Elementary School is a public middle school in Mesquite. The principal of Gentry Elementary School is JENNIFER HAMMETT and can be contacted at jhammett@mesquiteisd.org. 765 students attend Gentry Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the Gentry Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 765 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 60% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gentry Elementary School is 17:1. Berry Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 54% 53%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 71%
Limited English proficiency 29% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I pulled my daughter from this school after going 2 years and every time I turned around I worried for her safety. It's really changed ( The teachers are great the students aren't. Not to mention the numerous principle changes.

  • (2 years ago)

    Gentry Elem. This school has deteriated over the past few years with multiple Principle changes...i am sure there are some good teachers but the bad ones give everyone else a bad name. The teachers have no patience with the kids and the traffic is horrible dropping or picking up your child up/off; plan to get there 30 minutes early in the morning or evening as there is only one small driveway in or out. i would have given this school at least 4 stars in the past but not anymore.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have 2 kids at Gentry and they both love it. There is a good cultural mix and the staff is terrific. Unfortunately the Principal is leaving this year but we expect there will be someone of the same quality to fill the position.

  • (8 years ago)

    Gentry is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. The quality of the academics has improved tremendously since the late 90's. I like the way they operate the point system. Keep up the good work! Demples

  • (9 years ago)

    The support of the administration at this school is exemplary!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the most amazing school that my children have attended. The teachers are caring and very attentive. I have a child with ADHD and dyslexia and these teacher have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The principal is wonderful and very attentive to any concerns that you may have as a parent. I would recommend it over and over and over. Wonderful school for anyone that has a child with special needs or a high quality education.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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