School Details

Katherine Stephens Elementary School

3700 Cheyenne Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088
(972) 463-5790
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 576 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
80%
76%
62%
75%
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
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
77%
74%
54%
72%
70%
67%
77%
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
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
81%
76%
84%
84%
79%
81%
77%
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
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Katherine Stephens Elementary School is a public elementary school in Garland. The principal of Katherine Stephens Elementary School is RAMONA AGUILAR, whose e-mail is RMAguila@garlandisd.net. 576 students attend Katherine Stephens Elementary School and are mostly Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the Katherine Stephens Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 576 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 68% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Katherine Stephens Elementary School is 15:1. Rowlett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 52% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 21%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 17%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.02%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 61%
Limited English proficiency 30% 23%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We absolutely fell in love with this school my two daughters have attended for 3 great years and now my oldest is in middle school and our son is going for kindergarten looking forward to another great year here

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators are amazing and their participation in PTA events is incredible. There is a great sense of family there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Stephens elem.I have no complaints what so ever.I have 1 son that graduated and moved on to middle school.One currently in the 5th. One in the 2nd and also one in kindergarten and another that will be attending in a few years!

  • (7 years ago)

    My grand daughter attends Stephens. She loves all the teachers and principal. I volunteer and find it very rewarding. The school puts the children first and they really do care.

  • (7 years ago)

    LOve! this school! awesome faculty with excellent communication! Dr. Richey is an outstanding principal who truley cares for the children. I obviously recommend Stephens Elementary.....

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son is attending his second year at Stephens. We were very pleased with his Kindergarten year and all of the Kindergarten teachers. They worked as a team and made the school year exceptional. I was very impressed with how orderly the school runs. Students seem very disciplined and respectful. After school pickup is orderly also and school security is high. Parent involvement is very low; however PTA puts forth a noble effort to attract parental involvement and communicate activities. The playground is lacking but the PTA is raising funds to add new equipment. High educational standards and friendly staff. We've been very pleased with Stephens Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    Stephens is a good school. My child has a wonderful K5 teacher and she is excited about teaching. He loves to go to school everyday. I think that the PTA at this school is good but I think there needs to be more parent involvement so the school gets what it needs. I think the communication at this school is good.

  • (10 years ago)

    Stephens is a good school for my children to attend. The teacher's aim for the highest success possible for the children. There is low involvement of parents at this school. For the 2005 school year teachers had to take PTA board positions so they could be filled.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have enjoyed the school the teachers have been very good and they seem to geninuely care about the kids which is hard to find sometimes. All the way to the safety of the children they really try to make sure that the children are attended to for the specific grades. I really like the way they dismiss the kids by grade levels and by riders or walkers this avoids the massive rush that you usually see at the schools when the school bell rings.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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