School Details

Rowlett Elementary School

3315 Carla Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088
(972) 475-3380
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 629 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

94%
84%
79%
82%
75%
69%
94%
84%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
78%
72%
75%
76%
68%
72%
78%
72%
80%
77%
71%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
84%
77%
85%
80%
75%
88%
84%
77%
82%
79%
73%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rowlett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rowlett. The principal of Rowlett Elementary School is LISA ALEXANDER, whose e-mail is LMAlexan@garlandisd.net. 629 children attend Rowlett Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Rowlett Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 629 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 52% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rowlett Elementary School is 16:1. Katherine Stephens Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 21%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 61%
Limited English proficiency 27% 23%
Economically disadvantaged 36% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I absolutely love this school! When you walk in you get the sense that they love and care about the students. They have all kinds of great activities for the kids such as the Environmental Club Fall and Spring picnic Valentine Dance and much more. The teachers work with all students and have high expectations. Compared to other schools around they don't give a lot of homework and kids get a full 30 minutes of recess everyday! PTA is very involved and that just adds so much to a school. STAAR scores are awesome because teachers spend extra hours offering tutoring to kids that need it. Very friendly and fun school!

  • (1 year ago)

    The climate at Rowlett Elementary is friendly and professional. Ms. Alexander is a very fair and intelligent principal who strives to take EVERYONE'S needs into consideration from the students to the parents to the teachers the staff members and even the custodians. This is a very delicate balance and of course not every single person is going to be pleased 100% of the time but her decisions are based on logic and what she truly believes is best for the school as a whole. My children have attended this school since kindergarten and have received an excellent education. We are very pleased and would highly recommend the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I use to love this school mainly because of the welcoming atmosphere. As a matter of fact it was one of the reasons we bought our house in this neighborhood. Each year though there have been 'new rules' that seem like they push the parents away from the school instead of welcoming them into the school. This year we were told you can't even walk your child to class in the mornings. So it has become a school that I'll be happy when she finishes because I don't enjoy the unwelcoming atmosphere anymore.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school on all catagories! The school leadership (principal assistant principal school nurse teachers office staff and other employees) is exeptional! They discipline the children stress safety envolve parents in activities and recruit parent and grandparent volunteers.

  • (5 years ago)

    what happen to this school?? It has quickly gone downhill.

  • (5 years ago)

    They really love the kids there. My kids went there when they were in elementary and really had a great experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! The PTA is outstanding and is very involved. Rowlett Elem. offers many programs and activities that other schools do not Environmental Club movie nights all-school field trip 5th grade camp spring picnic Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance and Mother/Son BBQ to name a few. THe teachers do an excellent job of teaching with the resources they have for a 'regular' school. My daughter loves this school and her teachers! Can't say enough about this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I Love Rowlett Elementary more importantly my children love it. You can enter the school at anytime and never hear or see anything amiss. The teachers respect the children and make learning fun in return the children all love being at school learning. I have noticed two areas that could use improvement when the younger grades are out I do wish the aides would walk around and interact with children instead of sitting in a cluster to the point that they have no idea what is happening is several areas of the playground. Please get up!!! I also wish they had some acclerated classes and stop bussing other children in to conform to some so called 'makeup' of demographics! Parents in this neighborhood and immediate area should not have to worry about who is being bussed into our schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School! I have no idea why it has gotten some bad reviews. Every parent I talk to who sends their child to Rowlett Elem loves it. The teachers my child has had have been very good. I know a lot of the teachers even send their own children to the school. Their is also a lot of parent involvement at the school. My son loves it their and has grown tremendously while enrolled at Rolwlett Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very small percentate of teachers are well educated to treat students.... rest of them are not. I do not think they are qualified to teach the children. They do not have the way to encourage the kids who have lots of clip changes..

  • (7 years ago)

    You know a school is bad when the teachers have an attitude and do not care about the children as they should. Several students have left not only certain teacher's classes but also the school altogether. These people are unprofessional and immature. The immature nature of the way they do things is not acceptable.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very disappointed. School may be fine for the masses but if any learning difference is present forget it! Must go to private school or watch child fall further and further behind while school pretends no problem exist. May just not have the funding to take care of the kids that fall through the cracks kids who are very bright. What a shame.

  • (9 years ago)

    Do you want your children to learn this is the the school. The teachers really get involved with EVERY student not just a hand full and they communicate very well with the parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent teachers. Great music program. Art docent program provided by PTA. Large number of parent volunteers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teh academic programs were excellent with teacher supprot for learning challenged students form K through 5

  • (10 years ago)

    The PTA is extremly involved...the teachers are awesome and the staff is just wonderful. Both my kids have 'graduated' from Rowlett Elem...and they miss it so much....they have stopped by to say hello to previous teachers!

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful school! I have had several children attend this school and have one left! The teachers are wonderul and really understand the importance of the kids and their scholastics.

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Overall score

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