School Details

Tarver Elementary School

7949 Stonehollow Dr, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 215-3800
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 540 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
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74%
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69%
84%
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79%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
72%
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75%
68%
75%
76%
72%
74%
72%
71%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
82%
77%
89%
84%
75%
87%
82%
77%
80%
71%
73%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tarver Elementary School is a public elementary school in Temple. The principal of Tarver Elementary School is LOIS KNOX and can be contacted at lois.knox@bisd.net. 540 students attend Tarver Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Tarver Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 540 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tarver Elementary School is 17:1. Joe M Pirtle Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 55%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 31% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Asian 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 50%
Limited English proficiency 3% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 43% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Great experience at this school! The principal was so amazing but she is retiring and will be replaced this year... so I don't know anything about the new leadership in the upcoming year. We hope the assistant principal isn't there... she doesn't seem to like her job and tends to be very unforgiving of the kids when they make mistakes. The music and PE teachers are so wonderful and the kids get plenty of positive reinforcement from the enrichment classes! It would be nice if the kids could change teachers and classrooms each year like other schools. Here They stay in the same class with the same teacher for 2 years at a time. Thankfully the teachers are awesome so its not too bad. Over all a great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I presently have my child enrolled in kindergarten here. I have been very impressed with our experience here. I regularly communicate with her teacher via email as well as at parent night's and that allows us to work as a team in our child's education. They have an accelerated reader program here as well as a reading log program which has assisted our child greatly in her skills. We have found a steady improvement in her grades (or ratings for this grade level) through the year. As far as the principal you can see her everywhere. Each morning she is out in front of the school helping get the kids inside safely. You can see her rain or shine opening car doors with a group of student assistants and greeting both student and parents. She has also been available on parent nights to visit with. We also receive regular school updates on what major fundraisers are going on in the classroom or as a school. Tarver also celebrates the success of their students in many ways. It's been a very positive experience.

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