Compare Asa E Low Jr Intermediate with Donna Shepard Academy

Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

When we compared Asa E Low Jr Intermediate, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, with Donna Shepard Academy, which is a part of MANSFIELD ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate’s regular student population is 746 with a 16.4 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Donna Shepard Academy is 944 students and a 16.3 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 85 in student achievement, 80 in school progress and 84 in closing performance gaps. It scored 85 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Donna Shepard Academy earned a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 80 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 76 in closing performance gaps and 79 overall in post-secondary readiness.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
B
Good
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85
Student Achievement
80
Student Progress
84
Closing Performance Gaps
85
Overall
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
C
Average
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80
Student Achievement
79
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
79
Overall
Distinction Designations

A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Distinction Designations for Asa E Low Jr Intermediate and Donna Shepard Academy are not applicable as neither one earned a recognition for outstanding achievement in seven categories.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
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Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Whites or Caucasians comprise the biggest group at Asa E Low Jr Intermediate. They make up for 37.40% of student population, followed by African Americans (28.02%), Hispanics (21.58%), Asians (6.43%), Two or More Races (5.50%) and Native Americans (0.54%).

The student population at Donna Shepard Academy is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 39.41%, followed by Hispanics (36.86%), African Americans (16.95%), Two or More Races (4.13%), Asians (2.33%) and Native Americans (0.32%).

Based on household incomes, the Asa E Low Jr Intermediate’s economically disadvantaged students is slightly lower at 40.62% compared to 49.05% at Donna Shepard Academy.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Asa E Low Jr Intermediate has 54 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 7.24% of student population. Donna Shepard Academy has significantly more ELLs at 161 or about 17.06% of student population.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate’s bilingual students comprise 7.10%, gifted and talented students, 10.32%, while 14.21% are in the special education program. Donna Shepard Academy bilingual students comprise 19.07%, gifted and talented students, 7.52%, and 14.09% are in the special education program.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063

Racial/Ethnic Groups

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Total Students 746
African American 28.02% (209 students)
Hispanic 21.58% (161 students)
White 37.40% (279 students)
Asian 6.43% (48 students)
Native American 0.54% (4 students)
Two or More Races 5.50% (41 students)
Total Students 100.00% (746 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 40.62% (303 students)
Limited English Proficiency 7.24% (54 students)
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Total Students 944
African American 16.95% (160 students)
Hispanic 36.86% (348 students)
White 39.41% (372 students)
Asian 2.33% (22 students)
Native American 0.32% (3 students)
Two or More Races 4.13% (39 students)
Total Students 100.00% (944 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 49.05% (463 students)
Limited English Proficiency 17.06% (161 students)

Program

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Bilingual 7.10% (53 students)
Gifted & Talented 10.32% (77 students)
Special Education 14.21% (106 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 2.20% (16 students)
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Bilingual 19.07% (180 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.52% (71 students)
Special Education 14.09% (133 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.73% (16 students)
Staff Profile

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate's 45 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 10 years with individual teaching experience averaging 14.7 years. Teachers at Donna Shepard Academy, numbering 58 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.9 years.

Of its teaching staff, Asa E Low Jr Intermediate no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has nine teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 23 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, seven teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while six teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher. Donna Shepard Academy has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has ten teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 13 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 22 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 12 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Asa E Low Jr Intermediate there are 41 female teachers and four male teachers. Of its teaching staff, eight special education teachers are being assisted by five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and six more working as school support staff.

At Donna Shepard Academy there are 48 female teachers and nine male teachers. Of its teaching staff, ten special education teachers are being assisted by ten teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063

Experience

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Over 30 years 0.00% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 20.04% (9 teachers)
10 - 20 years 51.54% (23 teachers)
6 - 10 years 14.76% (7 teachers)
1- 5 years 13.66% (6 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 0.00% (0 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 14.7 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 10 yrs
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Over 30 years 1.72% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 17.07% (10 teachers)
10 - 20 years 22.59% (13 teachers)
6 - 10 years 37.41% (22 teachers)
1- 5 years 21.21% (12 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 0.00% (0 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 11.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.4 yrs

Teacher Type

Asa E Low Jr Intermediate
1526 N WALNUT CREEK DR, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Female Teachers 90.97% (41 teachers)
Male Teachers 9.03% (4 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 6
Edu Aids 5
Special Education 7
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Female Teachers 83.28% (48 teachers)
Male Teachers 16.72% (10 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 5
Edu Aids 10
Special Education 10
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