Compare Donna Shepard Academy with Della Icenhower Intermediate

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.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average middle schools: Donna Shepard Academy and Della Icenhower Intermediate. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the MANSFIELD ISD.

Donna Shepard Academy’s regular student population is 944 with a 16.3 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Della Icenhower Intermediate is 861 students and a 15.8 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

Donna Shepard Academy was accorded a State accountability rating of C (70-79) 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 80 in student achievement, 79 in school progress and 76 in closing performance gaps. It scored 79 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, Della Icenhower Intermediate also earned a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 75 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 80 in closing performance gaps and 79 overall in post-secondary readiness.

Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
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
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
C
Average
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75
Student Achievement
79
Student Progress
80
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.

Della Icenhower Intermediate's one out of seven distinction is in Mathematics. Donna Shepard Academy has no distinction.

Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
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1/7
Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
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 Donna Shepard Academy. They make up for 39.41% of student population, followed by Hispanics (36.86%), African Americans (16.95%), Two or More Races (4.13%), Asians (2.33%) and Native Americans (0.32%).

The student population at Della Icenhower Intermediate is also predominantly by African Americans at 44.60%, followed by Hispanics (26.36%), Asians (14.75%), Whites or Caucasians (9.52%), Two or More Races (4.07%) and Native Americans (0.35%).

Based on household incomes, the Donna Shepard Academy’s economically disadvantaged students is slightly lower at 49.05% compared to 56.10% at Della Icenhower Intermediate.

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, Donna Shepard Academy has a significantly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 17.06% of its student population compared to 14.05% at Della Icenhower Intermediate.

Donna Shepard Academy’s bilingual students comprise 19.07%, gifted and talented students, 7.52%, while 14.09% are in the special education program. Della Icenhower Intermediate bilingual students comprise 14.05%, gifted and talented students, 6.27%, and 12.08% are in the special education program.

Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002

Racial/Ethnic Groups

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)
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
Total Students 861
African American 44.60% (384 students)
Hispanic 26.36% (227 students)
White 9.52% (82 students)
Asian 14.75% (127 students)
Native American 0.35% (3 students)
Two or More Races 4.07% (35 students)
Total Students 100.00% (861 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 56.10% (483 students)
Limited English Proficiency 14.05% (121 students)

Program

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)
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
Bilingual 14.05% (121 students)
Gifted & Talented 6.27% (54 students)
Special Education 12.08% (104 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.84% (16 students)
Staff Profile

Donna Shepard Academy's 58 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.9 years. Teachers at Della Icenhower Intermediate, numbering 54 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 6.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.1 years.

Of its teaching staff, 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. Della Icenhower Intermediate no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 13 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 17 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including two beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. 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.

At Della Icenhower Intermediate there are 44 female teachers and nine male teachers. Of its teaching staff, eight special education teachers are being assisted by two teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

Donna Shepard Academy
1280 FM 1187, MANSFIELD, TX, 76063
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002

Experience

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
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
Over 30 years 0.00% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 9.16% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 32.42% (18 teachers)
6 - 10 years 23.08% (13 teachers)
1- 5 years 31.87% (17 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 3.66% (2 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.1 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 6.6 yrs

Teacher Type

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
Della Icenhower Intermediate
8100 WEBB FERRELL RD, ARLINGTON, TX, 76002
Female Teachers 82.23% (45 teachers)
Male Teachers 17.95% (10 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 4
Edu Aids 2
Special Education 7
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