Willow Springs Middle

Summary:

Willow Springs Middle is a highly-rated public middle school serving grades 7-8 in Lucas, Texas, part of the Lovejoy Independent School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 968 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Willow Springs Middle consistently outperforms state and district averages on STAAR tests, with 92% proficiency in 7th grade reading, 94% in 8th grade reading, 91% in 8th grade math, and 100% in Algebra I - significantly higher than the state averages. The school also has a diverse student population, with 72.22% White, 13.01% Asian, 6.64% Hispanic, and 3.12% African American students. Willow Springs Middle excels across various student subgroups, ranking among the top schools in Texas for female, male, and minority students, as well as English Language Learners and special education students.

With a 0.0% dropout rate and high spending per student ranging from $9,468 to $10,629, Willow Springs Middle has consistently been ranked among the top middle schools in Texas, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past decade. This level of sustained excellence, diverse student population, and exceptional subgroup performance make Willow Springs Middle a standout institution, especially when compared to nearby schools like Raymond B Cooper J H, Armstrong Middle, and Bowman Middle.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1101 W Lucas Rd
       Lucas, TX  75002


(469) 742-8500

District: Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,468 Help


Students who attend Willow Springs Middle usually attend:

High:    Lovejoy High School

Feeder schools for Willow Springs Middle:

Elementary:    Joe V Hart Elementary
    Robert L Puster Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  738

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.2%
Asian:
13.0%
Hispanic:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.3% Help


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Compare Details Willow Springs Middle ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.74. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.2%), Asian (13%), Hispanic (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Willow Springs Middle is 15.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Willow Springs Middle is $9,468.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Willow Springs Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Willow Springs Middle 26th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Willow Springs Middle in the ranking list.)

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Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd) 3rd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Willow Springs Middle

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Rank History for all students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 86.49 38th 1684 97.7%
2008 85.07 58th 1718 96.6%
2009 87.05 8th 1763 99.5%
2010 84.04 31st 1803 98.3%
2011 83.47 46th 1895 97.6%
2012 92.52 24th 1951 98.8%
2013 92.02 25th 1973 98.7%
2014 91.72 40th 1987 98.0%
2015 93.27 13th 2043 99.4%
2016 92.57 13th 1987 99.3%
2017 99.19 10th 2027 99.5%
2018 98.66 15th 2080 99.3%
2019 98.18 24th 2193 98.9%
2021 98.14 23rd 2252 99.0%
2022 98.35 20th 2254 99.1%
2023 97.74 26th 2330 98.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.22 11th 720 98.5%
2019 83.14 67th 753 91.1%
2021 93.57 15th 743 98.0%
2022 91.98 26th 813 96.8%
2023 95.34 6th 817 99.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.40 239th 1592 85.0%
2022 57.83 472nd 1643 71.3%
2023 96.14 34th 1720 98.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.43 3rd 1597 99.8%
2019 99.30 5th 1626 99.7%
2021 91.37 46th 1712 97.3%
2022 98.20 13th 1757 99.3%
2023 99.98 5th 1815 99.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.03 63rd 2039 96.9%
2019 95.96 38th 2073 98.2%
2021 84.86 133rd 2172 93.9%
2022 89.42 99th 2220 95.5%
2023 97.61 26th 2251 98.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.52 8th 2008 99.6%
2019 97.55 23rd 2047 98.9%
2021 98.19 17th 2151 99.2%
2022 98.07 16th 2221 99.3%
2023 96.73 32nd 2241 98.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.29 83rd 1430 94.2%
2019 80.27 66th 1446 95.4%
2021 82.39 101st 1501 93.3%
2022 79.69 126th 1488 91.5%
2023 79.56 86th 1481 94.2%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.84 77th 2008 96.2%
2019 87.32 106th 2058 94.8%
2021 68.89 340th 2118 83.9%
2022 75.01 279th 2182 87.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.25 19th 2030 99.1%
2019 98.13 21st 2069 99.0%
2021 97.43 31st 2168 98.6%
2022 98.07 21st 2228 99.1%
2023 98.06 20th 2245 99.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.86 12th 587 98.0%
2019 82.11 55th 594 90.7%
2021 85.86 38th 589 93.5%
2022 78.14 90th 606 85.1%
2023 82.94 44th 616 92.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.26 21st 1167 98.2%
2019 98.48 10th 1193 99.2%
2021 99.66 2nd 1213 99.8%
2022 96.64 22nd 1251 98.2%
2023 97.83 17th 1273 98.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.32 23rd 1895 98.8%
2019 98.09 19th 1935 99.0%
2021 98.19 19th 2043 99.1%
2022 99.45 6th 2077 99.7%
2023 92.88 62nd 2116 97.1%
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Rank History for Native American students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.60 2nd 41 95.1%
2022 87.36 5th 40 87.5%
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Rank History for White students at Willow Springs Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.74 25th 1673 98.5%
2019 93.52 39th 1684 97.7%
2021 91.43 57th 1700 96.6%
2022 93.24 35th 1723 98.0%
2023 92.83 36th 1749 97.9%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Willow Springs Middle Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Willow Springs Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
2007 575 15 26 37 4 n/a n/a 0 657
2008 624 18 34 35 9 n/a n/a 0 720
2009 662 20 29 50 8 n/a n/a 0 769
2010 687 16 34 37 7 n/a n/a 0 781
2011 685 15 29 77 4 0 30 0 840
2012 756 15 38 72 7 1 30 0 919
2013 777 20 46 65 4 1 36 0 949
2014 543 10 40 40 2 1 21 0 657
2015 542 14 40 57 2 1 23 0 679
2016 565 13 43 62 4 1 19 0 707
2017 573 19 55 51 5 0 25 0 728
2018 595 21 54 67 6 0 36 0 779
2019 524 22 58 75 7 0 39 0 725
2020 547 27 64 70 8 0 36 0 752
2021 555 22 72 79 5 0 40 0 773
2022 552 28 87 71 9 1 37 0 785
2023 533 23 96 49 4 1 32 0 738

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Willow Springs Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 0 n/a n/a n/a
2007 657 43.9 15.0 1.4
2008 720 49.8 14.5 1.1
2009 769 58.7 13.1 1.2
2010 781 59.5 13.1 2
2011 840 61.5 13.6 2.5
2012 919 63.6 14.4 2.6
2013 949 68.3 13.8 2.8
2014 657 44.5 14.7 3.7
2015 679 43.0 15.7 4.1
2016 707 46.0 15.3 2.1
2017 728 47.3 15.3 2.2
2018 779 51.0 15.2 2.8
2019 725 47.6 15.2 4
2020 752 46.4 16.1 2.5
2021 773 51.5 15.0 3.1
2022 785 46.4 16.9 4.3
2023 738 46.1 15.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Willow Springs Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 0 n/a n/a n/a
2007 657 43.9 15.0 1.4
2008 720 49.8 14.5 1.1
2009 769 58.7 13.1 1.2
2010 781 59.5 13.1 2
2011 840 61.5 13.6 2.5
2012 919 63.6 14.4 2.6
2013 949 68.3 13.8 2.8
2014 657 44.5 14.7 3.7
2015 679 43.0 15.7 4.1
2016 707 46.0 15.3 2.1
2017 728 47.3 15.3 2.2
2018 779 51.0 15.2 2.8
2019 725 47.6 15.2 4
2020 752 46.4 16.1 2.5
2021 773 51.5 15.0 3.1
2022 785 46.4 16.9 4.3
2023 738 46.1 15.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Willow Springs Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $699 (6.6%) $9,930 (93.4%) $10,629
2020 $748 (7.6%) $9,083 (92.4%) $9,831
2021 $578 (6.1%) $8,890 (93.9%) $9,468

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Willow Springs Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 24th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 26th of 2330 Middle schools
 0%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Reading (Willow Springs Middle)8392
 9%
   7th Grade Reading (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))8392
 9%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Willow Springs Middle)8444
 40%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))8744
 43%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Willow Springs Middle)8994
 5%
   8th Grade Reading (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))8994
 5%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Willow Springs Middle)9491
 3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))9492
 2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Willow Springs Middle)8885
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))8885
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Willow Springs Middle)6469
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))6469
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Willow Springs Middle)99100
 1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Lovejoy Independent School District (Isd))9794
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students725738
 1.8%
African American2223
 4.5%
American Indian74
 42.9%
Asian5896
 65.5%
Hispanic7549
 34.7%
Pacific Islander01
White524533
 1.7%
Two or More Races3932
 17.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Willow Springs Middle

Yes! Willow Springs Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 26th of 2330 Texas middle schools.

Students at Willow Springs Middle are 72% White, 13% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 738 students attended Willow Springs Middle.

Students who attend Willow Springs Middle usually go on to attend Lovejoy High School


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