Deion Sanders' Prime Prep Is the Worst Elementary School In North Texas, Say Data

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Yesterday, the nonprofit Children at Risk released its annual rankings of North Texas public and charter schools. Dallas ISD performed incredibly well, its magnets snatching seven of the top 10 slots in the high school rankings. Newly minted educator Deion Sanders fared considerably worse.

The Fort Worth campus of Sanders' Prime Prep Academy came in dead last amongst 1,068 elementary schools in the region, earning a composite score of .61 on a 100-point scale. That would place Prime Prep at the bottom of schools in metropolitan Houston, the other area Children at Risk evaluates.

See also: Deion Sanders Demanded a Raise, Threatened to Break Prime Prep CEO's Neck

Not that anyone who's watching the unfolding Prime Prep debacle will be surprised, what with Sanders threatening to break necks and kids getting evicted from school.

Children at Risk explains its methodology here. For elementary school, it's a mixture of third- and fourth-graders' performance on STAAR tests, attendance rates, class size and poverty.

The rankings aren't definitive. Maybe Prime Prep would have come in next to last if you used different metrics or if they were weighted differently, but tweaking the calculations wouldn't change the fact that Prime Prep is doing an abysmal job of educating kids.

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Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Please no more fee publicity for "Football Uber Alles" 

courtneyfriedchicken
courtneyfriedchicken

I waited on Deion Sanders about 5 years ago at Pappadeaux in Dallas. He stayed for four hours and ran up a $130 tab and tipped $0. Every story I read about his failures is like Christmas.

jswilson64
jswilson64

Why mention DISD had 7 schools in the top 10 without mentioning DISD also had 7 schools in the bottom 10?

Beernutz
Beernutz

We'll find out after these messages

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

That link shows the lowest school at 4.6.....

NewsDog
NewsDog

Did anyone ever think Prime Prep was about anything more than 'Prime Time' getting face time on TV?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Surely they would have fared better on a sliding scale.....


TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

I thought the aim of the school was to bring students up to D's intellectual level, so the lowest rating possible shows a certain level of success.

lebowski300
lebowski300

Who would have thought a school focused on jockishness would fail intellectually? WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN?!?!?!

Greg820
Greg820

And this is considered the "better" of the two schools.

briannasjackson91
briannasjackson91

Where's the neck-breaking article? The link is CAR's methodology doc.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Another miracle of privatization.

Was the rating actually less than 1 out of 100?

wcvemail
wcvemail

@courtneyfriedchicken  
What, didn't you enjoy the rainmaker effect of his presence, when fans and followers thronged to your table so they could say they were waited on by the same server who waited on Deion, and tipped generously for it? What?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@NewsDog  

It's kind of a shame that they will probably never air any of the footage obtained for the reality show that was supposedly being made behind the scenes of this venture. I'll bet there's some fascinating video cluttering up some hard drive, somewhere.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@Fred-dorfman76  
Because the same political powers that ramrodded its approval through TEA, after repeated and obvious problems with the application, so scared TEA that their investigators are terrified. Quietly, the word will be let that it's OK to close it down this summer, when news has simmered down.

JFPO
JFPO

There are several links in the article. Please read again.

benwellsstreet
benwellsstreet

Yea son we gun learn you the basketball real gud to

Blackman2day
Blackman2day

@wcvemail @Fred-dorfman76

Yep.  Former Commissioner Robert Scott and State Senator Royce West met personally with Deion Sanders and DL Wallace on several occasions to discuss their desire for a charter school.  These meetings were 'off the record' and never disclosed to the public.  It would have been embarrassing to these 2 state officials if the school was closed in its first or second year.  I don't know how much longer the TEA can cover this embarrassment.

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