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Melba Passmore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 722 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $118,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted June 23, 2013

Passmore was a life-saver for my children! My children went to another elementary school in the district, before we requested a transfer. The fifth grade team re-ignited my son's love of learning and made sure he was prepared to succeed in junior high pre-ap classes. My daughter has significant medical needs and they made her (and her nurse) feel welcome. They also made sure that she was held accountable for her academics to the best of her ability. They went above and beyond when she was in the hospital for a procedure. Several teachers called on their own time to visit and keep her spirits up. One of her teachers and the LSSP came to the hospital to visit her after a procedure and make sure understood a game that had been taught, so she would be ready when she returned to school. The only thing I would do differently, is buy a home in their attendance zone, so our children could start from day one at Passmore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

Awful school, son is in prek, I was told on first day if he wasn't at the proper table he would have to find his own way to class! His first school! Then has scratches on his face, 4 deep finger nail scratches all across his face and his teacher didn't even notice, write a note or could tell me how it happened. A few months ago he came home with a black eye and more nail scratches, again no note and she flat out told me she didn't know. She even put him in my car that day. Principle told me she will "try" to find out what happened. My son is also being secluded from the rest of the class on a daily basis. And having privileges taken away that won't even happen for an entire week as a result of one bad day. When sent to the principle she told me he sat in her office all day alone bc she went to a meeting!!! I wasn't even notified! He also was almost sent home on the bus when he was suppose to be a car rider. He won't ve going there next year, that's how bad it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

This an awful school! My son went here last year in PK. The only thing he learned at this school was knuckle bump. One day they sent him home with walkers instead of car riders (4 yrs old). He was unattended for almost 20 minutes walking between 4 busy roads (some students brought him back). One time he got in trouble, they sent him to the principal to stare at a sad face for 15 minutes, when I went to pick him up they had lost him again. They keep all the car riders outside regardless of the weather even though there is a huge hallway there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

My children and I love this school. Teachers and staff are great. My son was bullied last year and his teacher immediately took action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

Plenty of extra activities & the teachers are great! My child is in an advanced 2nd grade class and I am so amazed at what they learn!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

I have one child at Passmore in the 3rd grade. I am very happy with the quality of education and the way the school has handled discipline with a focus on aiding my child's future success. I am also very happy with the teacher's and counselor's cooperation with me as a parent. Working together, we are making a positive impact in my child's life and setting the stage for my child's future educational and life-skills success. A heartfelt thank you to the school staff for a caring about the student as an individual.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students80%
Female72%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual93%

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingual100%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 52%
White 47% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • ROSEMARY REED
Fax number
  • (281) 331-6697

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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301 East House Street
Alvin, TX 77511
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Phone: (281) 331-6696

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