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Charlotte Anderson Elementary School

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Posted May 5, 2013

You won't find a group of people & school staff that care more about your child. We are moving & I am so hoping to keep my youngest cild here her last year of elementary because I just don't see how any school can compare. The principal & the AP & office staff are so great with each of the kids & super involved. PTA is outstanding & all my children have been so blessed to attend CAE. Parents & staff here really are the best too & work hard to volunteer & offer a lot of special events all year long from picnics ot science nights to fitness nights & you name it. I really feel all the kids here feel special. Thanks CAAE for doing such a great job & going out of the way to make CAE a great place for our kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

I love CAE because the faculty all work together on the same page and are all enthusiastic about their tasks...Teaching. Since enrolling my child in CAE he has started to love school and has improved his grades over the first half of the year. I honestly beleive this starts with the Principle who has put together a great program that is followed up by an excellent staff. Either walking around or vaulenteering...you can't look at this school in function and come up with anything bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

i am very excited to be moving into this school dist. the school sounds wonderful with all it offers. i think with most things if your ready so is the world. looking forward to daughter starting first grade. hope to meet you there. i volunteered at our old school last year and had so much fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Last year my daughter had a wonderful year at CAE and I was very impressed with her teacher Mrs. Duhamell. This year however is a totally different story. Her teacher this year Mrs. Powell was terrible to say the least, she Discriminated against my daughter, treated her with total disrespect, and singled her out every chance she got, my daughter came home in tears every day, I was appalled at how a grown woman let alone a teacher could treat a child that way. I ended up switching teachers, but its not much better. I have requested a conference with her new teacher 2 times and my request have both been ignored. Also I have noticed that they have no concern with whether the students do well with their school work, their attitude has been either they do it or they dont, the teachers dont take the time to make sure the students understand. At the beginning of the year the school was talking about getting after school tutoring, but have not said anything since so I dont see that happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

I think Charlotte Anderson is a great school. It has great academics and excellent teachers. The principal is very welcoming and has no problem getting to know the parents, plus makes it a point to know students by their names. I agree if you don't like Charlotte Anderson, move away! There are a lot of other options out there. Also, this school has been EXEMPLARY for quite some time now...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

If Mr Beard wants to fire a whole bunch of teachers he has my support because kids only care about having a good time! We need teachers who aren't afraid to yell at kids to make them shut up and learn! My grandson doesn't like his teacher but he is learning alot! I don't work on the PTA but we like the pickles they sell. STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL OR MOVE AWAY!!!


Posted October 22, 2010

I was told to write nice things about cae but reading the comments make me sad and confused. It is obvious that some parents get a better feeling for this school than others. Now I wonder why it is so important to write good comments. Who is afraid of the truth? I'll give them 5 stars but I don't want to give it any now! Please don't use my name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I'm laughing right now too. I currently serve on the PTA along with several other devoted parents. Charlotte Anderson Elementary is a "Super School" and I love having my kids go there!!! The principal puts kids first. The teachers work long hard hours. Charlotte Anderson Elementary is a "Super School." :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

I am laughing right now. I served on PTA a couple years back and had an opportunity to work with teachers and the principal. The truth is a small group of parents do 99% of PTA and the principal isn't very personable. Some teachers are good, none are bad. Just an alright school. The teachers do seem henpicked when I see them. I wonder, did the principal's wife write the last comment? I am sure more"super school" comments will soon appear!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I've seen a lot of shows talking about how bad teachers are protected. I think this school has done a good job of actually getting them out. Our son has been at the school for the last 3 years. His 3rd grade teacher this year is wonderful. She is a true blessing! Wish the good teachers got a bonus for all their hard work. So surprised at how the whole staff is involved and has the best school spirit. The prinicpal is always at functions and takes a real interest in the kids performance. The office staff is great and we have the best PTA. It's a very positive environment that encourages parents to be involved. Thanks CAE for being such a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I happened upon this site as we are looking to buy a new house. I looked up our son's school, Charlotte Anderson, to see how it ranks. I am sorry to admit that the last comment made about the school seem to be true. Many of the best teachers have left or were run off by the principal. We now have many inexperienced young teachers who seem more afraid of Mr. Beaird and his bizarre management style. We've heard that one teacher, a school favorite, was picked on continually until he left last year. I can personally vouch that he had been the best teacher our son ever had! We hear that the principal wants to move up the ladder to a middle or high school and eventually run a district. Unfortunately, he is apparently unhirable anywhere but MISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

We are asian. All my children love this school, they love their teacher. Excellent TPA support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

Our last child is at Charlotte Anderson right now. We have been involved for nearly 14 years and while we don't always see eye-to-eye with the newest principal, the teachers have always been a real blessing. Mrs. Brennan and Mr. Cowman have been family favorites.


Posted October 3, 2009

My daughter absolutely loves CAE. Everyone there is wonderful, patient and they truly care about making a difference in each child's life. My daughter gets excited about going to school each day and even 2 weeks before summer was over, she was already asking when she could go back to school. The staff is wonderful and will do anything they can to help in any way possible to make the child and parent's experience memorable. Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Duhamell are treasures and this year we have discovered the same about Mrs. Stevens. We love CAE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

My family has loved our time at Charlotte Anderson. Both kids have had wonderful teachers. The atmosphere isn't as friendly as it once was, but it still is a wonderful group of teachers. Mrs. Richardson is terrific and Mr. Cowman makes even the most uninterested child LOVE school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

Excellent school! The teachers really make a difference and care about the kids. My kids really love Charlotte Anderson and are thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

This is our first year at CAE and it has been fantastic so far going into the winter break. My daughter is in 1st grade and has been doing exceptionally well and I think we owe a lot of it to her teacher. I'm glad there are alot of PTA and Dad Club events that take place and the pricipal is very involved in the school and with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

I personally didn't care for some of the extra attention they were giving to my child. Meaning they were a little to informative. They like to contact you for everything and sometimes that can be annoying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

Our whole family loved CAE--especially our 2nd grader. She loved Mr. Cowman. We will miss the great atmosphere and the wonderful staff. Thanks to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

My daughter attends Charotte Anderson and just graduated from PreK. My daughter enjoys school and I have noticed improvement in use of words. I am very impressed by the care and attention that Ms Faustion puts into her class. Thanks Ms Faustino and Ms Young!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female87%
Male100%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male83%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education89%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education78%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female82%
Male70%
Black or African American74%
Asian88%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education56%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 31%
Black 23% 13%
Hispanic 22% 50%
Asian 13% 3%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Fax number
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