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Martha Reid Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 697 students

 
 

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Posted February 13, 2014

This school should be renamed, because she abused kids, not helped them. She hated children that she could not manipulate, or their parents. Their were kids who were abused by the teachers and she did nothing to prevent this.


Posted December 16, 2013

Martha Reid Elementary is one of the best schools. I paid for my son to go to a private school last year and was highly disappointed. I always heard great things about Martha Reid and now im able to see what a great school it is. The teachers have great communication with the parents and we work as a team with the kids. They don't tolerate bullying and make sure the kid have a heightened awareness of it. Miss Watson is a great teacher and we are blessed to be in this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

Love the new Principal! My very shy granddaughter is blossoming! Great teachers, innovative programs, warm and welcoming front office staff, laughter floats down the hallways....safe and happy place to learn!


Posted May 31, 2012

Martha Reid has a wonderful staff of teachers and administrators. My three grandchildren are in this school and the caring of students is amazing. I am helping my son-in-law raise my grandchildren and believe me this has been a challanging year for us and techers. The communication and education of the staff is what I had wished for when my children were in elementary school. The staff of this school is making happy memories for my grandchildren and I am so proud,


Posted January 17, 2011

There are some truly great parents and teachers at Reid, but sadly there are tons of uninvolved parents and they soak up all of the resources with their poor parenting. :( Praying for rezoning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My sons attend Martha Reid and we have been very happy with the school. From the administrators who are always so friendly and helpful to the wonderful teeachers who make such an impact in our kids lives. The enrichment teachers are amazing and I am continually impressed by their talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

Martha Reid is everything and more that I could want for my kids. The staff and administration are very active and devoted to the safety and educational growth of all the children. Mrs. Hostin is truly a wonderful principal and a great person. I have found my daughter's teachers and the staff to be more than accomodating and communicative. I receive constant updates about her behavior and educational growth and her teacher's door is always open. I also appreciate that parents are encouraged to be active in the activities of the kids at school. There is great focus on math and reading along with specialists on staff to help any child that is having trouble. They also have an amazing art and music department. I am so glad that my children are able to attend this school. I wish I could have gone to a school like this! Jennifer Cass
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

This is not a great school and quite frankly, the administration is below average. They are weak on discipline and often enable students and parents in the practice of responsibility avoidance. When a discipline issue arises, the blame and responsibility is immediately placed on the teacher. Neither the student, nor the parents are held accountable. Learning and achievement are average and there is not enough emphasis placed on mathematics and the sciences. I would not recommend this school over any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My son is an honor roll student at this school. I keep hearing about the great principal and staff but haven't noticed any unusual reaching out. I find each and every group activity to be very disorganized and I don't think the staff is lead to respect the parents at all. I feel as though we are treated as their staff actually. I'm fairly exhausted from trying to provide ample support for everything...with very little notice and communication. I keep a brave, polite front for the sake of my son. He'll never know that I feel like these administrators and teachers are treating the parents like servants. Academically, my son is doing so well there that I'll continue to be supportive and smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My son and daughter attend Martha Reid and I could not be happier with their progress. They truly love going to school! The teachers are awesome and their commitment is inspiring. Mrs. Hostin is: The Best Leader! Her unbound enthusiasm for her students and teachers makes her #1. In summary Martha Reid is an exceptional school with exceptional administration, teachers & parent involvement. Thank you for your commitment and dedication, it doesn't go unnoticed and we appreciate it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

My daughters attend Reid and I could not be happier with their progress. They look forward to going almost every day. Ha ha! The teachers are just great and treat every student as if they were their own. Celebrating their achievements and supporting their disappointments, the level of commitment is amazing. Mrs. Hostin is in a word: AWESOME. I can think of no one else that would be a better cheerleader, supporter and 'captain of the ship' than her. Unbounding enthusiam for her students makes her #1 in my book. The school makes all parents feel a part of the family, giving each person the opportunity to contribute in their own way. All which makes a great elementary experience. I will be sad when my babies leave! Shawn Waldrop
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

My daughter was the first to open up Martha Reid. The staff is wonderful they are cheerful, friendly with the parents and others who come to visit. The Teachers stay in touch with you thru out the whole year giving you things to work on at home. It's a team effort. My daughter has reading problems and they put her in a special reading program at the school for extra help. Mrs. Hostin is a wonderful pricipal she takes charge and ensures the children are safe. I have had no issues with the school and I'm proud to be apart of the Martha Reid Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Martha Reid is an exceptional school with exceptional administration, teachers & parent involvement. Every child is treated as an individual and their teachers bring out individual talents as well. The children's safety and well being come first at Martha Reid and that is an awesome feeling as a parent to know that your children are taken care during the day, just as you would want them taken care of. Dinos Rock!
—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.

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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
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

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 29%
Black 28% 13%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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