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Popham Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 677 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

This school has gone downhill since they changed principals. We miss the warmth from the other principal that was there. She was more involved with the kids and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I have three older kids that have gone to Popham and I have a fourth one going to 1st grade, the staff and teachers are the most excellent I have had, they are more than willing to help students and parents. A family within a family here at Popham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

This school is a disaster! The principal is a great business woman with little to no respect for children and staff members. She creates a working environment that is close to impossible to thrive in! She makes sure that each teacher has fear and is completely uncomfortable working within the school. The students are not getting the attention and care that any other loving school can provide. After leaving Popham and working at a different school, I can assure every parent that Popham is a dreadful school that I could not reccommend to anyone!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 20, 2008

I was a teacher at Popham Elementary for several years. From my internal perspective, this is a fabulous school. The principal, Dr. Bannerot, is proactive and demonstrates great leadership. The teachers are extremely committed to their students. I always worked long hours and spent a lot of my own money on my students. There are challenges that the school faces due to the No Child Left Behind law, but most of that is due to limited resources in the community, not the caring, dedicated teachers, or supportive parents. This is a first class school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2006

This was my child's second year at Popham Elementary. I choose to keep my child going to this school because of the involvement that the teachers have with the parents. They keep us updated on there weekly work and if requested they will do it daily. My child had moved up to advance classes because of the great teachers that are there working with the kids. I would recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

This is a awesome campus. The teachers and the staff do an excellent job with the kids and the parents. Dr. Bannerott is a awesome leader that won the HEB education excellence award this past summer. Great thing do happen at Popham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This is my childrens first year, and immediately we started encountering problems. The principle is rude and non caring, and as was my son's teacher. I am never informed if my child is missing any assignments. There has only been one parent/teacher conference given the whole year. This school only has one field trip a year per grade level, however my son's second grade class has yet to go on one. They never send out reminder notices. The tardy policy is too strict...every tardy equals detention...no matter what. They enforce this tardy policy on the students, but I've been to the award assembly's and after-school programs, and they are always running late. I do not like this school at all, and would not recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

My son has a reading problem and his teacher has worked really hard with his. She has given him nothing but respect and understanding . I would like to thank her for all the hard work that she has given toward his education. Mrs. Clark thank you for being a great teacher! Mrs Moore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

I love this school.I have 2 boys (3rd,K) who have great teachers. Front office personell is very friendly and helpful. My son's kinder teacher Ms. Justa is the best. The beginning of the year he couldn't identify any of his letters-now he can read up to six letter words, knows numbers 0-100, and is now being tested for gifted and talented. She is always giving 110% and encourages parent involvement.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education54%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education82%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students60%
Female73%
Male48%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male53%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education29%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual44%

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual55%

Writing

All Students45%
Female55%
Male38%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education13%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual42%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education17%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education22%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual71%
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 "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 85% 52%
Black 6% 13%
White 6% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 41%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • SUZI GONZALES
Fax number
  • (512) 386-3755

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7014 Elroy Road
Austin, TX 78617
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