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Ashbel Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 807 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2014

I have never seen a worse excuse for a school in my life. Kids are constantly bullied, and nothing is ever done about it. I can't even say a fifth of what needs to be said here because my post will just get deleted again, but it is the truth. My children are home schooled this year, and now we are moving just to get out of this district. NEVER AGAIN, DON'T DO IT. Not even if you find a house that is nice and cheap in the area. My husband week have a 2 hour committee each day to get into a worthwhile school for our children, but after or one year experience here, he considers it worth it. What a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

This school is extremely horrible. They allow the bullying of students and punish those who are being bullied. Some of teachers pretend to care about the students when speaking to parents, but in actuality are more to blame for their attitudes. I've spoken to 3 parents so far whose children have been bullied, and after they defended themselves were punished. Do not send your children to this school if you do not plan to receive a phone call for mediocre write ups. Case in point my son got written up by a teacher after raising his hand to ask to use the bathroom because he could not hold it anymore while she was teaching. It is teachers and staff such as these that give the few good teachers they do have a VERY bad name. Ashbel Smith has now become garbage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

this is my child's first and LAST year attending kinder at Ashbel Smith. Most teachers are new, and very young. They are extreamly rude, and mean to the students. Asst principal, is very unprofessional, and also a kinder mother, which makes her child do as he pleases,and there is no discipline for him. I have an older son that attended this school a few years ago, and it was great then. (2004-2006) I really hope someone would look into this and make some possitive changes, if not, god bless these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

not biased, great atmosphere, and the best: great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I just moved my child from another school district and i had heard that baytown schools were not very good and i was very nervous. To my surprise, i found that ashbel smith is more progressed in their teaching and the homework my son brings home is more advanced and it's explained better, i think. I am very happy with my choice to move my child to ashbel smith and i won't be going back to the other district any time soon
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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 82% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education29%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrant86%
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

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students56%
Female71%
Male43%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education29%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education45%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual80%
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 Students43%
Female48%
Male40%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female40%
Male35%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
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 Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant80%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 83% 52%
White 10% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 31%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rachel De Leon
Fax number
  • (281) 420-4940

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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403 E James
Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: (281) 420-4615

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