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Harlem Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1020 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Harlem Elementary is located in Baytown, Texas. Harlem is a Title 1 school that serve families in surrounding communities. The mission of Harlem is to enhance lives academically, emotionally, and socially as we adapt to changes in our world. At Harlem Elementary we take a proactive approach to educating the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. We are committed to providing a warm, inviting atmosphere and a safe environment. Our open door policy encourages parental involvement in the educational process of our students. At Harlem, we believe that each child is entitled to a comprehensive education and that students, staff and parents share in the responsibility for providing that education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

Harlem Elementary is a Title 1 Program school located in Baytown, Texas. My son attends third grade at Harlem Elementary and is thriving both academically and socially. I believe that Harlem is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education for each child. As stated directly on the website: "At Harlem Elementary we take a proactive approach to educating the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally." In the last year, I have seen a dramatic improvement in my son's academic achievements. He is excelling in all of his classes and enjoying school. He loves his teachers and the staff at Harlem. I am very pleased with the teachers, administrators, and staff at Harlem Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Harlem is a wonderful school that is student-centered and parent friendly. The staff works real hard making sure that Harlem is the place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2007

As a parent of two students attending Harlem, I can say I am happy with this school. My oldest had been in private school for 4 years but needed resources (special education, tutoring) that the private school could not offer. I struggled with my decision to move him. I worried he would have problems with the larger student population. Luckily, he also had a friend from his school transfer. Today, both boys have told me they enjoy Harlem. Although my oldest still struggles with school, I believe his teachers (Skinner,Bishop,Nelson) have done a great job working with him. He actually has more friends here than at his former school. And yes, it is true, a diverse school population is more accepting to someone who may not fit in 'mainstream' groups. This was not always the case with his Christian classmates. School success is a two way street.. parents/school working together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Mu daughter is in Life Skills class and has excelled greatly because she has the best teacher in the world, Ms. Rose. The school, teaching staff, office staff and special education departments are all very professional with one goal, what is best for the student. Safety is number one with this school and I praise them hightly. The transportation department is second to none with the greatest special transportation personnel. Great Job Harlem! We are very happy parents of a Harlem Elementary School student. Great school for special needs children!
—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

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education36%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education33%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education45%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American74%
Asian86%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education42%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
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

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education42%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education36%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education40%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education40%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual43%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education18%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education9%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education23%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asian86%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education13%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black or African American50%
Asian71%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black or African American58%
Asian86%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education0%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted60%
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 "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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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 55% 52%
Black 26% 13%
White 15% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MATT WARFORD
Fax number
  • (218) 426-5358

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Baytown, TX 77522
Phone: (281) 420-4910

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