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Sul Ross Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 353 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2012

My kids have gone to this school since Kindergarden!! They love it and love the teacher and staff. I can't say enough good things about this GREAT Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Our children have attended Sul Ross since the 2004-2005 school year starting with Kindergarten. There is a great sense of family at Sul Ross. We are on a first name basis with the entire staff and they know our children well. Since the school is relatively small (approx. 390-400 kids K-5th grade), everyone knows my children and it is great seeing the same faces year after year. We began Sul Ross the same year the current principle began Sul Ross. The kids no longer stay with the same group of teachers K-2nd grade. They strive to keep up with technology in the classroom and the principal sets high expectations on the teachers. The teachers highly encourage students to enter city-wide and state competitions and the teachers are there to support their efforts. Sul Ros is truly a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Sul Ross got a new principal this (2004-2005) school year and I have noticed improvement. The security at the school was lacking last year and has improved some, but still need work. Students walk outside alone during the school day and names have never been checked for people that pick up my child. Ross also works on a 'Family' rotation that is a great disadvantage to the children. For example:Children stay with one group of teachers for K-2nd grade. They have the same children in their class year after year -- good or bad. The teacher dress code is very relaxed! Flip flops, frayed and faded jeans. The morning staff does not make children feel welcome.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented80%

Writing

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female59%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted59%
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 Students67%
Female57%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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 Students79%
Female93%
Male67%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female86%
Male69%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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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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 41% 52%
White 34% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 2%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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School Leader's name
  • KRISTINA BRUNSON
Fax number
  • (979) 209-1513

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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