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Tarkington Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 585 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2010

Tarkington Primary is a wonderful school. The teachers work great with children and reach out as far as they can to help a child. The staff at this school is super. Everyone at this school will go to the max to make sure that the children at Tarkington are succesful, understand and can accomplish there goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

If your child is mainstream this would be an adequate school, however, if your child has any special needs they are not inclined to take the time (or money) to investigate or evaluate your child to accomodate those needs. My child will be going to another district next year. Tarkington Elementary rated a 5 on a 1 - 10 rating scale, the new elementary rated a 9 under the great school rating system. No, Tarkington is not a great school, at best it is average and that only for mainsraem kids.


Posted February 6, 2006

I think that they do not have enough after school activities for the younger children. If you want them to play you have to send them to Shepard, New Caney, or even Conroe. I am a working mother and can't seem to pull this off when it takes an hour to get home (we all live in the sticks here. Parents need to be able to be more envolved to get these ciriculums together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

tarkington is a great school. my kids love the teachers and the students !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

Great principal. Good, small school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2005

Good school. Caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

This is a wonderful school. All of my children have gone or will go to Tarkington. The elementary teachers are wonderful. They are very attentive and truely care about their students. 2 thumbs way up for Tarkington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

Tarkington Primary is a wonderful school. My daughter started this year, and has learned so much! The teachers take the time for each individual student, and really care about the needs of the child--whether it be physical or emotional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

We love Tarkington Primary School. My daughter had attended for three years and has had no trouble. The teachers go above and beyond what is expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I have never sent my kids to a school that they enjoyed as much as they do Tarkington Primary. The school always makes sure the parents are involved. I really like that. They are strict on disipline. Which I think now days they need to be. They have a no bullying policy that works very good. The teachers are willing to do what it takes for the kids to learn. I just can't imagine sending my kids anywhere else.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education47%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education44%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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 "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
White 87% 29%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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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  • SILAS HARE
Fax number
  • (281) 592-2361

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2770 Farm to Market 163
Cleveland, TX 77327
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