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College Hills Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter is in 1st grade here and we LOVE this school. It really is a community with all of the teachers loving their jobs and it shows!! We are so thankful for the staff and everyone at College Hills!! A bonus is that every student gets $7 worth of books each and every month for free!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

My oldest son is in kindergarten this year and we have been very pleased with the school so far. My son LOVES his teacher and I really like her too. She responds quickly to emails and she always calls if there is a problem. There is plenty of communication between the school and the parents. The principal, assistant principal and counselor are always helping get kids in and out of cars both before and after school. We are moving soon and I'm sad to leave such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

Both my children attended College Hills and I have to say it is the BEST elementary school in College Station. All the teachers and staff really care about the students. The administrative staff is always out and about. Before and after school, whoever is on car duty they literally open your car doors so your child can get out/in, even the administration. The front office staff is so welcoming. They have a very active PTO. College Hills is a very diverse school, but that is what makes it unique. They celebrate every tradition. It is truly one of a kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

Not very happy that my 5yr old son was left behind after lunch. His teacher should have checked that she had all her students before she left the cafeteria. What if this would have happened on the playground or on a field trip!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Incredibly motivating teachers and supportive and creative administrators striving for student improvement on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

College Hills is a wonderful school and I am so happy that my child goes there. I am very happy with the ease of dropping and picking up my child as you know when they get out of your car they are safe. I never worry about my child in school because I know that this school is very secure and they are very careful. I love my sons teacher she is the greatest and my son is learning so much from her. The principal and vice principal are very active in everything at this school even out there in the mornings getting your kids from the car. As far as special needs I really believe that this school is the first to offer assistance and be there to assist you throughout it all. I have all good things to say this school from the front office on is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both my children attended College Hills Elementary School.......The school was very innovative, had committed teachers and provided an exciting environment for the children. At the present time, my grandson attends College Hills. I am impressed with their small classes and individual attention given to each child...He is so excited in the mornings to get to his class! There is a teacher for each student in resource classes and other special needs classes. There are music, art, and PE classes for all ages, including the kindergarteners. Their playgrounds provides equipment that contributes to their imagination and role-playing....College Hills is an A+ school!


Posted August 22, 2008

This is THE BEST elementary school! When we bought our house, we told the realtor to show us homes only if they were within the College Hills elementary school attendance zone. The faculty and staff have great relationships with the parents and students. I have always felt welcome and appreciated whenever I have been able to participate in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This is a great school, however, if your child has ADD or other special needs, you will be in for the fight of your life to get help. Getting the counselor to do her job to get the ball rolling and to provide you with information (that you shouldn't have to ask for) will be the biggest hurdle you will encounter. If you don't know what an ARD is and what it involves and what your rights are don't expect the counselor to assist you unless you specifically ask in writing what it is you need. The only problem is, you won't know what to ask for because it'll all be new to you and you won't know what to ask for. Start with the school's Assessment Office, they might be more helpful. The web is also resourceful in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

My family has really enjoyed being part of this school. The setting is in a safe neighborhood on a one way with lots of trees providing a buffer between the school and residential areas. The principal is very active and visible at school events and even participates in meetings. The PTO is very active and sends out regular e-mail updates, a real plus for working parents. The teachers are experienced and caring. The curriculum is challenging 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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 85% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African American70%
Asian78%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual100%
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%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American40%
Asian80%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education0%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual95%

Writing

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 31%
Hispanic 28% 50%
Asian 13% 3%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs Jane Rankin
Fax number
  • (979) 764-5497

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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