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Southwood Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 625 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $173,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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Posted November 30, 2013

We researched the schools before relocating here. It seemed to be a great school. Registration was great. After starting school both my children in 1st and 3rd grade have had problems with teachers and students. My daughter was poked in the eye by another student requiring doctors care. My son the next week had been spit on, shoved into a metal pole and hit by students. I have had no calls from any teacher or adult letting me know of these occurrences. I had to call and ask about it, and then was told it had happened. My son started having night terrors and does not want to return to school there. There is no parent involvement with homework or any projects. I feel the teachers have too many students to handle. I was yelled at by the principle for driving in the bus area (in which I did not know was the bus area we had just moved here and it was not clearly marked). I just don't feel this is a caring school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

We just moved here recently and researched all the schools in the area for several months before moving. SWV was on the top of my list of schools we wanted and I am very pleased. Our teacher this year is amazing! Others have told me that their teachers are great also. So far, I'm very happy with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

We just moved away from College Station. We had three children who attended Southwood Valley over 6 years. It is a wonderful school. The principal, Mrs. Bell, is so positive and really 'has it all together'. I think mostly due to her excellent administration, the teachers are very happy and supported. The teachers in each grade level work together as a team. Even though it is a pretty large school, Southwood Valley feels like a family. There is plenty of parental involvement. My children have each received individual attention to their specific needs. We have been so thankful to have been at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Southwood Valley is a wonderful school! The teachers are wonderful and very helpful. My child really enjoyed his five years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

We are in Year 2 (1st Grade) at this school, and I am very pleased with Southwood Valley Elementary. As we plan to purchase our first home, we find our opinion greatly affected by whether our children will be able to attend Southwood Valley if they live in the neighborhood of the home that we are considering. Would we pass on a particular home if it meant that our children could no longer attend this great school? Probably! Our child's teachers have been great instructors who are teaching their students more than their parents learned in these grades, and the kids are well able to learn the material. Since the kids are not necessarily more intelligent than their parents were at this age, it must be in their preparation and instruction that this advantage lies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

I would like to say that SWV is a tremdous school. I have been a SWV parent for 7 years. Headstart to 4th grade. I also have a 3rd grader too. My children love this school. They are proud to go to Southwood Valley Elementary. They are proud Little Eagles. All the staff members are very pleasant to everyone. It is also wonderful to volunteer there. I volunteer as often as I can. It is a great atmosphere for parents, students, and staff. Thank you Southwood Valley for being so wonderful. We love you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2003

Excelent school... My children attended the school for two years (1996-1997) and although they were not american citizens and they did not speak English at the moment they entered the school, they learned a lot. Right now, in my country (Venezuela), they are perfectly bilinguals and with a good overall educational performance.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education63%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education63%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education63%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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 41% 29%
Hispanic 34% 52%
Black 18% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • KRISTIANA HAMILTON
Fax number
  • (979) 764-5488

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2700 Brothers Boulevard
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