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Pebble Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 599 students

 
 

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Posted June 11, 2013

Completely agree with the poster before me who said the teachers are laid back. That is so true. Lately, a significant number of families who have good students are moving to the areas serviced by elementary schools like Forest Ridge, Greens Prairie, Creek View and Rock Prairie. The primary reason is those elementary school students will end up in the vastly superior College Station High School while Pebble Creek students will get clubbed with students from not-so-great schools at A&M Consolidated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My child goes to this school currently. When we moved to College Station, I heard it was a great school and I essentially bought a house in this neighborhood so that my child can go to this school. But my experience has not met my expectations. I must say that this school does not motivate bright and gifted students to excel. Everything is about achieving at an average level which for bright students is equivalent to "dumbing down". If you are quite content with Texas A&M University's standards and have no particular inclination for your kid to aim for Harvard/Princeton/Stanford type universities, then Pebble Creek is fine for you. If you have a really bright kid, you will need to have him/her in other supplementary programs or spend a lot of time with him/her at home on academics in order to have him/her excel. There is a huge variance in quality of teachers. While some are quite good and challenge the kids to improve, most essentially don't do much. With the state of the education system in Texas, the principal has to spend more time on fund-raising than concentrating on academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

My son attended this school for four years, and my daughter is currently enrolled...but probably not for much longer. The administration is tearing Pebble Creek up. Teachers are begging to be moved. Parents are taking kids out. We will probably be leaving even though we live down the street. I would rather pay money to a private school and drive across town to go somewhere that teachers WANT to be. I believe it probably USED to be a good school, but sadly, that is no longer the case. The school district needs to change the administration if they want to keep kids there. There are some great teachers there, but it is too hard to have a good teacher if you aren't labeled as gifted and talented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

It is unforturate that Pebble Creek buses children in with severe behavior problems as my son is consistantly bullied by them and he is the one punished. Bullying is a big problem. I know families who have pulled their children from this school due to bullying and now I am facing that same reality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

My biggest concern moving into a new town was sending my children to a new school. But Pebble Creek Elementary was an answer to my prayers. My children were immediately welcomed by warm, capable teachers. And the nework of parents is amazing. Turns out, my biggest fear became one of my kids' greatest blessings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

This is by far the best school for elementary aged children in the city! My two childeren attended Pebble Creek, and they have excelled in every school they have attended since. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and this includes office, administration, and teachers. My children are now at Oakwood and AMCMS, and they have had excellent experiences at all three schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

It is unfortunate that at-risk kids with severe behavior problems are bused to Pebble Creek as this has to become the focus of teachers and it greatly takes away from the average to above average students getting any one on one time with a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

The principal is a little too concerned with the test scores and test-taking, as opposed to overall learning experience. I know the children are all well-behaved here, but that is mostly due to the good upbringing the majority of these above-middle income class families have.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2004

This school is the best my children have attended. The teachers are wonderful and innovative. There are lots of enrichment opportunities above and beyond the great art and music programs. It is easy for the parents to get involved with volunteering and school family events. I find the office staff to be very friendly and helpful while still questioning strangers for safety. Student learning is given top priority and my two children who attend this school are immensely happy. They also enjoy learning at school and adjusted easily. As a military family we have moved a lot and attended 3 different elementary schools. Pebble Creek is by far the very best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

The teachers are great but the office staff is not friendly or helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2003

My daughter has been attending Pebble Creek since kindergarten, and couldn't be happier. I feel we have a caring staff that goes out of their way to make learning not only fun for our kids but will help them when we leave elementary and enter middle school. Our music teacher does a wonderful job at teaching the whole (606 students) words to at least 50 songs a year. Our parents are wonderfully envolved in all aspects of our curriculum. I could not have asked for a more wonderful start to my daughters future than the teachers and staff at Pebble Creek. We will miss them all as we continue her trip to higher learning. The Principal of our school is a very bright ,caring woman who deserves more credit than she is given. Overall Pebble Creek is an outstanding school with outstanding people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2003

Best school I have ever gone to!


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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education86%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education50%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American25%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education43%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American0%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education13%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Black or African American13%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education20%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 29%
Black 20% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Two or more races 5% 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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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