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Armstrong Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 770 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I am an upset parent. I was told today that I'm not allowed to walk my impaired daughter to the front door. It's my right as a parent to walk her to the door. What harm am I causing by walking her? Who am I affecting by doing this? Have I caused some damage to school property? No I have not. I am only doing what my right is and that is walking my daughter to the door. Nothing more nothing less. Plus my daughter was hit 2 times first by a boy then by a girl and I was not informed of this until my 4 year old daughter told me and when I told the teacher she said the kids are just getting to know each other. Then my daughter hit those kids and I get a letter about it!? Very unpleasant situation and hoping for the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Our Lil' Armstrong Astros truly Soars! The students have a bright future there. School starts on Monday and this is the last weekend of the Summer Vacation and let me tell you. My daughter is so excited to go back to school and I'm excited for her. She has a speech pathologist that has been working with her and I have seen tremendous amount of educational and social growth in my daughter due to this program available at the school. My daughter's kindergarten teacher last year was Mrs. Williams and she was great! The counselor is big on anti-bullying and she is very informative. Nice lady indeed. Armstrong has embraced her since her Pre-K year and she'll be going to the 1st grade this year. I love it. The staff is awesome. The receptionist is very professional and follows the rules to the T, in which I can appreciate because I can be sure that my child, along with her fellow classmates and the rest of the school will be safe. I believe the faculty truly cares about every student at the school. I'm grateful for their hard work. THANK YOU, ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY FAMILY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

I am not happy with this school at all. They dont allow you to interact with your child while in school unless you're picking them up and the teachers are really bad about contacting you for anything. My children came from another CISD and we miss it dearly. I feel as though I punish my kids by sending them to Armstrong and not to mention my kids dislike it as well. My daughter also has to deal with bullying and when I told her to tell the teacher she said the teacher told her to stop tattling. I'm beyond frustrated with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

This school has change since the last principal in 2008, the bullying intake is high my son and daughter has been pick on, hit, spit on and jumped. My daughter is only in the 2nd grade and my son is in the 4th. I ve reported this to the teacher, counselor, asst. principal, principal, and the board. No action was taken on the bulling part but on my daughter for self-defending herself. I was in tears when my baby said she no longer wants to go to school due to the high bulling and I don t blame her!!!! (As of now, I m trying to moved my children out of that school as soon as possible) I hope and pray that no other child has to go through what my two went through. Jocelyn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

My son was here for Kindergarten before we moved into another district. How we miss this school! His teacher was wonderful, and he learned more than I would have ever expected. The principal and other staff were also wonderful and worked together. I was very, very happy with Armstrong and would readily recommend it to any other parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

My two kids transferred in from another Texas District for the 2006-2007 school year. I was very unhappy to hear that the school did not offer before school nor after school tutoring for the kids. Not all kids learn at the same pace so I feel as though if my kids are lacking in a certain area and they don't get it during the regular school hours then they will just be left behind and will and have been struggling through out this whole school year. With the Teachers help and My help and a little extra it would only help the kids to succeed more.These things need to be addressed for the up coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

We have been very pleased with Armstrong Elementary. Not only am I a parent of a current 1st grader, but also a former student. Next year, we will be going from 1/2 day K classes to full-day, doubling the amount of teachers. Also, 27 out of 30, 3rd grade bilingual students tested out of the bilingual classes and into the regular ed for 4th grade. We have a very active PTA, of which I am also a member.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

Great teamwork there. A super counselor and principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2004

We moved here from another state 10 months ago. So far I am very happy with Armstrong. I make it a point to visit school and the class so I am aware of what is going on. I have found the teachers that we have had to be friendly, helpful, and always available when I have questions. I am upset by the complaints that I have read about Armstrong. It is not fair to compare other schools to Armstrong especially to the Woodlands for various reasons. Private school has the same problems as public (my children were previously in private school)! My children are doing very well and I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

My two boys transfered in from another Texas District after the Christmas break. We have not been impressed with the activities. We have been greeted by unfriendly teacher & administrative staff. My youngest in Kindergarten seems to enjoy his class. My 3rd grader (who has not missed a day all year & who makes great grades) is very unhappy. Neither child seems to be experiencing or learning as much as they should. I am very unhappy that we purchased a home in this school district. I have since learned that many parents experience the same. We will be attending private school next year. If you have a choice, please research the local school before purchasing a home. Try and talk to other parents in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Happy to have the new principal this year, and hope we have better guidance and receive more activities and funding for the children and their education. Lets beat out the other elementary schools in the district!! If we all work together, It Can Be Done!! Reach for the Goals.
—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.

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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

All Students68%
Female80%
Male59%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male55%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual44%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual63%

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male90%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual88%

Writing

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual51%
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 "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
Hispanic 78% 52%
Black 11% 13%
White 9% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 64%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • DANIEL LOPEZ
Fax number
  • (936) 709-3415

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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110 Gladstell Street
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