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Austin Elementary School

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Posted August 10, 2013

Austin has many teachers with passion! You can tell how much they love their jobs just by seeing the effort they've put into decorating their classrooms.. Last year we had Mrs. Frenzel in 2nd grade at Austin and she was wonderful! She really cared about my sons well being and not just his grades. She's easy to talk to, and the kids adored her because she taught outside of the box and made learning fun. She didn't nitpick the kids about sitting up straight in their chairs as long as they were learning or working. she met with my son twice a day each to day help him individually with math and reading. His DRA score more than tripled during his 2nd grade year! The year before, my student had Mrs. Tribe, and she was great too. She really cared about my son and I could tell she loved him like her own. It's refreshing to find teachers like those I've had at Austin. My daughter is here now as well and I'm already hearing her beg to be put in our favorite teachers' class. Front staff was always nice, but sometimes it's a pain standing in line twice to check out our kids on holiday early checkouts. i tolerate it since its for the safety of the kids. Doors are always locked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

The faculty at this school really communicates very well especially the administration. Some teachers communicate better than others. The administration show they care and I have seen it over the past 4 years my son has attended. They are always available for a phone conference or a sit down whenever I need it. Also, they are very consistent with ensuring I get every detail when something goes wrong with my son. I do trust them and my other children will be attending Austin. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

Many of the teachers are very rude to the children and parents. The main focus of this school is discipline not education. There is no variety of cafeteria food. One main course or salad and always just fruit for a side. When I was in school we got a main coarse with two sides and a bread.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

The criteria is just the basic information to pass the TAKS test. Maybe all the schools are getting this way, but it does not make it right. Teach age-appropriate scholastics and the TAKS should be passed anyway. It just seems to be a lot of focus on bad behavior. I hear the conversations in the office and amongst the teachers (loud enough for students to hear) and it confuses me that they would want to focus so much on the negative. I don't state this because I have a problem child, quite the contrary. I just observe behaviors. The problem children in a few of the classrooms I noticed are outcast. I even found some outcast to the hallway. That teacher should be ashamed. Every child has a right to be educated. If they are a problem, send them to the principle. After eating with my child at the cafeteria, I am embarrassed I fed him school food! They are not served enough variety nor enough food is given in one sitting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

I love working here. There is a strong unity of effort and care in our leadership. We really love our students and care for their future success! We are continually tweeking whatever is necessary to adjust to the changes in their everyday life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

Without a doubt, the physical education department is run like a well oiled machine. Those coaches are two of the best in the entire country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

All of the staff really cares about educating the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Our Austin Elemenary Family strives daily to produce the best possible learning environment for our Austin cubs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

I love Austin Elementary School Conroe, TX because they have the brightest, nicest students anywhere! The student I have met was very well informed and literate. Austin Elementary is doing a great job of teaching students to think for themselves and not be controlled by peer pressure!


Posted September 18, 2009

Austin Elementary has some of the best teachers in CISD!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers and administrators are amazing to work with. They always welcome ideas and are always willing to listen. They love their students and it truly shows!!! I have yet to meet a teacher that it not friendly and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's the school that my grandson goes to. It's where my daughter is the PTO President


Posted September 16, 2009

Austin is a great school with a great staff...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

principal needs to own up to matters instaed of having evryone cover for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

both of my kids go to austin and they have some of the best staff and teachers. my kids love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

Reading and writing progression is far below that of other schools in the district. Principal shows a lack of interest in issues that parents have brought up as a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Austin Elementary is an exemplary school. It has gained that rating for several reasons. The adminstrative staff cares about the students, parents, and teachers. The school has highly qualified teachers who care about the whole child. This school does not teach to the test. You will rarely hear teachers stating that the students need to know something so they may pass the TAKS tests. Most of the teachers have been at this school for a very long time. The staff turn over is very low.The children feel that are loved and cared about not just about their grades. Each day ever classroom teacher meets the students at their door to say 'Hello' and 'How was you evening last night'. The PTO provides a lot a fun events for the students. Lat year the PTO had the Luna Brothers Circus come. Also, they work hard to raise money to help with school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

Austin is a wonderful school to have your children in. I was a home-schooling parent, not ready to place my child in a public school. Once I toured the school I was amazed at the attention paid to children and parents alike. That was 7 years ago. My daughter attended Austin from K-4th, very involved in the many activities offered. She came out, ready for intermediate, well-prepared and self-confident. Not only did she learn from a great curriculum, but also enjoyed Honor Choir, Destination Imagination, art shows, the Gifted and Talented program, along with inspiring interaction between the students and teachers. I have recommended Austin to many other parents in dance class, on the ball fields, friends in Girl Scouts, and church, and have not heard back from any unhappy parents or children. It is all positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

Wonderful school, wonderful teachers and staff. All 3 of my children have attended and we have been extremely happy! Also an Exemplary School this year! Go Austin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Well I have had two children attend this school and have never discovered any issues with the Principal or the teachers. One of my children did require extra halp and recieved it at this school and not at any other. My child learned two years worth of work ot this school where they were falling behind at other schools.They have Many exceptional teachers and are working on a great volunteer system outside the PTO. So I have found this school to be coopertave to my childrens needs and that of there parents.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education73%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education70%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education100%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education100%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual82%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education36%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students68%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education45%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual76%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education29%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual22%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 48% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 1% 13%
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) 31%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • LINDA KIGHT
Fax number
  • (936) 709-8403

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14796 Texas 105
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