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Houser Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 834 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2012

We moved to the Conroe area 2 years ago from Orlando. Houser Elementary was a such a blessing for my family. My oldest son has Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome. The things he has been able to accomplish because of this school's help continues to amaze me. His 2nd grade teacher (this was the grade he was in when we moved) even went to a seminar to learn more about Asperger's on her own time. We fought for any and every little bit of help with the school he attended in Florida. The CISD diagnostition called me personally before we even arrived in Texas because she was already aware that my son would be enrolling in Houser the next week. This was at the end January. Before May of that year, the school/district already had him completely evaluated and called me in to discuss all of his results. A group consisting of the diagnostition, occupational therapist, speech therapist, vice principal, his teacher, and some other individuals sat down with me in a conference and went through every bit of the 25 page report they had completed. In August, we had an ARD meeting where they set in place an IEP for him. I finally found a school willing to fight for my son like me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

This august will be my daughters 2nd year at Houser and she absolutely LOVED school last year :) I loved her teacher and the principle knew both of us by name. the entire faculty and staff are welcoming and helpful. the school spirit for an elementary school is unsurpassed! My daughter flourished in this school's environment and i wouldnt change it for ANY other school experience. Her reading level is amazing,her maths skills improved greatly,and her excitement for school every day was very delightful to be around as her parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

This is my son's 2nd year at Houser and I would like to say that this school continues to amaze me! I think the teachers leadership really cares about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This is our first year at Houser and my daughter absolutely loves it. She loves her teacher, loves the principle and always has some neat thing they did at school that day to tell me about. The past few weeks they have watched the life cycle of a butterfly and followed it from caterpillar to cocoon to chrysalis and then to 5 beautiful butterflies. Also, my daughter is reading on a second grade level because her teacher is giving her more difficult books that suit her. It really is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

The entire staff is to be commended for their professionalism and passion for seeing their students grow academically. I especially liked the fact that their is a good blend of cultures which I feel is very important for any young child to experience. Every one is treated with respect. Lastly, the leadership of Mrs. Daw is second to none. She truly cares and that you can take to the bank.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I just love my sons school, great teachers, very nice staff, full day kindergarden. Great communication, wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

great teachers, staff and learning environment. Very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I think Houser is a wonderful school. My son has learned so much in 1st grade, and I am impressed by all the other activities they do in the 1st grade, such as PE, Music,art and computer. The teachers seem to really care about the kids and the amount of parental involvement seems high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

Just about the only thing I do not like about this school is the fact that they do not have all day kindergarden. The staff is always friendly, and the principal is out in the morning greeting the children. Over all I am very pleased with this school.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual82%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual96%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual78%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 52%
White 39% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 30%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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27370 Oak Ridge School Road
Conroe, TX 77385
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