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Andre Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1296 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2013

When we first moved to this area, this school was very good. It had a great mix of socioeconomic levels and demographics. Unfortunately, just before our daughter started Kindergarten, CFISD redistricted the 'high dollar' and gated communities across the street to a new school up Fry Road and added more depressed communities to Andre. This resulted in a drastic increase in ESL and disadvantaged students. I have to give credit to the staff for their efforts, however, because the student body changed so drastically, the Horizons students have suffered the consequences. They are now relegated primarily to tutoring low-performing students instead of enjoying more challenging work. This means that they are bored and tend to get lots of notes home about stuff bored kids do, as well as Think Path (Seriously? Kid is bored and antsy and you take away their only free play? How does this make sense??) and other disciplinary measures (unless you are fortunate enough to have a GT teacher who actually understands GT kids). Due to the insane focus on test scores combined with a student body that requires a lot of remediation, I have to say that this school is not what it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

If I could give 0 stars, I would. My children are great students, and they used to enjoy school everyday. However, after locating to this school district and being assigned to Andre Elementary, their love for school has suffered immensely. Extremely rude staff, highly rigid rules and exaggerated stress put on students for tests has stripped my children of their love for academics, and they now dread going to school everyday. "Private Dining" (aka: eating alone) and "Think Path" (aka: walking during recess alone in the hot Texas sun) is overused. Frankly, I would liken this school to a correctional facility. It absolutely breaks my heart. I would like to add that we have tried to fix the situation(s), however, our pleas fall on deaf ears of the staff of Andre Elementary. If you care about your child's deep love for education and caring staff, I strongly urge you to check out this school several times, and talk with parents who send their children there. There will be much work ahead of me to re-instill the love of learning for my disheartened children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

My son has attended Andre for three years and has improved significantly with both reading and math curriculum's that the school offers. He enjoys going to school and his teachers are passionate and dedicated professionals who care about their students! Kudos to Ms. Kile, Ms. Herndon, and Ms. Gonzales who have moved my son to the next level in social and academic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

I love the school atmosphere at Andre' Elementary. It is a wonderful place to work and the children are awesome. It is very well organized and very focused on academics as well as producing productive members of society for the future. Social skills and behavior skills are taught regularly to ensure that the students are the best they can be.


Posted December 4, 2007

As a parent of a First grader I have seen the improvement of my child in the reading, math, writing. I am very pleese with the curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

My family and I were new to the cypress, tx area, however I was assured the school district provided high quality education for its students. And I have to say that I more than agree. Besides my sons awesome kindergarten teacher what stood out the most is the level of safety the schools ensure for all of its students. I had never seen anything like it before. While my child attending a high rated school in hisd, it does'nt compare to andre elementary. They academic programs are great. A mom who loves andre elementary!
—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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asian83%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education43%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual73%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black or African American67%
Asian86%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American68%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual39%
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%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asian83%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education90%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual25%

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual43%
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 "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

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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
Hispanic 51% 52%
Black 33% 13%
White 8% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARILYN FREDELL
Fax number
  • (281) 463-5507

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8111 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433
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Phone: (281) 463-5500

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