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Calder Road Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 778 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2014

The teachers are amazing, but the principal is AWFUL. There is no reinforcement with discipline, and she will talk down to, and even yell at the parents. She is also known for yelling at her teachers -- who work VERY hard to make her look good (test scores). The teachers she doesn't like, she will make their life miserable so they will quit...and the teachers she likes, she will move them to academic coach positions. This school has a very high turn over teacher rate, which is difficult for the parents and students to understand.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2013

I enjoy working at Calder Road! We have great parents who support their students. The staff cares about children and goes above and beyond to help students succeed. I wake up each morning looking forward to another day seeing my Calderiffic family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2012

This is our third year at Calder and the teachers/staff are all wonderful. They have worked with each of my children to make sure that they are progressing at the proper rate. My children both enjoy going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

This school is incredible! As a parent, I could not be more content with the level of communication and concern the staff has for my students. The focus is always on what is best for the student, and fostering great relationships with parents and the entire community. The campus has the latest technology and materials for educational growth, and I feel confident that my children will be successful after developing their elementary skills at Calder Road.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

My children have had great experiences at this campus. We love the communication that goes into letting us know what's going on. The school does automated call outs and sends out calendars each month to keep us notified of what's going on. They have strict policies on picking up kids and letting visitors in the building, but I think this is good because they care about the safety of our children. It's a new school but they definitely have their act together. My kids have always loved their teachers and I appreciate feeling like part of the Calder family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

I have had nothing less of an amazing experience at Calder Road. The teachers are caring and WANT to be there. The principal and assistant principal are helpful with any concerns that I may have. I feel that the school offers many opportunities for parent involvement. I am also please with the academic education that my child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

This a great school my child loves attenting this school she has fun here she loves to learn and i am very pleased that the teachers are very nice and caring to thier students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

WONDERFUL! This school has great communication and they care! Very organized with the opening of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I have been very happy with the staff of this school. They are all friendly. They remember you. My daughter's teacher was amazing! My daughter learned alot and progressed so quickly. For the first year it was a great year! I can't wait for next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

For Dickinson to have all variety of people there is no diversity in the staff. The solution to every problem is Special Ed, thats the principals approach. NOT HAPPY AT ALL
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian75%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual42%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education30%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male61%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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 48% 52%
White 29% 29%
Black 19% 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) 24%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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  • SOPHIA ACEVEDO
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  • (281) 229-7501

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6511 Calder Drive
Dickinson, TX 77539
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Phone: (281) 229-7500

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