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Natha Howell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 514 students

 

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Posted November 29, 2012

This school should be shut down by the state the children are learning nothing unless its in spanish.Walking into this school is like walking into a facility in mexico evertything is in spanish only the caucasian teachers speak english the spanish teachers are hardly understandable when speaking english.My daughter is in 1st grade and cannot read yet,everything she has learned thus far has been taught at home,my son is in 3rd grade and is asked daily by the teacher to help the other children in his class with their reading and math,he is not a tutor he is a student in the same grade.nothing american is celebrated at this school only spanish holidays are studied by the children,this is absolutly the worse school in the FWISD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

As a parent I've seen a tremendous change in Natha Howell. I'm delighted to say that this change is for the better! I've observed more community events and an increase in academics. My son actually brings homework and his teachers are concerned about his success. I know this change is a result of new leadership and the outstanding principal hired this year. The principal works with both patents and teachers to improve results. Every time I visit it's obvious that she's dedicated. I've never seen this before. The kids love her. As a parent I feel well informed of events and know that everyone is there to help. I highly recommend this school. Warm smiles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

I have 2 children that attend this school. This year we are doing open enrollment in another district. If you are Caucasian then you are a minority in this school/area. 90% of the kids are on free breakfast and free lunch. The school caters to the Hispanic community by offering bilingual classes but if you are Caucasian and don't already know Spanish, it doesn't benefit. There are 2 biling classes to 1 English speaking class. The school has lost some great teachers because of the bilingual program. The school is required to wear uniforms but some children do not. They would rather the child come to school than wear a uniform. Which is not entirely fair to the other childfren. The school does have an awesome principal his office staff is much to be desired. They barely look up from their computers to assist you. They have some great teachers they also have some one s that need some new assignments in grades that better match their personality. I can tell you the kinder teacher for 2011-2012 is awful. Kinder should be fun and getting the kids excited about higher learning, which will be hard with a teacher than has no personality or exuberance for teaching such young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Staff are commended, counseling program is A++, State Recognized and Nationally recognized, and kids are plain happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

This school is the best you can find if you were me!My son went there and he loved it and did not want to leave!I also like it because its a recognized school in the fort worth school ditrict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

I have 3 children that attend Natha Howell and I personally am satisfied with the overall academic ability of the children/teachers but I am very concerned about the safety of the children afterschool. The traffic is horrible, the parents double/triple park, honk for their children to cross between cars, block traffic. The list goes on and on. I am fighting to get this corrected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2005

It is a very good school with hard working and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

I used to go to that school. Now I go to Fossil Hill Middle which is in another district.I love Natha Howell.All the people in it are very sweet and try their best to keep the school safe. Monica Chavez
—Submitted by a student


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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female69%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students58%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female52%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual65%
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 Students56%
Female43%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students31%
Female20%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted26%
Bilingual26%

Writing

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted42%
Bilingual52%

Science

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted39%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 52%
White 9% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 63%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MONICA GRANADOS
Fax number
  • (817) 814-9350

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1324 Kings Highway
Fort Worth, TX 76117
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Phone: (817) 814-9300

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