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Highlands Elementary School

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Posted March 1, 2007

I strongly feel that the elementary program is not adequately preparing the 5th graders for Junior High school. Homework assignments, projects or daily assignment schedules are hardly ever issued. Graded class work use to come home in a Wednesday's folder. However, this year one just has to be on the look out for assignments. I have to check her folder everyday for graded class work. Also, I have to supplement with other educational material, because classwork is not enough for a child to truly grasp all concepts. My child would be completely lost if I were not involved with her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

The academic program is great. The teachers spend a lot of time motivating the students, getting them prepared, not only for the TAKS, but also for life. The arts program is superb, along with the Toe Tappers. The teachers and principal push for both academic success and extracurricular success, involving the students. Parents are very involved in the school, not only with the PTO, but also when it comes to community outreaches and fundraisers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

I feel that this school is okay but is very much in need of help. Hardly any parent involvement and the principal is very snobbish. I have two children that go to this school. I guess over all it is okay.
—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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 85% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English94%
Migrant100%
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education57%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English92%
Migrant100%
Not migrant91%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education44%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant78%
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant67%
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education86%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English94%
Migrant100%
Not migrant94%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education55%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not 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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education57%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education38%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual59%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education14%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education29%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education15%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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 Students70%
Female66%
Male73%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education30%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female69%
Male81%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education45%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female61%
Male79%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education45%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted67%
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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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 50% 52%
White 37% 29%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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) 16%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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Edward Villanueva
Fax number
  • (281) 426-5099

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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200 E Wallisville Rd
Highlands, TX 77562
Phone: (281) 420-4900

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