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Danish Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1107 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2014

I wish my children did not have to attend this school but unfortunately I live zoned to this school. The assistant principal is not polite and seems as though she is miserable working in that profession. My son came home everyday and said he knew his teacher didn't like him which broke my heart. He told me she would be happy if he was not in her class. What kind of teacher could make a child feel like that? The process of disciplinary action was absurd. Leaving a child in ISS where they have no chance to learn is dispicable. I can imagine how teachers and staff treat the children because the way I am treated is disrespectful. The staff in the office treats you like a criminal and are not friendly. I could go on for days with more negatives about this aweful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

This is a very organized school, very secure, the teachers are great. My daughter attend 1st to 5th grade and she loved every minute of it. Teachers were responsive when issues arises. Principal also was responsive. The Principal really helped my with a Bully situation that was happening with my kid at the bus. I have all the respect for the school. My tax money was well spent here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

This is the worst school! The Principal & asst. Principal are bullies. Rhetoric make a practice of meeting with the children first and coherencing them to sign disciplinary papers before ever notifying parents. Their procedure of intimidating students must stop. If their is a behavior issue I should be notified and have the option to sit in a meeting where two adults address my child. To the school board I go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

This school is wonderful. They really care about the kids' progress, communicate well and have good programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

Danish teachers are excelent!!they always kept contact with the parents to help the students do better ,thank you for all your hard work,and for all the assistance helping my child thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

My son transferred to Danish last fall. His teacher was wonderful with him! She kept me and my husband informed about everything going on in the classroom including his behavior which we really appreciated. We truly worked in a partnership for our son. If he did act up in class, we were not offended if she told us about it! She was doing her job!! Once he understood the importance of good behavior and being a good student he excelled!!! She never treated him any differently from the other children. There were no "favorites". She treated and taught them wonderfully!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

Club Rewind is terrible at this school! I realize this is for the school. Danish teachers are Great! The parents who do participate do Great! If you go you will see a huge lack of participation. Fact, the area is becoming more low income each day, which in and of itself is not a problem and I will just stop there, seperate channel. Club Rewind here is awful. Parents are not allowed to witness the program without an annoncement (warning) to the staff with your child that they are going to be seen. Most people who do bring there children to club rewind seem fine with this as long as someone, anyone, is "babysitting" there kid. Someone is up front to check your drivers license and check you in which is great, no problem. You have to wait for your child right there up front. The rules state you will be escorted to the back if you want to go, cool no problem. But there is not enough staff so they use a walkie talkie to tell the staff you are coming. They wait until a responce saying they are ready for a parent to come to the back!! Seriously!? It's for the safety of your child. Mindbenders are frequently missing, you will be lied to about that, homework is secondary to babysitting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

I am disappointed. There seems 2o b no tolerance or understanding. Kids will b kids and yes there is a fine line but 2 send notes home 4 every little thing is crazy. I don't recall a week that goes by w/out a note or a phone call and it is frustrating considering the fact that my kids act pretty normal at home which leads me 2 believe that something is happening w/in the classroom 2 trigger abnormal behavior. I have, on occasion, witnessed favoritism which should not b allowed or tolerated. I thought that each child should b given the same treatment regardless. I believe there r children that need extra attention but I was told point blank from a teacher that they just don't have the time and they have too many children in the classroom to offer such assistance. I think this is uncalled for as each child is important regardless of race, gender, background, etc. The teachers expect way too much. U can not teach a child and expect them 2 learn or change behavior right away. It's a process and unfortunately it takes time and effort however there is no patience or effort made in my opinion and observance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My son transferred the last month of the school year and his teacher, Miss Sharron, has done a superb job helping him adjust to the change. Thank you Miss Sharron!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asian90%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%
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%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American87%
Asian88%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual52%

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Black or African American61%
Asian94%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual58%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American84%
Asian82%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asian82%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education100%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian82%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education89%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual52%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted91%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
Bilingual71%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingual57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 52%
Black 25% 13%
White 15% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 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) 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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

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

School Leader's name
  • KELLY DALTON
Fax number
  • (281) 955-4994

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
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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11850 Fallbrook Drive
Houston, TX 77065
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Phone: (281) 955-4981

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