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Hancock Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1050 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2014

My daughter has spent this year in the 5th grade, and we have had an horrible experience. Long term assignments are given to the students, with no parent notification until a few days before the assignment is due! Grades miraculously appear because assignments hardly ever make it home. The only time you really have a clue as to your child's grades is progress report or report card, and by that time it is to late. The few activities they do offer at the school through out the year, we hardly attended due to the fact that the notifications would come home after the event. Administration always seem to busy to discuss anything with you at all, and are always in a hurry to do what appears to be nothing. DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENT HERE unless you have time to be at the school everyday, playing private "I" in Mission Impossible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

My son is a 3rd grader at Hancock Elem. This year has been terrible! There is a huge problem with bullying in this school. My son has been bullied in the classroom, recess, bathroom, and even on the bus. The Asst. Principal says she addresses the issues, but then less than a week later another bullying issue occurs. The bus staff doesn't care at all. The administration and teachers are not doing a good job of supervising and giving consequences to the bullies. As far as academics the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers are not doing a good job. My son was getting D's and still not put into tutorials. I had to push to get him in. So far the only teacher that has been great was my sons 1st grade teacher. I'm very unhappy with this school. I have a high schooler that use to attend here and it was not so great then...now it's going down fast! Parent involvement is very low at this school too. It's bad all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

This school is horrible! Communication is NOT a specialty for this school!! Coming from a whole new state and school, my children and I were completely lost. I tried to talk to the principal about my concern and she pushed me along and told me to contact her staff for assistance. My children both have been lost and confused in their assignments and what is expected of them. They used to be on honor roll. I have emailed, called, gone to the school and exhausted my limits with this school, I am even in the PTO and it doesn't even make a difference. They only care about making money not about the children or making things easy for the children. DISGUSTING!!! I don't know how their test scores are so good when the way they communicate and teach are so bad. Wish I never moved into this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

This is the second year my children have attended Hancock. They teachers are very attentive and concern. My children are currently learning sign language, and Hancock currently has deaf student and have translaters in class, so it is really pushing them to dive into the new language they are being taught at home. Overall good school and hope that they can finish at Hancock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Friendly and great teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Both of my children went to Hancock and were very happy there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

5 children have either attended or are attending great experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

I have been very pleased with this school. My son is special needs and he was in the PPCD program, K, and most of 1st grade. I have loved all the teachers and they have all made a huge effort to support his extra needs and provide him with support. I have no complaints with this school except that it is a little crowded. They need to add on to this school in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The administration at this school is absent! we have a new principal as of March last year and I have never met her. She does not attend parent nights or open houses. I am starting to think she is fictitious!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

This school needs a review by the state, because the district obviously does not care what is going on at this school. Talking to the teachers gets nowhere, talking to the administration is impossible and the school board still hasnt returned my call. Complaints are ignored. The important thing here is that there actions hurt the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I have had nothing but problems since registering my dughter at this school, the communication is terrible, oh and good luck dropping off your child in the morning make sure you have an additonal 20 mins. If you decide to switch to the bus make sure with the actual bus driver what time they pickup. 3 months into the year you'd think they'd have things together by now. Teacher's are not very friendly when you go into the school. Can't wait to get mu daughter out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I miss this school. Rating is definitely 10+. Former student- larkspur middle school,vb,va


Posted September 14, 2007

My daughters loves the school. However, there is a big communication problem with Teachers and the Principal. There are no extra activities at the school either. Other area elementary schools have 4th & 5th grade flag football during recess. Promoting physical activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

The communication was not good and my daughter was not happy nor was she challenged we moved to a new school and the teachers were great and my daughter got a perfect score on her TEKS test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

We just moved back to Houston and enrolled our kids mid-year into Hancock Elementary. We love this school! The principal, staff, teachers, and volunteers are great! The kids are nice, friendly, and well-behaved. My kids love their new school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

I think that Hancock Elementary is a great school for my daughter.
—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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African American64%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African American64%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education55%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female85%
Male93%
Black or African American72%
Asian96%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 77% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male62%
Black or African American59%
Asian83%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female57%
Male47%
Black or African American36%
Asian94%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education20%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asian82%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black or African American55%
Asian75%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education42%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American59%
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education46%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asian96%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American60%
Asian96%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education57%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American72%
Asian96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 33% 13%
Hispanic 31% 52%
White 20% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 13% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • NANCY ROGERS
Fax number
  • (281) 807-8166

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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13801 Schroeder Road
Houston, TX 77070
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Phone: (281) 897-4523

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