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Francone Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1009 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted April 4, 2014

I have concerns about this school. It seems like teachers have little support from administration. I know some good teachers at this school that want to teach but can't due to all the behavioral problems. It is not a welcoming environment for parents, I have observed conversations about certain parents and students. Leadership needs to be trained on working with the populations that they are currently serving. Students that want to learn need a chance to do so and good teachers need to be able to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This is the worse school in cyfair district and it seems no one cares enough to bring this school to a better learning environment. This seems to be the reject school . This is my daughters second year and it will definately be her last. The only reason it has a star is because the site requires it before I post but this school does not deserve any stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

I am very disappointed with Francone Elementary, it seems like most of the teachers can not control the kids, I have seen a lot of behavior problems with kids and teachers I guess sometimes give up and dont tell them anything if they see a kid spitting at other kid, also the receptionist is rude, my daughter has gotten to the pount she doesn't want to attend school because she says the kids don't behave in class and call her names, She is an honor roll student and I have never had problems with her behavior, I have tried to ask for help but doesn't seem is working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

We have only been in the Cy-Fair district since March 2012. I had no problems at the end of last school year, however, my oldest is having a problem this year. He says he asks for help and gets none, yet his teacher cannot control her class as needed. I am very disappointed with this year as it has progressed to this point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

My son was placed in the New Arrival Center through his school which was Emmott. I have only good things to say, his teachers were wonderful, caring and suportive. He knew very little english when we arrived in November but he finished school with an impressive E. I can't thank enough the teaching stuff for doing such a great job. It has been a major change for him but they made it smooth and easy for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

I have mixed reviews about this school. Ihave a 3rd grader whose been going since pre-K and now I have another pre-K that goes this year. I have worked in another Cyfair elementary school so I am always comparing. My oldest never really had a problem woth any of his teachers but the policy in the cafeteria and restroom breaks really bothers me. Lunch is one of the two times that they get to talk to each other and they limit their communication at that time. I don't like that and as a review I seen last year, the restroom breaks are not reasonable. They should allow at least the lower grade levels more breaks. I am very pleased with the pre-k teacher who has been around for a long time she is great . Overall I would give Francone a B-. I really wish PTO was a lot more involved but that's all on the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

I can't say a single bad thing about the the school and the staff! I have 3 children who have gone to this school since PreK(and we are WHITE). All my children are A,B students, and when necessary they have done the right decision with disciplined! Ms. Garcia is an outstanding Principal that cares so much for the students, and concerns of the parents. I'm so happy that my kids are at Francone. I don't have to worry nearly as much as I thought I would have!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I have three children attending this school. My oldest has attended since kindergarten (no pre-K since we are white, speak english and according to the state make too much money) and is now in fourth grade. He has had good teachers but it is hit and miss. My other son has not been so lucky. He had a teacher who gave him a 'Needs Improvement' in hand writing when his arm was broken and in a cast. When I asked her about it her excuse was she didn't know he was left handed. My youngest really enjoys her kindergarten teacher and she seems to be learning all the appropriate things for her age. When we first started at this school there was a somewhat diverse population. That is not the case anymore. It is overwhelmingly Hispanic. Not a bad thing altogether but would like a more balanced population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

So far my son has attended Francone for PK and K and I must say that I loved his PK teacher but I am very disappionted in their Kinder program. I work at another elementary Cyfair school and I hate to conpare but Fracone does not offer much for the kindergarten. There is no graduation very few activities and as a mom you wonder what you have to look forward to. My son has had several issues with being allowed to go to the restroom. I understand their concern about destractions coming and going but at the kinder age their should be exceptions. The are not allowed to go to the restsrooms during large group. He has learned thanks to his teacher but I wish they offered more. We are zoned at this school but I might transfer him with me. I'm not really looking foward to 1st.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

The principal shows great leadership skills, the teachers are some of the caring teachers I have ever meant


Posted September 6, 2007

My son has been at this school since PK. I had nothing but great service from the teachers and staff. I strongly believe that Francone was the best choice for my son. I will give it a 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

Our child has been struggling in class,she ask for help and her teacher tells her to do it herself. Her teacher has also deducted points from her in class work for providing help. What kind of school is this? No I do not think this school is about the children or the education, what I see is teachers who compare outfits, and who has thier room decorated the best. Teacher have forgotten what being a teacher means, today it means working 9 out of 12 months 7 out of 10 hours a day with 2-3 weeks paid vacation plus all benifits and sick days. I dont know about you but my work schedule does not allow me time to do 3 hours of home work a night- I work in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

There is plenty of availability for music, art and sports and other extracurricular activities to keep the children entertained. The quality of academic programs is excellent. The level or parent involvement is fair.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education78%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African American64%
Asian71%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education100%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Black or African American72%
Asian57%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asian90%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asian90%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American38%
Asian71%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education56%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black or African American16%
Asian81%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education18%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual82%
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%
Female58%
Male54%
Black or African American44%
Asian67%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual42%

Math

All Students51%
Female45%
Male54%
Black or African American27%
Asian75%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education38%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual58%

Writing

All Students45%
Female57%
Male38%
Black or African American37%
Asian67%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education25%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual17%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asian89%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education80%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual17%

Math

All Students76%
Female88%
Male63%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual33%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingual67%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 50%
Black 28% 13%
White 10% 31%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Christine Melancon
Fax number
  • (281) 897-4518

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11250 Perry Rd
Houston, TX 77064
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Phone: (281) 897-4512

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