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Horne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1092 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

This school lacks a LOT of things. They are also not friendly or great you properly. It does make you think if they are just there to collect a check. Out of the whole entire school year just 1 parent teacher conference. Don't do anything about bullies and hardly bring any homework. My kids have been attending this school for 3 years and im finally moving them to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

We moved to Houston from Rio Rancho New Mexico several years ago and my oldest has attended Horne since 1st grade. We have been very disappointed. The teachers are uninvolved, the discipline is lacking. The art, music and PE programs are laughable. My 2nd grader has 1 20 minute recess and if it gets rained out the sit and watch a show that I would rate appropriate for Kindergarden. I feel as though the staff are all there for a paycheck and not for my kid. I have also had difficulty getting feed back from the teachers and have found all but one teacher to be difficult to contact at all, and when you can get in touch with someone no one seems interested in answering your questions. I am looking for other school options and would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

My son attended Horne from K thru 5th. The teachers and administrators at Horne are exceptional. Although it was a challenge and often difficult, with the commitment from teachers in each grade level, my son finished 5th grade performing on-level in all subjects. My daughter just finished 2nd grade reading at a 4th grade level. Horne offers extra help to the kids that need it and encourages their high achievers to soar. Way to get it right HORNE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

I believe that after the school changed the principal, the school has had a good improvement and the actual group of PTO are doing a better job than the previously groups.The teachers my son has had were very good. So I love the school and I beleive it is a good place to my son to have a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

This is the best school, that you will ever expirence. It has great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

We have been very happy with Horne with the exception of discipline. We are very happy with the school otherwise. It is a very diverse student body which I view as a positive thing. There is lots of parent involvement, and teachers are good at communicating with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

My child has attend Horne for 3 years and it has been an incredible experience. He has shown great improvement in his vocabulary and interaction skills. This is a great school. I would recommend it to all parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

My daughter is a second year student at Horne and it has been a tremendous experience for me and my child. There is a lot of parental involvement in the activities. The academic programs are excellent. My daughter has something positvie to say everyday when she gets home. Go Horne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

My ten year old will graduate from Horne this year. He has attended Horne since kindergarden. His experience has been great. I have nothing negative to say about Horne. Thank-you to everyone at Horne for helping my son get off to such a great start!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

2006/2007 seems to off to a good start! A change in leadership (new principal) and fresh new ideas seem to be the trend for this upcoming year. I look forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

This was our first year a Horne and I would have to say it wasn't as bad as I heard. I think it's what you the parent puts into the school! I was involved and very active at the school and had no problems. Can't wait for next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

Seems to be an overemphasis on test teaching and test results. Very little amount of free-play or free-talk time which I think makes it harder for kids to release their pent-up energy. We hardly ever see any art-work come through the house and teachers seem unable or unwilling to do anything other than send home notes about child's behavior. Not happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

They seem pretty good. But honestly, I am not really sure. My child may have special learning needs that aren't being addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I found this school to be everything but quality. There was no parent involvement, I was the only parent signed up to help with the school party and was thrust into being head room mother and was informed if I didn't do it, unfortunately the kids wouldn't have much of a party. The teachers were very apathetic, very uninvolved.I spent countless times trying to build a rapport with teachers but to no avail. No one seems to care at this school about the kids nor the parents who try to offer support. My child suffered under such poor teaching from inexperienced teachers who had no passion or concern for the students. I could say more but I will be out of words. This school really needs some intervention!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

Horne typifies the public system today. They 'teach to the test' (TEKS, TAS, etc). As another poster stated, the students are merely statistics as it relates to these tests. They are indeed quick to punish for the tiniest infraction. Punishments vary, and even include withholding learning tools. Certainly not a school I want my children to attend. We're moving out of the district entirely...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

My child is currently a student in this school and I am intentionally moving to get her out. Teachers seem to treat the children like cattle, providing no individual attention or recognition, but are quick to scold and punish any infractions. Beware! If you can avoid this school, please do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My son enjoys his kindergarden teacher. She is very caring. He started slow but his teacher never gave up on him. During the final 6 weeks, both he and his class are learning from 1st grade material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2003

I have a new student at Horne and I feel extremely comfortable! The administration worked with us during a very difficult move and the teachers have gone out of their way to make sure that my son feels welcome in his new class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

Parents and teachers work together for the success of every student. I had many opportunities to participate, and my input was valued. My children love going to Horne each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2003

Well my daughter started kindergarten 2002-2003 school year and she was excited. Now she is in the 1st grade and so far the school seems to be great. The only thing I was very very disappointed about was that there was no kindergarten graduation. I was so upset both my daughter and I were looking forward to that day but it never arrived.
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asian90%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asian82%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English90%
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

All Students91%
Female99%
Male85%
Black or African American81%
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%
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%
Female74%
Male62%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual59%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black or African American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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 Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African American65%
Asian89%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education67%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American68%
Asian89%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education67%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female68%
Male51%
Black or African American56%
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education50%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
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 "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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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 59% 52%
Black 18% 13%
White 13% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 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) 36%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • STEPHANIE THOMAS
Fax number
  • (281) 856-1451

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14950 West Little York Road
Houston, TX 77084
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Phone: (281) 463-5954

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