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Moore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 944 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

We came from another cyfair isd school.. I had high hopes in the beginning. The school is not organized. The first day my kids did not eat breakfast. They are in club rewind, my kids were told to sit there and wait for someone. No one came until it was time for all kids to go to class. My kids would come out from different back doors every day. I would walk them home everyday. My son is a 1st grader, his class eats @11am, and they have no snacks. They are young, and use a lot of energy so of course they will get hungry. I'm putting my kids back at their old school even if I pay the transfer fee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

We're new to the area and was a bit skeptic about Moore at first, because I was comparing ratings with Hamilton Elementary, which is down the street. I have a 3rd grader at Moore and PK at Hamilton, so I was comparing a 10 school against a 9 school. Let me tell you that the ratings should be reversed. Moore Elementary is by far a 10+ school. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. My son feels safe and at ease at the school, the staff communicates well with parents and their front office is well organized. They have an amazing Adaptive Behavior Center for children that need that extra help to succeed in the mainstream classroom and Mrs. Long who oversees this program is the most professional and excellent teacher I have ever met. She gives the structure and discipline required to make all her kids successful and ready to transition back to the mainstream classroom. The administrative staff is genuinely display a sincere concern for your child's success. I definitely recommend this school for anyone relocation to the NW part of Houston. Moore is the standard-bearer of elementary schools in the CY-FAIR ISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

I remember attending this school in 2004/2005 and I can say for the most part if I can remember it was amazing, the teachers taught with no problems and the kids behaved I recommend this school hands down
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2012

There are some really fabulous teachers at this school. Ones that are able to recognize how each child learns and implement techniques suited to his or her individual needs. Most of the teachers really seem to care about the students, and it is obvious that teaching is a passion. Regarding parent involvement, unfortunately this has been on a steep decline recently. Perhaps it is because many of the active volunteers children graduated to middle school. Or. as in my case, I developed burnout from not being appreciated for a lot of hard work. How hard is it to say thank you? As for the principal, I wish I had something positive to say about her. (No, my children have never been to the principal's office, except for a reward.) She is one who likes to change things just for the sake of changing things~ even if it is for the worse. She must be very intelligent, but she doesn't have a lot of common sense and is incapable of recognizing when her changes aren't working. First time we met, she was giddy that the students liked her outfit. Really? Priorities... It is a good school, you just may feel a bit like you stepped through an Orwellian portal when you walk through the front door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

We just moved here from Louisiana. My son is doing really well in this school. The teachers were very quick to recognize him as a gifted/talented candidate. I'm impressed with the content and pace he is learning even after switching from a private school in Louisiana. Open concept takes some getting used to, but the teachers do a great job closing up the rooms with cabinets and dividers. He seems to have the sweetest teachers in the world who have been in the district for a long time. High teacher retention at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

Superb principal, teachers and staff. My grandchild loved school and I enjoyed working with the other parents.


Posted April 3, 2011

The education my children are getting is excellent. The teachers really care and the principal is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

They never once thought that maybe i was telling the truth and other 10 year olds might not be a reliable witness! All of this was happening and the school still hadn't told my parents. This school effected me for years after my attendance and still does to this day. Keep your children away!


Posted March 23, 2010

Not impressed. They teach to a substandard test (TAKS), and fail to go above and beyond cookie-cutter education. If you're kid doesn't learn from their one-size-fits all approach, expect them to recommend you drug your kid. Especially boys, being they only have PE every other day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

The teachers at this school have to follow a strict curriculum. The one and only goal seems to be passing the TAKS test.Creative learning, science experiments,and teacher/parent input are pretty much out of the question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

This school is wonderful. Parent involvement is great in the early grades but falls a little short in 4th and 5th grade. The school is very well run and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Moore has great parental involvement which contributes greatly to its overall value. Most of the teachers are wonderful, motivated, and effective. Fifth grade appears to be the weakest, with extremely strong kindergartens and third grades. I would not hesitate to send my children to this school. I have had 2 complete their elementary education and am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Excellent teaching staff, Involved parents, exemplary rating. teachers communicate well on student progress. High standards for performance, low teacher, pupil turnover. Excellent principal who sets a positive tone for students and staff.
—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.

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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 85% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 82% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American81%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education36%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education55%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American82%
Asian93%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education75%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asian93%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education85%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education82%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American69%
Asian88%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American71%
Asian93%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American76%
Asian94%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian86%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
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 "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
White 50% 29%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 10%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
  • JANA NEEDHAM
Fax number
  • (281) 320-7978

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
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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13734 Lakewood Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77070
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Phone: (281) 370-4040

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