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Fiest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1079 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Awesome teachers and administration! One of THE BEST CFISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS! Gentle but firm guidance help these lucky students EXCEL!


Posted May 1, 2011

I am so lucky to have my 7 years old son in Fiest .. the school is great and the teachers are very reliable and understanding ... I really want to appreciate Mrs. Julie Hill (my son's) teacher in 1st grade .. she is only this past year in school but she is awsome ... thanks alot for working hard in Fiest and taking care of our kids so good ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

One of the main assets of working and living in northwest Harris county among many is the Cy-Fair ISD in general and Fiest elementary in particular.Bernice Fiest whom the school is name after was a nuturing,caring educator to the highest level humanly possible and continued to read to our kids.Fiest ,Ms Rickett the retiring headmaster/principal who led Fiest back to exemplary status along with the committed master teachers and new teachers and the all important staff have guided the Fiest educational vessel to make port o call after port o calls with a skill level only reach by training and knowledge of the very people who will inherit the duties only with the same zest and zeal as the wonderful educators continue to do,so in closing HIGH WINDS AND CALM SEAS,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Fiest may have been a mighty elementary school at one time, but the times are changing. The teachers and faculty are nice and caring, but the system seems to have taken over and they seem to be held back. Teachers will have conferences with parents but always appear to be on the defense. I blame the all-mighty Cy-Fair school district. It's just too large. Gone are the days when teachers could truly individualize a program for their students. Homework is daily district-made worksheets (no textbook for students or parents to reference) that is consistently full of misspelled words, typos, etc. There's no website to go to for resources and without textbooks how can we help the school help our students. There is a PTO (a soccer mom club that arranges for social events and some fund-raising) but there's no true school-parent interaction/collaboration. Nor do they know what true GT program is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Fiest Elementary is so lucky to have Mrs. Reynolds on board! She is the most organized, calm, soft spoken, concerned and sweetest teacher I've ever met. She motivates learning and good behavior through praise, games, songs, and her nuturing manner. Both of my daughters were very fortunate to spend a school year with Mrs. Reynolds. I will always be grateful that their first school year was so positive and memorable. Laura Friend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Fiest could do with a teacher over hall. It is a shame that the school has not been able to maintain younger and more enthusiastic teachers. When I visit other schools within Cyfair there is a total air of difference toward the students and teachers. Fiest is so depressing and lacks the necessary attitude to foster young minds. The open classrooms are so disruptive to the point that it needs to be remodeled and walls added where walls should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

I was the speech path at this school last year. After moving to another state and working elsewhere I have to say that Cy Fair has a great system of checks and balances that help prevent children with special needs from falling through the cracks. I miss working there and miss the help I got from the 'invisible' office staff like Mrs. Grant!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2007

My daughter attended this school for Kinder and 1st, she was in love with this school. The staff, teachers, and curriculum are excellent!!!! Bravo Cy-Fair!!! Educating Well Done!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

One of our children entered kindergarten in 1994 and the other one is leaving 5th grade in 2008 and the school is as good now as ever. Much credit is due to those veteran teachers who have been there 15+ years, as well as the involved parents and community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I think this school is great! They are very organized and their kindergarten is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

Great new principal. Dedicated teachers. Caring atmosphere. Cy-Fair curriculum is the best in the state of Texas. Children can't help but learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

My six year old son and I both feel fortunate that he was able to attend kindergarten at Fiest this past year. I personally can hardly believe how much he s learned and grown over the past year. He s gone from being a reluctant reader of some three-and-four letter words to being an eager, excited, and nearly independent reader of almost everything he can get his hands on! The things he s studied in school this year have been so varied, and so advanced! His favorite topic this year was 'space'. I never would have believed kindergartners to be capable of understanding some of the topics they ve studied, but apparently they are, and the teachers aren't afrai to teach it. The questions he asks me now are so advanced that I often don t know the answers myself, and we have to look the answers up on the computer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Wonderful school, understanding and caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

My son and daughter are attending Fiest for just one month and thus far, I am impress with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

I have two children that went to Fiest, one is currently in 4th grade and has been there since the end of Kindergarten. This is a great school. The teachers are always involved and so are the parents! Coming from PISD, I can say, Fiest is above average!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Our child went to this school for two years and loved it, we ended up moving, but still miss all the great teachers and kids and warm atmosphere of the school. Thanks Mrs. Kapsen, you're a great teacher!
—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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education63%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education69%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
Black or African American95%
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asian94%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American87%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African American76%
Asian94%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 77% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American68%
Asian88%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American56%
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education64%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asian88%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female74%
Male87%
Black or African American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asian94%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American69%
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted91%
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 "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 37% 31%
Hispanic 31% 50%
Black 19% 13%
Asian 11% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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