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8900 Rio Grande Drive
Houston, TX 77064

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(281) 897-4760
(281) 517-2095
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October 19, 2014
This school provides an excellent learning atmosphere for teaching and learning. Expectations are high for students and staff.

- submitted by a community member

January 01, 2014
This was not a good school When I went here the teachers were so mean and they were always punishing us for stuff some people didn't do. The classes are cramped and the outside playground is to dangerous. Because I skid my knee when I was outside last year (5th grade) and when I went up to a teacher he said why aren't you walking the track? Staff is mean, not good security when you are bullied, and not god administration team! And there was lot ps of bulling

- submitted by a community member

December 06, 2013
Bang Elementary is a Great School, Excellent Teachers and Wonderful Principals. I love the School.

- submitted by a teacher

November 20, 2013
My child was ill and was not allowed to call me or come home. Her teacher did not believe she was ill. Teachers are into your business and home life. Staff are grumpy. Hard to get a call back from the school. Sad situation here

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2013
This school is the worst school I have ever had to deal with. I have two children that attend. One teacher is so noisy and asks way to many personal questions. The other teacher neglects my child's needs. The school tries to deny your child services and try to down grade you. If your child is on special education stay away from this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2013
Not really a good school, mostly interested in just herding the kids in and out... at least, that's my impression. Not much parent involvement, I found myself having to call them to find out what's going on. Plus, they aren't having an end-of-year party this year. I truly do not understand that. With the exception of a couple teachers and the nurse, I am not pleased. There are better schools out there.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2012
All three of my children LOVE this school! I love our principal and staff. I love that my children are eager to go to school and they hug all of their teachers because they love them so much.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2011
Recently moved back to TX and were excited to get back into CFISD. Both of my daughters got A's/B's on their report card and both read at levels beyond their current grade. Sounds good, right? It took a lot of time and effort to ensure they got these grades. We work with our kids every evening, check online grades couple of times a week, look for additional resources online, and correspond with the teachers as needed. Even with all of this, we find that when our girls do poorly (below a 70) on a test, the things they get wrong are not indicative of the homework they were given. I have been told by more one than one staff member that the District sends tests and assessments they have to give, and these materials often have a lot of emphasis on things they will need to know for the next grade (even though we are less than 1/2 way through the current grade). I am all about teaching children to push themselves and succeed, and I know schools are funded based on test scores/ratings. There needs to be balance between this and ensuring children are successful/well-rounded. The teachers work hard, and I appreciate all they do. I'm just not sure the overall system is functioning properly.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2011
My son started kindergarden 2010 and went there for about a week. He had a concussion on the playground and went to the nurse. Then he went back to his empty classroom unescorted.... he eventually wandered out of the building. This is what happens when the people you trust neglect your child!!! A stranger called me who had found my son across the street. Thank God he knew my phone number. We took him to the hospital... found out he had a concussion. We withdrew him from school and moved. Bang elementary is going downhill... I do NOT recommend sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2009
My daughter is in kindergarten this year and I haven't been happier. Her teacher is is wonderful, which I am pleased with since this is her first year in school. Even the rest of the staff there have been wonderful in helping my daughter to adjust to school. Her teacher keeps in touch with me through email and is very quick to respond if I have any questions. This is my first child in school and I have been pleased with the school so far.

- submitted by a parent
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September 26, 2009
I was at this school for a few years recently. I found no significant problem with the kids at all. Look at subgroup test scores. They tell you everything you need to know about the problems. The school was once a glorified school and the teachers who worked there reveled in this status. High performance, high privilege, white. Many of those teachers are still there and instead of adapting to the needs of the current student body, they just whine about the 'problems' and the old days. Many of the veteran teachers have been here forever. Rather than learning what they need to learn about teaching a variety of children, they blame the kids. There is nothing wrong with the kids. Get some open minded, growth oriented teachers of all ages, colors and backgrounds. Scores of blacks, boys, special ed, and Hispanics will shoot up.

- submitted by a teacher

November 17, 2007
This school has been a major disappointment for my family. We had heard all of these great things about. Bottom line...if all you care about is test scores, and if your child falls somewhere in the middle of the achievement continuum this is the school for you. If you are a special ed student and you need something special,forget it. Really bright kids and slower kids will get short shrift. ed to have been one of the 'best teachers'. Perhaps they were on of the best. But not of r our children. A fantastic school for children who fall solidly in the middle of the bell curve. It is all about the TAKS. If you are happy with your child learning only what s/he neds to know to pass that test (which is relatively simple as far as state mandated tests go)) then you will be very appy hee.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2006
It's agreat school .This is our first year in this school.I'm greatful to God to be here.It's the place where kids really love to learn.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2006
My 2 kids have attended Bang for the last 4 years. They have had very good teachers the entire time. The staff is very accessible and open. Same principal the whole time. Excellent field trips with solid parent involvement. Overall, in my opinion, a terrific school.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2006
Great school. My daughter has received an excellent education at this school. The teachers are strict and I believe that is a good thing. Excellent choice of schools.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2006
My daughter is in kindergarten at Bang and loves it. Her teacher is fantastic, the school is very functional and established. My daughter loves to go every day and enjoys sharing all of her daily findings. The hours are 8:10-3:10 and the only downfall is that they eat breakfast at 10:30a! She is not only exhausted when she comes home, but starving! Bottom line - Bang is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2005
Great school in every possible way!

- submitted by a teacher

April 20, 2005
I have a long history with Ramano Bang Elementary. My daughter started at Bang. She is now in High School. My son, who is 4th grade now, started at Bang. They had a wonderful experience and continues to have great experience. The teachers made time to meet with me and work with me to help my kid's education. They offered resources and help when I need their help. They are always accessible (mostly via email) and they keep me informed of my children's progress. They are always willing to step in to offer support and assistance throughout the year. The teachers are wonderful and 'under-paid'. This is a great elementary school. Great discipline. Great teachers (all of them), including the front office staff and the cafeteria staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2004
As a former student at Bang, I think that this school is the best. The teachers are kind and so is the principal. Mrs. Cuebas my old 5th grade teacher was very kind.

- submitted by a student
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Bang Elementary School
8900 Rio Grande Drive, Houston, TX  77064
(281) 897-4760
Last modified Bang Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bang Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top