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Metcalf Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 958 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

My son had been on Metcalf since pk to 5th and let me tell you this school is TERRIBLE!! they treat your kids like mommies, don't move, don't talk even in lunch time, they need more organization especially in events students, always long lines in office, need more people to work there!! and in the parking lot, no enough space for parking!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I hate this school its sucks!!!! Sent my children there they hated it nd ao so I please send your children elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

This school is awful they have deaf teachers teaching hearing children which causes an issue when the teacher chooses to hear what she would like.. This school is disorganized and frankly everyday when I send my child to school I am fearful of them not returning home.. The ap's and teachers rarely call you back.. If you ask to speak to a teacher they will automatically assume they need to conference and cover their bum's.. They bring children into conferences and reprimand them and let them feel like they are worthless.. I recommend if you are zoned to this school you move or invest in private school if either option is in your budget if not god speed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Teachers at this school are wonderful! They do everything in their power to help my child, who has been struggling this year. I appreciate their effort so much. Teachers are the one who do all the work. The administration at this school does not provide support for their staff. As a parent, I only come in every now and then, but I know that the morale at this school is very low. My child tells me that classes have to be separated during recess. How is structured recess supposed to help our kids interact and learn from each other? My kid says that when the principal or assistant principals come, the class feels scared and they all get nervous. Since when should a child ever feel scared and nervous at school?!?! This is outrageous!


Posted September 8, 2009

The school is disorganized and I feel like the kids are always being reprimanded. During lunch, children are only allowed to whisper. If they feel the kids are getting to loud, they turn off the lights and nobody is allowed to talk. They are only allowed to sit with their feet in front or they will be reprimanded. Parents are not allowed to walk their kids to class and if a handful of kids are being bad, the whole class is not allowed to go to recess. No field trip last year. The two years prior to that it was just to the Science Resource Center for Cyfair. Not very exciting. I went. I only gave it three stars because of some of the staff. The girl at the front desk is great and also the music and computer teachers are awesome. Those are the two classes my children enjoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

This is an unorganized school. The principal uses is power to bash his employees. The school is dead.The kids do the samenderthing every day. Ohter than learning and getting hollowed at by some of the staff members I would not send my kids back to that school fot nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

All of the teacher's speak English at this school I don't know what the person who posted on June 2, 2003 is talking about. Their technology program is awesome- this is one of the few schools that have a computer lab teacher. My child is teaching me things I didn't know about computers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

This school has a teriffic 21 Century program! I have nothing but good things to say about this school - from the Frontdesk to the Principal's office everybody is forthcoming and the children always come first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Metcalf has proved to be a great school. The teachers seem to really care about the students. The morale is awesome. I am very glad that I have two children attending and that my oldest went on to junior high wth the education Metcalf gave him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2003

You are lucky if your teacher understands or speaks English! Seemed nobody cared and the staff there had low morale, I hear it has improved.


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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American91%
Asian91%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asian79%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asian86%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American93%
Asian85%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education80%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students78%
Female71%
Male89%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual83%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education17%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male61%
Black or African American46%
Asian83%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education80%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual82%

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual45%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
Black or African American77%
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual42%

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American64%
Asian91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education80%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted91%
Bilingual83%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 70% 52%
Black 16% 13%
White 7% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JOHN STEWARD
Fax number
  • (281) 856-1154

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6100 Queenston Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084
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Phone: (281) 856-1152

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