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Calvert Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 914 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

I agree with the previous comments, this school is the worst. 3rd and 4th have to eat on the floor. They don't get served the same breakfast that is stated on the menu. They are not allowed to bring textbooks home. Most of there learning material are just printed out worksheets from the Internet. The teachers do not inform you of anything wrong academically. I guess so they don't have to do more work sending you information or ways to help you child. They send bad children to other rooms where good classes have to go so they can disrupt your child's learning. Also the teachers get so frustrated sometimes they punish the whole class. They send home projects ,worth more than half your child's grade, during their breaks. I would never recommend this school. Below standards in every way. You would have to spend extra money for tutoring and time teaching your child the basics to academically compete with other children in Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

I would not send my child or anyone I cared about to that campus. Students are treated like the are in the military. They aren't given an opportunity to socialize at all. The older ones eat breakfast on the floor in the gym. Bad atmosphere all over. Not a nurturing place for a child. Principal is awful.


Posted July 31, 2011

This school is great based on academics. Unfortunately the principal is very distant from the parents and some of the teachers do not work with you to help your child suceed. One of the teachers was very nice and I rate her a 10 but others I may only rate a 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2010

Horrible school I hated it the kids in the third grade there acted like teenagers they were very innapropriate the police came three times to my son's classroom for gang activity going on with the boys and the girls and the police came one time to my son's classroom because a girl was being touched innapropriately by a boy that had a crush on her. The librarian made me pay books that my chld had already returned to the to the library. My daughter was bullied in the fourth grade until the end of the yearby some girls. One of the teachers found out that she was hiding the books in the back of the counter in her office and she admitted hiding them to get extra money.She got fired the very next day. try not to bring your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I taught for 1 year at this school, and was ready to quit by oct.! Other that the new to calvert teachers, the whole staff is totally rude, and very unprofessional. The principal came into my class 1 time the whole year. The administrators were horrible to some first year teachers from out of state. the school and classrooms are ugly and rundown, the custodians are lazy, and no one wanted to help anyone out.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2007

They give students poor conduct for simply talking in line, not in line, in restroom too long, etc. Principals do not return calls to parents. Counselor always out of office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

the buses dont pick up the children on time. It has been a few times where the buses would pass and not pick up the students. there is no order in the classroom. They cant control lunch room. This is by far worst school by child has attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

My husband and I have always found the front office staff to be very helpful and they always remember who we are. The first year my child attended there were problems with communication and information, but after asking parents for feedback, they resolved some of these issues the next year. Overall, I think Calvert Elementary sets a high standard for the community they serve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

After volunteering in my daughter's classroom for a day, I decided to pull her out of the school. This is the elementary school that I attended as a child and it has totally changed. The classes are over-crowded, the cafeteria is like a zoo during lunchtime and the front office help was rude.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female75%
Male96%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English80%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education39%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education32%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
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%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education14%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual67%
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%
Female75%
Male59%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual79%

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male54%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual88%

Writing

All Students63%
Female75%
Male55%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual90%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 52%
Black 27% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 29%
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) 55%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

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1925 Marvell Drive
Houston, TX 77032
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