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Ridgemont Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 894 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2013

this school was my favorite school this was the school i grew up from for 6 yrs i been to this school and i miss it dearly form first grade where i made my first girlfriend been together for 4 yrs i been at ridgemont the first official day was the day it snowed in houston i remembered it like it was yesterday december 4th 2009 my 6th grade year when it snowed here in houston see i was a student here at ridgemont elementary school.my 2nd grade year wen i used to be the badest student at that school that changed when 3rd grade year entered i was on medication for a full 3 years fourth grade i lost my girl deeply i was sad but i got over it fifth grade year was the year that was important year in my life 2008-2009 hurricane ike hits houston/galaveston september 12/13 2008 no school for one week i couldn't believed that happened at the beginning of my fifth grade year i left ridgemont in 2010 at age 12 i was sad that i was leaving my memories behind and that school and my memories will be at that school forever and ever and ever i really miss this school and all my friends and the girl i had for a good 4 yrs my name is drejon williams and been at ridgemont since 2004 and i miss it so.


Posted September 18, 2008

I have always loved this school. I have 3 children who attend from 1st grade to 6th grade. I havent had anything bad to say about this school until now. The one complaint that I have is about the newest principle Mrs. White. She is not a easy person to deal with. I have been to the school several times to talk with her about different situations I have had over the past school year and she is first of all hard to catch up with and second of all an uncomfortable person to converse with. Her styles of running the school are very 'un-fun' for the kids. My children use to love to go to school but since she has started being the principle she has taken so much away from the students.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 82% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female74%
Male59%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male77%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male41%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male47%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
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 Students64%
Female76%
Male54%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual87%

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual94%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual80%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual59%

Math

All Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual55%

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual65%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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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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 58% 52%
Black 37% 13%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBERT LONG
Fax number
  • (281) 634-4896

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4910 Raven Ridge Drive
Houston, TX 77053
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Phone: (281) 634-4880

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