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Outley Elementary School

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Posted April 18, 2014

The school is well organized. The teachers are friendly. My kid love the school, so I rate it 5 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

The school is very organized,Teachers and staff are very helpfull and supportive. .. I will give it five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

We live in Royal Oaks, a luxury community down the road from this school and have two boys enrolled here. At first there was a lot of trepidation sending them to public schools in this area. I can tell you after 2 years that it has been a great move. Our boys get to experience many cultures and ethnicities, the teachers have been great, and my kids are learning and happy. If you are an involved parent this is great elementary school as many parents are not involved so if you are, the teachers will really appreciate working with you and really go the extra mile. Plus, I cant say enough about exposing privleged kids to the melting pot of cultures. The first step raising truly well rounded children in America today. Not to mention, we pay boat loads of property taxes so its nice to get something out of that expenditure. The school is very organized, the staff is strict, yes, but I appreciate that and feel my kids are safer because of it. Anyway, for elementary- I give it five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Outley is a decent school. Staff is friendly enough to parents, I have heard front office staff talking condescending to students more than once but there was no profanity, on the bright side. There is a program in place for 'slow learners' which I saw was a complaint earlier, it's called Special Education. I feel the school is safe, the teachers do a good job of keeping tabs on the kids. The school is very AIMS motivated, and geared for typical kids to do a typical job. Standardized testing is the focus,throughout the year as with any other public school in Texas. The structure can be very rigid and a lot of 'we can't' even with Special Education exceptions. Over all I'd say if you have a typical kid, and are looking for a typical school you'll be very pleased with what you find at Outley. With extraordinary circumstances, or a child with special needs you can probably find better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

I am extremely pleased of high standards of AIMS program of Outley. My son was there . Highly recommend this school. If you looking for good academics and self discipline and positive experience then it is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

We moved here from another city. It was a rough transition, and the staff was not supportive at all. The admin staff is very uncaring, cold, and always too busy to help the parents. This school will not let you see your child without an appointment. Many parents here are very unsatisfied with the staff, and are moving to private schools. My child gets great reviews from teachers, and has great grades. The only redeeming quality is that he has an caring teacher. I am moving my children from this school because of the staff, and the do not address parental concerns in regards to bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

My son went to kindergarten 09-10 here. He never attended pre- k or daycare and we relocated from IL. In the beginning the transition was very tough and we did not have a lot of support from the staff. They weren't very caring, helpful or compassionate for what he's been through and they weren't very respectful of me because Im a young single mother. His teacher was friendly and the former principle, current secretary is very welcoming. The school overall was average and we are in the Cy-fair district now (10-11). My son did like it so thats what the stars are for. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I like how the teachers and administrators walk my children to class and my children have been rewarded and they send home communication folders for me to sign. This is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

In general I will say this school is good but I was expecting more since I heard that was the best school in Alief. This year my 2 children are in AIMS and they are new in only english program. The transition had not been easy for them and I do not see special attention to this matter. Safe and clean school but need more heart from staff. Lack of communication between school and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

This is our 1st year at Outley, both of my children are attending this school. I'm pleased with the 2nd grd curriculum and the great teachers. The 4rth grd needs more care, the school should also care about their none AIMS student. Coming from a private school bck ground , I think the tone that the teachers use with the older kids can be brought down a little and they should use some kinder words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

My daughter is a student at Outley. I was happy for the most part with the school. My daughter loved her classmates and teachers, and it costs only $0.75 for breakfast and lunch combined. One thing that concerns me is the fact that my daughter would go 1-2 days each week without PE or recess. The kids need to be taught the importance of daily physical activity, and I understand that it can be so hot outside somedays for recess, but they at least need to go to PE daily. They are obviously focusing on academics because Alief is a lower rated school district, but I wonder, in the end, how these students will rank as far as obesity and other weight related problems later in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My son attended the much sought after AIMS program. As a teacher myself, I was extremely pleased of his teacher Ms. Morgan. She set high standards, gave challenging projects and homework. My son was definately an active learner in her class. Best school in Alief. The after school program was extremely well run by the YMCA coordinator. Kids were busy with activities after completeing their homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I'm not satisfied with the teachers performance. My child needs extra help and I'm not seeing the teachers making an effort to make sure the curriculum is understood. They have no system set up to assist those kids you are slower learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

This is an excellent school. My child is in the AIMS gifted program and I must say that her mind is challenged every day at this institution. She use to come home complaining about the work being too easy, but not anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

It's a great school. I m satisfied with my child's progress. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

Outely Elementary is the best elementary school in Alief district. My daughter had a positive experience with them. They are an awesome school. We have to move this Summer so my daughter will not attend this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

I highly recommend this school. My daughter loves it! I am impressed due to the fact that it is an Alief school and Alief is not a good district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

Outley is a great school, actually one of the BEST elementary schools in Alief district. Alief is not a good district but, Outley is wonderful. Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

My daughter attented outley elementary since kindergarten and i must say back then, i loved it! the teachers seem like they cared and their academic programs were awesome. They involve parents in everything from, attending lunch with your child to attending parent night out and weekly pizza time. We will be moving this summer so my daughter will no longer be able to attend outley anymore. I have to say that the quality of the teachers seem as though have, decreased in terms of 'caring'. The environment have changed as well. My daughter started picking up bad habits. That's when i knew it was time to go although her overall stay, has been a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Outstanding school, staff and teachers. Top notch programs including the district's Institute of Math and Science. I cannot say enough about this school's staff and the district's cooperation with students and parents. I am really thankful for this school and this district.
—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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

169 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male74%
Black or African American85%
Asian84%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asian96%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asian97%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African American59%
Asian93%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education17%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male69%
Black or African American73%
Asian97%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted74%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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
Black 46% 13%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
White 9% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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) 35%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

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

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Language learning

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • PAM PECHEUX
Fax number
  • (281) 531-3421

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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12355 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77082
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