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Petrosky Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 680 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are excellent! They are dedicated to the students and work hard to ensure each child becomes a lifelong learner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Don't know about progress but I'm definitely not happy with the way the school operates their business hour or lack thereof. How can you leave minors out in front of the school until 7:15 am, when the school is officially open. At least allow them to go to the cafeteria. Understandably that's parents' responsibility but 7:15 is ridiculous school hour. I know my son will be out of this school after the summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I am a very happy parent due to the help my child is getting. My child has speech delay and Ms. Julius, his pre-k teacher is helping him come thru with the help of the speech therapist. I appreciate the extra help my child is getting. It is no only the teacher's job. We, the parents should be involved with our childrens' education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter is in the kindergarten at Petrosky and is doing very well. Her teacher is Ms. Covington and is very pleasant and a joy to talk to. She seems to take a personal interest in each child and allows the child to be and do all that they are capable of doing. My child can now read books that I wouldn't have expected her to until she was much older. Thanks to Ms. Covington and the sight words and making the kids express themselves and retell a story, my daughter is coming along very nicely. What I don't like is the cafeteria system and the way the rush the children in and out, making them eat in a hurry to make room for the next set of kids. It's like the children can't even eat in peace, mind you, I know some are slow eaters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

Petrosky has an outstanding principal who selects caring and dedicated teachers. She uses her budget money to hire tutors to help struggling students and there is plenty of other support by specialists in the building. The specialists work with small groups daily - ESL, Bridge program, Title program, etc. Petrosky was rated recognized for 2004-2005 by the state of Texas.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2005

I think Petrosky Elementary has a dedicated and hard-working staff. The student component at the school is lower-socio economic and challenging. The staff works numerous hours and weekends to meet the challenging needs of these students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2005

I would not suggest putting my child in this school. The teachers have NO control over the unruley children and my child would have learned more if I would have home schooled him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

The reason this school has gone so far down hill is because of the Principal. A school is supposed to be a safe place where children can come and learn and grow. I have watched this school become no more than a daycare center over the past few years. They are more worried about disipline than education. To make matters even worse - the disipline is not carried out across the board. They pick and choose who to disipline and who to ignore. Replacing this Principle would go a long way toward lifting the spirits of the entire teaching staff and the poor children who are forced to learn this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I think the school is not that concerned about the students learning as much as they put so much into passing that Taks test. Kids are missing out so much because this test is their man focus. Also I had requested my child to be tested for dyslexia and each time I was told he did not have any kid of reading problems even after they see he is struggling in read to past the 2nd grad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

I have 2 children that currently attend this school. I have been very disappointed with the way they make the students accountable for their actions. My son is in 2nd grade and had to deal with the same two student harrasing him and picking on him. Nothing ever was done about it after many complaints to the teacher as well as the principal. It just seems like no one at this school cares about the school, the students, or how to make it a more enjoyable and safer for all the students that attend. The teachers do not seem to have any enthusiasm or drive. Looking to relocate to give my children a better learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Well I have noticed that the school is not as good as it used to be. I have been bringing my children now for 5 years. I do not see a huge turn around of teachers, but I do not see the same ethusiasim like it used to be. Dicipline is a huge difference. I used to be so proud of this school, now I am a little discouraged. I am looking to move soon. I hope this change. I wish the teachers showed more care for the atomosphere of the school. Not to good when a parent visits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

My son has attended this school since the Spring of his kindergarten year. However, I have noticed there is an extremely high teacher turnover at the end of each school year. My child had the unfortunate experience of even having one of the best teacher's since he had been at Petrosky to leave at the end of the first semester! Obviously there are some concerns by both parents as well as the teachers that aren't being addressed by the principal. The teachers are overworked and underpaid to begin with, but they don't desire to stay when they are being forced to teach all subjects! Regardless of their certificates. To me this doesn't show that 'children are first! My son was supposed to receive Speech services, and didn't due to the a vacancy. Due to the experiences I have had, I am moving to afford my son a better academic opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2004

This school used to be so good,but they have lost control,and don't seemed to care. We are moving from the home we love because of the lack of education our childen are getting.While many of my co-workers upset about the amount of work their children are having to do each night, I am asking why aren't my children being pushed harder.I am proud of the good grades, but they are bored with the slow pace.Pulling them out for gifted time twice a week for one hour is just not enough. It is sad that the teacher is unable to teach because of disruptions in the classroom.My children often have done extra work with no extra reward,such as reading with younger grade students because they have finished their work.This is unacceptable.We are watching more taecher get burned out due to the lack of support this district has.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Female81%
Male87%
Black or African American81%
Asian93%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian90%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
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%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asian93%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female62%
Male71%
Black or African American57%
Asian86%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male75%
Black or African American84%
Asian81%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American56%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American56%
Asian81%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 40% 13%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
White 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 37%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

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • 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
  • BERNADETTE BENTLEY
Fax number
  • (281) 983-7708

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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