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Cummings Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 604 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

For improvement, school administration should be interactive parents frequently . Other activities done by this institution are very much satisfactory. Teachers shoule encourage students whose english is a second language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I am very impressed with this school. I was very hesitant of putting my kindergardner there and have been proved wrong! The teachers I have dealt with have been the most helpful, loving and personable teachers I have ever met! The academics are average and are kept at a good pace. They're after school program is great as well... full of lots of extra curricular and fun activities! I am happy to send my daughter to this school daily!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Before my kids were in this district I've always heard good things about it, but I do not agree at all. The teachers seem like drones in a world where they are taught to act the same, respond the same and perfom the same. They single kids out and dont take the time with them that they need. What happened to field trips and parent visits. They say you'll interrupt the class but I like to see how the teachers respond to class. I'll be glad when this school year is over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

While there are many great teachers at this school, the current administration does not make the school a good learning environment. If you have the option to go elsewhere, I strongly urge you to do so. Yyour child's education is so important that you should take the time and do your research.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 6, 2005

The building is modern, clean, well maintained & equipped. The principal is friendly and approachable, yet a strong leader. The teachers are effective and have a positive, team player attitude. Parent involvement is strong, I have actually been turned down for some volunteer positions because of the high number of parents already volunteering. Lots of extracurricular activities during school hours, but not many after hours. I have been very pleased with the progress that my daughter has made at this school during her kindergarten and first grade years. She has had classes in music, art, computers and science. She also takes part in speech therapy as well as the PEP program for gifted students. She seems to really enjoy attending Cummings and has liked all of her instructors.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian93%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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

All Students70%
Female80%
Male58%
Black or African American73%
Asian93%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
Black or African American47%
Asian87%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
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 Students55%
Female65%
Male47%
Black or African American46%
Asian52%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African American34%
Asian81%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female49%
Male44%
Black or African American37%
Asian55%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
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
Hispanic 41% 52%
Black 35% 13%
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
  • JEANETTE BYRD
Fax number
  • (281) 983-8096

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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Parent involvement
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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10455 South Kirkwood Road
Houston, TX 77099
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Phone: (281) 983-8328

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