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Rees Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 722 students

Our school is known for being a TEA Exemplary school for 4 years

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted September 17, 2013

Rees is a great school, the teachers REALLY care about the children and educating them the way that the child learns. The kids receive good care and great reinforcement, the staff is very motivating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I have been nothing but impressed with the quality education and amazing teacher and administrator support my daughter has received at Rees Elementary. What an excellent learning environment this school has provided for my child, who has been attending Rees from 2nd through 4th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

my son goes to rees last year and we never have a problem w/ the teachers and students. my son really love his teacher and classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

My son and daughter attend Rees and for the most part they do enjoy going. My is now in first grade and during her time at Rees she has been fortunate to have 3 awesome teachers who really love what they do and it shows everyday and if they are having a bad day you would never know it. One of the teachers from her pre-k year has moved on to another school but where ever she is they are lucky to have her. The bridge teachers, the behavioral interventionist, the math interventionist, and the assistant principal Mrs.Harper is truly a blessing and without her and the teachers I have encountered I would give Rees 5 stars but instead it would be 3.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

yes, fleem rees elementary school is one of the best you can ever find any where in the wolrd. i arrived at this conclution as a frequent traveller, havce been to europe canada and american but yet to see the school that will compete vavourably with fleem rees on the same gradelevel.the teacher are just too good and atticulate .i was there to see my children last year /early this year and was impress about meetins held with there teachers.especially when i have to advise the school to always invite parents every forthnight to lecture us on the new ways and new subject they teach students , so that we the parents will not look stupid when are children comes home to do there home work .so that we could be able to assist them and not misleading them with our own old idears of working out maths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

I have had 2 daughters attend Rees from K on. They both received an excellent education. They were very fortunate to have very dedicated teachers. Only 2 of all those were not excellent. Those two left the next year. Even though the principal and assistant principal have changed, the teachers continue to do a great job. This last year, with a new apartment complex being finished, the discipline has had many challenges, but the overall tone of the school still seems controlled. I am very glad my children have went to school there.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

116 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

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian95%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American88%
Asian92%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual81%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual89%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Black or African American63%
Asian71%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual72%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American78%
Asian83%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual90%

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black or African American79%
Asian71%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual73%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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
Hispanic 65% 52%
Black 20% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 62%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Dual Language Program
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
School Leader's name
  • PAUL BAEZ
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (281) 531-3429

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Dual Language Program

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Services for zoned students
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Parent Center
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16305 Kensley Drive
Houston, TX 77082
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Phone: (281) 531-1444

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