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Alexander Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 875 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2010

Alexander has become a great school. In the last few years it has completely turned around. Teacher turnover is at an all time low on this campus. The administration and staff are committed to working with the students and the families to give them the best educational opportunity possible. the staff has done a great job involving the community and even a better job of encouraging sucess with the students. Alexander has a group of committed adults who share a common interest in the future of the students that attend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 10, 2009

This school is one of the best in this area. The teachers are very dedicated and willing to assist in every way possible. The principals are quite young and seem to lack experience in managing the school. Overall the school is okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

Alexander lacks in communication parent/teacher/student. improper assessment/strategic planning/follow up with student/parent. It appears that Alexander does not properly prepare students to transition from one grade to the next. I've also found that single parent/minority/economically disadvanged children suffer the most, due to the lack of attention from teachers, who recently graduate to become teachers, not prepared to service these children. Utimately, this is a destroying factor 'disappointment/discouraging future for our children'
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asian96%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American74%
Asian91%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asian91%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American69%
Asian80%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual94%

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual88%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black or African American66%
Asian85%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual45%

Math

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual50%

Writing

All Students66%
Female81%
Male52%
Black or African American61%
Asian80%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual41%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 46% 52%
Black 39% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 4%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 53%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • KATHLEEN DIFELICE
Fax number
  • (281) 983-8454

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8500 Brookwulf Drive
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