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Public | PK-4 | 878 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2013

Im a mom that come from school of choose when we came to texas i was horrified that i had to go to best the ratings were bad. As a mother with a child with ADHD, Hyperacitivity disorder, As well as a GLuten allergy. I wanted to cry sending him to a school that was rated this bad but when we got him enrolled we meet with the counslers princepil and teachers explaining what was happening with my son they were AMAZING. My son needs special one on one time He got it and more at Best Elementary. The lunch staff were so AMAZING when it came to going above what they had to do to make sure that he got gluten free food and it wasnt cross contaminated. To all the parents that rated the school bad, they really have changed for the district there in this school is above AMAZING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son has been at Best since Kindergarten and it has gotten better with time. The motivation that the teachers and Ms Agustus provides to the students and the support was phenomenal.
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Posted June 8, 2005

My children have been attending Best for the last 2 years and they love it. I'm not sure I like the area it is in though, due to the fact that my children have to walk home. Overall, it's a wonderful school.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted41%
Bilingual63%
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 Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students40%
Female48%
Male32%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students32%
Female48%
Male18%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted31%
Bilingual43%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 66% 52%
Black 24% 13%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 63%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • LORENA AUGUSTUS
Fax number
  • (713) 773-3638

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