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Alcott Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 399 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

I substitute taught at Alcott in fall 2013. It was a nightmare. Not a single teacher said good morning when I arrived and students were out of control in the halls. The students had no discipline and for the most part, teachers only screamed at students. In my opinion, administration is terrible and teacher attitudes even worse. The school is run down and sadly, so are the teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2011

How many "Aggies" does it take to LEAD a school from Exemplary (A-rating) to Academically Acceptable (D-rating)? Apparently, one is plenty! Now, in an attempt to correct poor campus management, the teachers are being forced into a "self-contained" classroom environment. This will only result in educators (who previously taught a "specialized" subject) struggling to balence and emphasize a much broader curriculum. So long as weak, puppet-string principals are recruited from outside the district, student chaos will continue to run un-checked. Unfortunately, schools like Alcott and the dedicated teachers who serve them always pay the "Price."
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 11, 2011

Wow. . . I see I am not the only person with concern regarding Dr. Price. I met him at the beginning of the school year, and was actually impressed with "the speech" he gave about continuing the tradition of excellence at Alcott Elementary. Shortly into the year, though, it became apparent that he was just a lot of "talk". . . OH, YEAH, AND ARROGANCE!!! I didn't agree with the way he changed the dismissal procedure, as well. The teachers seem overworked, and the level of student misbehavior is very disturbing. . . I also heard about teachers quitting barely into the first semester. I don't recall this ever being the case in recent years (and I've had closer ties to the school than most residents). I would advise any parent, grandparent, or guardian to enroll their child at Mading or maybe even Bastian. . . the boat at Alcott has sailed, and will more than likely end up shipwrecked! TIME FOR A NEW CAPTIAN!!!


Posted June 22, 2011

Alcott will never realize its full potential under Dr. Price. He demonstrates little to no interest in critical areas such as student discipline, and as a result class time is often wasted because teachers have to address repeated instances of misconduct. His arrogance doesn't allow him to hear the concerns of dedicated faculty members. The teachers don't think very highly of his "cheerleader" tactics, and its obvious he's merely "passing through" until his next appointment. His glaring lack of leadership suggests that anyone who pursues a professional degree will eventually receive the opportunity to ruin a school. Apparently, the same poor management skills that caused him to fail as a small business owner are transferrable to public education, as well. . . so sad!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2009

I feel like Alcott is the number one school at HISD. Teacher there really care about the kids. Mr.D.George he really keep Alcott looking good when I come to the school it always in top shape. But I do feel he need more help.I feel everbody need to look out for him. Because he try to be there for everbody. Who ever was the one come up with the Black History Program did a great job. some of them kids going to be great actor and actress. that was a great show.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
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 82% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students86%
Female81%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female97%
Male79%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
60%
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 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students40%
Female32%
Male46%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
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 education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted32%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students28%
Female22%
Male32%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted21%
Bilingual40%
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 Students21%
Female16%
Male26%
Black or African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant21%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students14%
Female10%
Male19%
Black or African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female19%
Male26%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted21%
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 Students62%
Female75%
Male46%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
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 education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students53%
Female63%
Male43%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingual86%

Science

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted36%
Bilingual71%
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 "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

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
Black 78% 13%
Hispanic 22% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%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
  • PAULA PIERRE
Fax number
  • (713) 732-3542

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5859 Bellfort Street
Houston, TX 77033
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Phone: (713) 732-3540

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