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PK-5
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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 903
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11200 Wood Lodge Drive
Houston, TX 77077

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(281) 368-2100
(713) 368-2103
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September 08, 2014
I am the mother of a kindergartener and really happy to put my daughter in the school.Great teacher,all rounded curriculum and balanced involvement is what I got.I am really lucky to get onto it's vanguard program.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2014
Very Good 'Vanguard' program - however, the non-vanguard program lacks academic rigor. If my child was not in the vanguard magnet I would not send them there. In addition, the lack of leadership, involvement, and an over-all unapproachable principal who allows security and cleanliness to fall below the waist-side speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The teacher's are very supportive to the kids. And personally i believe that to groom and prepare a kid for future, the very basic foundation is layed by the teachers. The Askew teachers challenge the kids with every day activities and bring out the potential and make the child aware of his strength and build confidence in him. I would request the teachers to provide their support and impart positive energy to the kids. Thanks from all the parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
A school plays a very important role in the life of a child..especially a beginner. It is the kind of encouragement or discouragement provided at school, and the support extended by the teacher, that will change the attitude towards life. All that a kid needs is boost his confidence to make him feel that he is capable to do anything and every thing, a good differentiation of what is good and what is bad, develop empathy for his peers. The learning has to start with a good perception towards life. Without all these, does it make sense to be able to read a sentence or book at the age of reading the alphabets or do the big math and read about the globe when the kids is not aware how to help the fellow in trouble.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2013
HORRIBLE SCHOOL. Just horrible. I don't even need to explain. I really don't. So horrible. I just can't say it in words.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2012
ASKEW IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL. THIS IS MY SON'S SECOND YEAR HERE AND THEY ARE WONDERFUL. THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT WITH THE STUDENTS AND ANY OF THE STAFF THAT I'VE COME IN CONTACT WITH ARE THE BEST. ID RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANY PARENT WHO WANTS THEIR CHILD TO GET QUALITY EDUCATION AND FUN EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THEIR VANGARD PROGRAM IS AWESOME AS WELL.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
This is our daughter's first year at Askew Elementary and so far it has been excellent. We had just moved back into the neighborhood and hadn't heard of Jewel Askew Elementary. Mom's first impression after enrollment was wow, the Principal knew our daughter's name in the early beginning of the school year. Mom had to call Dad immediately. Dad & Mom met our daughter's teacher and since the year began she has been awesome in EVERY aspect that we NEEDED her to be. The only diappointing thing was Askew's Vanguard Program. Our daughter has a above her peer advantage and no one in that program has aided us with getting our daughter into that program or given us a pointing direction to any of our question. Mid-Year the Director or President of the program quit. This is NOT a GREAT feeling at all. We haven't met the new Principal. Our compliments go out to the former Principal, who is NO LONGER there. One more thing Parent Involvement is the BEST I've ever seen here.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2009
Both of my children are in the Vanguard program and have been there since Kindergarten. My oldest is now in 5th grade. We have been very happy at Askew, especially with the quality of the teachers and staff. Mr. Abraham, the principal is wonderful. There are several after school activities to choose from if your child is in the Vanguard program. There is a very strong PTO and lots of opportunities to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 24, 2009
I've had 2 children go through the Vanguard program and it is top-notch. They both have gone on to private schools and are leaps and bounds ahead of their classmates thanks to Askew!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
I will be applying for my 4th child to enter the vanguard program this year. I am very impressed with the kindergarten, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade teachers. They have all been wonderful and very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
I've put one child all the way through Askew and my second child is in 1st Grade. Both children made it into the Vanguard Program and I would say those teachers are wonderful. We were planning to put our children in private school but Askew had more to offer. The computer teacher, drama teacher, and music teacher are incredible. We are really excited about the new principal was well. The PTO is very active and they do a lot for the school. I would highly recommend Askew.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
My son is in Askew 4th grade Vanguard and he is getting a lot in academic and enrichment. The principal is great ,the teachers too and every body who works there, I hope they go all the way to middle school in the same way.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
We are really happy with the school, its conduct and quality of teachers

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
Our daughter started this year in 1st grade in the Vanguard program and we could not be more pleased. Even though the reading and math level follows pretty much the standard requirements for 1st graders, there have been plenty of opportunities for her to be challenged and expand her knowledge. The teachers are doing a great job and there is lots to do for parents to be involved one way or another! We considered putting our daughter in private school but do not regret at all our decision - the level offered in the Vanguard program is far better than what a private school can offer.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
This is a happy, hard working school. The school buildings could do with some attention, but the kids do great work here. There are some truly wonderful teaching staff supported by a strong administration. We love the Principal, and our kids love being at Askew.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
I'm a fan of the Vanguard (G/T) program. It's a school with high expectations for my child. They've made friends for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2009
This is our first year at Askew in the Vanguard Magnet program (kinder and 1st grade). Love it so far. Kids love it also. They say that they like it better than their former school. When we were deciding to chose between TH Rogers and Askew, we chose Askew because it seems to have a good balance between the learning curriculum and having fun. TH Rogers seems to be very, very competitive, and we didn't want such extreme competitiveness for our kids, especially at such a young age...maybe just for middle school. I highly recommend this school...'out of the box thinking'. Projects--even in kinder. Great education, and it's free.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
My son is in the 4th grade now and has had a wonderful Elementary School experience. He has had the best teachers imaginable and the Vanguard program had given us a nurturing school community that he has thrived in. I could not be happier with my choice to send my child to Askew.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
My son who is now in 4th grade has been in the Vanguard program at Askew since Kindergarten. I have a daughter in the Vanguard too who is in 1st grade. We are really happy with the program at Askew. At Kindergarten, the children are already reading a couple of paragraphs and are checked for reading comprehension. The program helps develop the childrens' analytical thinking. The teachers in the Vanguard program are fantastic and have a lot of experience teaching gifted and talented children. The parents of the Vanguard children are also very involve in the school and their children. And I agree with one of the post that the Vanguard program at Askew is the best kept secret in the West side.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 17, 2009
I am a volunteer at Askew Elementary. Being in the school several days each week, I see the fantastic things they are doing. The principal is energized and full of ideas to take the school to the next level. The traditional program is full of technology (most classes have an electronic, interactive whiteboard), innovation, and a commitment to give students targeted, timely intervention. Both the Vanguard and the traditional programs have wonderful things to offer ANY child and each teacher is committed to academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2009
Both of my children have gone through the vanguard program at Askew. The expectations of them were very high academically. I really like the new principal, Mr. Abraham. He seems really focused on improving the schools overall emphasis on student achievement. The new magnet coordinator is implementing new programs and is genuinely interested in parent input. Go Askew!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
My child is going to Askew and she has a very big vocabulary. She is in the Vanguard Program. Most of the teachers are very interactive but it is too bad that there are only about 40 spaces per grade in the Vanguard Program. Her education is a grade ahead and she is doing well. I recommend Askew Elementary's Vanguard Program (not sure about traditional) for any parent. It is a kept secret of the West!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
The Vanguard Program at Askew is good but unfortunately only a small minority of students qualify for this program. Plus there are very limited spaces, so often qualifying students still don't make the program. Regular classes at the school are much slower academically, have a heavy dependence on worksheets and spend most of their time teaching to state testing. As an experienced teacher, I am very pro public schools. However after our experiences with the quality of education at Askew, we along with many other people in our neighborhood) have moved both of our children to private schools. I would NEVER recommend this mediocre school to any parent who wants a quality education for there child.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
Simply the best. My daughter attends Askew Vanguard and the academics are better than private school and its free. Every child in the class is GT qualified and able to perform at an accelerated level. The teachers are great and the sense of community is wonderful. Askew is a crown jewel in public education. The key is to get your child in the Vanguard program. Students from all over HISD can transfer in the program. It is the best kept secret in Houston.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
My son was in the Vanguard program at Askew from Kindergarten through 4th grade. Askew is a gem and the Vanguard program is the only reason we didn't put him in private school. Learning to think 'outside the box' was the stated goal of the program and for the most part, that is how the teachers taught the children. My son also enjoyed his ancillary classes, like drama, art and music. GREAT PTO and a tremendous amount of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
MY daughter came from a private school and started the school year out reading. By midsemester she could barely say 4-5 letter words. I would continue to talk to the teacher about her decline and all she could say is we are working on it. I found myself having to teach her to get her back to her reading level. Eventually I had to pull her out of there. I could honestly say that my first grade son was in the GT program and the teacher was excellent but that experience with my daughter just made me realize how unimpressed I am with the HISD schools

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
Both of our kids are attending Askew Elementary and are in the Vanguard program. The Askew Vanguard teachers are simply outstanding. They are extremely experienced, caring, and responsive to the parental inquiry. The school is fairly well run and maintained, with a very strong PTO that strongly supports the school. We have been very happy with the education our kids are getting at Askew Vanguard program and are grateful for this fine HISD school.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
My daughter attends the Vanguard program. I am impressed with the quality and care the teachers give her.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
My son went to school at Askew elementary two years ago. This school was part of the reason we moved out of the area. The teachers he had during his time at Askew were not only substandard but in one incident, actually put him in danger. There is very little parental involvement in this school and few oppurtunities for an interested parent to get involved. The principal is a very nice man who generally enjoys his job and the children but, unfortunatly lacks the resources needed to improve this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
Vanguard program was good, teachers in the vanguard program were good. Level of parent involvement was extremely low. Not many extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
We have been very pleased with Askew elementary. Our children are in the Vanguard program which offers a challenging curriculum. The teachers have been very good so far as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
Our daughter is in the Kindergarten Vanguard Program and we couldn't be more pleased with her acclimation to her new environment. Her teacher is a very caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic instructor who does not stifle her student's abilities or lack there of. She is very creative in her approach to teaching and implements a plethora of teaching opportunities into her student's daily interactions. Our daughter is exposed to various extracurricular activities which encourage her to express herself in a variety of ways. She enjoys learning from different instructors and utilizing her creative style in various settings. We are very pleased with the feedback we receive from our daughter's various teachers and they will often stop and update us on our daughter's progression in the hallway or wherever they happen to encounter us. The parents are very much involved in the student's successes and are highly encouraged to seek feedback from teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
Private school education at public school prices! We couldn't be happier with the education our children are receiving at Askew. The Vanguard program has given our children the opportunity to learn at an accelerated pace, with teachers and staff that truly care about the students. My child's Kindergarten class has 15 students. The one-on-one time with the teacher really shows in her work. All in all, Askew is a wonderful place for my children to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
Great staff and excellent education for our children!

- submitted by a parent
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Askew Elementary School
11200 Wood Lodge Drive, Houston, TX  77077
(281) 368-2100
Last modified Askew Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Askew Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top