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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
My daughter attends the Vanguard program. I am impressed with the quality and care the teachers give her.
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.
Vanguard program was good, teachers in the vanguard program were good. Level of parent involvement was extremely low. Not many extracurricular activities.
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.
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.
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.
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