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Briargrove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 917 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 10, 2008

I have 2 little girls here and so far I am very impressed. Teachers are nice, my kids have loved them, and they are learning a lot. Whole athmosphere of the school is awesome. My girls just love their friends too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

None of my letters & emails sent to class-teachers have any visible response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2006

Briargrove once had a wonderful reputation. But it has really changed to not be that great. Communication is very difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

Briargrove is the perfect school for my son. Briargrove is a really big school, but my son still manage to get one 0n one attention with his teacher. Last year my son attended another elementary, I feel as if it was a big mistake and a waste of time. At Briargrove it is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

My son attended Briargrove for K-2and was in the Gifted program .This is an A+++ school.The teachers and staff are by far the best. We love Briargrove and were sorry to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

Lovely school. Good teachers, allows no bullying, good PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Great school, lots of parental involvement. Great extracurricular activities. Excellent teachers. My kids enjoyed this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Briargrove is wonderful. My daughter attended Briargrove (K-3) and still speaks highly of her time there. A++ school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Briargrove Elementary, hasn't challenged my children enough. The academic programs have great content, but there seems to be little expectation from the students. The music program at Briargrove is wonderful, and students learn a variety of musical instruments and styles. There is an abundance of after school programs. On any given day the patio outside the cafeteria is full of parents who come to have lunch with their children, and the PTO is outstanding at raising funds to underwrite programs for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

Briargrove Elementary is the best public school in the Houston area. The teachers work like dogs to ensure that the kids are learning and happy in their environment. There is tons of parent involvement and a 'community feel'. Ann Sledge, the principal, is an excellent leader. I would feel extremely safe and lucky to send my child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

Briargrove Elementary is almost like a private school! The teachers work so hard to make sure the kids get a quality education. Not only are they sure to get a quality education here, but there are all sorts of fun programs throughout the year - a very family oriented, student centered, neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 18, 2005

My child is in Kindergarten or shall I say finishing Kinder. She has enjoyed every bit of it. The teachers really care about your children. I feel confident that her education has grown. I would definitely recommend Briargrove Elementary to any parent. It is the best school I have yet to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My son is in first grade and he absolutely loves school. I am sure it is due to both his teacher and the overall structure of his day - well organized with interesting material to learn and plenty of breaks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. She loves this school and so do we, she has learnt a lot, the teachers and the principal are very nice to the students, they introduced TRIBES agreements, which I feel is a must for every kid. My kid refers to those agreements everyday after she comes from school. There is a lot of positive approach in my kid. I am proud of my kid and the school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

My daughter attended Briargrove elementary for two years, I really liked the school very much, teachers are very cooperative and they pay attention to each and every student i hope this schools comes under top 10 school in HISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My son is in the First Grade Sights program at Briargrove. After 9 months, he went from reading Hop on Pop to 5th Grade Level reading. I don't think that a private school could have offered more, except a lot of expense! The teachers and administrative staff are fantastic and the school encourages and rewards each student's individual success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This is our 3rd year at Briargrove.It has all been very positive. I now have a daughter in 2nd grade and one in Kindergarten. A lot of care and good quality teachers. Parents are very involved in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2003

My son has attended Briargrove for three years, and we love this school. I am amazed by the level of attention and devotion of the teachers and staff, and the level of involvement by the parents and neighborhood community.


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.

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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian80%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian93%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented98%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asian83%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asian94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black or African American55%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American82%
Asian89%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asian85%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education63%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black or African American38%
Asian92%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education44%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African American50%
Asian70%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education63%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 16%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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6145 San Felipe Street
Houston, TX 77057
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Phone: (713) 917-3600

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