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Durkee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 741 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

This school is horrible all staff starting with people in the office to teaches people who dismiss kids after school and the principal herself are so rude to all parents they talk to parents like teenagers talk out on the street they sound so un educated but then how can you expect teaches and staff to be polite and educated if the principal is the same way the school year just started and I'm in the process of finding my kids another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

This is such a horrible school. The staff is so unprepared and rude! They don't care about the students especially the smaller ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

I have 4 kids, ages 20-17,7 & 4. I wish that I could afford to keep my 2 younger ones in private school because my 7 year olds reading level was K.6 when he left Kindergarten at a private school and was tested there at the beginning at a k.6 then later at a k.4 then again at a k.3 which tells me there is no teaching going on. My husband & I both visited the classroom on several occassions and were displeased to say the least. The school will tell you the problem is your child but they need to take a closer look at the classroom and the teachers that are in there. My sons teacher was never teaching the times my husband & I went there. Very disappointing to see what is going on there.
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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students70%
Female82%
Male57%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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

All Students51%
Female72%
Male37%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted32%
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 Students44%
Female85%
Male27%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female38%
Male29%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
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 education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female69%
Male26%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students53%
Female61%
Male46%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual72%

Science

All Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education9%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual67%
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

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 82% 52%
Black 16% 13%
White 1% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 54%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • PATRICIA PALACIOS
Fax number
  • (713) 696-2837

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7301 Nordling Road
Houston, TX 77076
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