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Elrod Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 658 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

Elrod Elementary School I have had a very troubled few years. My life and finances as well as family has been torn apart a shaken to the core. Starting From hurricane Ike damaged my apartment sent my family of 3 running for shelter.It has been myself and my 2 sons my oldest is now 20 and my youngest will turn 12 this August 15th. Time flies fast and with it the changes in life. I have had to uproot my family for the sake of job and finances more than I care to say but from districts of Alief and then to Cy-fair one district by far is HISD because of Elrod. Never had I seen such a caring group of individuals so intouch and concerned with my child ever before. I never experienced anything like it. My son has gone through separation of our family, his brother left for school, the passing of my mother, my grandmother, and my aunt who helped raised me and was like a grandmother to my son and his grandfather. Dealing with me losing my job as a lay-off and trying to struggle to get back into a place of unemployment. This school and their associates reached out in no way I have ever seen before. They were able to diagnose and act on my son's learning disabilities. I am forever thankful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

Although some may argue that Elrod's location is not the most desirable, its stellar Educator Performance outshines its surrounding community demographics. 1st Grade Teacher Mrs. Zenovia Crier is a primary example of excellence in our school system. It is very apparent that Mrs. Crier has a love for the profession and a sincere interest and concern for her students. Her eagerness to provide a learning environment that draws out the strengths in all her pupils is evidence of this. Under Mrs. Crier s tutelage my son completed his Kindergarten year reading at a 2nd Grade level and finished his 1st grade year reading at a 5th grade level. Like many students he had some issues with bullying and Mrs. Crier was very helpful with instigating the Zero Tolerance for Bullying initiative that I have recently noticed the school being more active in. She has been a phenomenal Teacher and an excellent mentor in the development of his educational journey. It is the Teachers at Elrod Elementary such as Mrs. Crier, which make this school an asset to parents and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

I wanted to say that I am fully impressed with Ms. Crier. I was apprehensive about placing my child at this school because I heard of all of its shortcomings. My friend told me this woman is amazing. My friend sat me down and allowed me to listen to her son read and it blew me away. I signed my child up at Elrod and I was blown away. At first, the class was intimidating. My son was like-we work too hard. Then, my son came home talking about Abraham Lincoln, the sun and how it is 93 million miles away, and Harvard University. My son loves to read. He is reading chapter books and saying things like-Mrs. Crier said that I can go to college and become a good citizen. He also brings home family projects. I am so proud of my son. Also, Mrs. Crier calls our home to tell us positive things my son has been doing. Also, her webpage has all sorts of info on it. I asked Mrs. Crier why does she work so hard, and she said-it is my job. I get paid to provide a service for your son. Plus, I would want the same sort of education for my child, nieces, and nephews. This woman is on point. Most of the children in her class reads above grade level. I cannot say how thankful I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

My child attended Elrod since the First Grade at which time the school helped her educational growth tremendously. She's currently in the Fifth grade an no longer attends Elrod due the declining emphasis on academics and the failing results in TAKS scores. Some of the teachers there are there for the Kids and sad to say but some are there just for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

I have 3 children at Elrod, and the teachers there are excellent. They stress personal behavior as well as academics. They could use more parental involvement. Their G/T program is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My neighborhood school and I won't send my kids. Racially and socioeconomically imbalanced. Mostly latchkey apartment kids. They are trying to make a difference, but until they can entice the neighborhood kids, it's tough going...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

My child has been going to El Rod since she was 5 years old. My daughter has struggled with an illness and it has prevented her from many things and she has also missed alot of school during the first years, but at El Rod each of the teachers and including the principle and the assistant principle have gone out of there way to assist my child with her school needs and much more. I feel safe leaving my child at the school and I also know that she has great teachers that assist her with all of her learning needs. I would recommend El Rod and give a standing ovation to all the staff at El Rod because there is not a teacher that I do not know there nor does my child, She loves it at school and so do I.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students67%
Female58%
Male76%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female69%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female71%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American89%
Asian50%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African American53%
Asian17%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students53%
Female43%
Male61%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual45%

Math

All Students68%
Female57%
Male77%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students61%
Female64%
Male60%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual48%
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%
Female88%
Male67%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual79%

Science

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual73%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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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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 68% 52%
Black 26% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 59%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 20%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (713) 778-3333

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