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Grissom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 569 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2011

My wife is a teacher at Grissom and they were awarded the top level ranking in Texas for 2010 as being an "Exemplary school". Hopefully Grissom will finally get the credit it deserves as a school that teachers work hard to educate kids.


Posted August 3, 2010

Grissom is a great school!!! The staff and the teachers have a passion and love for the children. I have seen this school go out of their way to help students that are in need and assist the parents with whatever question or problem they may be having. Keep up the good work GRISSOM!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

My Niece is a student at this school and she is the fourth of my nieces to attend thi school. I feel that the academic program is very far behind most schools. She is passing according to the school but compared to other kids her are, she is not on the level that she should be on..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

I would give the school a 10 if all the teacher were as good, understanding teacher like Mrs. little
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

To me, Grissom is home. I went to grissom from first to fifth grade and I enjoyed it so much! All of the teachers and staff are so friendly and seem like they love their job. I had a wonderful learning experience there and I highly recomend anyone who is looking for a school to check out Grissom.
—Submitted by a student


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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male66%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
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 Students79%
Female71%
Male86%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 Students57%
Female64%
Male52%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female36%
Male31%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted31%
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%
Female42%
Male47%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female32%
Male45%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talented50%
Not Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female58%
Male32%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted43%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
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 education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted38%
Bilingual68%

Science

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted38%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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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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 57% 52%
Black 41% 13%
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%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 44%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JANE OCANAS
Fax number
  • (713) 434-5664

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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