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Henderson J Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 816 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2013

"He embarrassed me all the time & made me feel useless but I am not" my son said about Mr. Stripling. Once he went through a moment of anger in front of my son throwing all of his school supplies to the floor and in the garbage just because he was playing with the erasers in the desk and not doing his work. My son didn t tell me until 2 months later when we moved to another state due to my job. So parents be aware. The little stars next to a school s name is not indicative of a good or better school. Ask your kids all the time and make an effort to visit regularly your children s classroom and know their teachers. My son s new teacher told me the problems he is experiencing with him now and we are trying to help him as much as we can. But one thing that called my attention is when the teacher told me referring to JP Henderson I think that they knew your son had this problem but they didn t care .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

I totally agree with the review posted on March 5, 2012. I was just driving my child to school this morning talking about how the principal acts more like she is the warden of a prison rather than the principal of an elementary school. I suggest we ban together as concerned parents and make a stand for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Worst school ever! The only good thing about this school is the teachers. Their is nothing knowledgable and nice about the principle and some of the staff their. For the parents that don't know the principle and staff don't have any respect for these kids their not treated like students their treated like prisioners. I know all of this because I have seen it myself. HISD and parents should sit and talk to their kids and conduct a investigation against the principle.


Posted January 27, 2012

This school doesn't even stand up to my daughters old school. if it had not been for a family emergency we would not be here, and have to endure this horrific experience of this school. Grapevine colleyville isd is the best glad to be going back stand clear of jp henderson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

I was a student at JP Henderson when President Kennedy was killed. I even remember when our principal, Mt Perkins lived in the brick house across the street from the school. My sons have attended this school and now I'm proud to admit that I have a granddaughter going to Henderson. this is a fantastic school! A school with teachers and a community that CARE about the children! As the school song says: three cheers for JP Henderson!! Rah! Rah! Rah!


Posted January 3, 2008

I am a new teacher at JP Henderson and I am extremely pleased to have joined a great staff and principal. With more than 700 students this year, and no assistant principal, this school is doing wonders in terms of discipline, curriculum, and teachers' professional development. The principal is extremely knowledable and kind, and I am very proud of being part of her staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 12, 2007

I attended this school many years (decades) ago and believe it set the ground work for my education. The current principal has been there for more than 28 years and takes pride in making it an excellent place of learning. My son now attends 1st grade at JP and has been learning so much due to the dedication of all the teachers and their set curriculum. I highly recommend this school.
—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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented96%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female57%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female60%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education44%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual81%

Science

All Students80%
Female87%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education44%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual75%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Hispanic 99% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Herlinda Garcia
Fax number
  • (713) 924-1735

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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