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Hobby Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 767 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2013

My daughter is in the 2nd grade and loves it. She has been at Hobby since Pre-K. At first I was very disappointed during the Pre-K year but my heart has changed after kinder. The teachers are awesome and really LOVE their kids. The new principle has implemented new rules that I have a problem with. Then again I accept the change for safety reasons. The new principle is really trying to better the school so the parents need to do their parts at home to better the kids at school. I've heard horror stories about the school and new principle but I've had nothing but success. My daughter is a straight A student and I expect a lot from her at 7 years of age. With the expectations of the teachers principle and myself for her she's doing great. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

My daughter is a straight A student at Hobby and I have not come into contact with one teacher that I can say anything bad about. They need to update their website and keep parents informed about activities at the school. That HISD phone system where it leaves a voice message is not good at all. When I get home, I have all kinds of cut off messages. For the parent that says her child fell far behind at Hobby, where were you night when they were doing homework? If you take time with them to do homework at night, you should be able to quickly understand that something is not right. As parents we have to be in control of their education. I think they could replace some of the people in the office. You can never call them and get an answer to any question
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

Disorganized. School officials do not care, and make an effort unless your child is well behaved. Teacher cheats on standardized testing instead of teaching children. My child fell far behind in this school, so I have to teach him even the basics at home. Before he came to this school he had all As and Bs in a gifted and talented class. Now he's a year and a half behind and has to have his teacher give him the answers in order to make the same scores he made on his own at a different school. All in all, if I had a choice, I would definitely not send my son here, since the are nowhere near challenging academically, and do not prepare their students for future college carreers. The only reason the teacher rating is 2 instead of one, is that there are a teacher or two that are quite capable, but being help back the lack of resources and proper leadership and facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

The staff is reallly careful for children and the teachers do alot of activities to make school fun also they have alot of after school programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

The staff really cares about the children and my son has really learned a lot from the Pre K program. I think you should give the school a try despite the rating it has received. With the after school tutor programs offered for struggling students. I think it's a great school. I will keep my son there unless in the future there is a need to pull him due to his academic achievements. Overall the teachers are excellent. But, do not get me wrong the only complaint I do have is that the PTA needs to be a bit more organized and scheduled on a working parents schedule versus a stay at home parent.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female97%
Male82%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
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%
Female47%
Male56%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
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)60%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
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 education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented86%
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 Students68%
Female78%
Male58%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female64%
Male51%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted44%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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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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 54% 52%
Black 45% 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) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • STEPHEN GITTENS
Fax number
  • (713) 434-5652

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4021 Woodmont Drive
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