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Longfellow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 765 students

 

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Posted November 11, 2008

Before my daughter started PK last year I was very nervous about school and how she would be. We bypass many other school daily to driver her all the way to Longfellow and havent regret a single minute. My daughter really enjoys school and has learned more than I could ever imagine. Mr. O'Neil has done a great job also! And the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

My children have been at Longfellow for many years and I can truly say I am very pleased with the school. One of my children recently 'graduated' from Longfellow and has moved onto a Vanguard middle school. The school is very welcoming and we felt accepted immediately. The staff knows each child by name and are very nurturing and understanding while still challenging the children academically. We live in the neighborhood and being able to walk daily to school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

This is our first year at Longfellow and we love the school. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are awesome! They are nurturing and dedicated in their work. My daughter looks forward to going to school everyday. She says her teachers are wonderful and we couldn't agree more. We are also excited about the school's implemention of The Writing Academy which will definitely bring out the natural writing talents of the children. In addition to academics, the school provides another learning dimension with their magnet program in the Creative and Performing Arts. My daughter enjoys her classes and is always so excited to tell us about her day. We are thoroughly glad to have her at Longfellow. The school, the teachers and the program, all work together so well to foster the love of learning in our children. I must say the principal is doing an excellent job! C. Lim
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

Longfellow is a great school. The teachers and staff (including the principal) are great. My daughter enjoys going to school. It is a beautiful new school that offer great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I have never been so pleased with an elementary school. My daughter just completed 5th grade and her brother will be in 1st grade. The faculty staff is wonderful. The GT program is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

A new building, a new administration, lots of refocused energy. Becoming again a solid neighborhood school. Ratings are NOT the entire story here, because they are unfortunately based solely on low performance by a just a couple of students in ONE disadvantaged group, who didn't pass ONE specific TAKS test (something really stupid about ratings criteria that VERY few people ever learn about or really understand!). Great art, several kinds of performance music, really good science nights and interesting campus wide events like Renaissance Fair and Student Business Fair. My kids both graduated from it, doing really well in Vanguard middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

The overall school is good. The only thing that is bad is dropping off or picking up your child hopefuly when the new school is done it will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

I would say that this school is excellent. The academics are certaintly very good. Its a pity their rating fell last year after we admitted the child in this school and I admit I was concerned. However, they have made extra efforts during the year to explain why this happened and are trying to improve. Let's hope the rating goes up this year! I am not going to change the school this year. The staff are excellent and encourage the child to perform optimally and the emphasis on manners and grooming is also up to the mark. This school is very new-comer-friendly. It's a magnet school for the performing arts & overall extra-curriculars are good. I also found a very high level of parent involvement and a very active PTA. Would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

The parent involvement is fairly high, but has decreased since 1995. I see more problem students attending this school. However they have recently been given a new principal and I hope this will result in achange
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I'm a grandparent and my grandchild is now in third grade, however, I would like to see him attend another school, but the decision is not totally mine. If you require a certain dress code for the children, then teachers should take the lead and dress accordingly. Hair, face and hands should be well groomed and she should also wear proper attire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

My Children truly love this school. I have had no complaints. I am glad to see that the are going to build a new school because the old one was starting to degregate rapidly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2003

My son loves the school, I think the teachers and staff are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2003

I have put three children through Longfellow Elementary. My fourth child, my son, started this year 2003-2004. There is not another elementary school I would even consider for my children. Kevin Beringer has taken this school and made it the success it is. The teachers, all of the teachers but one in particular has been a constant in my childrens life. Ollie Roy is the most outstanding person as well as teacher any school could ever hope for. The staff at Longfellow and faculty is unbeatable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2003

Longfellow has been a solid rock in our neighborhood since 1955. There is lots of parent involvement and community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

This is an excellent neighborhood school that meets the needs of the children.


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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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 85% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American76%
Asian86%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male77%
Black or African American70%
Asian86%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students80%
Female89%
Male74%
Black or African American83%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African American81%
Asian71%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English88%
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

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male72%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education64%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education25%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted56%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education50%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male64%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asian83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education56%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female52%
Male45%
Black or African American42%
Asian83%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education22%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
Black or African American50%
Asian80%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education22%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted52%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Black 65% 13%
Hispanic 19% 52%
White 10% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • NORMA PEREZ-GWEN
Fax number
  • (713) 295-5257

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3617 Norris Drive
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