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PK-5
Public district
Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 723
 

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8814 South Rice Avenue
Houston, TX 77096

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(713) 295-5258
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April 02, 2015
E.O. Lovett Elementary is a Fine Arts Magnet school. The majority of the students enter Lovett under the HISD Magnet program. This means that most students do not live within the zoned boundary. Most students attend Lovett because their parents want the integrated Fine Arts curriculum for their children and are willing to make the sacrifice necessary to attend a school outside their neighborhood. In addition to this parental commitment to educational excellence, the school has invested in features which supplement learning; a f-t science teacher, a f-t librarian, 2 f-t P.E. instructors, a reading specialist and affordable (less than $100/month) after school care, including additional fee-based programs. Also, I found the teachers to be more than competent and very dedicated. I have a student in her 6th year at Lovett. She is GT - the majority of the 2014/2015 6th grade is GT. I believe that these children are high performing because of the brain and skill-set development brought on by the early introduction and continued emphasis on the fine arts, as well as the excellent teacher and parent community support they receive.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2015
This school had be a night mare for me and my children...if u have a child who is a slow learner,and needs nontraditional stimulation this is not the school for u..Teachers a glorified caretaker in my opinion. ...THE IS A REAL CODE OF BLUE AT THIS SCHOOL.Don't challenge these teacher or ur kids will fail.....

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2014
Lovett has always been a great school - exemplary fine arts magnet. And since we got Mrs. Dawn Thompson as Principal (2012?), Lovett has been on upward trajectory. She is super organized, friendly and accessible. At the start of year, she would outline her program for improving every aspect of school experience and the entire school actually follows through. I love their 3Rs (Respectful, Responsible and Ready) theme that is woven into the entire school experience. It's a school where everyone knows everybody, and my son and daughter (grades 1 and 4) love the school very much! Extended day (3:15 to 5:30) is great too!

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April 06, 2014
My daughter started attending Lovett as a Kindergartner; she's now a second grader. We love it at Lovett!

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April 03, 2014
Owl's Nest through 5th Grade & my child is now prepared and met the standards for HISD's premier VanGuard & Middle Schools. Lovett inspires children from day one!

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April 02, 2014
My son has been in the school for three years. I like it because he likes it.

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May 12, 2013
My daughter is attending this school for three years now. The general schooling environment is excellent. We are having great time communicating and dealing with the staff at school, and with the other parents. Eventhough we moved, and an elementary school is just a walking distance from the new home, we preferred leaving her at Lovett. However, the teachers are to concentrate more and help those young children, because there is still some potential, and they must exert some more effort. The previous principal was so energetic that it caused the current one my, relatively, low rating.

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November 06, 2012
This looks like a wonderful school, but after touring, I am concerned that the GT classroom experience is significantly better than the regular one, and as I believe I am looking for a superior education for my "regular" child, I'm disappointed with this. The GT classroom was chock full of exciting learning opportunities while the regular classroom was very much toned down. For example, the GT student job board had something like ten differentiated classroom jobs for students to rotate through while the regular classroom had a "boy helper" and a "girl helper." This may seem like a silly detail, but it's the difference between a student-centered learning environment and a teacher-centered one - and that makes all the difference as far as I'm concerned as a parent and a teacher.

- submitted by a community member

August 24, 2012
I love this school and Owl's Nest (tuition based PreK3, PK4) is top notch. Administration will bend over backwards for parents and students: staff knows students by name- even those in different grades. Academics are strong, and staff is supportive if a student is struggling. I'm a product of private school education and this school is better than some of the local private schools academically, socially (very nurturing), and artistically. Parent involvement is high, but not required. There is a strong sense of community. There is a decent amount of homework that reinforces the challenging class material. The G/T program teaches the same fundamental curriculum as non G/T, expectations are just higher(i.e. might cover it in a shorter amount of time or have 2 quizzes instead of 1). Spelling and vocab pre-tests allow your child to focus to more advanced items instead of spending all week studying for a test on material that they've already mastered. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2012
My son went to private school through middle school and suggested that my daughter go to our zoned school so that she would have friends living close by us. It was the best decision that we made to attend Lovett 2 1/2 years ago (my daughter is now in 2nd grade). We love all of the faculty and staff and believe that Mrs. Simson is an awesome and supportive Principal. The new building is beautiful and the Fine Arts department is the best. The PTO is very involved and parents are always encouraged to do as much (or as little) as you want.

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February 01, 2012
My son is in Kinder and he loves school. He is already reading, writing sentences and comprehending what he has written/read. The new campus is gorgeous and the staff and PTO is hard working and so sweet. . : )They celebrate good behavior and educates whole child with all extra programs after school AND the campus still has art class! and a full time nurse! Ask around scool many have part time nurse and no art programs at all. Research ask question every school should have a full time nurse and art. LOVETT does.

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June 29, 2010
My son has been going to this school since the 1st great. The overall community is great. It's grounded with parent participation. Great atmosphere for healthy learning.

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June 24, 2010
I agree. I have had very unpleasant experiences with the staff in charge of the front porch. They are very rude! Parents should be treated with respect.

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March 17, 2009
My Son goes to Lovett Kindergarten in Ms.Gutierrez class. She is an excellent teacher. I like the school.

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March 16, 2009
My daughter attended Lovett in kindergarten and we loved the school and her teacher Mrs. Grant. The principal, Mrs. Monaghan, who is the West Region Principal of The Year, is wonderful and so is the office staff. Families are very involved. It was great for my daughter. And they are an exemplary school....

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November 13, 2008
My two daughters went to this school, and one of my daughters was in the third grade with the teacher, Mrs. Hurst. She was wonderful. She had every aspect to teach. My other daughter was in the kingergarten grade and her teacher was Mr. Keen. He always had fun and exciting things to do. As a parent that can't have much time for home, I feel like they are welcome at Lovett. I especially like the Music. My daughter was in violin, and she made concert master in the first semester. This school is a thumbs up for Anyone! If it worked for me, I garauntee it will work for you

- submitted by a community member

October 30, 2008
My daughter has been at Lovett for 2 years. I am gald that I moved her there. Lovett was actually the bottom on my list because my daughter is into gymnastics, running, etc; very physical sports. But once I took the tour during magnet week I was very impressed by the activities and extra things that they involve the kids in. The parents are very involved. She decided to take violin and did very well in that. So overall I was impressed. Every school has issues to deal with and I have seen a few but as a parent I have decided that Lovett is the best place for her. They teach her more than curriculum, they teach her how to be responsible for her actions and how to make better choices. She likes the fact that the faculty concentrates on health of your body. Good school!

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August 30, 2008
After 3 years at Lovett we finally decided to move our daughter to another school. This school has great potential under the fairly new leadership of there principle but Rome was not built in a day and neither will the orchestra or choir at this school. The band is top notch and the academics are great if your child is in the GT program. The staff is hit or miss and the office staff is defensive at best when any problem arises. If you plan to send your child here, head previous warnings about your rambunctious son. I know of not one kindegarten teacher this year that I would want for my child. Once you get to second grade there are better options for teachers but it was a rough road to hoe the first two for us.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2008
Great school. Wonderful leadership. strong teachers. Very involved community!

- submitted by a community member

June 01, 2008
I have two children at Lovett. I really Love the Music department at Lovett. However, what I have found out in Lovett, there seems to be favoritism shown to girls with less consideration of our boys, especially those of a certain characteristic. I see the difference with the Teachers in how the girls are pushed to excel. I don't see the Teachers helping to build character and providing moral support to our students. It is more or less you get it or you don't attitude. When conduct comes into play it is not approached with the means of trying to understand why the child behaves the way they do, but rather just give them a conduct cut as a quick resolution. There is so much diversity in the students, there should be more of a diversity in the faculty staff. They can do better.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2008
My son is in Kindergarten there and he loves his school. He will proudly tell anyone that he goes to Lovett. Academics and the fine arts program are great and the teachers as well as the staff really care about the students and the school.

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March 31, 2008
Lovett provides a rich and nurturing environment with a Principal who believes in family and unity w/in her staff members. The music program provides great opportunities for students to excel w/ their talents and learn through music.

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October 18, 2007
Excellent school with strong academic and fine arts education. Principal, teachers and staff are all glad to be there.

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April 26, 2007
The only positive thing I have to say about Lovett is that the band program is absolutely amazing. Academics are mediocre at best (I don't think my A+ student is prepared for a more rigorous middle school program), and there is very little tolerance for anyone who doesn't absolutely conform to their expectations. Got a boy that is a little more active than the average girl? Better watch out - he will constantly receive conduct cuts and poor conduct on his report card. Certain teachers (particularly 1 2nd grade teacher) has horrible communication skills, and don't count on the principal to support parents. If your child is a quiet, studious type who always follows directions, you won't have a problem, but if your child is like most kids and tests the waters a bit, I'd send them somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2007
My child is just completing her 2nd year at Lovett. I can't say enough good things about it. Yes, the school holds the parents responsible for some aspects of the learning process, but come on...parents SHOULD do that. Mr. Keen is a fantastic Kindergarten teacher and is a true treasure of the school. We couldn't be more pleased.

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May 19, 2006
This school has a superb band. My son was taught how to play an instrument while in the first grade. Now, he's about to complete the third grade and he was taught how to play the clarinet by his band teacher.

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May 12, 2006
This school has a very good program that does a very good job in involving parents and keeping them informed on everything going on at the school. The music department is superb! I have two (about to be three) children attending school and I am very confident that we have chosen a school that will help us to raise well-rounded, well-educated, self confident children. Yeah Lovett! Only minus is that there is no sports offered at the school.

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February 23, 2006
Lovett has a high level of parent involvement which is the best thing that they have going for them. The school does seem to be going down with the retirement of the previous principle and it's not rated as high as it used to be. The music program is well known.

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January 13, 2006
This has been an exemplary school for my two children.

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November 27, 2005
This is my 10th year at this school as I have seen my two oldest boys go through it. I was very happy with the school because the high level of parent involvement and the high teaching standards. The school is a fine arts magnet and the children can start learning to read music in first grade if they choose. They can join the band in 3rd grade if they meet up to the band director's expectations. The band is well known around the city and they play better than some high school bands. The students can also be in choir or orchestra. The school also has art, computer lab, and science lab. I have become disappointed in the school this past year as a new principal has been hired. She has no integrity and the school seems to have taken a downturn.

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November 15, 2005
Great school, great faculty, great extra-curriculuar programs!

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October 30, 2005
We are in our second year at Lovett, we have mostly been disappointed, the children are penalized for mistakes made by the parents. We do think things are looking up with the new principal.

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October 28, 2005
My child attended this school last year and it was a wonderful experience. He was in kindergarten and he had the best teacher. The atmosphere of the class was caring and nurturing, which is perfect for a 'kinder.' The academics were great, also. Parents are involved and are very much encouraged to 'partner' with the school in the education of his/her child.

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October 20, 2005
I was thoroughly disgusted with the level of work and the quality of teaching at this school. Now my child is at a better school and is doing outstanding.

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October 12, 2005
Now that there is a new principal the quality of education and standards for teaching are showing significant improvement.

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September 02, 2005
Wonderful friendly atmosphere...very good band

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August 30, 2005
My 2 children currently attend Lovett. The music program is really great. The school is well organized.

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July 23, 2005
High level of parental involvement, the PTA raises lots of money. Music is the priority as it is a Music Magnet School. Academic program is predominately the responsibility of the parent. Tons of homework so what do the pupils do during class time?

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July 18, 2005
Lovett is academically great. They have a progressive music program as well. As far as tolerance for regular child behavior, there are some small gliches. In other words, you may hear from a teacher continuously on your child talking or even taking too long in the restroom, and they will in turn receive a bad conduct grade for the day. Other children are allowed to watch children and move their conduct down as they feel necessary. Those type of 'behavioral problems' from your child will lead to a full year or two of no field trips or after school program participation called a growth plan, which I consider to be an unfair part of discipline. The school could deal with diversity a bit better then it does as well.

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July 14, 2005
I think that Lovett Elementary has a well-organized program for its students, great parent involvement, and an excellent fine arts dept. The teachers have done an outstanding job in preparing our children for all required state test.

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April 26, 2005
We have had six great years at this school. Each class has a separate art instructional time with our fabulous art teacher each week. There is a choice of music instruction- band, orchestra, or choir that children attend two times per week during the instructional day. Our new principal this year is doing a wonderful job. Our well respected former principal retired last year. We have lots of PTO and parental involvement and we have many fun events each year. I am so glad we live in HISD and are able to take part in the Magnet transfer program!

- submitted by a teacher

March 07, 2005
the staff at lovett elementary want success for each student. The music department is wonderful; the band director has been with the school for 27 years and is nationwide recognized; the orchestra, chorus and handbells are adequate. parents are encouraged to participate in all field trips, to have lunch with their child/children and the new principle, Susan Monaghan, is very accessible.

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September 29, 2004
My child is a new student to this school. My first experience as parent with this school was very harsh, discouraging, and un-welcoming. At least my child's teacher seems to be well educated and doing a good job with the students.

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June 05, 2004
Although the school is 38% African American you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the yearbook activities. I think that the yearbook committee should take a second look.I also feel that there should be more AA teachers employed at Lovett.

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October 10, 2003
Lovett is a wonderful school giving the children an excellent foundation to build upon! The fine arts magnet is fabulous and the teachers are first class!

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September 16, 2003
I would not say it was a good school because it is a bad school

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July 31, 2003
This school is extremely focused on making the child responsible. Complaints about teachers go unheeded even when they are multiple and continuous. I have seen children cry hysterically if they forget a homework assignment as this will result in a 'punishment' type of retribution from some teachers. This school believes in negative reinforcement. This school has not met our expectations. My child has had only two caring teachers in her 5 years at this school.

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Lovett Elementary School
8814 South Rice Avenue, Houston, TX  77096
(713) 295-5258
Last modified Lovett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lovett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top