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Patterson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 969 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2014

I would not recommend working at this school. Leadership is in the process of being replaced. Teacher turn over is high...that says it all!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 13, 2014

Agree with the other parent. Beautiful school but has VERY high teacher turnover due to a VERY bad principal there. She treats teachers very bad and retaliates when they speak up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

Beautiful building with poor leadership. There is a high turn over on teachers. Many teachers leave at the end of the school year but some leave during the school year. This leaves the students to suffer until a new teacher is put in the classroom. Teachers and staff are friendly. Discipline is also an area of concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

I attended this school from 87 to 89. Best school experience ever! Wish i could find some of my old friends and teachers from my time there! Mrs. Webber and Mr. Thornhill were my favorite teachers.


Posted May 24, 2011

dont like the school lots of stuff be hidden. students hitting and being bulled......it looks like a good school but THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE KIDS ONLY THE MONEY THEY GET FOR EVERY KID AT THE SCHOOL DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS TO PATTERSON .GET A BETTER SCHOOL. PRINCIPAL NEED ANOTHER JOB NOT WITH KIDS.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I am a parent whose children attended Patterson in the 50's, 60's and 70's. With an exemplary rating and a new building nearing completion, it's still a great school in a great neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Patterson is a great school! The teachers are great and they really seem to care about the kids. My daughter has attended since Kinder and is now in 5th. Last year she scored commended on all parts of the TAKS. They have Art and Sports but currently do not have a music class. They also recently opened a new Science lab for individualized instruction. There is also a parent center where parents can attend workshops, or ESL classes etc. I would highly recommend Patterson to anyone.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education75%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students80%
Female70%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education33%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented97%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female59%
Male49%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented87%
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

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-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 Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual14%

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male73%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education33%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual38%

Science

All Students54%
Female49%
Male58%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education25%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual14%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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 94% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 2% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 46%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JENNIE CASTANO
Fax number
  • (713) 943-5755

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5302 Allendale Road
Houston, TX 77017
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Phone: (713) 943-5750

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