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Shearn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 567 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

All my kids have gone to this school and stayed in the area so that they could. It is outstanding and I hear that over half of the students come to the school on transfer. My only disappointment is that the dual language program didn't start earlier. It is a very solid and successful place for kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

Run Away now! Nothing but disapointment from this school. The principal has no clue what he is doing. They send out notifications for programs, field trips, etc. only 1 or 2 days in advance. The school desperately needs attention. There are always way too many kids in a classroom. For kindergarden, my child had to change teachers 3xs due to staffing & high enrollment issues. The cafeteria personnel are rude to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

My son has been in Shearn for 2 years. He came from the mexican kindergarten system where children learn only vowels and numbers from 1 to 10. Thanks to the great teachers and volunteers he began speaking fluent English in 3 months and by the 4th he was already reading in both languages and counting to 100. The principal actually knows every kid by name. Thumbs up. Way to go Shearn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

yes my child also attended this school but i had different views. no the principal does not know everyone and if you asked a question about something it is always the same thing have you talked with the child's teacher. Yes there are wonderful teachers there but administration is something to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

This is my son's first year at Shearn. We came from a great school district - Cy Fair so I was really concerned as far as the learning aspect of a new school. So far this year, the school has exceeded my expectations. His teacher - Mrs. Fleischer-Bell is awesome! You can tell that she really enjoys being a teacher and cares for the students. She makes learning fun and my son looks forward to going to school every morning. The principal litterally knows all the children and parents by name. It has turned out to be a wonderful year!
—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.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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 85% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students93%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
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)97%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented88%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented75%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

54 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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual70%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual73%

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual66%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
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 education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented76%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingual16%

Math

All Students76%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual57%

Science

All Students63%
Female52%
Male72%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual35%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 52%
Black 19% 13%
White 4% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 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) 62%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • CLIFFORD BUCK
Fax number
  • (713) 295-5253

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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9802 Stella Link Road
Houston, TX 77025
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Phone: (713) 295-5236

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