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Cage Elementary School

Charter | PK-5 | 588 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2010

I have a 5yr old daughter that attends cage elementary they are doing a very good job . I can not believe that she is reading in kinder. Her teacher is the best. Thank you Ms. Renard for all your help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My daugher had an awesome teacher in 1st grade. Ms. Esquivel is a wonderful person and take the time to cater to her students' needs. Hooray for Ms. Esquivel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

My daughter attends Cage Elementary at the moment! She's a very smart little girl! I want to thank Ms. E.Martinez (pk) for being an awesome teacher! Eventhough she's new at cage my daughter has learned alot thanks Ms. Martinez!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

My son attended kindergarten here last year. His teacher, Ms. Espree, worked with my son on individual basis and spent time with us, the parents, when we had questions. She went out of her way to inform us on our son's progress. The principal was also extremely responsive to our requests and concerns. He, along with the teachers, have created a very hospitable and learning environment for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

My child is currently attending class with Mrs. Davila and he has only become smarter and smarter as the weeks go by. Mrs. Davila takes her time with the students and sends homework for them to work on throughout the week. The parents play a big role in the childs education and must be involved with their education and Mrs. Davila encourages parents to become that important part of their lives. My child is only 4 1/2 years old and is already learning to read. Thank you to all the staff and administration at Cage Elementary. I was also a student at Cage in the early 90's and the education quality has improved more and more. Thank You everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

I have noticed the leadership of Cage is more concerned about the school's image, than the proper education that the children need. My Daughter's teachers are great and care for my daughter's academic development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

we just were pleased to fo find out that we now have a knew principal. it was like the school ran on itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

This year, the principal has done a poor job of building a sense of community. Scores dropped due to a lack of leadership rather than a lack of teaching. Students are not encouraged by administration and must rely solely on their teachers who are overworked and underappreciated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2005

its been 2 yrs. that i've been at cage. when my kids were there i was very happy and so wetre my kids.my older son had mrs. sanchez,mrs,saenz,and mrs sifuente. they were all great great! when he needed help they would help him and when i needed something they would try to help me as muchas they can. my other son had mrs. davila, she was also nice. when we were there ms. tamez was there and she was an awsome principal.now i am at another school and we are not too happy. so therefore all ya'll people that goes to cage enjoy it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I had two kids that attented Cage Elem. I was very please to see my boys to achieve what they needed to know. If I can I would of stay but I moved. My kids are too happy with there new school. I would personally say that Mrs.Sanchez, Mrs.Saenz, and Mrs.Davila if it wasn't for them my kids may not had did well at there new school. I used to help the teachers a lot, and they were so nice to me and my little one. All I can say is that cage is a very good school and they are there when you need them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My daughter is in Ms. Sanders' first grade class this year, 2003-2004. My daughter's previous school did not teach her the fundamentals of reading, so when she got to Cage she could not even sound out words, needless to say she was very far behind. I had no hope of her passing to 2nd grade, but Ms. Sanders tutored her two days out of every week after school for the whole year and now her Stanford test results just came back and she is at an average level for 1st grade and she should be passing to the next grade level. Ms. Sanders is an excellent teacher and the school staff is A+ and I have nothing but praise for my experience at Cage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

My daughter was in Mrs. Garcia's class for first grade in 2001-2002. Mrs. Garcia was an excellent teacher. She gave plenty of homework and really cared about the students. She cared about their learning experience. The principal Ms. Tamez held monthly 'Meet The Principal' meetings in the cafeteria if you had something of concern or wanted to voice an opinion about a particular subject. The school staff in the office was really kind and helpful. Reading was an important part of my daughter's education. The school has minimum reading levels on each grade. My daughter learned so much from Mrs. Garcia in first grade. She wants to be a teacher someday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2004

Both teachers mentioned in your review no longer work at Cage. Mrs. Levendoski and Mrs. Douglas work at Carillo Elementary as do many former Cage teachers. I sent my child to Carrillo so he could be in their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I attended Cage and left with the impression that I was capable of accomplishing anything I set my mind to. Ms. Levindoski, my 4th grade teacher help boost my confindence in my ability to learn. Mrs. Douglas, my fifth grade teacher taught with such enthusiam that it was infectiuos. I would recommend Cage to any parent.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
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 Students93%
Female86%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant96%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant93%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students76%
Female89%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education0%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education17%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual69%

Writing

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual77%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingual74%

Science

All Students73%
Female67%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual68%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 96% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
White 1% 29%
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) 52%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%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

School Leader's name
  • JOSE COVARRUBIA
Fax number
  • (713) 924-1704

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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4528 Leeland Street
Houston, TX 77023
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