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Shadowbriar Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 392 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2012

I am a parent who now has her third child attending Shadowbriar Elementary and I am excited to be back. My oldest child is now in college and my middle child attends Westbriar Middle school. Both were more than prepared by Shadowbriar teachers and staff to meet the challenges of Middle School. They were engaged in the curriculum and mentored by great teachers in areas of self esteem, helping them to find their passion (Creative arts, sports, sciences) and set a great foundation for their continued success in HISD. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

As a previous parent mentioned the school's inability to give quality special education, I will concur that this school to date has not caught up with special education. If you have a special education student please, please, please reconsider putting your child in this school. If you feel that your child can be helped and achieve, then this is not the school for you. Administration is very poor and not in touch with best trends and practices in special education. And with the principal actually being a past special education teacher, I can say, she is still very much in the past with what is best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

My daughter has excelled at Shadowbriar and I feel that 3rd and 4th grade were great for her. She has come such a long way in her testing skills and has achieved so much academically with all A's. The teachers in the GT program are all fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My oldest son attends this school and I will really have to say that it has been a great experience.He was having a difficult time with his grades at first.I have been told by many teachers and parents that 3rd grade is rough.So when his grades stated slipping from a's and b's to c's and d's I was very worried.However the core of teachers have worked very closely with me and now he is getting all b's.I am very gratefull for thier concern and help.They really gothat extra mile that counts in a childs life.The principle is also very open and helpfull if thier are any concerns to be addressed.Overall I would have to say it is a top notch school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I cannot recommend Shadowbriar. I have a student that is considered 'very superior' in IQ however he has a learning disability. This school refused to correct a teacher that would not permit my son the modifications that were agreed to in his IEP. This is state law, not preference, but instead of taking on the teacher, they gave him a year of independent study. The discipline in the school is weak, there is so much chaos in some of the classrooms that the teachers are unable to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

The school has been helpful to me and my child. The teachers in 3rd grade GT program are fabulous and keep me informed about my child's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

We have been very pleased with this school. Offers an excellent academic program for gifted children. The teaching staff has been exceptional and is very interested to work with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

This is an excellent middle school. The staff is very helpful. My transition to Houston was made easy for my son partly due to the friendliness of the staff & highly skilled teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

My son used to attend your school from 2002-2004 (third and fourth grade) he has moved to Minnessota to live with his dad now and missed his fifth grade year at your school. While he was attending your school he made a lot of friends, which included his teachers. Loved to join in all the extracurricular activities in your school. Now that he is attending another school he mentions to me from time to time how much he has your school and I have to admit so do I. Anyways, I thought I would share what a big impact your students and teachers have made in my childs life and mine. Keep up the great work. -Angie Zepeda
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asian83%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asian83%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted49%
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 Students54%
Female67%
Male45%
Black or African American43%
Asian78%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education46%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students54%
Female70%
Male42%
Black or African American36%
Asian89%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual38%

Writing

All Students50%
Female67%
Male37%
Black or African American38%
Asian67%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education31%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented64%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual33%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American68%
Asian80%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Black or African American66%
Asian80%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual45%

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Black or African American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual45%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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
Hispanic 39% 52%
Black 36% 13%
White 18% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 27%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

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • STEPHANIE DAVIS
Fax number
  • (713) 368-2170

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2650 Shadowbriar Drive
Houston, TX 77077
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Phone: (281) 368-2160

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