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Valley West Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 830 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2014

this is a great school, I have 2 kids here. love the improvement on my kids now they are all A's...ms Rudolph and the front office staff are great...wonderful after sch program...love valley west, am glad I brought my kids here...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2012

Excellent School, I have 2 boys attending this Magnet school. Pricipal: Ms. Little. Co ordinator Ms.Washington is the best. She resigned (2012). We want her back to run STARS program. Ms. Little, please bring her back our kids need her help. Thanks.
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Posted February 3, 2012

Wanted to check on a good school for my three year old to.go to in my neighbourhood. 77071. Zip code . something that is good on studies and extra curriculam and has all types of children studying so my chikd learns to mingle with all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

Good school. Would be a great school if only they had a gifted and talented program. My daughter got almost straight 100s and she was tested for gifted and talented but was not given any curriculum to challenge her. Magnet program is a good start but is not based on grades but behavior and if you can afford it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I had the opportunity to know this wonderful school the very first day they started. Had the benefit of sending 3 of my kids, Oldest joined high school & the younger kids are still there.we enjoy the school , the pricipal Ms.Little,all the teachers, all front desk staff, all are excellent including the SMART academy program. Very excellent School over all !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I have 4 children who have attended or are attending Valley West Elementary. The experiences over the past 8 years have been positive and always improving. The principal provides outstanding leadership. My children look forward to attending school everyday!
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Posted May 29, 2009

My son just finished his second grade year at Valley West in their 'Smart Academy' program, and I have nothing but great things to say about the staff and the program as a whole. I have been very pleased with their willingness to give parents the program that they feel offers the most value.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I just want to say this school is great, excellent, awsome.!
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male63%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education40%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual61%

Writing

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual79%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African American72%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education55%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual79%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Black 52% 13%
Hispanic 43% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 29%
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) 34%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • SANDRA LITTLE
Fax number
  • (713) 773-6156

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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