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A A Milne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 669 students

 

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2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted February 24, 2014

This school is awesome! The teachers and staff care about their students. They are always willing to go the extra mile for their students. At Milne they are not only concerned with academics, but they are concerned with the social value of their students. The administrative staff has always been helpful in the success of their teachers and students. Well pleased with all their work!


Posted February 22, 2014

All the reviews giving this school 5 stars are obviously staff or teachers form Milne. This is the most ghetto school I have ever had the displeasure of walking into. I wrote a review for this site and all of a sudden three week later it is not showing on the site, even though it was every bit of the truth. Don't get me wrong I'm a very upset mother of a first grader that attends this horrible excuse for a school. Staff are angry and childish, and if they have an issue that they won't bring to your attention, they will take it out on your child. My daughter's homeroom teacher told her this week not to ask to go to the nurse because she never gets sick until she gets to her classroom. Completely unprofession and no regard is held for the children here. This school may as well start a PRISON 101 course for the the children since they don't care anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

The teachers are awesome, my children started when they were in 1st and 2nd grade, but the Administration dept is getting worse and worse by the year! Mr. Crooks was an awesome principal and as parents, we really miss him. There were so many activities for the children, including an afterschool program that vanished when the new principal came on the scene. Very unorganized and poor communication. They wait until the last minute for everything. 5th grade had no yearbooks or any other form of memorabillia for them to be reminded of their final year in elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

My kids are in the 1st & 2nd grade. The kids like the school. I pray to continue a great year 2013...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Horrible and dispicable. These "adults" ought to be ashamed and less selfish. Unorganized and careless. They just care about a paycheck and complain about how little it is. Their a facade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

I can honestly say that I am very happy with this school, my kids had a great year, my little girl was in Ms. Castro class and I can tell you she is the best teacher, GREAT teacher is they had teacher of the year it would be here. The other teachers were great Ms. Wright was a great teacher, and Ms.Thomas. But thumbs up for Ms.Castro...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

This school used to be much better when the old principal, Mr. Crooks was there. Under his leadership, this school had an exemplary rating, but it nowhere near exemplary now. He was strict & held the teachers, students, & parents accountable. Now, the new principal is laissez-faire in her leadership style. She is friends with many of her staff members, so she never gives them directives or works to resolve parent complaints. Attendance and on-time arrival has dropped, there is no longer an afterschool care program, and the school is now over-crowded because it merged with another elementary school. A lot of excellent teachers and staff members retired. The nurse is lazy and just sends all of the kids home or says "there's nothing i can do about that!" Last year, a kid had a seizure in the cafeteria and several minutes passed by before he received help. Some of the teachers try, but they are overworked. High performers and very low students are lumped together in the same classes - there is no GT program or counselor. I used to brag on this school as being an excellent neighborhood school, not anymore. Oh - the PTA is practically nonexistent. I am moving my son to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

This is my child's first year at Milne, and she loves it. She is in kindergarten and has exceeded exceptionally well along with the help of her preschool education. The school is very informative to the parents and her teacher is compassionate when it comes to her students. Right now this is the place for her. I can't wait to see what the future holds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

The teachers definitely work however, the admiinistration at this school is at an all time low. Very, very unorganized and students are out of control when it comes to discipline. The teacher swork hard and try to support every student's learning. I wish the administration was more supportive to parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We work hard; we care about our students. We're a great neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2005

Nice small community school near Fondren and West Belfort.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2005

This is an excellent school with great teachers who care and most of all love what they do. It's in a very nice and most important safe neighborhood. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

A A Milne is an out standing school my children have been at this school since pre-k. One of them will be leaving this school year. Also, I will miss the wonderful staff.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students76%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female42%
Male37%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted32%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male63%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students33%
Female27%
Male38%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingual17%

Writing

All Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual38%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education60%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual93%

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual47%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual53%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Black 64% 13%
Hispanic 34% 50%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Marilene Shane
Fax number
  • (713) 778-3424

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7800 Portal Dr
Houston, TX 77071
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