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Genoa Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 811 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

Genoa is one of the highest rated schools in Pasadena, or Texas for that manner. They recieved an exemplary rating in the most recent period. The principal cares and provides appropriate leadership for the staff while listening to parents--even difficult ones. 5 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

Awful school. The staff has a hard time doing the simplest tasks and are very rude and unprofessional. Teachers could care less if your child learns anything. They don't call to schedule teacher parent conferences, they can't even be bothered to prepare worksheets for them they just send a list home of things to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

My kids love Genoa! The principal has brought forth many new and positive changes to the campus. I am treated respectfully and my concerns are addressed promtply. I am so pleased to see and be a part of all of the new changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

The new administration has made great improvements. The staff is much happier. They are able to do their job without top people bringing them down. I have noticed an increase in academic achievement as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

This is a very disorganized school, run by a disorganized principal. Both my children have attended this school and I'm pleased to say they will not be going back next year. Some of the teachers do a great job, but receive very little support from their seniors. A most disappointing start to my childrens' education, which I hope will now improve in a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

I sen tmy son and I loved his teacher she really cared about the kids. I believe it's a ok school to start out in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

My son first year as a Kindergarten was really upsetting to me the work was not challeging and the school is not professional nor orangnize I would not want my child to attend another year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I've found that many of the teachers at Genoa to be very involved in the lives of their students. I have had the good fortune of having my children with some of the best teachers in the district. Very dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

I have one child who attends this school and I, like many others, am dissappointed due to the lack of professionalism. Although, some teachers are great with students the school can only excell so high with it's administration. I dislike theor unprofessionalism, their closemindedness, their disregard and disrespect for students, and do not recommend parents to put their children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

I have two children who attend this school and have had problems from the very beginning. They are very unorganized and seem to not have children strive to better themselves. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students83%
Female75%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented92%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asian80%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female59%
Male73%
Black or African American43%
Asian80%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted63%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education38%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual63%

Math

All Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education25%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted42%
Bilingual66%

Writing

All Students48%
Female52%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education33%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented78%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingual52%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 86% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White 4% 29%
Two or more races 1% 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) 57%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • TIFFANY BENNETT
Fax number
  • (713) 740-4135

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12900 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston, TX 77034
Phone: (713) 948-4230

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