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Jessup Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 866 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2013

This school would do better if they would get rid of the principal. She is the kind of principal that attempts to lead from her desk and it is horrible. The front office staff are way too casual. This school caters to hispanics. The only person who seems to care is the counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

Not a very good school. My children along with others in my neighborhood would like to attend a better school. If you are not Mexican/Latino do not go this school. JessUp school shows favoristism. Even Hispanics/Mexican comment on their prejudice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

This school is not for any nationality Just if you are Spanish/Hispanic. Sorry! They try not to show favorite but it is as clear as day. The Assistant Principal needs to take a course on People Skills, then re-train her staff. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

I would like to say Thanks, to the teachers at Stuchberry and Jessup Elemeantary. The teachers stood by my son side until he accomplished the requirments that he need to past to the next level. The teachers at Jessup informed me about everything bad and good. I would like to say everytime I walked into Jessup Elementary, I was greeted with a smile. Jessup Staff members, you have made my son feel very special. I do thank you all for helping my child get to the next level, because the other district did not show as much love as Pasadena. My son would come home an talk about his teacher every day and all through the summer (Mr. Bonn). My son looks up to you. Thank you for your help. My son's time at Jessup was worth while. My son now attends the new school and he loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

My daughter missed a semester of kinder due to illness. She had to repeat kinder when we transferred to Jessup. She never wanted to go to class after being sick because she would behind her classmates. The teachers & staff worked with her through sick days & dr. visits. Her teacher kept me updated on what she was missing & worked with her whenever she came back. The office staff knows us by name. The nurse knows all her ails & medicines. Those things mean a lot. The staff makes me feel safe. My daughter is looking forward to the first grade, now. Before, she didn't look forward to the next day. Thank you Ms. Hodson, Nurse Newlin, Ms. Simancas, & the entire Jessup Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

My son will be starting his 4th semester at Jessup this fall. He has made Honor Roll or Merit Roll each grading period & now has a little sister joining him. My children were in private school for three years prior to Jessup. This was our first experience with the public school system & I have been left with no regrets. The teachers & staff are extremely supportive to the students, as well as their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son has been going there three years an has done very good. Honor roll in second grade. I really like it [that] they work with them. At first, he had problems with reading and now he is fine.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Female98%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education71%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female72%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

All Students70%
Female63%
Male76%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students56%
Female45%
Male67%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual100%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students59%
Female53%
Male64%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual87%

Writing

All Students61%
Female74%
Male52%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education20%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual71%
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 "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 78% 52%
Black 19% 13%
White 2% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 47%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • EMILY SIMANCAS
Fax number
  • (713) 740-4112

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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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9301 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston, TX 77075
Phone: (713) 948-4775

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