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Edgewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 769 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Great school, great teachers, parent involved, excellent communication. They have parent classes every year.I really feel at home in Edgewood elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Children were students at Edgewood for 5 years. Teachers are GREAT. Administration not so great. Not a lot of parent involvment, but mainly because of the old Principal that was there. She controlled everything, however she is now retired and I hope Edgewood will have a turn around with their PTA and parent involvment. Kids are very disadvanatge as far as demographics. Most parents do not even speak English. I think about 80% of the children at this school struggle. Curriculum is not kept up to par compared to most schools, but I believe that is because for the 5 in a class that "get it" the other 20 do not, sothe focus is on the ones struggling, which hurt the few that do "get it". I have NO complaints about the Teachers, they work hard and put up with way more than most do at other schools. If you live in the area and can afford private school, that is great and much better but if you can not,stay involved, and go to meetings. I am sure the school will sky rocket with a new Principal, long over due for a new chief!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

I am noticing that the last post on here was in 2011. I have been to this school now in 2013 and it has been remodeled and looks really great. The art class and their teachers did a great job with the deco on walls. I also have noticed in different activities I have attended the school holds for children, alot of parent involment. The principal also has a health program for kids. No Junk food in the school. As I noticed the kids here it's a very low overweight population. That's really great! I do not have a child here but when you observe from the outside than you can really give be good or bad opinion. And I give it a 100% overall rating.


Posted March 4, 2011

If you are talking about Palestine Westwood, why leave after 6 weeks? If it's a piece of cake, stay, eat, and enjoy. The facilities at Westwood are fair. I have toured Edgewood's entire campus, & they are "constantly" facelifting. This is not Highland Park. Money does not fall from trees. As far as the academic standards not being up to par, is this an opinion or a survey? They are taught to be grammatically correct when writing or be smart enough to use spell check.


Posted October 8, 2009

This school forces your child to speak spanish one day a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

I have kept my children at Edgewood (I could have transferred to any Spring Branch ISD school that had room) because of the excellent quality of some of the teachers. I am an involved parent who requests specific teachers for my children and lets those teachers know I am on their side. I am very careful not to overstep my bounds. I love volunteering at the school but never work in my kids' classrooms. On the whole Edgewood doesn't have much parent involvement, which is a shame as there are so many ways to help at the school. I know that Edgewood administration has the kids' best interests at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

I am very displeased with the school's appearance While the other schools seem to get 'facelifts' this school seems to get no remodeling done. It seems very run down.My son attended Westwood for the first six weeks and I must say I was very impressed it was advanced at least one grade level.when I saw Edgewood's K-5's homework I thought it was a joke until I realized it was for real.they don't seem academicaly up to standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Unfortunately, i have been very disappointed in this school. Neither of my children have made dramatic strides in their learning--and we've attended here for two years. A few teachers are really good, but most are at least somewhat new and relatively inexperienced. This hurts the kids, in my opinion. There are a lot of 'extra' teachers around, who don't have their own classrooms....They just seem to float aimlessly around the campus all day--i have never known what their actual job titles are. Seems like a bit of a waste of our precious tax dollars. The administrators seem too busy to actually acknowledge parents. And they treat the kids rather mean. The morale around the campus seems really low. Very few teachers seem excited to be there. The after school program is not good...All they did last year was play games. The administrators and teachers seem to worry an awful lot about that taks test. Overall, i'm displeased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2004

School needs to make major improvements. Administrators are totally test-score driven--don't care about the well being of teachers or students.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

43 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education63%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students67%
Female60%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
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%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female53%
Male69%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual63%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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 Students58%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education29%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education43%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual77%

Science

All Students55%
Female52%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education25%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted53%
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 "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

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 87% 52%
White 6% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 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) 65%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • VIVIAN PRATTS
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  • (713) 251-5600

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8757 Kempwood Drive
Houston, TX 77080
Phone: (713) 251-5600

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