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Pine Shadows Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 813 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2014

I have had two kids from K-5th and at first the school was amazing. Now the school is so bad that I actually want to take my kids out but I still have hopes for the school to improve. The principals have taken everything away from parents. They complain the the parent don't get involved but yet they don't let the parent participate in any activities with the kids. We can not have lunch with our kids, we can not join in the kids parties and we ant even take our kids to class anymore. We use to be able to do all of this and more. This is why parents don't get involved. He admins talk down to the parents and make them feel like they are the lowest of scum. With these kind of people in our schools I'd rather stay away and only communicate with my child's teacher.


Posted March 10, 2014

I have two kid's at this school for two years, I have seen teachers come and go with out informing the parents. The front desk staff is so unorganized. I will fill out the papers work to volunteer in my kids class, and the school will give me a hard time to sign in to help with there partys. I have been in Fort Bend School District way more involved with the kids and parents and giving notice when needed, way more activities for both parents and kids. This school needs to get more involved with parents. I know there more hispanics at this school but it's sad when we have to suffer for others. Im hispanic myself but i will not let my kids be humiliated by the lack of education if other kids don't want to learn in class or if the parents don't care. Nice school but it needs lot's of work!!!!! You will have more Reviews also if parents cared about there kids education. I will love to see what other parents have to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

I think that the school is famous because it was on a newspaper last year.


Posted July 24, 2013

The test scores stand for themselves. I think there is some irony in the fact that the reviews are so old...Pine Shadows used to be a warm, caring, family oriented environment but not so much any more. Due to testing scores being so low...know that you have the option to send your child to a better performing school! Don't hesitate! I will always continue to pray that PSE can pull themselves out of the downward trend they have created for the past several years.


Posted September 20, 2006

I've been involved with my children at Pine Shadows Elementary for a total of 8 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I cannot say enough for the teachers and staff. They are the definition of 'dedication' to their craft. A++ P.S.E!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

My two kids attend PSE. My oldest from Kinder through 5th grade. Pine Shadows is awesome! The teachers are amazing and I like the fact that we are able to choose our kids' teachers for each school year. My kids are both Gifted and Talented identified and require a special kind of teacher to keep them challenged and learning. PSE has GT certified teachers in all grade levels. The block teachers are all excellent and provide incredible teaching in all the arts to our students. The staff is top notch. The atmoshere is casual, which in my opinion, allows the staff to focus on the kids and not their wardrobe. The PTA is amazing and supports the staff and thinks of all children and gives to PSE the extras that have been taken away due to budget cuts from the state. You will be very happy with PSE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

It is a great school, great staff and facilities. They are focus on students improvement. The childen are encorage to do their best effort, guided by teachers highly skilled and hard workers, forming a great enviroment and successful adults in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

This is bilingual school and the education here is somewhat lax. Their tutorial program is more of a daycare program and the some of the teachers are unkempt in their appearance. They also offer choir, guard, some after school activities but overall it is mediocre at best.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students77%
Female89%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual94%

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual65%
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 Students45%
Female47%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students24%
Female19%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted24%
Bilingual20%

Writing

All Students37%
Female36%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted37%
Bilingual80%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingual14%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual30%

Science

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual46%
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 "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 85% 52%
White 8% 29%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 61%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

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School Leader's name
  • JOYCE OLSON
Fax number
  • (713) 251-6515

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9900 Neuens Road
Houston, TX 77080
Phone: (713) 251-6500

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