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Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2011

I sent two children to Terrace and was torn when my youngest had to leave due to moving to another district. They both loved the school. What I liked most about Terrace is the level of teacher involvement. With the exception of only one year (my daughter's 2nd grade year), my kids had the luck of the draw with their teachers. They are very in tune to the kids and very communicative with the parents. They were great about making time for the parents and communicated timely via email or even phone calls. There were instances, where there were issues with other students, but I do feel the school handled any occurrences quickly, appropriately and without bias for either student. Terrace is smaller than most schools in Houston; which a plus in my opinion. Both my kids have since moved to larger schools and now the one-on-one parent/teacher communication is gone. I do think, however, that Terrace could use some improvement academically. Terrace is a population of close-nit students and teachers and you defnitely feel like you belong when you go there. I give Terrace 4.5 starts out of 5!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

when i went here for 3rd to 5th grade, it was like the best school i have ever been to!i can still remember all the memories from that school ,and the best part i liked about it is that there is no uniform.


Posted June 6, 2007

My children had an extraordinary experience at Terrace. The teachers are very dedicated and care about their students. Having TRIBES implemented throughout the school is a benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

My 4 children have gone to Terrace elm since they were 5 years old. terrace is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. they are so nice and they even help out on saturdays. The principal is kind and knows each child by there name. She is a great example of a leader . Thank you Terrace for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! they have learned alot here at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

terrace is a very good school i have 4 children there and they have learned alot to write and read even to do math which my 3rd grade did not even know the teachers are very good and help full and they take there time to show the children thats why they learn easy and quick hope all the schools would be like this for me this school is number 1 and the p.t.a is a very good way to help out our children learnd more the principal is a very nice person and when theres a problem she fixes it very quick i recomned this school to every one liviing in spring branch hope middle school is the same now that i will have one in spring oaks middles next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

I Great school, good kids and the teachers really care. It is safe and has a very nurtururing atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

There are some wonderful and dedicated teachers at Terrace and overall I am satisfied with the curriculum, but they don't teach a second language and have very few extra curricular activiites. Additionally, I feel that it lacks strong leadership and a formal disciplinary process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I am proud to send my children to this school. What a wonderful treasure that we have. The diversity and 'welcome atmosphere' that we have cannot be beat. The teachers are accomodating and nurturing. The kids are good. The PTA is one of the best in the district. The volunteering has come down a bit in numbers, but the dedication remains.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a wonderful school with an active PTA. I am pleased with the quality education my child has received at this school. The teachers are caring and strive to instill in the children the values of education. My son was to taught not only to read, but to love and enjoy books and stories. His skills in all classes have continued to grow with the nurturing of the Terrace faculity. The teachers also teach the importance of friendship and respect of others in the classroom, and I think this is a wonderful value for kids to learn at an early age. I feel Terrace is truly a remarkable well rounded educational experience for my son!
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian67%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English65%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education86%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female71%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female63%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education80%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education17%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual40%
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%
Female60%
Male59%
Black or African American80%
Asian63%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian63%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual25%

Writing

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black or African American100%
Asian50%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual88%

Science

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual50%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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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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 66% 52%
White 20% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Black 3% 13%
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) 44%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • APRIL FALCON-BLANCO
Fax number
  • (713) 251-7215

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10400 Rothbury Street
Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 251-7200

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