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Westwood Elementary School

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Posted May 8, 2009

Westwood is a very good school. The administrative staff is wonderful, and most of the teachers are very dedicated to the success of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I am very disappointed in this school,there are no boundaries for these kids and the teachers spend so much time on the disruptive children the good ones that are there to learn dont receive the proper attention they need and deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I am very content with the staff of the school westwood and the principal because they do good work and their attitude with the kids it is wonderful, and they work a lot for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Very dissatisfied with the Principal's attitude towards the student body & parents. The school just concentrates on the TAKS and the whole school curriculumn revolves around that.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female65%
Male86%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students72%
Female89%
Male62%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education17%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual57%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education20%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female48%
Male63%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual45%

Writing

All Students40%
Female50%
Male30%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education40%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students48%
Female45%
Male51%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual40%

Science

All Students53%
Female45%
Male62%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual44%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 81% 50%
White 9% 31%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • KAY KENNARD
Fax number
  • (713) 365-4555

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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