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Medical Center Charter School/Southwest

Charter | PK-6 | 320 students

MCCS is best known for Montessori and Classical Education.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $251,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 24, 2009

Actually, this is a very good school. My daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

I am very comfortable with the Medical Center Charter School/Soutwest. I would like to see the students do more science activities. I wish to thank the fourth grade teacher Mrs. Henry for helping my daugther to improve in all areas of her school work. The principal, staff, and the teachers are a wonderful group of people. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

My name is Blessing Igbokwe, a parent of a Kindergartner and a 1st grader with Medical Center Charter School Mullins St. We have been in the school for 2 years now and plan to continue because my children have improved significantly in their education and conduct, and my 1st grader the President's awards for academic excellence including other awards and her brother is not left out, thanks to the close attention of the teachers. I would like the school to do some field trips, sports, practicals etc and retain their good teachers. Medical Center Charter School is good, and there is aways room for improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

I have three children that attend medical center charter school. Two boys and a girl, i can honestly say the staffs and teachers are doing a great because i see the result in my children. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

My daughter's teacher was outstanding. For what I could see the students were always being challenged. She has homework everyday and is always intrigued to learn more. I think that extra cirricular activities would be a plus with all that the students learn it wouldn't hurt for them to have an activity outside of class to enjoy. I would like to see a field trip here or there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

To Whom It May Concern: Dear Sir/Madam: I Lhuona Schorlastica, a parent of four students in the Medical Center Charter School. In fact I am one of the happiest parents in this world. The reason is because my children are in the Medical Center Charter School. Frankly speaking, MCCSchool is a school for home brought-ups. Any parent that has a child or children in MCCSchool will tell you that whenever you any parent go to the school for their children it makes them feel very special and on top of the world. The components of what the children do and how they are cared for makes a parent feel that they are in the best school for their children. In fact. the Principal of this school Ms. Monica Jolivet is really doing a great job in the life of our children in MCCSchool together with their teachers. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

I have 3 children that attend Medical Center Charter School (a 3rd grader, a 1st grader, and a pre-schooler). My kids have attended this school since my oldest started kindergarten. My youngest was having extreme difficulties adjusting and the teachers as well as the principal were very understanding and caring. My 3rd grader and 1st grader are testing well above their grade level. The devotion of the teachers and staff is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

To whom it may concern: This is the best school for my child. I really wish mccs went up to the 12th grade. My daughter has been going to mccs since she was in pre-k3 and until this day she still loves it. Not only does she lorve the school, but she also loves the teachers and the principal as well. Thank you very much mccs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

My daughter is going to this school. My brothers S.daughter is also going to this school. My daughter will be in grade 1 next fall and his S.daughter will be in grade 2. some of the things I noticed about the school arethat the quality of education is not the same throughout the school. last years and this year my brother's S.daughter used to have home works evrery day. She was intensively being educated. I was expecting the same would happen to my daughter this year. But she very rarely had homework once in a week. The other thing is that the school has classrooms shortage. It intrigued me how students from grade 1 to 6 learning in a single room. I sometimes could not believe this is realy in America. There are schools way much better than this one in the third world. I advice parents to think about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

My oldest son has been attending this school for almost three years. He has learned alot. In kindergarden he is mastering multiplication. The academics are impressive. I also like the fact that they try to challenge the children. The only thing that is not impressive about the school is out of the time my son has been there, every year they have a mostly new staff. Also the children do not participate in field trips. There are not many activites planned for the kids such as fun days or graduations. I also do not like that the uniforms do not include shorts. Overall, my child has learned alot. I have decided to enroll my three year old this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

I liked this school. My child is in pre-k and he learned so much from his exceptional teacher. We were so sad when she left over an unfortunate incident about a child. She doesn't deserve the way she was treated. She has been an inspiration for my child and I hope all teachers are like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

This is the most horrible school that there could possibly be in charter school system. My son was not even able to play on the playground that is built only for the Saint Nicholas Children which consists of about ten 8 mo.-2 yr old. The principal is not proactive and very rude. I walked into the classroom and found my son's teacher shoving another kid and screaming LOUD, when I reported it my son was punished on a daily. Horrible cirriculum and segregated classes. They stay in the class for brkft,lunch. Stay away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

My son attended this school for a very short period of time. In this time my son never had any homework, and they have cruel and unusual punishment for the students. They are also very strange about letting parents go to the classrooms during the day like something is wrong in the back. And the teachers do not keep there appointments with the parents when you schedule one. This school is very unacceptable. Please keep your children away from the Mullins Campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

My daughter attends the Mullins campus, and I must say that I am not impressed at all with this school. My daughter has been in daycare since she was 9 mo. old. Although the daycare she was attending had a pre-k program, I decided to take her out to get her ready for classroom setting. I must also say that My daughter learned more at the daycare she attended than at the school she is at now. The quality of the academics are not impressive, she is actually regressing in her academics, they don't give out homework, and every day when I ask her what she has learned, she tells me the same things everyday. So overall, I am not pleased with this school at all and would not refer anyone to enroll their children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I would like to note that the appearance of the facility is very unattractive, and seemingly unclean. (i.e. old, throw-away coaches, poorly lit corridor, etc).
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
100%
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 84% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant83%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not migrantn/a
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Math

All Studentsn/a
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Not migrantn/a
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%
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 71% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students89%
Female100%
Male80%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female89%
Male60%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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 Students79%
Female75%
Male83%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female63%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
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 Students73%
Female83%
Male60%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male80%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Black 65% 13%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
White 2% 29%
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) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu
Hindi
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Margot Heard
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (713) 726-0225

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Montessori
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Special education
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Gardening
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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10420 Mullins
Houston, TX 77096
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Phone: (713) 726-0221

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