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Kandy Stripe Academy

Charter | PK-5 | 356 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

My children have attended Kandy Stripe since dry started school from the baby room. I loved this school and all the different activities that they had for the children and parents. However over the last two years things have changed drastically and not for the better. I don't know what's going on but the moral and the educational standards have drastically went down. I hope they change for the better and go back to being the great school they once where cause otherwise if not I'm going to have to take my boys out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

Check the test scores they speak for themselves.the kids are failling and all they do is smile asay we love our kidshere. Well if you love them so go the extra mile and put aides in the rooms help. The teachers are stressed and it shows in the way they interact with the kids always screaming. They are bullies behind your back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

Children being passed and can't read. Helping children with testing! Children allowed to participate in sports and have not passed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

This school is a great place for kids. Im very happy to get my child in here. Everyone is so nice here and they treat my child as one of there own. The curriculum is amazing and my child tells me everyday how much she loves her teacher. I recommend this school to anyone in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2012

below average school. Teachers and principle very nice but students that are not smart enough to get into HISD or a problem at HISD usually attend this charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

My daughter has attended KSA since Pre-Kindergarden, she is now in the 8th grade. Things have changed since she was in pre-k. There has been a lot of different teachers coming and going. I dont think that my child is learning enough, she never brings home any homework. A lot of the teachers have there favorite students that they show favoritizm towards and that child and makes the other student feel like they are not as important as that child. This school is never organized and really dont care what or how the parents feel about how they run their school. Im glad that this is my childs last year and I hope to God when she goes to high school that she will be prepared!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Kandy Stripe Academy is a very fun and educational school. All teachers have the same attitude with all students. I've been there for thirteen years i am in the 8th grade. Yes at times they can be very strict but only because they have to. I love Kandy Stripe and one day my children will attend Kandy Stripe Academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

Kandy Stripe Academy has excellent teachers and staff.They also have a positive principal and understanding in all ways
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

My daughter attends the school and she is not learning enough. It depends on the teacher that the student have.The school have some sorry teachers. They really don't seem like there care if the student gets it or not. There is a big turn around for the teachers. If you want your child to have a teacher that care and awesome teaching this is not the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

they have a big turn around in teachers i am not very sure of that and some of the staff have bad attitudes but the shool is very clean and i think they plkay a lot of favoritism and compotition with students if they like you then you will learn and be a winner if they do not like you then you will not be a winner so think about it not a healthy enviroment for the child could make the child have very low self esteem observe them before you enroll your children parents .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I attended this school and all 3 children of my children attend/has attended this school. I enjoy the small classroom sizes and the attention that each child receives. Each of my kids started in the 'Just for 2's' and continued thru 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

My daughter attends Kandy Stripe Academy, she's 2 yrs old and loves it. She learns so many advanced concepts for a toddler, it's amazing. I am proud that she attends this early childhood center and she will continue you until 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

This is a great learning envirornment for all students as the teachers and staff take an active role in poviding the nurture and care for that young kids need. The students strive hard to reach academic goals while the teachers instill the knowledge and skills necessary for growth and development. I would highly recommend Kandy Stripe Academy for the love and care that each kid receives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2006

My daughter has attended Kandy Stripe Academy since she was 7 weeks of age. She is now in the 4th grade. She has excelled in her study's and has great pride for her school. The staff is a group of professional and very personable people. They truly care for the well being of each child. Because of their dedication to our children you will find that Kandy Stripe has a strong parent participation because of this atmosphere that is created at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

Kandy Stripe is a very structured school with excellent teachers and staff. The number one priority are the children that attends this school. There goal is to educate and give each child what is needed to succeed in this world and to be able to attend a higher education status like attending college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Kandy Stripe Academy has been in existance for a number of years. The school began as a private school and although has now received public school funding, the school maintains it's private school curriculum. There is a limited number of students in each classrom, enabling each student to gain one-on-one attention. The teaches and staff show care and concern for the welfare for each of it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2004

My daughter has been attending Kandy Stripe Academy since she was 15 months. Now she is in the 1st grade. I would like to thank the principal and the teachers. They have done a GREAT JOB.
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students81%
Female71%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female41%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female80%
Male47%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female65%
Male41%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

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

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
22%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students16%
Female16%
Male17%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Special educationn/a
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%
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 Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female33%
Male17%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male60%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female36%
Male70%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • 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
Black 99% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Hispanic N/A 52%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • CASSANDRA ANDERSON
Fax number
  • (713) 731-2780

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8701 Delilah Street
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