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Falcon Pass Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 582 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 25, 2013

We have been very pleased with Falcon Pass Elementary! The teachers are very caring and my kids are excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

My daughter is in K and her current teacher is new to teaching. Looks like we are paying the price for her inexperience. Unable to tolerate her below standard approach which can never inspire kids. Absolute dissapointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

. I have 2 kids that go to this school now. I was so happy with the school until now. My 5 yr old is in KG and his teacher is a big disappointment - she has zero patience when it comes to kids. Any kid who is a challenge to her - she refers them to be assessed for special ed. It is so disheartening to see there is absolutely no support from the teacher to see if the child can be helped it s almost as though she would only teach the kids who are doing good and who are of no challenge to the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

The teachers at Falcon Pass are wonderful! They are extremely dedicated and loving people! I wish that I could say the same for the current principal. She had very little teaching experience before becoming a principal. This principal does not know how to run a school! She also does not support her co-principals or her teaching staff unless they are her "friend.". Extremely disruptive students are allowed to stay in classrooms which prevents teachers from teaching and students from learning. She blames the teachers for not being able to "control" their class even when these teachers are master teachers with outstanding reputations with parents and other principals. It's a shame that children like this are allowed to constantly disrupt the learning process and nothing is done to prevent it! And to blame hard working, dedicated teachers is totally unacceptable! It's no wonder why so many wonderful teachers leave the teaching profession!


Posted December 8, 2009

Very Good academically. There is help for students who need extra help. Clean and friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

Falcon Pass Elementary has provided my kids with quality education, friendly teachers and administrators and an overall positive experience. We started our children in private school but find that Falcon Pass does a better job of meeting our children's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

The faculty and staff of falcon pass has been extremely welcoming and supportive of our 1st grader who is new to the school. We have only positive things to say about their academic program and willingness to go the extra mile to make our child successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

I rate this school average at best. The problem is a lack of leadership from the new principal, Monica Guiffre. She appears to be more concerned with being friends with her staff rather than holding them accountable for what goes on in their classrooms. The bigges weakness is in the Resource Classroom where children require extra help. The parents have high expections, but so far we've been disappointed by the lack of consistency from one teacher to the next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

My children thrived while attending Falcon Pass. The teachers were great, Principal Stevens was truely awesome as a leader, and the school functions really brought everyone together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

This school has gotten my boys motivated to learn. They love school. They are constantly challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Falcon Pass is a terrific school! Students are challenged at their level whether they are above average or trying to catch up. The staff works hard and is friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

The scores are impressive but it ends there. Parent involvement has declined since Mrs. Taylor retired as well as teacher morale. The current principal, Stevens, does not have the pr/communicative skills to deal with this high level of parental and community expectations, nor the teaching experience to properly motivate the teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

This is a great school with good faculty.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted February 24, 2006

Falcon Pass is a wonderful school with professional and loving teachers. The school offers fun neat activities for families such as the 'sock hop' 50's dance and the 'winter wonderland' school carnival. Beautiful, clean building too. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

My child attended FP a year ago. It is impossible to say whether things have improved under the new principal. However, during the time period my child attended...it would be impossible to picture a worse environment for special ed students. The classroom was in a poor location, one got the impression that the parents would just as soon not have to look at or deal with special needs kids. A very snobbish group of parents...if ever there was one. With the new principal...perhaps things have changed. In general, however, Clear Creek schools have a reputation as being very Special Ed unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

School open for 5 years. Excellent teachers and principal. Excellent PTA with great parent involvement. My child actually likes to attend this school. Katrina refugees compared it to some of the better private schools in LA. My child has signed up for Piano lessons, choir and art. Great library and friendly staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

My child just turned 5 and started K a week ago at Falcon Pass. By the start of the 2nd week I had to get a three ring binder out to keep track of all the rules that they have sent home for these children that have just come off of sippy cups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

I have an 8 year old that is in the resource program at Falcon Pass. He is doing great. I have to credit the staff and the parental involvement at the school with his progress because we moved out of district for 6 months and he struggled with everything. Children are of the utmost importance and no one is made to feel like an outsider. These teachers have gone out of their way to make sure he gets what he needs, gets where he is going and still participates in normal activities. My 10 year old, who is in normal classes, receives the same treatment, so I know its not specfic to the resource department. Its a great public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

This is a great school. They have lots of activities and a challenging curriculum. Every school has flaws, but this one seems to have a small few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

My daughter was one of the first students to attend Falcon Pass when the school opened it's door for the first time. Her pre-k teacher was wonderful from the first day she had the kids sing and dance then read a story to us before we said our goodbyes. In pre-k they learnt about the stages of the butterfly using various shaped pasta. This school's educational level is tops. Like my daughter I'm very excited about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African American78%
Asian95%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education86%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asian94%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education56%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American38%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
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 Students91%
Female85%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female74%
Male92%
Black or African American60%
Asian89%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian90%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education33%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American63%
Asian95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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2465 Falcon Trail Drive
Houston, TX 77373
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Phone: (281) 284-6200

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