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Heritage Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 517 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

Heritage is a great school. I've found them to be very caring and understanding regarding my son's education. Ms. Dunlap and Ms. Weston ensure that problems are resolved in a timely manner. Yes, I would agree that kids may act inappropriate sometime. But training starts at home, we can't expect teachers to raise our children. Is't that the parents responsibility? Kudo's to the teachers and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Principals are very careless there there to get pay not to discipline there students. Also there more racism from there point of you. My daughter was going there and was bullied and threat by several other students. Students are very careless about other classmates feelings and rude to there teachers. The way of discipline never change the student the issue never change.


Posted May 30, 2013

Heritage has really gone down recently. They are so busy addressing dress code, but not on school academics. Basically a fourth grader is doing a 1st grader course. Hardly ever hace homework, I had to finally pull my kids out and put They in a private school, so they can catch up to their true grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

This school is horrible! Teachers have attitudes it's obvious they don't want to be there. The school is bad about communicating things to parents, especially in a timely manner. They do absolutely nothing to involve parents. Several good teachers who have been at Heritage for quite some time have left to other schools. The staff at the front desk are extremely rude and are bad about relating messages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

My son attended Heritage Elementary and I had very few problems with his teachers. They kept me informed about his grades as well as his behavior in class. They offered tutorials and Saturday school to ensure his success. I was pleased with the staff and the many opportunities and activities the school provides for the students. There are no perfect schools, just schools striving to do the best they can with what they have. And Heritage is one of those schools that have tried and is trying to build a successful foundation for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

Most teachers at this school behave as if this was just a job and do not treat what they do as a profession. Not all but most behave as if they were simply babysitting and do not offer any help to struggling kids who are unable to learn due to large classroom sizes. In the words of the 3rd grade teacher who I asked to help me try to get my sons grades up "I can not give him anymore attention that the rest" I then asked if he could take the work he wasn't finishing due to the fact he didn understand her and she replied "Sure after I grade it, he can take it home and finish but Im not giving him credit". I then realized she didnt care about him learning. She as pathetic as having a Doctor who doesn't care to heal patients. My son now goes to Abiding word on Red Oak its been a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

Teachers are young and inexperienced. More focus is spent on discipline than the child learning. For the involved parents, very hard to get replies back from the teachers. Get low or minimum input on how to effectively be involved in teaching the students at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

when I was younger, I honestly hated this school. I was bullied alot because I was "fat" and "talked like a white girl", these people had no right to say such things about me and it was sad that the teachers never realised what was taking place. It took years for me to stop hating myself because of the shunning and the names they called me, sometimes, I still think I'm ugly and fat but I know that those people who called me those names were the ugly ones and that they'll never amount to anything by the way, this bulling started when in second grade when I moved but, I moved here in the 2nd semester, the bulling stopped when in 3rd grade, only because I moved to another school.I never told my parents though, I never want anyone to go through what I went through.


Posted February 14, 2009

I've subbed at Heritage several times and i've found that a majority of the students are disrespectful and take little interest in learning. There are major behavior problems among students at this school.


Posted June 5, 2007

This school place an extreme amount of time and effort in discipline rather than academics. Test scores are horrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

Heritage Elemetary is a school of compassion for its' students and a passion for the learning enviroment. All faculty and staff make every student a number 1 priority.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 26, 2005

My children are new to the school and the district but I have found the staff to be very attentive to my childrens needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Great kindergarten teachers. Lots of activities. Great recess center. Awesome music teachers, and gym. Lots of kids though. Last year the Kindergarten had a problem with lice that was unsolved up to the summer break. I should have called the health department. No parent got a letter. I knew of at least 5 kids that were infested, and the school did nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Awesome school with hard working staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

- Low student motivation. - Low academic achivement. - No interest for students. - No extracurrucular activities. - High focus on discipline area than academic area. - Low Taks results. - Low principal/teachers/parent communication.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students83%
Female92%
Male73%
Black or African American80%
Asian71%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female98%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female91%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female76%
Male98%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual100%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African American56%
Asian83%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education14%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education43%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual92%

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asian63%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
Black or African American66%
Asian89%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual80%

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black or African American41%
Asian67%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual18%
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
Hispanic 52% 52%
Black 37% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 2% 29%
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) 39%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • SHERRY DUNLAP
Fax number
  • (281) 891-8511

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12255 T C Jester Boulevard
Houston, TX 77067
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Phone: (281) 891-8515

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