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PK-5
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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 1,149
 

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18605 Green Land Way
Houston, TX 77084

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(281) 237-4500
(281) 644-1615
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Map of Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary School address.

May 22, 2014
I'm currently a teacher at this school and I'm not writing a review. I would just like to say to be careful about what you are saying. It is not necessary to negatively call out teachers on a website. This is slanderous and defamation of character. There are always two sides to a story. I understand not being happy with something or not liking someone but do not smear peoples names in such a vindictive way. Remember that person is someone else's mother, father, daughter, son, husband, wife and friend.

- submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2013
This is a good school. My son has been there since kindergarten and now he is in the 5th grade. For the most part the Teachers are hard workers and some will do what is needed to make sure your child succeeds. I gave the Principal 2 stars because this is her first year at this school. I need some research on this Principal in opinion she has some big shoes to fill, can she do it only time will tell. I'm glad this is my son's last year at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2013
I love Schmalz Elementary. This is a wonderful school. My daughter has attended for the past 2 years and is on her way to the 4th grade. She is happy, makes great grades and staff & students adore her. Katy has an awesome school district. Ms. Stansbury is an awesome 2nd grade teacher!!

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2013
I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone. There maybe a handful teachers that are loving, caring and respectful to the children. But as a whole, the children are not respected in any way shape or form. It's one thing to be disciplinary, it's another thing to be controlling and abusive. It took multiple phone calls and email for me to receive a return phone call about a serious situation in my second graders classroom

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012
We have had such a great experience at Schmalz. My child has been there for three years and has had great teachers every year. The faculty and staff are always friendly and I always feel welcome when I go to the school.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2010
I went there for one year, but I really did like it. There really aren't any cliques but you can tell who is popular and who is not, though that is not much of a problem. Teachers were good. Principal somewhat intimidates students but does her job. Schmalz was a nice school to attend.

- submitted by a community member

July 06, 2010
I love this school and my son, who is a straight A student, has maintained straight A's (96 and above). My experience has not be negative and I am interested in hearing what is so negative about the school. I don't really care about field trips as I prefer he stays at school and I can handle his cultural development. I am a parent who is very involved with my child's development and I make it a poing to stay in contact with his teacher. Whoever wrote that the school is negative should tell the truth as I suspect that there is something else going on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 07, 2010
I love how the students behave in Schmalz, they are so quite. My daughter is so happy with all the technology activities, computers lab, Specials, and AR program. She loves to read and help kinder kids, this project help her to be more responsible with her own classes. The bilingual classes help her very much, and she is almost ready for English classes only. The character education program CORE is a great family activity to promote values in kids.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2010
I do not recommend this school to anyone. Since my child started at this school, her 3 years of straight A's have become B's and C's. Many of the staff are unprofessional including both teachers and principal. They do not make any effort to involve parents in their childs education. There are no activites for the children such as field trips, parties etc. From the mouth of a teacher at this school 'it is a negative environment and is not condusive to learning'

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2009
I love SES for so many reasons! I not only teach there, but I also have a daughter that has been a shark since kinder. She is now in 5th, and I am have been so pleased! I have watched her thrive and excel! Since I have started teaching at SES, I am so proud to be a shark as well! The administration and the support is amazing. SES is gets an A plus from me!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
September 23, 2008
At first, I had do many bad things to say about Schmalz because I wanted them to do and handle situation as I would. But when I learn to sit back and let them do their job, I seen progress. My children are doing wonderful in school. And the teacher really care about their students. And whoever is saying there's not enough parent invole may need to complain about that particular teacher because I have three children with three different teacher and they always keep me involved and updated as to my children academics. I love Schalmz compare to other schools. Keep up the good work! You all are getting better every year

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2007
I think that the school is only getting better each year. At first I was taken back by the mix of hispanic attendance, but now I find that to be an asset. The school is working with the hand that they are dealt with quite well. If anything, more complaints should be forwarded to the district for not spreading out the spanish speaking needs of the community among other schools in the KISD. This year there has been great after school programs involving the whole family. And, although they explain things in english and spanish, it does seem to open up my children's minds to other cultures in our area. I think they are doing a great job and my children are doing well.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
There is not much parent involvement anymore. The same people volunteer and it is somewhat of a highschool clique. The neighborhood around the school is going downhill. I would think twice before moving to this school. We are going to move as soon as we can. What is important is that the parents are involved. That makes a huge different in how your child is treated. I was at school helping the teacher at every turn. I made sure they knew who my child was. I would move elsewhere until the lower the amount of kids and change the biligual hub.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2007
My oldest son was there for the ice cream social two days before the doors opened and we were very excited. The next two years were great. In the Fall, my youngest son will start 5th grade. I cannot wait for him to get out of there and go to JH! I don't mean to be harsh but frankly how are we teaching the children to speak and understand English if we do all the school programs in English and Spanish? It is ridiculous that they get so much funding for being an ESL school and not so much for the GT programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2007
I have a kindergarten student at this school. I have been very pleased with it thus far. He has an excellent teacher. The entire staff works hard to make this school an inviting place, especially for those who are new to the whole school experience. I realize there are other schools in our district that have a more wealthy student body, but I feel the teachers at Schmalz go the extra mile and create a positive atmosphere with rich learning experiences for all students.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2006
My experience at Schmalz, after moving from another district, was the best. It is an organized school, they take care of children and make them feel welcome and part of the school as if they started ever since the school first opened. My older is now in middle school, but my second one is in first grade. He is having the best time ever. He loves his teacher and everything about the school. I must say that the teachers love and care for our kids, they work at the children's level. Parents are really welcome, in fact they encourage parents to volunteer and be part of the school/activities. The actual cultural mix in Schmalz (pretty much 45%whites - 45% Hispanics - 10%African-Americans), gives a great opportunity to learn and respect culture, race and ethnicity. The Principal is very supportive to parents and teachers as well. As a former-present-future parent, Schmalz is the best.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2005
This has been a good school expect for the fact that they don't allow many parents to volunteer in areas that would take some of the pressure off teachers so they can teach. This makes no sense to me.

- submitted by a teacher

July 01, 2005
My child has been at Schmalz since the day they opened the doors. One reviewer wrote about favoritism for children of PTA volunteers. I say, get over it! If we show that we vest ourselves in our school and community, why shouldn't there be 'some' favoritism? Have a problem with this...VOLUNTEER! All parents are welcome. We would love to have you volunteer even if it is for 15 minutes!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2005
Very Good School. My oldest son who was their from the first year it opened excelled at this school. The only problem I had was with my younger son who has a speech/learning disability. I do not feel that the school did even an adequate job of testing, monitoring or assisting him. However, he was only in K,1st grade and 3rd grade is the most widely accepted grade for disability testing.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2005
Schmalz has a lot of parental involvement. Being a bilingual school provides a good balance for cultural awareness. As with all schools these days TAKS is an important influence in the curriculum. Parent/teacher communication could be better.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2004
The schools administration has not successfully taped into the divers pool of volunteers that are at their disposal. Other volunteer run the volunteer program, this has created an exclusive environmentwithin the volunteer porgram.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2004
The principal of this fine institution is the greatest ever she is great there isny anything else to say she does eveything with 100% effort and she cares about everyone she is the best principal that KISD or any other school has to offer way to go keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2004
I have 2 kids that go to Schmalz. I think that my kids at first were very happy. However, now it looks like my oldest child's teacher always looks stressed out. I am worried that the teachers are pushing too much on my kids at too young of an age. The kids now complain that school isn't as fun as it used to be. They also complain that all they do is TAKS worksheets. Why are we stressing kids out so much that they aren't motivated to learn? Even in Kindergarten I heard they have to learn about nouns and verbs? I would really like to see better leadership at Schmalz elementary especially the principal. Something else that I have noticed is that why do certain kids get better priviledges because their kids parent is in the PTA? I notice so much favoritism to same kids and parents. Why is Schmalz not trying to recruit more volunteers? Why do us parents feel like we don't belong?

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2003
Schmalz Elementary has three principals on campus. I have never been to a school where you have to make an appointment to meet with either one of them, especially where there is a legitimate concern. Between the three of them, no one knows the same rules and when they should apply. Everyone points the finger at the other one, leaving no one to accept the responsibility. The Safety and Discipline Guidelines here at this school are of poor quality. It has been stated to me that all of KISD are on the same Discipline Policy and must abide by the Student Code of Conduct Handbook provided by the School District. At Schmalz it had appeared to me that at no time did the principals at this school abide by the guidelines.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2003
My Daughter has attended Schmalz since the day it opened, we have been extremely pleased with the all the staff, and teachers. Everyone in the front are friendly and accomodating. Schmalz staff have extended themselves as much if not more than I anticipated. I am please to have my daughter there and will not leave the school until she graduates 5th grade. She loves school so much she looks forward to it everyday, so that must tell you how great her teacher's are. The children there are also well behaved and disciplined. Continue the great work at Schmalz and keep growing with success.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
My son has been attending Schmalz since the school first open. The teachers are dedicatated to teaching and caring for their students. I was overwhelmed at the parent involvement. The principal at Schmalz is not only involve with each student but she cares for her staff as well. My son will be attending Schmalz until the fifth grade. We had thought about moving until he attended Schmalz and now we are not moving until he finishes elementary there. Not only does he enjoy school but he is eager to learn. Thanks to the wonderful,caring teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2003
In the two years that this school has been opened, I have had three children, two who have now moved on to sixth grade. The preparation for their entry into junior high has been incredible. The teachers and staff at Schmals really care about our kids both academically and emotionally. This is the most incredible school

- submitted by a community member

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Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary School
18605 Green Land Way, Houston, TX  77084
(281) 237-4500
Last modified Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top