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Arlyne & Alan Weber Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 894 students

 
 

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4 stars

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted Thursday, September 25, 2014

We love the school. It is so convenient to our residence. However, our daughters say the cafeteria needs to provide better food, pizza tastes dry, the smashed potato tastes like water


Posted March 5, 2014

My son is a Kindergartener this year. At the end of last school year, my sons therapists (Speech and Occupational) suggested I contact the principal to request a more structured teacher for Kindergarten. Both principals sent an email stating it would be addressed when making class assignments. He got a structured teacher who was more than happy to respond to any questions/concerns we had with our son, as well as scheduling conferences with us as needed. After his OT stopped, he had behavioral issues-- he made so many excuses for not going to school, that we were an hour late for the first time so I had to take him through the office. The Counselor came out so I could leave with my 3 yo. The Principal called me about an hour later to let me know how he did! For the next 2 weeks, he had to be dragged out of the car (we use car-ride lane) by a teacher. We developed a merit system for him (at home & school) to stop the behavior. The classes seem large, but his teacher is experienced & allows the students to be independent. Any problems my son had in the classroom, she was quick to offer a solution by giving him choices. I hope the next 5 years he has teachers like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2013

My daughter attend's this school and is learning so much from the first few months in attendance. The teachers are friendly and very helpful, and the staff are nice. I like this school and am glad this is where my daughter is attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My daughter attends Kindergarten and so far it is everything I wanted in the foundation of education for my child.I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

I was very excited for my child to attend Weber. However, my excitement has turned to frustration and disappointment. My child is in Kinder and the teacher he was placed with is very rude and cold. She is always getting after the children and never smiling. My child was even afraid to ask her a question for crying out loud. The principal is nice, but shows much favoritism to certain kids. Many of the PTA parents are rude and also show a ton of favoritism. There is a lot wrong with this school, including overcrowded classes. As for the staff in the front office, they were always kind and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

Good school. My daughter is in Kindergarten and is already on grade 2 reading level. She has an excellent teacher. Very organized even though there are about 900 kids at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

What a disappointment. My daughter is now a 5th grader at Weber but her entire elementary school experience has been disastrous. There is no leadership at this school. The principal is out of touch with the students and the community. There is no organization whether it be the flow in the parking lot or the school functions. I now understand why so many of our friends have pulled their children from this school to home school them or move to another area. Thank God this is our last year at Weber Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I'm so dissapointed in this school, the office staff is rude the cafeteria ladies are on power trips. Not all but many teachers are very unprofessional, and are always crying to students how they don't make enough money. To get a call in to the principal is as if you were trying to call the USA President himself. They screen her calls very thoroughly and then she doesnt even return the call. I will say Ms. Harper 5th grade teacher is really good and I have found that she truly cares about her students. We are actually moving just so we can take our kids out of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I came to teach at Weber because of how well the principal does her job. I've found the teachers to be very knowledgable and they demonstrate best practices in education. Families are very involved and students are engaged. Weber is a super school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2007

My daughter went to Weber and I finally pulled her out and sent her to a private school. The Principal was difficult to work with. And the teachers he personally picked were terrible. It seemed their main concern was always making sure parents weren't around to see what was going on. We also had several incidents with the office staff being rude and leaking personal and confidential information about students. the principal has been replaced since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I have 3 sons at Weber, 2nd grade, Kindergarten & Pre-K. The teachers are excited about teaching and are very informative on contacting the parents right away if there are any problems. The principal seems to very active in the school's activities. I haven't experienced any problems with her. I have noticed some changes and change is good because it means they are making an effort to improve. My sons are not old enough to start testing yet but I hope that their ratings improve to become a Recognized school. Remember, the teachers need the support of the Parents. They cannot do it alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I have a daughter in Weber in K-program. We have had an excellent experience this year so far. Our teacher is kind and very sweet to all her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

My son was only there for 5th grade, but he had a teacher that believed in him and challenged him. This amazing science teacher was Mr. Meredith. Mr. Meredith took the time to build a relationship with my son and believed in him. My son was commended on all of his TAKS tests and was placed in all honors classes. (Before this, my son was pulled out for tutorials from K-4th grade and had a low self-confidence.) We never imagined that he'd come this far. He's doing GREAT on his own and not being pulled out ! A+ for Mr. Meredith!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

Poorly led school. New principal brought in to raise the taks scores and the taks scores actually fell from recognized to academically acceptable. She's is very bossy to the children and to the parents without any positive results. The principal has brought the school s morale down to an all time low. The school has its fair share of excellent teachers but also a small population of mediocre to poor teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 85% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

113 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American87%
Asian94%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian97%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black or African American94%
Asian98%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education75%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian97%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asian94%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asian97%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American76%
Asian98%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asian93%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
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
Hispanic 38% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 34% 4%
White 13% 29%
Black 12% 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) 32%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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