Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Tipps Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1287 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted February 1, 2014

My daughter just started kindergarten this year. I was worried about public school until we began. New principal seems nice and involved. Mrs. Hillman at front desk is awesome. Most importantly her teacher(gravis) is wonderful. My daughter went from knowing alphabet to reading in half a year. Parents please volunteer if you are worried about your child. Then you can be involved and make tips even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

For the past year I have been fighting with the teachers counselor behavior specialist and assistant principal to help my child until I could get things done on my end for an assessment. Now that the assessment is done and results are in I'm getting ignored by all. It just proves that they don't care. My child needs a 504 plan and according to the AP we should start now but per her weeks later we could start working on it next school year. Being school is almost over. Not acceptable. Its like setting up my child for failure for next year.i will be going up to the main building and fight for my child. . I'm a teacher and wouldn't do that to a child that I know needs help. Very dissatisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

I have had a child go through Tipps Elementary from Kinder-5th grade (she's now in 7th grade) and another child who began in Kinder, now in 2nd grade, who will finish there. I have been completely pleased with the staff, communication, helpfulness, and politeness they have shown. My children loved it, and still do, there. I agree you can get a teacher you do not like or disagree with, but this can happen at any school. Overall, when situations arise, the response time to my concern has been quick, and the attention shown to the concern has been what I would expect. I personally think that if more parents took the time to get involved and volunteer, then some of the other negative comments I have read here would not exist. Be active in your childs education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

This is my third child to attend this school and we love it. My children have done very well. The teachers will come early or stay late just to help. The problem with the school is that it does not have enough teachers and principals. Some of the techers were forced to leave and go to other schools -- even tough the school has more children than it did last year. My son is at the middle school and they have about the same number of children but they have more teachers and principals. Some of the children at this school are really bad but they do a good job of keeping them until control because some of the parents do not care and do not come to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

So far, as we enter kindergarten, we are a little disappointed... The school administration is is not easy to get a hold of to find out any information, and the school's website is extremely hard to navigate. I hope this isn't a sign of what's to come and wish that public school children in my area had more choices than Tipps Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I absolutely agree! My kids are in their third year at tipps, we will be moving next year in,an effort to leave tools elementary,the staff is horrible and are only concerned with bench mark test results,sad to say I despise this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

This school lacks experience, stability, and a true caring quality. The teachers and many of the staff including the principle are new to this school and career. Already by the end of the 09-10 school year two of the staff are no longer at Tipps. Front desk staff is inconsiderate and not very helpful. Communication is poor if any. I have viewed staff demean and argue with students. The school was very disorganized and unprofessional. This seemed to be the culture of this environment towards parents visitors and unfortunately students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

My child is new to Texas and Tipps, I found that some teachers dont have the patiance that a new student needs to help them adjust. The school work is very good and it pushes my child, I like Tipps I just think some teacher should have more patiance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Tipps has been very wonderful with my son who is now in the 3rd grade. There have been a couple of teachers in the previous years that I believe did not have the patience to be an elementary level teacher, but besides that they're great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

My child is in 5th grade this year and has been attending Tipps since 3rd grade. Parents have to remember that this is a new school and kinks are still being worked out. I do agree that there is slight lack of communication on things that are happening in the classroom in regards to behavior issues with students. Overall the experience has been a good one though and I think they are doing a pretty good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

I think teachers should be a little more strict in regarding behavior of the children so they can respect other kids, the school so far has been good in any other ways, my second grader is on the honor roll, but I personally will have preferred an exemplary school for her, unluckily,I can't choose because of the school boundaries, I will have to move to another area to look for one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

Fair academically, need better ways to communicate childs behavior to parents
—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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American76%
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education29%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English86%
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%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American93%
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education0%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual90%
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%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African American54%
Asian82%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education44%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual41%

Writing

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black or African American57%
Asian58%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual33%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American90%
Asian90%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual82%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asian95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual73%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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 66% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White 6% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 48%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • KARI HOUGH
Fax number
  • (281) 345-3355

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5611 Queenston Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084
Website: Click here
Phone: (281) 345-3350

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT