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Howe Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 430 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $106,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $710.

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Posted May 3, 2010

i love this school because they love all kids. the teachers make learning fun. my kids are excited to go to school everyday and i thank them for that. i love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Howe is a great place to raise a child. The Elem. teachers take great pride in what they do. Teachers like Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Fair, and Mrs. Skipworth make the school. Coach Simmons is an amazing influence on the kids teaching them strong values and school pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

Howe is really a great place to live. The schools are a major bonus because of the emphasis on academics and the districts willingness to work to be the best in the area.
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Posted January 10, 2004

I love Howe Elementary school, and all the schools in Howe to be exact. My son has the best teacher. The principal is great, and the other parents are great.
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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
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

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%
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%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
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 "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
White 81% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • DARLA WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (903) 532-3317

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315 Roberts St
Howe, TX 75459
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