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Park Lakes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 700 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

School is great. Good diversity. Location is in the middle of our community. had some difficulty with one of the little boys. Those parents were difficult as he was- however the principal finally stepped in and resolved issue to my satisfaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

Good School. Most parents I have spoken to appreciate this school. Divers group of children and Teachers. Well run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2012

Why would a parent wait 5 years for a school to diagnose their child as dyslexiv? The person complaining about this should probably look in the mirror. We read with our child every day. We would have addressed this ourselves. My child is tooo important to expect that out of the school. something sounds fishy about that poor review. Sounds like one of those where everybody is responsible but the parent and the child.


Posted October 6, 2012

The front office staff are rude and unhelpful. If you speak English you will feel very out of place and ignored when at school functions or during the chaotic registration process. I am ready to move just to send my child to a different school. I am sorry every day my child has to go there. Last year was made better by the teacher being kind and patient with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

I do not like the school. I have two children that have attended this school. We do not speak spanish, therefore we have almost no idea what is being said at school functions. The teachers are nice, but they are almost all new and 1st year teachers. This has handicapped my youngest. He is now in his 5th year of attending this school (4th grade counting kinder.) and has JUST NOW been diagnosed as dyslexic. I applaud his teacher this year. But we had to specially request a teacher with more experiance. Every year he has merely been selected to go to reading tutoring...I have had sit downs with the principal (who is from my experiance very good at her job) and teachers from other classes. They were all telling me better ways to show my child/ work with my child on his reading...doesnt do any good if he is dyslexic!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I am a teacher at Park Lakes. I have taught at other schools in and out of Humble ISD. I am amazed daily at the level of teaching that is happening in the classrooms. Teachers talk during their planning period about how to better their instruction. We have a diverse group of students with different needs. I feel like the teachers at Park Lakes try many things to address these needs. Every teacher at Park Lakes was hired because they are capable and have a heart for children. I have had the chance to change schools and I would never leave Park Lakes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2008

This is my son's first year in school and personally I love the school. I have not had any problem with the teacher or front office. I don't think that it matters if the teacher was more or less years as long as the teacher enjoys and loves what she is doing they will do a great job in teaching the children. You do not always have to have the experience personally I would love to work with kids I have done so once while I was in high school we had a class that let us interact with children from ages 4-5 and I also later went into taking care of kids in a day care from 2-12 years old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Park Lakes was a brand new school this year. The front office staff is very unpleasant and rude. My requests to speak with the principal or vice principal via telephone were denied on more than one occasion. We transferred here from another state and were totally shocked at the level of education provided here. My child has been completely bored and unchallenged. The majority of the teachers are either first year or under five years experience and it shows. My child's teacher has been in tears in the classroom on more than one occasion. The children are very unruly, use coarse language, bully and see no discipline for their actions. When my child tries to address the situation with a teacher she is told that 'tattling is not allowed'. There are curse words on the walls of the 1st & 2nd grade restrooms.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education91%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students76%
Female85%
Male69%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students79%
Female93%
Male69%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male75%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education78%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education40%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual96%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual65%

Math

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual69%

Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual36%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education14%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual17%

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education41%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual56%

Science

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education40%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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 60% 52%
Black 28% 13%
White 7% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • SARAH BALLARD
Fax number
  • (281) 641-3217

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4400 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396
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Phone: (281) 641-3200

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