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North Belt Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2012

I'm convinced that any positive remarks about this school was made falsely by an employee of this school. This school is old. The front office is rude and ghetto and unwilling to help parents. The principal never made herself available for complaints which explains why they have a new principle. The teachers seem disgruntled and avoid having to deal with serious issues such as bullying and providing parents options with helping kids improve their grades. Teachers are ok with kids barely passing just as long as they past. They do not provide options to help students improve. It's a sad situation over there. The entire school along with the front desk needs to be revamped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

Both of my children have attended this school. Even though it is one of the older schools in the district, the teachers are excellent. We have had nothing but good experiences here and my kids have had some wonderful teachers. The school staff is very organized and my kids had fun attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I was very impressed with the personal concern of the staff with each student and the students' families. The staff was great and the teachers involvement was also wonderful.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented83%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female38%
Male33%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students25%
Female34%
Male14%
Black or African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingual25%
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%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual30%

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual42%

Science

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education29%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual47%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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 62% 50%
Black 25% 13%
White 11% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Lanell Smesny
Fax number
  • (281) 641-1317

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8105 N Belt Dr
Humble, TX 77396
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Phone: (281) 641-1300

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