Students enrolled 977
School leader JULI NOELDNER

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21800 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77450

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(281) 237-8400
(281) 644-1535
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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February 18, 2014
I've been a parent at Exley Elementary school for 8 years. I've been a teacher there for 6. I have seen principals , teachers, and staff come and go but the quality of education has stayed constant. The students are amazingly smart and most are exceptionally well behaved. I have not witnessed discrimination of minorities. On the contrary, I've seen nothing but compassion and respect.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My child is in this school, and I wish we would have chosen another district when we moved to the area. The teachers are mostly great, but the principal is awful. For instance, the children don't get the mere 27 minutes of physical activity TX recommends each day. Recess is 20 minutes per day, so when they walk to and from classrooms, they must do it in complete silence to make up for those 7 lost minutes. In addition, she puts the school on silent lockdown during test times with NO recess for any kids on those days, not even ones not being tested. She also has serious social issues. If for some reason, you walk into the school with your child for an event or something, she only addresses the child, and completely ignores you, the parent. She also ignores the concerns of parents. When a few of them complained about how a teacher roughly handled a child in line to walk home, she dismissed the complaints and even tried to excuse the teacher's behavior. Also, the PTA is clicky. The school could greatly improve with a better principal. She just started 2 years ago, so we may be out of luck.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
It's a wonderful school with great teachers, staff, students and parent volunteers. One I'm pround to say my son has been a part of since the day it opened, his Kindergarten year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2010
The administrators and teachers are attentive to the needs of the students. They maintain a strict ratio of teacher to student that affords them the ability to work closely with each student.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
We moved to Katy a year and a half ago and couldn't be happier with the area and Exley. The staff and teachers at the school are always friendly; and I have been impressed not only with how much my daughter is learning but with how much she seems to enjoy going to school. Moving from another state we were worried about our daughter making new friends, but she seems to have fit right in. From what I have seen when visiting the school to have lunch with my daughter or for school functions, the students are well behaved and the staff seems to be in control.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2009
Exley is an awesome school with great staff. The Principal is among the best! I am so happy my kids are at Exley - my son is in 1st grade and he has had 2 of the best teachers I could of asked for. We love it here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2008
If you child is bullied at this school, they will teach your child 'strategies' so they will not be bullied. They will teach them to jump through hoops trying to figure out how not to be bullied. Nothing will be done about the bully. Then they will tell you your child is just too 'sensitive' or 'misunderstands the bully's intentions.' The teachers can be found sitting on a bench together at recess instead of watching the children. Then they can say they never saw anything happen. Ignorance is bliss. There are many better schools out there that put a higher priority on character and respecting each other.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
I am glad we didn't go to the school you went to where they behaved worse than at Exley! Children at another school are so much more respectful and polite than at Exley. Example: At Exley, parent brings cupcakes to school and children behave like pigs and ask for bigger cupcakes. My child has many friends now, but found it impossible to break through the cliques at Exley. Also, when my child made 100 on a test, the teacher never let anyone know about it. But if the student forgot something, the teacher humiliated my child in front of classmates.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2007
We moved to Katy last year and we love it here. This school is the best that I have ever seen. I will tell you that every person in the school is very helpful, knowledgabel and friendly. I am so thankful that my son is able to be apart of this school. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. My son loved his teacher last year. He has ADHD and with the help of the school he is getting the special assistance that he needs to help with his education.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
Teachers are too young. My child is a 4th grader and every teacher except 1 was in her 20's and had never had a child. I have found that there is some issues they just don't get because they are too young and have not experienced having their own child. Katy is a very friendly town and almost everywhere you go here people are open to making new friends. But I have not found this to be the case here at this school. There needs to be punishment for relational bullying, which is done mostly by girls.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2007
Good school, but there are too many cliques among students and the teachers do not do anything about it or take it seriously.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
The campus is clean and nice. Both of my childrens teachers were enthusiastic. However,this was Kindergarten

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Tests scores are very high with exception of Science. Principal is making necessary changes to increase this score. We are happy that emphasis is on academics - the principal isn't caught up in how shirts are tucked in, etc.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2005
We move here from El Paso, Texas. I retired from the Marines and have seen the school systems in many states around the country. In North Carolina my daughter was held back 2 years. In Texas she was immediately diagnosed with a form of dislexia and given special education to aid in her condition. When I left El Paso the principal suggested Katy ISD because it was known throughout the state for its exemplary achievements. We moved to Katy and comute to Houston for work. While in Texas, my daughter is catching up fast from the damage of those awfull schools in North Carolina. The teachers here are great. It is this schools first year and the personnel are tremendous. The security is ahead of its time and the area is beautiful. Even the crossing guards are very helpful. I Would love to continue writing but this school must be experienced.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2004
The principal is awesome, the assistant principal is awesome. They're both beautiful, smart and lead with great success. The teachers ROCK!

- submitted by a parent
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Joella Exley Elementary School
21800 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX  77450
(281) 237-8400
Last modified Joella Exley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joella Exley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top