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Hemmenway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 830 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2014

This is school runs like a well oiled machine. There are routines in plan for any and all situations. I was a little skeptical at first when I initially started sending my kids but all those fears have disappeared. Great learning takes place here everyday. I am happy that both my kids go there and they love it too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

Happy with the school. My sons teacher is amazing and always keeps us informed. Never had an issue with the school. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

worst and terrible school, I wish I could give no star to this school... I just wish my child won't remember those ugly times. hate hate hate this school!!!!! feel sorry for those people that are stuck believing...


Posted February 7, 2012

This is a great school with such a dedicated and caring staff. The teachers there truely love what they do. I have watched them educate my son for 3 years in such a way it instilled in him a passion for learning and a respect an admiration for teachers because they really care and want them to achieve and succeed in life. The environment is so encouraging and positive that after my son moved on to middle school I still help in anyway possible as a global volunteer because the staff and students have made such a lasting impression on me.


Posted December 4, 2011

What a wonderful school! The staff is friendly and the teachers are amazing! I'm excited everyday when my children come home to hear what tell they did in a day at Hemmenway. I appreciate the fact that my children are challenged to do their best academically as well as socially. Thank you, Hemmenway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

I have 2 children in this school. My son is has been in this school since he was in Kinder (he's in 3rd now). There have been no issues whatsoever. The staff and teachers are excellent at keeping me informed of what is going on at the school and when he has tests. My daughter just started Kinder this year but, she has been coming to this school since she was 3 years old for speech therapy. The school has been very helpful in getting her ready to start Kinder this year. Her teacher has been very kind to have weekly progress reports with me so that we are on the same page for her learning. I can not say enough great things about the teachers and staff at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

My son is very happy at Hemmenway. He has attended for the past 3 years. He has a close relationship with his teachers, and they keep me informed of his grades and progress. If I ever have a question, the teachers always return calls quickly. The one time there was a discipline issue with my child, it was handled profesionally and quickly. I feel like the whole staff has a interest in my son's education. The school works hard at providing before and after school tutoring and activities. They are fun and my son loves atttending. Every parent/family night we have attended has been informative and fun. I feel blessed to have my son in a school that challenges him and encourages him to reach his highest potential. It's a great feeling when your child is ready for Thanksgiving break to end so they can go back to school and see their teachers and classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

My daughters have been hemmenway tigers for the past 4 years, and I couldnt be happier. The teachers are wonderful ,always giving their best effort. The school always looks great and safety is one of their biggest goals. They have afternoon programs that have helped my oldest daughter perform better on he academic work. My children have built relationships with their teachers beyond my expectations, you can really tell my children are a priority. Love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

My daughter has been attending this school since she was in kinder (she is currently in 3rd) and I could not be happier. The staff is involved with the kids, always trying new things to make the school a safe, happy, and welcoming environment. All of my daughter s teachers have been amazing to her and myself. The front office staff always has smiles on their faces and are willing to help with any questions I have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

I wish I could give this school no stars!!! This is the worst school I have ever had to deal with. My son was hit in the face a couple times and I never recieved a report of any kind nor actually found out what happened. I took my child out of this school after only 4 months for fear of his safety! If the teachers can't watch my child he doesn't need to be there. Not to mention there is next to no communication with his teachers about work, test or anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

This school is wonderful! My son started kindergarten this year, and his teacher is just the best! The staff has also always been very responsive to my questions, and very proactive in helping me to make sure my son is taken care of (they keep me on top of things like my son's lunch account, which bus he should be riding, the recent Open House, etc!). I believe some of the negative complaints below come from a place of frustration from these individuals... and that this frustration probably does not start & end with just the school. Although it's tough to be involved with my son's education (I work full time and we're involved in lots of other activities), I do my best to stay informed & involved, and they've always been very helpful, kind, and responsive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Ragamuffin school full of in-disciplined kids. I moved my son out of the school this year because bus fights were a daily thing. So glad I did that. Thankfully I had that choice, but feel so sorry for parents whose kids are stuck there. Awful disciplinary environment. No one watching the kids at recess and constant fights. Who's in charge? Nobody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Horrible, horrible school. They choose not to discipline and the kids act up all of the time.


Posted March 12, 2010

This school is ok. It needs more research and help with kids with ADHD. Everyone is quick to judge.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education78%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education89%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%
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 Students72%
Female65%
Male77%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students62%
Female52%
Male69%
Black or African American49%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual42%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual64%

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
Bilingual80%

Writing

All Students62%
Female73%
Male49%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education43%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual58%
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 57% 52%
Black 28% 13%
White 7% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 33%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

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School Leader's name
  • JAE BUTLER-SIMPSON
Fax number
  • (281) 856-9850

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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20400 West Little York Road
Katy, TX 77449
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Phone: (281) 856-9870

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