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Morton Ranch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 805 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

I'm a parent of a former student who was bullied at MRE. I am not alone. It happened. I had to pull him out because when I complained nothing was done. I had to take my complaint outside of the school before anything was done. The teachers involved were required to attend sensitivity training because of this which I believe they refused. I'm speaking out about what happened to make parents aware this can happen to their child too. I dont care about the the schools rep. I DONT WANT ANOTHER CHILD TO SUFFER WHAT MY SON SUFFERED. Reading a teacher denying that this happened shows how upset the faculty is about how the school is viewed. I spoke out because no one helped my son there and i wanted to make parents aware. Bullying is a big problem today. How can the kids get help when this happens if the teachers don't believe they're being bullied. Is this what happened to my son?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have been a teacher at MRE since day one. Since I have been at MRE, what I have found is an extraordinary number of fine teachers who really care about kids. MRE is a school that teaches via the Writer's Workshops and Reader's workshop methods. It starts kids in Kinder doing real writing daily, and this remarkable practice continues up through the grades. The science curriculum is entirely hands on and is taught at all grade levels. Kids at MRE DO the experiments, then talk about them and write about them. Kids at MRE are getting the finest science curriculum in KISD. I would invite any and all new parents to come visit our school, tour our school, visit a classroom of a grade level where your child might be in, and judge MRE using your five senses and your own common sense. This is a great school, plain and simple. It does not, nor has it ever tolerated bullying of any kind.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2014

My granddaughter attends Norton Ranch Elem. She loves the school, loves her teachers and is excited to get up and go every day of the week. We have been very pleased and delighted with the school. The teachers have all gone out of their way to assure the success of my granddaughter and we are so very thankful. We hope to be able to keep her in Morton Ranch for all of her elem school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Our family recently moved to this area from Arizona. I was VERY nervous about moving my kids to this school based on the ratings, but found the best house in our budget range near this school. My kindergarten son LOVES his teacher! He is doing better at this school than he was at his top rated school in Arizona. The program offerings include music, art, physical education, science labs, and computer labs. They offer students and teacher the best technology available for public schools. Our oldest son is attending the High School and has been very happ as well! We are so pleased. Teachers are responsive, and very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I do not like this school.. I really regret having my daughter here. The staff is extremely unprofessional and I agree with the previous parent- after several communication attempts they continue to disbelieve you. Our family is disgusted!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

The teachers are great. There is a new principal this year. So far this new school year I feel the school is encouraging the PTA and do have parent volunteers. My children have no complaints and they love their teachers. The school is becoming more diverse as new subdivisions have starting building up again. The school staff is friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

My daughter has just started going to this school. She loves it and her teacher and I am happy to see that she is learning really fast and developing a love for reading. I am very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

I also feel that the faculty seemed very caring and showed a true sense of concern for the students. The demographics posted by Katy I.S.D. did seem very construed. Our childs classroom is not anywhere near diverse but more along the lines of completely one sided. The classrom should reflect the community and therefore the diversity. Very unhappy as of now.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

71 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female81%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
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

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female89%
Male98%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual84%

Math

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual78%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American50%
Asian67%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education71%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual93%

Math

All Students59%
Female53%
Male64%
Black or African American44%
Asian67%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education36%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Black or African American63%
Asian67%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education33%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual65%
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%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingual65%

Science

All Students69%
Female58%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education83%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual35%
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 59% 52%
Black 18% 13%
White 12% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 39%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DEBORAH HUBBLE
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1685

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2502 North Mason Road
Katy, TX 77449
Phone: (281) 234-0300

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