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West Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 756 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

WME has a great set of teachers that have many years with the school. That right off the bat should tell you something. There's a new Principal and VP, which I believe have done a great job so far. WME is not as crowded as the other schools which allows for a low student/teacher ratio. Teachers can focus on those children that have a difficult time. We have moved and my children will be attending a new school in the fall, but I can guarantee you, I will miss this school. Ms. Bezner, Ms. Do and Ms. Cremona are awesome teachers and I will surely miss them. So will my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

This is my 5th tour of duty as an elementary school parent, and I'm very thankful that none of my other experiences were so awful. This school needs a serious over-haul, and I don't mean the building! From half-interested Teachers to a Principal & office staff that clearly play favorites, I can not wait to move and enroll my child somewhere else. It's sad that we moved to Katy because the schools have such high ratings. If this is an example, then I think we'll go back where we came from. If you are not a Stepford parent with a Stepford child, willing to be manipulated by the staff, then you won't enjoy being part of this lackluster school. Obviously KISD doesn't have the quality of expectations that I had hoped for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

Hello There This school need monitor by school district, looks like favoritism going on some of teacher not able to be handle student , not able to teach properly. If i send my kids for learning why do i have to reteach them ,i also see teacher make few mistakes in class end up sorry so do we need to teach student or teachers so i will not send my kids this school anymore.............
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

This school is a disgrace to KISD. They should give parents a property tax refund. This school is slowwww. The curriculum is less than challenging. The bathrooms are dirty. The teachers are slobs. The brightest kids are suppressed and oppressed. Field trips are far and few. By junior high, the kids are smoking pot and freaking on each other, in the school bathroom. Academic boredom and mediocrity sets in around kindergarten. Fundraisers run daily, and never end as if the school has no other source of funding. Fundraising is even more important than advanced learning. Bus service is skimpy. This school makes you rethink the whole public school thing. On the flip side, kids LOVE getting so little homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Many different programs offered. Active and caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The Parents with the positive thougths MUST be teachers. This school is HORRIBLE!! NO parent communication. I see teachers with no control over classrooms and being rude to students. Not sure how one of the rudest teachers win teacher of the year. Also, if I have any issues, the AP never CALLS ME BACK. It is only when I call KISD home office directly to complain, then I get a phone call...perfect timing?? My husband and I are having a house built that is zoned to Holland. Cannot wait...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

The Worst School in the Country, This is a night mare, the principal does not care and never available, the teacher are the worst and rude' , my daughter is 8 years old always being an A*** straight student' this year in this school is like they change my bright daughter she get D in Math, I have being trying to tALK TO THE TEACHER and the principal but everyone seem too busy and brush me off' My daughter she is rejecting go to school, this is really sad' To the point im looking to move so she can go to a 10 rate school and leave this Bad experience behind :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The faculty encourages the students to excel, and the community rallies around the school functions eagerly. It's like the Notre Dame of elementary Schools. Academics, community, extra-curricular, and the spirit of cooperation! It's all there to make this school a Center of the community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It really is about the small touches. The swingset for small tykes, the meal, the teachers, and the leadership in a Principal thats deals with it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This is an awesome school! I love all the teachers we have, and the staff is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This is a great school. The principal and vice principal know most of their kids by name. The teachers are caring and really work with the kids. My child has enjoyed and grown academically at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I thinks is the best school so far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

After attending a huge Elementary in Katy last year, West Memorial is a nice change. It's nice for your child to go to a school where the Principal and Vice-Principal know so many of the kids names. Although the parent involvement could improve a little, the ones that are involved are really dedicated to WME. It's a nice school really dedicated to your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

Two of my three children attend WME and we love it. The teachers we have had have been wonderful and have high expectations for my children. THere are lots of opportunities for parents to get involved. I am thankful for our little school amongst the huge schools in Katy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

After moving to Katy, I am pleasantly surprised about our elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

This is the best school my children have attened. The staff is excellent and the cirriculum is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

I believe West Memorial Elementary has given my daughter an excellent start in her education. Top notch school.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female84%
Male98%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education56%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American58%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education78%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American70%
Asian60%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education14%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
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%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American81%
Asian86%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asian83%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African American61%
Asian60%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asian80%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asian67%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American71%
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education58%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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
White 38% 29%
Hispanic 33% 52%
Black 19% 13%
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) 17%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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  • MELISSA STEGER
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1625

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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22605 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
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Phone: (281) 237-6600

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