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Cimarron Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 646 students

 
 

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Posted July 19, 2014

The administration is great. The PTA is great, however not many parents step up to help so the same people keep volunteering. Most of the teachers are energetic and only a few teachers seem tired of teaching. Overall, love that the school is small and the PTA puts on great events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

4 of my adult children attended and 3 of my grand daughters. Great Scool and staff.


Posted December 5, 2011

My child has attended Cimarron Elementary since Kindergarten. I've only had a problem with one of his teachers who decided to give my child a negative "nickname". After reporting this offense, it has been downplayed and I still to date am not satisfied with how the whole situation was handled, if handled at all. The front office staff are not friendly. I thought perhaps it was just a particular day, but no, it seems to be a consistant pattern of attitude. Even upon picking up fund raisers just this past Friday, upon walking in the gym where there are 6 ladies sitting there talking to each other, didn't even acknowledge my presence until they finished up their conversation. Then, there was not a smile one. Nor was there a "thank you". And, we as parents are encouraged to sell these fund raisers to help our school, and this is the treatment given to do so. I hate having negative comments to post, but these are the experiences I have encountered. It's not the friendly environment that I am used to being around at my home or work. On a positive note, 4 out of 5 good teacher experiences isn't bad. I wish I had more positive comments to share, maybe in the future. 1 more year to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This is our first year at Cimarron Elementary. The teachers and staff are so nice. The PTA is very helpful and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the school. Now I see why Katy ISD has such a great reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My son attends kindergarten here. He has a wonderful teacher, Ms. Harper. She is very caring and nuturing with her students. He has learned so much going here. Although I was apprehensive about my son going to a public school, having come from a private, he has come out on top. The staff at the school has always been very helpful. I am very pleased with the school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

We are new to the school and don't feel welcome. We came to the school in October and basically had to figure out what was going on at the school by ourselves. No information was given voluntarily. The PTA is a joke. We attended some of the events and no one acknowledged us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

The parents of Cimarron Elementary are quick to volunteer when asked. Our PTA is currently involved in recruiting more parents through our Membership program this year. We have so many ways our parents can help and they will be called on to join in the volunteering. Cimarron has tons of extracurricular activities to excite students: Guitar Club, Choir Club, Art after school, Whiz Kids Club(computer, Running Club, etc. Just choose one and attend the meeting/learning experiences. This school is filled with dedicated teachers who are committed to student achievement daily. HUGE thank you to our teachers and administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

Cimarron Elementary has been outstanding in the 3 years that my mildly-autistic son has attended. Their Special Education programs are wonderful and very progressive giving the student every opportunity to transition into a regular classroom setting. As a special ed parent - I do have to watch very closely that his proposed educational support plan is being properly implemented, but the staff and administration has been very easy to work with and take swift action when an issue arises. We love Cimarron!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

My son has attended Cimarron Elementary School since Kindergarten and is now in third grade. CE has teachers and administrators that have been a blessing to us. My son loves CE and I can't imagine him attending any other school in our district. He is so ready and eager to learn now because of the excellent teachers that are actually interested in him. We were thinking about moving, but I am staying put until my son is done at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

Since our new principal arrived at our school, many families have seen a different attitude. It is a 'can do' attitude towards our students! We have always loved our Cimarron teachers, but are currently seeing a renewed passion for teaching. Thanks for giving 100% to our children!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 23, 2005

Our children have been going to CE for the past three years. We have found that the teachers have been extremely easy to work with and very caring about our children's education and well being. The art and music programs are outstanding. I have been amazed at what our children have been exposed to and taught. CE has an wonderful library with fantastic librarians. They have many incentives that encourage the children to read. They make it fun! The entire front office staff is great. It amazes me how they know all the kids names and what classes they belong in - but they do! Cimarron has a very active PTA and has raised money to do great things at the school including upgrading the play ground area. They really want the best for the kids. Great job Cimarron!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Our three boys have all gone through Cimarron. We've been very pleased with the school's academics and environment. Very good teachers, a safe and pleasant environment, a very nice neighborhood. Music, art, a good library, a nice playground with new facilities, and an active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

Overall, very satisfied. Have 2 children that have enrolled in the Challenge Program, something that was not available when I was that age. They both look forward to 'Challenge'. Staff is friendly, school is clean, well maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Cimarron elementary is a school that is always improving and equipt with a qualified and exceptional staff. My son has Ms. Guerrero for his teacher this year, and we could not have been more fortunate. She exemplifies what Cimarron is about, patience, caring and fantastic instruction. Cimarron is a solid school and Ms. Guerrero is my choice for 'Teacher of the year'.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students91%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education27%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students87%
Female94%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male75%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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 Students86%
Female94%
Male79%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education44%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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