Students enrolled 742
School leader KRIS MITZNER

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22555 Prince George Street
Katy, TX 77449

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(281) 237-6650
(281) 644-1510
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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January 18, 2013
Out of curiosity i wanted to search this school, i went there as a child, Mrs Elliot was my First grade teacher and Mrs Turlington was my 3rd i think, good memories!

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2011
Totally awesome school - any concerns regarding an unfriendly office lady and unprofessional vice principal have been addressed.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
Diane winborn is a great elementary school. I just finished my fifth grade year there. I been there for 7 years and I say it's one great school. To put your children or child in. The teachers are great. The Teachers Are reasonable caring & loving love students as their own children helps students improve and more ( if want to know more let your child go there) I'm a former student and say it is a school where your child can learn from some of the best teachers that former students would say. Your child will learn to be ready for state test, get help on subjects they are not good at, and great school years to make friends, learn, and improve.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2011
I also would like to comment on the TAKS issue...ask yourselves: If this is the States way of keeping schools accountable for educating students on an acceptable level...wouldn't you want your child assured of the excellence this school offers...especially in that area....look at their scores. Do you believe your child would be better off in a school that performs poorly on these tests? This school does it's upmost to ensure the children are prepared to succeed ANYWHERE...and they do! We tested into an IB program in another city....IB is an international program designed to educate students on a level of learning worldwide..the children compete with children from higher acheivng countries such as China, etc. KISD is implementing it...just with the budget cuts it's not gonna happen for my son in the time we need it. So, we're moving to Austin, where they do! This school also does a WONDERFUL job with fine arts...their art teacher is very good as is their computer & music teachers. Overall it is an amazing school that only ask for your tax dollars...think of how much more they could do if they had more financial support!?

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
My girls have been going to Winborn for 2 years now and overall it's a good school. I agree with some of the reviews from other parents saying that this school is stuck on TAKS and that it's the only thing their kids have been taught however this might be a statewide issue or even countrywide issue. The think I like the least about this school is the ladies who sit in the front office/desk. They never smile and some of them are not friendly at all. Who wants their child going to a school where not just one front lady but the majority that I've ran into are unhappy looking and unhappy acting? I love nurse Shirley! Ther's some bullying that goes one here but I believe that it happens at every school. My 2nd grader tells me that her teacher yells alot which is not comforting to know either, there's really no excuse for that. This school does have great fundraisers though and the activities such as the glow with the flow and the jingle walk were very fun!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2011
My children have been attending Winborn for the last 4 years. They both love their school and their teachers. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with my children's teachers. They are truly caring and nurturing people. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I can't say a bad thing about any of them. I know there are several families who have moved to the area just to be zoned to Winborn. As for family nights and "fun activites", we just attended Glow with the Flow last night. The kids had so much fun! And it was much more affordable than many of the other school's fundraisers I've heard about in the area. My first grader had a wonderful Reading Restaurant a couple of months ago. There was also a family event in the fall. We've had two classroom parties this year (pretty standard for Katy ISD) and I've also been able to volunteer for my first grader's science lab each 6 weeks. I think there's a great mix of fun and educational activities at Winborn. No complaints here! My kids and I love it!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2011
My daughter has gone to Winborn since pre K, she is now 1st grade. She has loved all her teacher and if i have ever had any problems i have always felt comfortable to go to her teacher. Parental involvment is great it seems to be the same moms (me included) all the time which is also great, the admin staff did seem abit rude and not personal at first so i understand the other comments but seeing i am there so much i guess i got to know them on a personal level. I think the school is great, we moved to this area just for this school and i am glad we did :o)

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2010
Like another parent said here, I have to consider home schooling my child. She is SOO bored. The teachers aren't doing enough to stop the bullying her best friend is going through, either! The assistant prinicpal, Marvel is not professional at all - although the prinicpal is lovely to work with. I now send extra work with my daughter, since her teachers can't keep her engaged. If I have to do the teachers job this is a waste of my tax dollars.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
My daughter attended this school for one year and it was the worst experience in our life. The teachers are great but the administration personnel are awful. From the principal to the receptionist there is no sense of professionalism whatsoever. They think they are still at home or wherever they come from. Very low level adm people but the teachers are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
While the principal is great, the teachers did nothing to engage my child. She was bored the whole year. I even tried to send things with her that she could work on after she was done with her regular work since she is above average in her class. The teachers preferred that she read - when she reads for HOURS at home for pleasure. She was in third grade and reads at a high school level. She's not a genius and therefore doesn't qualify for their challenge program. But this school only cares about TAKS so if you have an above average child you'll have to home school them or let them be bored the whole year. SO disappointed in this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
My second daughter is in her last year @ Winborn. I cant imagine a better school for both of my girls to have gone to. From the front office to the custodians everyone there I feel will meet any and all needs the students may have.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
I find the staff is more concerned with TAKS scores than anything else. My child hasn't learned anything but how to take a test. There are not many extra fun activities such as, music programs, fun parent nights, or fun parties. The fun has been taken out of this school at the expense of getting the kids ready for the TAKS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It is a very good school. The teachers are wonderful and the have an excellent YMCA program after school there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Excellent caring and attentive staff, especially the PPCD & lifeskills classes!

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July 09, 2009
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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2009
i love this school and all the teachers and the staff are great my child has been going there for 6 years and i graduating from there this year she is my last child and i am very sad for her to be leaving

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2009
I sent my child to Winborn after strategically picking the school out. I was so excited for her to be going to such a great school. I was not disappointed! DWE is awesome, its a great sense of community and they really care about their kids. My daughter had an excellent 4th grade teacher that was very nurturing. The kids really helped her to feel at home, but we had to move back to Dallas after one semester due to personal circumstances. At first she was glad to home but now she misses Winborn. I'm working on going back! I've never seen my childs grades higher and her more enthusiastic about homework. We miss DWE and Mrs. Byrd. Hope to see you again next year

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
My kids have attended this school for the past 4 years and I find it disturbing that the principal is so uncaring to the parents that have been helping the school with the volunteering. The office staff is somewhat nice when but most of the time they are very standoffish. I have not seen so little parent participation since I have been volunteering. Most of the teachers are great, some have just lost that love of teaching and others simply don't care. I wish they would impliment the love of learning instead of pushing constantly for the TASP scores in the students. I have a child that has major disabilities and its very upsetting when classification on the testing is all that matters to them. Tutorial is based on many children just so that they can score well on the TASP. I truely believe that is time we get another principal

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April 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2008
I must say that my child really enjoys Winborn and she loves her teacher, however the administrative staff is horrible. All the way from the reception desk to the nurses office I have found them discourteous any time I have interacted with them. They have also failed to keep my child engaged and challenged. As far as them encouraging individuality with the children, I have to give them a failing mark as well. I moved to this area for the sole purpose of my daughter going to this school because of their exemplary status and high test scores, however, I have found that the trade-off wasn't positive in all aspects. Next year I will be sending her to a private school.

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January 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2007
Winborn is awesome! My son is in 4th grader and is totally happy. The teachers are all professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and extremely motivated. They genuinely love and care for the students. The principal is the best ever.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
It would take too long to say how disappointed I was with the so called leadership at this school. The only thing my children learned was how to take the TAKS test.

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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2007
I could not possibly imagine a better place to work. Winborn is my family. Even in a fast growing district like Katy, our school has only lost three teachers to other Katy schools in the past three years. Our principals support us a 110%. We know that we can call our principal at any time day or night. Our school is all about doing what best for children. Many schools say that; but, our school does it!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 14, 2007
Diane Winborn elementart is an awesome school. Many schools say that kids are their number one priority; but, at DWE, they really mean it. Ms. Ricks, Ms. Odom and Mr. Jackson (admininstrators) are wonderful and caring people. I haven't ever heard a parent speak a bad word about the school as a whole. Just like life, you could always try and find someone, but that would be the exception rather than a rule of thumb. I love DWE!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
I am so glad that my children attend Winborn elementary. They're happy and enjoy attending school. The school is welcoming, and I feel my children are safe. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and principals. Winborn elementary is an outstanding elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2007
Diane Winborn elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers are amazing as is the principals and their leadership. I am so proud that my child attends D.W.E.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2007
Our experience at DWE has been overall very positive. The neighborhood school environment is rare and wonderful, the administration knows the students and cares about the children, the teaching staff overall has been good. Of course we have had better teachers in certain grades. The issues facing DWE are being faced by all Katy schools. Things such as noninteractive lessons, uncreative curriculum, uninteresting PE time, and non-integrated curriculum. Tremendous music and art curriculum. Overall a very good public school.

- submitted by a administrator
May 12, 2007
My experience here has been mixed. My children do well academically, but I've been appalled at the poor administration here. The school is full of young teachers, they have lost many veteran teachers since the administration changed years ago. I believe the school would do much better with a change of principals. There are few extra curricular activities. More emphasis is put on TAKS scores,achievements, than on the children themselves & having fun learning. It saddens me that schools are allowed to be run this way. It's all about money & status than anything!It's like corporate america has infiltrated our school systems. We hope to move away from the school unless changes are made soon.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2006
Overall this is a pretty great school. I was very apprehensive about sending my homeschooled children there, but found the staff to be very pleasant, the teachers loving, and the environment appealing for learning. School was run in an orderly way and it was an enjoyable experience for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
School was just rated Exemplary, is tucked away in a nice subdivision, my child is happy at this quaint school.

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Diane Winborn Elementary School
22555 Prince George Street, Katy, TX  77449
(281) 237-6650
Last modified Diane Winborn Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Diane Winborn Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top