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Mcroberts Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 802 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2014

This school is probably one of worst schools in Katy!! The teachers yell, are too strict, and just very hateful towards the kids. Most of the teachers are not experienced enough and are not understanding of kids individual learning needs. The principal is horrible and treats the kids like it is military school. My son was told it was a privilege to get to wear his shirt out...and that he HAD to wear his shirt tucked in the rest of year and she told him if he did not she would call Katy ISD police on him. He was so scared that even at and outside event he tucked his shirt in. We get no letters on upcoming events. The work load for the kids is unreasonable, pages and pages per night. Stay away from this school!! My kids will NOT go back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

I don't know how people can complain about this school, really, parents need to be involved in school with their kids ALWAYS and no let all the work to the teachers. BELIEVE ME...McROBERTS ELEMENTARY IS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL. Still triying to find a low rent to move again back to McRoberts with no luck. You can't find easily teachers like Mrs. Izaguirre, Mrs. Torres, Mrs. Monroy, Mrs. Rodriguez, Ms. Resendez and the staff that help kids to improve in reading, they all are with difference the best teachers that I know. Ms. Bolanos in the front office always was very sympathetic and helpful, Ms. Davila, The nurse Ms. Palomino always very sympathetic and helpful too... Teachers were so easy to contact and they called you when there was a problem, they also solved problems between kids in their classroom, few schools do that. We needed to move to a school in CY-FAIR ISD, and the change was horrible, you really can say that teachers do not care in this school, no comunication with the teachers at all and if you try they feel bothered, well, hundreds of problems with my kids I never had before. I really miss McRoberts and so my kids do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

My daughter has recently moved onto Junior High and has attended this school for 4 years. We've always been pleased with this school but last year was a very sad time. The principle who has been there for a long time had to quit her job for personal reasons. However, the new principle is very nice. My daughter was upset she left because she developed a relationship with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

This is a terrific school. The principal really cares about the children there. She encourages those who need improvement and celebrates those who excell. She is completely approachable. The administrative staff is also professional and caring. They really get that when you support families, you get better student performance. They love and appreciate the volunteers as well. The third grade team is awesome, they manage to prepare children to suceed on the TAKS and cover other essential and "just good to know"' topics. The teachers and staff at all levels happily support whatever functions are going on at the school. It's just a great place to learn. Take advantage of all that this school has to offer, they truly want to and are making a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

This is not the best school in Katyisd. I have been very disappointed with the leadership at this school. I feel that the special programs at this school takes priority over the average child's needs and education. Not happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

W have been attending McRoberts for 5 years now. We are very disappointed with the administration. This school was definately not a good match for our family. The principal was hesitant to help assist us with our child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

The staff there are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

The teachers there are great!! They really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This school is not the best you would find...lets just put it that way. The teachers don't teach great, my son comes home asking for help on his homework. Its not good for academic or extracuricular activies. I am estatic that this is his last year in this horrendus school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

This school needs a new principal. Her poor leadership qualities are evident in the way this school is being run. My son comes home with so many worksheets every night that it is ridiculous. Teachers look very stressed and exhausted with everything that is being asked of them to do by the prinipal--everything but teach. I feel like teachers are not able to teach with so much information and tasks that need to be done by them. Needless to say, this is not a school I recommend for any child. My son will not be attending McRoberts next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

The school itself is pretty good, but information dissemination to parents is really lacking. This is my first child's first school so I don't know if any others are better, or if all schools are that bad about telling parents what they need to know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Great Teachers. Poor Leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

The McRoberts elementary school has been a wonderful experience for my children. The facilities are top notch and the teaching staff, by and large, are caring and devoted individuals. The students are privileged to have such a safe and pleasant environment in which to learn. Critiques: There is an enormous amount of time wasted transitioning from non-classroom activities and back to the classroom. Upon observation, there is at least 70 minutes a day lost on preparing to move from one activity location to another. For a school district that receives a great deal amout of tax revenue, their is an awful lot of student fundraising, which my children aren't allowed to participate in. The school's PA system for group/public performance activities is woefully inadequate as compared to the facility as a whole.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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 85% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education88%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American85%
Asian88%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual81%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual85%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American70%
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingual81%

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American60%
Asian88%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual83%
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%
Female83%
Male92%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual92%

Science

All Students87%
Female80%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual85%
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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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 16% 13%
White 16% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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) 41%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • CECILIA PEREZ
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1580

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3535 North Fry Road
Katy, TX 77449
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Phone: (281) 237-2000

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