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Kemp Intermediate School

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Posted January 18, 2014

Communication between teachers and parents is severely lacking. Emails to the teachers are returned promptly by a couple, others never get returned. The so-called planner should not be a replacement for true communication. The lack of additional assistance for children is a real issue. Special education programs and materials have be cut, or merged into what is called inclusion, these students are not getting the additional assistance they need. Schools have declined over the last several years. Parental involvement is a few parents controlled by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

K-3rd was great in Primary school. The Intermediate is horrible. There is little to no communication with parents. The kids are supposed to relay all information via a spiral planner. I have no idea when things are due or even what some paper work is that comes home. When I email the teachers, the responses really don't say much other than "I have a lot of students and the planner is the best way we know how to communicate with parents." Seriously!! In the emails, the teachers are mis-spelling words!!! All I can think is, YOU are teaching MY child!!!!! We want to move so bad to get away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

New principal who is not a micro-manager who's leadership style is very collaborative with teachers and school staff. Discipline has been helped by the school's involvement in the Positive Behavior Supports Initiative. Teachers are good but hampered by low pay and little budget resources. The After School program gives students opportunities to continue learning in a fun and exciting way. I believe Kemp Intermediate has a very positive atmosphere and learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 19, 2006

School district is hampered by principal being a Micro manager and not allowing teachers to do their job. Good teachers but very poor management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

I agree with the other parent... Kemp COULD be a great place for our kids to attend school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Kemp - could be a great place to go to school, but with the current administration it isn't. There is no discipline what so ever at the intermediate level. The kids at Kemp deserve better.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

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

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education57%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education29%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education83%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education50%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female74%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education75%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted76%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 73% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 18%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • KIM MCDOWELL
Fax number
  • (903) 498-1379

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Kemp, TX 75143
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Phone: (903) 498-1362

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