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Darwin L Gilmore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 864 students

 
 

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Posted January 8, 2014

We LOVED our time at Gilmore Elementary! I found that the school, the teachers, and principle nurtured my children both academically, and creatively, as well as still encouraging them to be kids and have fun. My children loved going to school and learning here, which has not been the case at some of the other schools we've been in (we've been in 4 different elementary schools due to my husband's career). They were happy to go everyday, all while still excelling scholastically. Just walking through the halls, you can feel the positive energy and school spirit of the teachers and students. Parental involvement is high. Communication b/w administration, teachers, and parents was wonderful. Excellent art teacher as well!! If I could have stayed and raised all 4 of my children attending Gilmore Elementary, I would!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I have a child with Autism and ADHD. The teachers have worked so well with him and they truly LOVE him! I could not PAY for the education he is receiving! They never give up on him! and he is integrated into regular classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Gilmore is one of the many amazing schools in ccisd. The art teacher is incredible and develops young, creative artists! the front office is friendly, caring and protective of their large student population. The teachers don't just go the extra mile, most will go the extra 10 miles if that what it takes. The administrators know each student by name and take personal interest in gilmore families. Overcrowding is the big issue, which impacts parking, cafeteria, counselor to student ratio, long traffic lines and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

Gilmore has been wonderful. We moved here from the NE side of town (Humble School District). We thought he Humble district was great but CCISD and Gilmore staff have been great! My daughter is going into 5th grade and just comleted her second year at Gilmore. School is organized, staff is very cooperative and the school is growing like crazy. The school is nestled inside a great neighborhood as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

This is a fantastic school. The teachers are excited to teach. They really seem to love the students. Everything is very organized and they always seem to be on the ball! The front office staff can sometimes be a bit frustrating. The rest of the staff (nurse, cafeteria mgr, principal, art and music teacher, even the janitor) are always asking if they can help you in anyway. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

Gilmore is a truly wonderful school. My daughter was in the first Kindergarten class at Gilmore and now in the first grade. The teachers are all experienced and caring. Leadership is positive and supportive at every level. PTA is very supportive of school needs, program enrichment, and a wonderful group for parents to volunteer a little or a lot of their time. The music and art teachers really expose the kids to many styles of the arts. The school counselors started a program for kids going through divorce which helped kids see that they aren't alone in their experience and sadness. There is YMCA after school program available, art classes, karate, etc. Girls Scouts is offered at the school. It has been a wonderful experience all the way around and I hope it will remain as healthy and positive for all the children throughout the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

This school opened in 2006. The school is beautiful and the facilities are brand new and of the highest quality. However, Gilmore can be a bit 'elitist' for my taste(having been built inside an exclusive Golf Community) and there isn't the level of diversity that I believe to be important. Also, it seemed that throughout the year, teachers were teaching the TAKS test instead of actual subjects (3rd-5th) though this is a common trend in most of the areas schools. My biggest complaint would be the absence of a foreign language program - with such a high area hispanic population, Spanish courses would have been both helpful and appropriate. In my opinion,overall scholastically a good school with a few problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

We moved to League City in the aftermath of Katrina. The people here at Gilmore made such an overwelming impression on our family we have deceided tp make League City home. Gilmore is one of the finest schools my wife and I have ever had the privilidge of sending our children to. The teachers and staff are fantastic. What a well run school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I have one daughter attending Gilmore and my sister has two sons in attendance there. This school has tremendously aided my daughter in her first grade learning skills. She moved to this school 3 months after the year started and has fit in comfortably and made many new friends. She is near the top of her class as far as progress and obedience goes. The teachers are awesome and keep me informed of everything that goes on with her and the school. My sisters sons (2nd and 3rd graders) are challeged everyday with homework and class assignments. They are learning so much and at a faster rate than their previous school. We could not have chosen a better school for our children and are utterly grateful for Darwin L. Gilmore Elementary!
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education56%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education73%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education78%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education91%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

162 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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asian69%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education41%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education27%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education54%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education77%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 69% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 5% 13%
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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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