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Magnolia Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 693 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 1, 2014

MPE has extremely low academic standards. Teachers seem to be miserable, overall feeling of school staff is bitter, and put out. Principal is a joke, no leadership or professionalism. I removed my child after one year and went to private. If educational success is a priority for your family, then MPE is not where you want to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

This school is fantastic. The new principal is amazing! The feel is so much better here! There is a sense of community ! Since the change of staff the school feels warm and inviting. The walls are no longer stark and cold. The staff is really great and address any issues immediately. The front desk staff has had a turnover and they are much nicer! They have an anti-bullying program and a character building program (all new.) The curriculum is good, they don't teach to STAAR, instead they build the student's core learning so that students are able to do well on the STAAR tests. They have a plethora of clubs for the kids - Lego, Scrabble, Chess, Math, Robotics, Craft, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. The PTO does so much for the school and it's nice that they are welcoming. The only thing I don't care for is the Sitton Spelling, which is a district curriculum not school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

My daughter started here in the middle of kindergarten after we moved to Magnolia. I was a little nervous as she was transferring from a private school. WE LOVE MPES! She has had 2 great years here and I have no complaints. The staff and teachers are great and parents are always welcomed. I feel like parent/teacher communication has been super. I can't wait for my son to start there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

the worse school I have ever came across.. there is only one lady that is nice in the office staff.. other then that they are rude.. we have had nothing but problems with this school.. and we have had our children in other MSID schools.. and had nooo problem.. but these people at parkway, really think they are something.. my child will be in a different school , next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2011

I had reservations about coming to a newly established school, but have been so relieved at how great MPES is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

We have our daughter whom has disabilities and I have to say that they are great when it comes to her needs. She has learned much more then any other schools that she has been to here in Texas. I only hope that the state of Texas will not cut there budget forcing any of the teachers like Mrs.Kurten out of a job when she has so much to offer these kids. Keep up the good work your making an impact in our daughters life. J&J NAGEL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

We love this school. I have two children here and are very impressed with the teachers and programs. They love parent involvement and really encourage and challenge the kids academically. My Kindergarten child is advanced and his teacher purchased supplemental sheets to send home to keep him challenged. Love MPE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Standards in Tx are low. Magnolia is even lower. They teach the TAKS. All they care about is there rating. Not if the children are safe or if they learn anything. Even by the low standards in TX Magnolia is awful .We pulled our child out after 3 years and will sell our home and move due to the school district. They don't address bullying in and I had the staff apologize to a child after he was removed from a situation where he was creating a danger to other children. This is one of the saddest examples of a school I've ever seen. If the staff spent as much time on the children as they do on the clothes they are wearing to school.( Flip flops/low cut /short skirt/tacky) . Very sad leadership
—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.

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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female87%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female84%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English92%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingual92%

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education83%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual100%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual36%

Writing

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual13%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education60%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education13%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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 "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 62% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 24%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Magnolia, TX 77353
Phone: (281) 252-2440

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