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J L Lyon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 849 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

J.L. Lyon Elementary is ok with the kids. One thing that I as a parent didn't like is that I never got a call or email when my child was doing poorly. I had to find out in his report card. I wish the teachers were more caring in that aspect. If my child is not doing as well as expected than please call me or email me. Other than that the school is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My grandaghter has gone to Lyon elementary since PreK. She is entering 2nd grade and has had FANTASTIC teachers, a wonderful principal & assist principal, & outstanding lunch ladies! My gchild has never been treated as inferior but always as a person with a strong personality. She has learned so much in that short time. I am very impressed & hope and pray all this wonderfullness continues.


Posted July 20, 2010

Both of my daughters have done very well at JL Lyon, the staff and teachers are amazing and really care about each and every student. We moved from another district where my girls were struggling, they are now both on honor roll and love to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

This school used to not have a very good reputation, but in the last several years it has excelled. It has gone from academically acceptable to exemplary in only 2 years with its new leadership. My son has reading problems and the staff has gone out of their way to help him. We also have the best PTO on the planet that helps with everything. I'm just sorry that my son will be moving on to the 6th grade next year. I'm certainly going to miss everyone at J. L. Lyon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I love Lyon Elem. I love the principal, asst principal and all the staff on board. They have given to me and my child top priority in school needs. I am very very impress with each member at Lyon Elem. I believe the child will do as much as the parent does. I dedicate all my time to my child and with the help of his teachers he has accelerated to an outstanding student at this school. I thank you Lyon Elem. for all your hard work for me and my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

My child has gone to this school going on 6 years.. I am very please with the school. My child is a child with a disability and the school has been wonderful with her. The principal and the teachers are just a blessing. We will not take our child out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

I do not feel that the school district is doing everything it can to help those children in danger. Such as reading, riting and rithmatic. The 3 r's that we all learned in school. The teachers are given a list that they are to follow and are afraid to venture off the path. I feel that my daughters years were wasted in 1st grade, her first attempt at 2nd grade and summer school is a waste. Don't waste your money to get your child help to get them moved to the next grade level, because it won't help. I'm glad we have new principals, ok, now let's see what you can do with our children. Get them the help they need and teach the teachers how to teach a child that doesn't fit the normal mold that they want every child to fill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

I am apalled at some of the way the teachers teach. When my child was in first grade, I had a great experience and thought the curriculum quite extensive from what I remember from when I was a little girl. However, second grade my child was bored and thought he was doing fine until he got to third grade where I was told he was failing. No consistency exists in 2nd grade and too much pressure in 3rd grade. I did not find out until the end of 2nd grade that my child wasn't doing well; even though report card inidicated Bs and Cs. There has been a high turnover rate in 2nd grade, as well. I did not appreciate his third grade teacher yelling at him that he was not going to pass.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

All Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students68%
Female59%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual82%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual13%

Math

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education50%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education22%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education44%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
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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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
White 53% 29%
Hispanic 44% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 26%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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School Leader's name
  • TAMMY HALEY
Fax number
  • (281) 252-2170

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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