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Willie E Williams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2012

I am very upset and disapointed with this school. It has been ranked one of the lowest in town and it not difficult to see why. In my child s previous school he was recommended for gifted and talented, but when we transfered to this school I was informed by his teacher that she doesn t participate in that program. Now after being there for 2 years my child is actually behind. We are transferring schools and I hired a tutor to catch him up to the kids in his new school. The office staff is very unorganized. Several times I recieved wrong or late information. I missed an awards ceremony because the letter I recieved had the wrong date. I paid for a field trip that ended up being cancelled and never recieved my money back.The reason for the cancellation was that 2nd grade wasn t permitted field trips, only 1st, 3rd, and 5th. I would think that this information should have been known by the teachers from the begining instead of talking about the trip all year then cancelling it 1 week prior. I am so glad to be rid of this school and look forward to moving forward with my son s education from a more reliable source.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Williams Elementary School in Magnolia, Tx. is a Super School. The Principal, Assistant Principal and Counselor have a positive approach that generates a feel good atmosphere that is essential to progressive developement both in and out of school. My child had one of the best 3rd grade teachers any student and parent could hope for. She encouraged my child to want to succeed , making him willing to try and re-igniting confidence in himself and his abilities. He is so much happier at this school. They have many great teachers here and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Thank you WES. Shelly C.
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Posted September 23, 2004

I have nothing but good things to say about this school. my children just started going to this school, and I thought it was going to be so hard for them to get use to a new school. but I have to say they love it alot. their teachers are awesome. ms haig is really awesome. and I love ms. mcnah, and ms. stokes... your principal is a very honorable man, I have heard nothing but praises about him. keep god in the schools. i love it that the principal prays before a pto meeting. that is awesome!!!! keep god in the schools and nothing can go wrong....
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Posted September 21, 2004

I am a grandparent of 3 grandsons, that attend school here. My grandsons are so excited every morning getting ready for school. The oldest is in second grade, and the twins are in kindergarten. They transfered from smith elementary, in magnolia. I have nothing but praise to give williams elementary. I love my grandsons to be happy in learning. Thank you. Sondra Kerman
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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education27%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education14%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education90%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students72%
Female63%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual88%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual36%

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education33%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual43%

Writing

All Students48%
Female56%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual29%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education27%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education36%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female51%
Male50%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education38%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
White 47% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 35%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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School Leader's name
  • AMY LOCKER
Fax number
  • (281) 252-2204

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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