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Cedric C Smith

Public | PK-5 | 736 students

 

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

Smith Elementary had a banner year in 2013-2014. So many celebrations! The school earned two distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency. The most in the entire district! One of their teachers, Dion Rivera, earned the district teacher of the year and then was recently announced as the Regional Teacher of the Year! The principal, Letty Roman, was selected to attend a leadership program, sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas, at Harvard University this summer. Great things keep happening! It's a wonderful school to attend. I'm so glad I've had the privilege of sending my son there. I'm looking forward to another banner year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

I really can not say enough good things about this Smith. Last year was our first year in Magnolia ISD. My now 6th grader came into 5th grade behind everyone else (we moved here from Louisiana). I can not thank the teachers enough for helping him not only catch up....but excel. We are now at BB 6 (which we LOVE!) and making A's & B's. Our 2nd grader at Smith is also having a great experience in the gifted class. From the principle to the office staff to the teachers, we have been truly blessed to be in this district. I was very unsure at first about MISD, but, it's one of the blessings of living in the back of The Woodlands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I am amazed at the quality of teachers at this school. I could not be happier with the quality of education that my children are receiving at Smith! The PTO also seems to work very hard to provide lots of fun activities for the children. We love Smith Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

I truly love working at this school. This is the third school have worked at in my teaching career, and the principal makes it a wonderful place to go each day. In the past this school has not had the best reputation, but in the past few years the excellent leadership has really turned things around. The atmosphere is positive, teachers work as a team, and students are engaged and making great strides each day. Give Smith a chance because it is a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2014

We chose to reside in May Valley, on the edge of The Woodlands and Magnolia because we wanted our kids to benefit from a more diverse public education experience than they would have received in The Woodlands proper. Were we a little nervous about our kids attending Smith? Initially, yes. But Principal Letty Roman's leadership and care for the kids, and the teaching staff she has recruited, quelled any concerns we had. Our second grader has been in good hands since kindergarten there and we love, love, love Smith Elementary. Several parents opted to try sending their kids to charter schools, and then returned when they realized how good Smith is. And it keeps getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

As a parent of a new kindergartener this school year, I was quite nervous as to be expected! I can say that the first day and first week of his new school experience couldn't have gone smoother! I was so pleased with the organization and the quality of the teachers that I met. The principal was so welcoming to us and other families. Looking forward to a great year here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

We live in May Valley in the back of The Woodlands. My children have attended Smith for 3 years now and I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the education and the attention they receive. This school has an amazing, caring atmosphere and there's not a bad teacher in the entire building! The PTO works so hard to make sure these kids get all the little extras and it's been a pleasure watching it grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

Having been a former teacher myself in 3 different districts (big and small), I chose to move to Magnolia over the Montgomery and Woodlands school districts. I wanted the small town environment, but truly hoped for quality academics. I wasn't disappointed in Smith!! I have 2 children in the elementary school and every year they have had fabulous and encouraging teachers. My son is in the GT program and he feels challenged. I have volunteered in a variety of capacities and have found the leadership to be kind and encouraging as well. They not only know the kids' names, but also their quirks and strengths. I'm put out when I hear the complaints of the large hispanic population as the ESL classes have not hindered my children's education, but have simply added a cultural perspective my kids would otherwise have not had. I highly recommend Smith!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Fantasic leadership at this school. My boys have had gone to this school for 3 years now and we have had a fantasic experience here. We moved from Sugar Land and the schools were great there so I was worried about a new school and new school district but since being here we have had no complaints. The principal, the teachers and the parents at this school make it a wonderful experience for my boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Our daughter attended a much larger school for grades Kindergarten to Second Grade. The transition to Cedric C Smith for Third Grade was very smooth for her. The principal involvement was significant to the success of this transition. The smaller campus enabled our family to get to know the staff and other families of Smith. Our child was encouraged, challenged and supported by her teacher. We look forward to continuing the journey at Smith this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

5 years ago, my oldest started Kindergarten at Smith. At that time, I considered Smith a diamond in the rough. I was so happy that we stayed in the area so he could be at this school. As the years have gone on, and my second child has started here, I could not be more proud that my children go to school here. The high level of education, respect and love for these children is seen from the teachers/staff all the way up to the administration. If I had to do it all over and get to pick where my children could attend elementary school, I would hands down still pick Smith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

If you dismissed this school for your kids in the past, you need to take another look. Whatever issues they had in the past, the current administration and teachers have worked hard to overcome and it shows. Our kids are getting a great education at Smith while also building good character and high self esteem. There is an active PTO that seems to work well to engage volunteers with teachers and staff. My family has enjoyed many programs and events held at the school. Most importantly, my kids love it there and are challenged academically. Our daughter actually cried at the end of the school year because she was going to miss her teacher so much over the summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

Cedric Smith We moved to the area 3 years ago & when looking at schools, it was tough to know which one would be most appropriate & best for our little ones. I wanted a school where I could volunteer and be somewhat involved, good reviews/ratings, great staff/teachers & had some diversity. My children have had 4 outstanding teachers & wonderful specials: PE, Art, Music, & Library instructors as well. My only complaint is that I wish they offered specials more often than once every 2 weeks, but that is a school board/state issue not the school or principal. We have been impressed with the staff....they know all the kids names & to the person that made the comment "it feels like a family" - I couldn't agree more. The PTO is newer & they are working hard to get more parents involved, increasing fundraisers & are doing a great job. Nothing's perfect, but I'm def. happy that my kids are getting a good education, great care & are now part of the Smith family. I would def. recommend Smith to a parent looking for a school that offers great teachers/staff, good PTO, a chance to be involved, has good ratings/reviews & staff works well with parents to resolve any issues. My experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

We moved to The Woodlands within the past year and received some mixed opinions about our children being zoned to MISD instead of CISD, but so far I haven't seen anything to cause serious concern or make us unhappy with the school... I will say, people that say they want the "diversity" that The Woodlands doesn't offer aren't going to find it here, as there are really only whites and Hispanics at this school (with white being the minority, as evidenced by the demographic of 54% Hispanic). In fact, on my son's first day (1st grade) he told me he couldn't go to the school because he didn't speak Spanish :| It doesn't really bother me a whole lot, but I can definitely say it creates a sort of separation that defeats the whole "diversity" aspect some claim to be seeking (white kids stick with other white kids, Mexican kids stick with other Mexican kids). But all in all, the staff seem friendly, the school is nice and clean, and our son is happy, so we are too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

We moved into The Woodlands and this is our 2nd year at Smith. At first we had some issues of which the principal quickly took care of. My kids have been so happy at Smith. My husband and I feel great leaving them with a staff that knows each of their names. The morning assembly is a perfect display of how personable the school is. Every school has problems this is not a perfect world, but I am so pleased we ended up in the Magnolia ISD and Smith and pleased with the teachers, staff and PTO. Smith still has a "small town" feel which is refreshing coming from an enormous elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

My son has had 2 wonderful years at this school. We have been blessed with 2 incredible teachers and have been very impressed with the rest of the staff. It is very refreshing to have a principal that cares so much for her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

Last year was the worst year ever !! the Principal needs to go !! I'm glad I moved my child !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

I must admit that I was nervous about my kids going to school here compared to other Woodlands schools in CISD. However, we wanted our kids to have more diversity in their school to match the real world and not the bubble of The Woodlands. After the first year, I can honestly say that our kids are getting a great education at Smith. State-wide budget cuts in education have given all schools a challenge. I appreciate how the administration at Smith and MISD handled the cuts. The students are definitely the Principal's priority. Every morning, either the principal or assistant principal greets each student after the morning assembly encouraging them to have a successful day of learning. I do wish that budgets allowed for more extracurricular activities since the area does not have the deep pockets that some neighboring areas may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

I was concerned because this school is slightly outside of The Woodlands. Less than a mile but we've lived in The Woodlands for seven years and our children attended the highly acclaimed Buckalew elementary. We really wanted new and larger home so we bought in the new section of Sterling Ridge West which is zoned to Smith. To my surprise, my kids love this school and so do we! The staff really cares about our children and it's a wonderful nurturing environment. My children have excelled with their reading program and have both made honor roll for two years in a row. We now have a beautiful new home and a great school. I hear the middle school and high school are excellent as well. Probably why Magnolia and Montgomery County is one of the fastest growing areas in the US. - Woodlands Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

Very disappointed. Burned out staff and lack of accountability. They want you to address every issue big or small immediatly with your child, however when an issue arrises concerning a teacher, the principal refuses to listen. Sarcasm among teachers when speaking to young children is not acceptable, especially with this age group. It is obvious the lack of funding and increase in politics has taken its toll there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 82% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students94%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students88%
Female81%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented92%
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%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

98 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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education100%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual87%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual36%

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual58%

Writing

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual36%
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%
Female78%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 "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 61% 52%
White 36% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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) 45%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • LETTY ROMAN
Fax number
  • (281) 252-2304

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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P O Box 1166
Magnolia, TX 77353
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Phone: (281) 252-2300

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