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Presidential Meadows Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 715 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted September 26, 2013

I love this elementary school! The teachers are involved and trained very well. My child is excited to go to school everyday and she is being challenged with the curriculum. Overall the staff is friendly and very helpful and informative. They keep us parents updated on everything that is going on in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I have two children that attended this year. Both did great. Excellent staff. People in front office very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Best school in manor. They have very high expectations of our children and it shows. It is the best learning atmosphere. My children are very happy. From administration, to custodial, to dietary, teachers, all staff are wonderful at pme. The eagles at pme soar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

The school is awesome! Mrs. Bowen's is doing a superb job! Her leadership is something the entire district should follow. Unfortunately, she has a lot of young teachers (experience) which cause some concerns with me. I m a little worried about the district as a whole. I think the entire district focuses too much on teaching to pass the TAKS. I would like to see better curriculum that evens out all core subjects and not just focus on the subject that will help the student excel on the TAKS for his/her grade level. If this school administrators, teachers, students, etc. could be in a better district, they would be the best in Central Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I love the school, but not happy with the school district. In my opinion, there is not enough homework given to the children. Focus in the 3rd grade was given to the reading TAKS test and hardly any math. The following year, the kids are in the 4th grade with terrible math skills. Again, the focus is on passing the 4th. grade reading TAKS. Where again is the focus on math? I fear for the children in the 5th grade who will now have to pass a TAKS test for math they are hardly prepared to take. Ms. Bowens is great, but the teachers get somewhat of a failing grade. Someone needs to make sure that the kids curriculum includes not just TAKS related material, but all subjects. Go back to giving homework!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

A superb school, indeed!!! I absolutely love Presidential Meadows Elementary School!! My son is in third grade and he has excelled already this year. This is due to patient teachers that are determined that my child succeed personally and academically. Honestly, I worry about him moving on to the Middle School. If I could move this staff through the grades along with my son, I would! I don't want anyone ruining what PME has done for him so far! Kudos to you all and keep up the good work. I'm behind you 110%! Anyone with anything negative to say must be miserable in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

PME is a wonderful school. If any speaking is done at meetings it is to uplift the students or teachers, not administration. From the beginning it has been about the students!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 8, 2007

I would like to express my opinion of PME as a parent, community member, and staff member. I have lived and worked within MISD for many years and can compare PME to other schools. I am not going to say which one is the best because that is only an opinion, but I will say the qualities of PME. This school is thriving with a passion for the best interest of all children. The teachers, custodians, aides, office staff, cafeteria workers, and volunteers all go above and beyond, to ensure that each child is succeeding as a professional and as a human being. Keep up the awesome work...and thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I think P.M.E. is the most superb school in Manor! Tara Bowens, our principal is definitley not all about herself. She really cares deeply for all her teachers and students. She considers us one big family and makes sure that that attitude is the same throughout the school. I tell my kids daily that they are like my children and that even after they leave my classroom in the years to come they can call me if they need help or advice. I think the can do attitude at this school is wonderful. As for Eagles Cry, I believe this is a vital part of our educational community. This is more than just a pep rally, it is a way to show our students that we appreciate all their hard work and encourage them to continue making wise choices. P.M.E. just dosen't care about education, they care about the whole child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2007

I do NOT agree. I think this is a great school! The kids love coming to school everyday. The principal and teachers are all so positive. This is exactly the type of environment where children learn the most. I appreciate everything that the staff of PME does. They all realize that teaching is not an easy job. Thanks to PME!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

PME is an awesome school! Poo to the parents who brought their negative feelings from past campusus and bad experiences. This campus has an excited energy that our kids thrive in. They are surrounded with ambitious, proud, strong people who serve as great role models for our children. The only thing lacking at PME is parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

PME is the 'most superb' school in Manor! The principal is all about family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Everything that has occurred at PME has been well thought out and have included input from all staff members. Not only has everything been well thought out, but the ultimate goal has and will always be how students will be affected. What will the benefits of programs be for student success? In the last 7 years I have not worked with a principal so dedicated to the academic/personal success of students. While this website is great and allows for parents, students, staff, and community members to share their thoughts and concerns, it has been Ms. Bowens goal to have a welcoming environment. One where students, staff, parents and community members can come to and address personal issues and concerns. I know an invitation has already been sent out, but at this time I want to personally invite everyone to attend Tea with Tara-call for specific date/times.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2007

I am not impressed with this school one bit. I am looking to send my children to a private school. I am not thrilled with the principal at this school. Everytime we have school meeting she talks about herself. I am not interested in a principal that is about herself. I am interested in a principal that is here for the children and their education. Every Friday they hold an 'Eagle Cry' assembly. In my opinion this is a waste of time. Yes it's nice to get the children pepped up but it takes too much time away form them learning. I do understand that this is a new school and is slowly growing but I don't think it has taken off the right path.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students75%
Female70%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male51%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education40%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education40%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual58%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male45%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual35%
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual45%

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual55%

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual41%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 50%
Black 26% 13%
White 10% 31%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Tara Bowens
Fax number
  • (512) 278-4231

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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13252 George Bush St
Manor, TX 78653
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Phone: (512) 278-4225

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