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Porter Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 583 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 26, 2006

Great school. Strong academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

Time has passed and we are now nearing the end of the school year. Thanks to the teachers and staff at Porter, it has been a good year. My son is ADD and requires extra 'attention' (or proding in his case). If it were not for the care and concern of his teacher, Mrs. Stacey, he would not have made it through this school year. Thank you MISD and Thank you Mrs. Stacey!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 84% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

53 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 Students91%
Female100%
Male81%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female77%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English93%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%
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 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asian80%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual84%

Math

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education60%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education80%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual77%

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education60%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual66%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education43%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education43%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual56%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education25%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual40%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male85%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education25%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 50%
White 21% 31%
Black 11% 13%
Asian 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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