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Palmer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 623 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 18, 2014

I'm a teacher at another school and have relatives children that have attended this school in the past and am very shocked that this school continuously allows known racists teachers to work in there school system. I've attended some events and have observed this behavior and well as read the continuos negative comments sent home by some of there staff. They should really consider conducting and undercover investigation on there staff members starting with there lead kindergarten teacher and work there way up.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2012

Palmer is a great school warm caring teachers, that are earger to communicate with parents. The principal is always present and helpful. Lots of parental involment throughout the school, even the nurse is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

I was a Palmer student in the early 90's. After moving to San Diego post high school graduation I finally moved back to Missouri City where my oldest son now goes to Palmer. He has severe ADHD and the school was immediately accommodating. The staff pulled together quickly to give my son the best plan possible. His teacher and resource teacher work VERY hard and I have seen such great success!!! The reason I chose Palmer was my brother had severe ADHD and dyslexia and he also went to Palmer in the early 90's. They worked very well with him and I knew that over the years it could have only gotten better. Palmer teachers care greatly about their students and the teachers are very effective with communicating with parents. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL they have done wonders for my son!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I love this school!!! The teachers are caring and very experienced. My daughter learned how to read by the first quarter of kindergarden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

Palmer has been a great place for my children to learn. The teachers and staff really care about helping my kids expereince academic success. It's been a great experience for our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Excellent school, great parent involvement and caring teachers/ administration. PTO is great and good communication all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

This past school year , the school has several brand new teachers. They didnt get enough support because my childs teacher seemed a bit lost sometimes. They didn't get reading curriculum materials in till almost November! It is a fun, child -centered school, however I didn't see the academic focus on the needs of every child. They need to offer more support to their new teachers, because as a parent, I can't afford to allow a 'practice run' on my child. I had to do a great deal of supplementing to make up for gaps throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Great parent support group. Fun school, both our kids really enjoyed it. Wonderful staff, safe environment.
—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.

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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American86%
Asian96%
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female75%
Male95%
Black or African American78%
Asian96%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asian96%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asian97%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American84%
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asian83%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male65%
Black or African American55%
Asian79%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American69%
Asian93%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African American60%
Asian86%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian86%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American74%
Asian97%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asian84%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
Black or African American54%
Asian81%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
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 "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
Black 46% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Hispanic 16% 52%
White 14% 29%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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) 9%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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