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Brazos Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 401 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

Brazos Elementary is doing a great job considering how funds have been cut from public schools in Texas.


Posted May 11, 2010

Detention for a child for an UNOPENED piece of candy shows the level of arrogant big brother mentality in a school district. The excuses given to defend the actions are lame at best. The administration of this school, and district should be , but won't be ashamed of themselves.


Posted May 8, 2010

Placing a third-grader in detention for one week for possessing one small piece of candy shows the arrogance and incompetence of this school's administrators. Childhood should be a happy time, not an encounter with jackbooted egotists who call themselves educators.


Posted April 11, 2007

The only time you are informed of an issue is when they think the issue may cause a problem for the school. The teachers are very nice but nice does not provide your child with an excellent education. If you are looking for a school that is ordinary Brazos is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I really like Brazoz Elementary for my children's school. I feel it is much safer and doesn't have the extra dangers that some of the 'town' public schools encounter. My children are both doing Very Well in this school. Both are accelerated readers and on the honor roll. They are in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

Brazos Elementary does not challenge my child academically. The teachers are very nice but having nice teachers does not help my child excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

There are wonderful teachers in Brazos elementary who inspire their students and this is a very safe campus for our children to attend.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female50%
Male66%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female70%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female96%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female80%
Male63%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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 50% 52%
White 40% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 20%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • GISELLE CASTORENA
Fax number
  • (979) 478-6039

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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