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Barbara Cockrell Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 805 students

 

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Posted April 4, 2014

Overall this is a good school. However, their communication could improve. The one/two teacher conferences that last about 15 minutes just is not enough. The teacher's we have do not keep up their website very well. That could improve. E-mails to parents from teachers every couple weeks stating how the student could improve would be nice. The teachers, leadership and staff are very friendly and all return calls quickly. They do their best to resolve issues very quickly too. Overall is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

My son has attended Cockrell from Kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. It is true that 2008 through 2011 the staff, teachers and principals were not helpfu but very controlling. However, they have come a long way. We had some serious issues with our child last year and all at Cockrell bent over backwards to assist. This is a VERY good school with caring and loving teachers, staff and a dynamic principal. You would be blessed if your child were to go to Cockrell. Keep up the great work folks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

I am extremely happy with the education my two children have received there. They have been there since Pre-K and are now in 1st and 3rd grade. Teachers are all very dedicated and PTA works very hard. It is sad to see a couple of isolated cases dragging down the rating in this web site...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

The staff has done an outstanding job with my son. He got blessed with an awesome teacher that he looks forward to see her everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

This is my daughters last year at Cockrell and I have seen an improvement in the principals and staff. I hope they keep up the good work for the rest of the kiddos to come. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

This is an excellent school. The teachers and staff go out of their way to provide support. It is evident they care about the students. Teachers are very responsive and return phone calls and are available to meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

The staff are not welcoming at this school. This is the first school that I haven't put forth the time nor effort to get involved in because of the staff. The teachers seem to pick at the kids, or atleast at my child. I told the asst. Principle that she should tell her teachers to listen to the kids even if what the kids were saying seemed not that important , next.thing I know, both of my sons.teachers called me on speaker phone attacking me! Not a good school! Also, they are not organized at all for the morning drop off!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

My child went to this school for two years. Great school! The principal is excellent. My child learned a lot and had fun doing it. Teachers had a good balance between fun and seriousness. The only con that my child mentioned is that in third grade they hardly had recess. I am pleased with the school. This year the school was rated with the highest possible in the state of TX: EXEMPLARY. Way to go Cockrell Cubs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

My daughter was in kindergarten last year - she had the VERY Best teacher - she was strict with the kids in the appropriate way but loved them dearly and treated them all as her own - MRS. V...YOU ROCK! My daughter learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. Her teacher was very creative and made learning fun!
—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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education45%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education75%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American87%
Asian88%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asian87%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education100%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American89%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American67%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "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 46% 52%
White 34% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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3500 McHard Road
Pearland, TX 77581
Phone: (832) 736-6600

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