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C J Harris Elementary School

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Posted June 13, 2010

My child has been attending CJ Harris for 2 years now. So far the teachers have been really good; however, administration is very disorganized and lacks solid leadership. No one goes above and beyond. The just get by. There is nothing outstanding about this school. The same can be said about parental involvement. Some within the PTA try really hard but the lack of participation is frustrating. Overall I am not thrilled with my child attending PISD but with a new school board in place; hopefully things will improve. Oh, and something else to be noted is the knit-picky dress code but not really uniforms. I would prefer either uniforms or not. Most of the other suburbans school districts never us do not have this dress code nor any notable problems without it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

This school has poor discipline practices. Inappropriate behavior is rewarded with prizes from the administration. The problems are simply being ignored. It is the same procedure that inexperienced and inadequate parents take in giving a child candy if they promise to stop crying. I am very displeased with CJ Harris
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

My son has been attending CJ Harris for several years now. They have a very safe and disciplined learning environment, and I totally agree with the previous parent regarding Mrs. Griggs she is the best! The only problem I have with this school is their inability to challenge students that are gifted. My son is ADHD and he is in the GT program, but instead of focusing on a plan to challenge him in different ways, they have tried over the years to push us to put him on medication. never!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

This school is really a shut door school, does not want parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My son is in 1st grade at C.J. Harris and he loves school! His teacher is Mrs. S. Griggs and she is an amazing woman! She has helped my son become an incredibly bright child who loves to learn. Her class is the advanced learning class and my son has excelled because of her teaching skills. As a person, she is very patient and accepting of all types of children. The administrative staff at the school are also dedicated people that care about the children as students and as people. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this academic organization and I look forward to my daughter, who is 3, attending the school.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American95%
Asian91%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American77%
Asian88%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African American61%
Asian80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male68%
Black or African American56%
Asian80%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education21%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Pearland, TX 77588
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