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Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 543 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2013

School needs remodeling. Good teachers. School needs funds to help improve the school. Not the best school but not the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

My daughter was very excited to start school, she asked to start over and over. We sent her to pre-k at smith, and after her first day she said she did not want to go back. I had to fight her to get ready. my daughter is white, and very much the minority at Smith, I saw maybe 4 or 5 other white kids in the whole school while having lunch with her a hew times. She also said one of the teachers would yell alot, and I saw it in person, yelling in spanish to a bunch of the little kids. I have since moved schools, and she LOVES her new school, new teacher, it is a night and day difference between the schools, and I feel for any other kid suffering the same thing my daughter went through
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

On the second day of school,my 5 year old daughter's kendergarden teacher told my wife that someone came and checked our little girl out of school. Being new to the area, not knowing anyone, giving my wife the worst case cinerio, were thrown into a panic strickened state. The lady then stated that an 8 year old girl, who she believed to be her sister, which our daughter does not have, came into the classroom and took her. The teacher was unable to provide us with any information, no name, time, or anything written down. School administrators stated that ' it is not uncommon for students to check there sibiling out. No one knew where my daughter was for an hour. Turns out, the teacher put my daughter on the bus. The whole situation could have been avioded if the incompitent teacher would have told us that in the beginning.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

81 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

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female77%
Male87%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female50%
Male64%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual75%

Writing

All Students54%
Female72%
Male36%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted52%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual41%
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 "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 69% 52%
Black 20% 13%
White 9% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 33%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MARK MELENDEZ
Fax number
  • (832) 223-2301

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2014 Lamar Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
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Phone: (832) 223-2302

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