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Colonies North Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 560 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

Wonderful school! The academic standards are high, the school leadership is very responsive and visible to parents and students, and the teachers are top notch. There are lots of events throughout the year to encourage family participation. GT program is strong. Good behavior is rewarded---my kids love to tell me when they have earned 'cougar bucks'. The student body is very diverse with children from literally all over the world. Having moved from a very homogeneous school, I feel like being around children with so many different backgrounds has been a wonderful experience for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Colonies North Elementary is a wonderful school. The academics are well-above average, there is a wonderful cultural diversity and our son has grown in confidence and leadership skills. The Gifted and Talented program has enhanced his experience at Colonies North. The parent community is welcoming and involved in the life of the school. I highly recommend this school to parents looking for a top-notch public school education for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son's teacher is the greatest. He is in fourth grade and she takes her time to help him when he needs it. I just love her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

We moved from out of state. My son attends 1st grade. I am very impressed with the leadership and teachers. Everyone is very friendly and well prepared. Pick up and drop off well organized. Offers a positive learning environment. Having been a teacher, I am very happy my child attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

My daughters have attended Colonies North for two years after going to a Christian school. This school has an extremely diverse student body. The children are very bright and outgoing. The administrative staff is friendly and courteous. The teachers are energetic and great at motivating the children. The principal is hard-working, very professional and great at her job. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My daughter has attended this school for 2 years and it has not been ideal. Communication between teachers and parents is very poor. They need better organizational skills in terms of distributing information and planning school events. Many parents are disappointed with the principals demeanor and overall attitude toward the students and parents (I've heard complaints numerous times). The administration refused to listen to my view as a parent concerning what was best for my child and as a result, my child has to repeat a grade. Very disappointing. I have decided to pull my child out of this school and move to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I have read all the reviews of Colonies North Elementary and I want to go on record as saying this is an exceptionally good school. My children have attended Colonies North since 2004 and we are very pleased with the work the administration and staff are doing. They approach challenges as opportunities and work very hard to give students at Colonies North the best education. Students who attend Colonies North do very well in Middle and High school and this is directly attributable to the skills they learn in elementary school. I recommend this school without reservation to anyone considering a move to the area. The negative reviews I read on this site suggest personal dissatisfaction that is generalized to the entire school. I find that the staff and administration are very accommodating and always, always, put the students first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Incredible staff, awesome teachers, top notch administration and involved parents and students add up to the coveted exemplary rating. Great work Cougars!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I have a kinder that attends Colonies North and I really wish that I would have done research on this school and its administrators prior to moving to this area. Thank God that we rent because we will be changing schools at our first chance. I truly feel that from the teachers to the administrators there is not a true love for children at this location...The principle is cold and does not respect the children and parents concerns. There are better schools...with better leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

We have been with this school for some time now and loved the former principal. It amazes my husband and I how much things have changed since my kids started school there. The school has improved as far as its looks. However, I do find the recent change in administration unfavorable. Parents, if you have the choice, do not enroll your child at this school. There are many other schools in the district that will treat you and your children with the respect they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

Absolutely the worst school I have ever seen, been to, or had a child enrolled in!! Sooooo disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Great school, great teachers! sooo happy w/ the work my children are doing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2005

Great School. My son was in speech and the teachers were wonderful there. My kids have gone for five years and I am very satisfied with the school. Lots of community involvement. I dont particularly like the office staff but thats about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I think the school, teachers, and staff are outstanding! The math specialist (Miss Cotton) did wonders with my child and I am forever greatful. I have since had two other children enroll in the school and have recognized that all of the teachers offer their full academic support where necessary. The school is also a smaller community which I think makes the students feel at home. Parent involvement in outstanding as well. The teachers and staff do whatever is necessary to produce effective and prepared students and I am so proud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Great school with a caring staff. My concerns were readily answered!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

It wasnt that great. I with drew my son.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students88%
Female96%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education64%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education77%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asian50%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American40%
Asian75%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asian30%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American40%
Asian67%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American17%
Asian38%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female69%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female66%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 50%
White 20% 31%
Asian 11% 3%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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