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Selman Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 921 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2009

I like this school very much. I think the only part lacking is the parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

My daughter has entered PK at Selman for the 2008-2009 school year. I have found that she has already in the 3 weeks she has been in school that she has learned a great deal. The staff is so friendly and helpful, that I couldn't imagine my daughter attending anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

My child is entering the 2nd grade this year (2008-09) and has been in Sealy ISD since Grade-K. My child has learned a great deal these past few years and I am impressed with the administrative staff and all of the wonderful teachers at Selman Elementary. Keep up the great work, you are making a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

My child is the 3rd generation to be attending this school. Her teacher as well as all the teachers I have had in the past are very involved in helping her to achieve her best. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly toward all students and their parents. The principle Mr. Every has been wonderful and takes great pride in helping the students to get the most out of their edcucation while keeping them all safe. I would not want my child to attend any other school district within our area. At Selman and all the Sealy schools, I know she is geeting a great education while attending in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

My son attend the 5th grade at this school. Having attended school in the Cy Fair school district this school could not compare. Although, he had struggled to keep up in Cy Fair but found it much easier at this school.
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Posted August 2, 2004

The school recently was blessed with a knew principal. I believe great changes are ahead.
—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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

197 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education43%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education43%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%
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%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual87%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 53% 52%
White 35% 29%
Black 9% 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) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MARY GAJEWSKI
Fax number
  • (979) 885-1338

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1741 U.S. 90
Sealy, TX 77474
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