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Pearl Hall Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 828 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

The teachers in this school are great but to drop off and pick up students is horrible. You can not even park in the school to walk an pick up the students and they put many obstacles to be able to do it . Not to mention that the bus service is really bad and they are very iresponsibles
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Pearl Hall Elementary is the biggest kept secret in Houston! The teachers truly are dedicated to help develop the maximum potential in every child. Students excel in all areas because of a 'can do' staff of professional certified educators who believe that all children can learn given the proper environment, support, encouragement, and materials. One of the greatest opportunities provided through the music program is participation in the Building Cultural Bridges Program. Students learn about other cultures' music, literature, and many careers by interviewing people from the countries of the International Space Station thanks to support from NASA, Canadian and European Space Agencies, the Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts, Consul Generals' offices, The Houston Grand Opera, Norwegian Seaman's Church. The BCB has enhanced the fine arts, math and sciences, and community support as well as the pride each student has in their school, community and themselves.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2007

My son has gone there for 3 years now and I have been very pleased with the way his teachers helped him and his learning . This is a great school .. I only wish my other son could have went to pre k there cause he has not learned near what my son did when he went. If you could change anything it should be the pre k should be for everyone you really don't realize it is only hurting the kids because they don't get the same teaching in a day care pre k as in a public school and that is sad that you base there learning on their parents income.. Thank you april purdy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I have two children that attend Pearl Hall since Kindergarten and First grade. Their teachers and staff are great, everyone works together as a team which really gives the children great support in all they do. Unfortunately I will be relocating during the summer so my children will no longer be attending, it's very sad for us, everyone there becomes part of your family. They really get involved with every child to help assist them in all needed and give them support along with encouragement to strive at your best that you can. It is a Great 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

93 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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted43%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual89%

Writing

All Students69%
Female74%
Male62%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual74%
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

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 90% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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) 51%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • MARILYN PAVONE
Fax number
  • (713) 740-4142

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1504 9th Street
South Houston, TX 77587
Phone: (713) 740-0688

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