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Ginger Mcnabb Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 745 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2014

Front office staff and vice principal are extremely unhelpful. Unless you call the district you will wait years to speak to the principal. The school places emphasis on non educational activities such as a morning meeting for the entire school and games in class. This is fine and the kids enjoy it. However it is not ok when the students are so incredibly far behind. My child is in third grade and still has no idea concerning Multiplication. When I was in school over 20 years ago I learned Multiplication in second grade. My child failed the Practice Star Test performed at the school. I asked what would be done if she failed the real one and what was being done to help her. Their answer well it isn't a big deal she will still pass. Meaning they will continue to push her along with her being below grade level and never learning or being able to transfer to any other school with hopes of succeeding. One other comment. Be very careful and trust none of the faculty at this school. They all group together gossip and connive. No parent that cared for their child's success should allow them to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

I have always found the teachers and administration to be very helpful. The school my child goes to doesn't sound anything like most of the comments written on this site. My child is happy to go to school at McNabb. I think it is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

My child has attended this school for the past three years. We are moving to another school district. We were lucky to have come across some wonderful teachers, but due to other students behaviors and limitations I do not feel that my child is receivin the education that is due. I would never recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

McNabb is a great school filled with teachers and an administration who truly care about what is best for each and every student.


Posted August 27, 2012

Run! If you have to work a second job to stay somewhere else, to keep your child far away from this school I suggest you do it. The teachers and staff are rude and unwelcoming. They are unorganized to say the least. I have been using this site for over a year now and it wasn't until today that I decided to write a review for a school. I have never in all my years heard of a school that does not send homework. This school relies on in class group projects to grade children. To rely on someone else's child to make sure my child gets a passing grade really rubbed me the wrong way. The lunch program is also unsatisfactory. Most schools that I know of offer free lunch for the first week or two while the lunch applications are being processed. Not this one. Can you imagine the bind that would someone in if they truly relied on the lunch program for their child's lunch? Teachers huddle together like giddy children and outright talk about parents. The least you could do is wait until they are no longer in your presence. Heed my warning parents....RUN FAR AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Great school in a great area! The school is run well and the teachers are very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

Parents are not welcome at this school. The best interest of the kids is not the driving factor in the decision making at McNabb. The teachers are good, but the administration is holding them back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Parents cannot be really involved as much as they need or want to. new policies that nobody knows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

We have gone to McNabb for several years. Looking at the reviews it looks as if only staff have been writing them. I was actually looking at other schools because I am thinking of moving it is so bad. EVERY day they meet in the gym and do a lets waste the morning. They do a joke and a HA HA HA HA, as well as many other qoutes and things. If they did it only on Fridays it would be a good thing. There is a high turn over rate for teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

My kids love going to McNabb. The staff is very caring. They always go the extra mile to ensure each child's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I think the school is making progress. The teachers and students both seem happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I've been very happy with McNabb, I have two children who attend and they are both excited and looking forward to go everyday. This is the third year since they opened and I feel McNabb gets better every year. They have caring teachers that not only teach academics, but also great life principles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This is our first year with McNabb, and our child's homeroom teacher in particular is a blessing! He is so involved and genuinely cares. The 'great expectations' practices are very impressive. While succeeding in academic overall instruction, there is an emphasis on building good live-long character traits and fair, just consequences....good and bad. We love it so far!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This is our first year in the public school system and it has been horrible. We are terribly disappointed. We have a homeroom teacher that is unreasonable and biased. She refuses to allow us to visit her room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

So far everything is going well. My kids come home excited everyday to tell me about thier school day. We are looking forward to some great times and memories to remember.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian86%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American77%
Asian90%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American77%
Asian90%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
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 American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students56%
Female50%
Male62%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual85%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black or African American44%
Asian86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African American25%
Asian86%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual60%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual38%
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%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asian71%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asian83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual62%

Science

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American56%
Asian67%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual20%
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 "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

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 57% 52%
Black 21% 13%
White 13% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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) 37%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • PAMELA DEITWEILLER
Fax number
  • (281) 528-5980

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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743 East Cypresswood Drive
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Phone: (281) 891-8690

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