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Ford Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 992 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

We moved here from Chicago n my 8 years old son join this I was little bit nervous how he will react when go to new friends n teachers but I M too much satisfied from the way of studying n teachers concerns about student. I love this n thnx be concerned !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

We moved to the area in the middle of the school year last year and both of my children (1st and 4th grade) LOVE this school!! We have a special needs child that has struggled in the past with her academics, however, this year (4th grade) she has done the best then in her previous few years. The staff is wonderful and very friendly, we have been very pleased with the teachers, assistant principals, office staff and nurse Hamilton!! Everyone is always pleasant to deal with and they all must love there jobs because it shows in their attitude! The teachers are all patient, helpful and understading when it comes to both of my kids but especially my daughter who struggles in math and language arts. I can not say enough about how great they all are! You will be very pleased if you have the opportunity to have your kids in this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

my girl has a great experience at Ford and she is so happy to go back. Her teacher last year Ms. Hill was wonderful and she loves her I hope the new teacher be the same as her thank you for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

This is a great school and they are serious about teaching your child! We moved here mid year and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and experience of the teachers and their dedication to their profession. They make sure every child learns and no one 'slides' through. The curriculum in this school district is very strong. The music program at this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

My child had a great experience at this school. It is a little crowded, but she was always very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

I'm very happy with my son's school. His teachers are great and doing everything possible to improve his social skills and other issues.For first time ever my son loves to go to school.Thank you for the great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

The teachers are overlooked for their outstanding qualities. The pricipal is unaware of some dangerous and hazardous occurences in our school. There are too many students in this small school. The district has done nothing to control the population of the children therefore causing overcrowding. The morale is low for the teachers. There is no working as a team. The turnover is high with teachers. You never know who will be there the following year and most leave during the year b/c of the principal's cruel leadership. This does nothing but make hurt the children.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 9, 2006

The school and teachers are incredible; however, the principle lacks leadership qualities. She creates a hostile work enviornment with an overbearing and insensitive demeanor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

Poor Principle leadership....good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

Ford Elementary is a great school. The parent and teacher involvement is very high. I have had only great experiences with the teachers and the staff. I would definately move to this area so my kids could attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My son has been going to Ford for 2 years now and we are very pleased with the teachers and the staff! Parking is horrible, is there any solutions being looked at? I actually avoid all before & afterschool activities because of it. That is a shame and something should be done about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

My son has had some amazing teachers at Ford! He has attended 1st through 4th grade. The staff and teachers are very caring and go the extra mile to make their students school experience a positive one.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asian86%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual100%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asian83%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African American53%
Asian83%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual88%

Writing

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asian83%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 31%
Hispanic 39% 50%
Black 10% 13%
Asian 3% 3%
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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  • Ms Debra Johnson
Fax number
  • (832) 592-5709

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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