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David Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 623 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2013

Great teachers. Kids love to go to school everyday. They really build up both charateristics and acdemic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

Can't say enough positive things about this school. It all starts at the top, and as a parent I appreciate a Principal who can lay down the rules and still play kickball with the kids at recess. Friendly atmosphere, outstanding staff...the only thing I am sad about is that my fourth grader has to leave this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

My family has been associated with David Elementary for about 6 yrs now ! I've read most of the comments here and absolutely agree that THIS IS BY FAR the BEST school you can find in CISD ! I've been volunteering at different positions and love the parent involvement at this school.Story time,Book Fair, Library days,Destination Imagination,Classroom help,Copying,Bulletin Board help etc are some of the fantastic opportunitues for parents.Principal and front office, Nurse and evenCafe ladies are awesome.Best Teachers you will find anywhere ! Almost no turn out .Music and Art programs , G.T and programs are great.Highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

My son was transferred here after spring break. I was little worried if he is going to adjust here, since it was our first move to new school. But staff & teachers at David is just amazing. Very kind & helpful. My son adjusted here so quickly & so well that he can't wait to go back to school after summer break. Overall very satisfied & happy. GO DAVID ELEMENTARY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

It doesn't get any better than David Elementary. Strong faculty and curriculum, caring administrators, highly active PTO, beautiful setting at the edge of a great park. My children went to David all through elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

David is wonderful! Two of my children attended David before we moved. I wish we were still there. The academics and enrichment classes (library, music, PE, art) were fabulous! I was not impressed with the principal, but the rest of the faculty/staff were very friendly and willing to help. There is alot of parent involvement inside and outside the classroom. Parents read to classes, help with copying or preparing materials for class, work the book fair and tons of other things. We really miss it. The school is in a great neighborhood and I always felt that my kids were safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I have 2 children that transferred mid-term (jan) to David Elementary - 3rd and 4th grade. They had previously attended an excelling school in Austin and an excelling school in Cy-Fair school district. David blows both of these schools away - the teachers are extremely caring about each individual student, not only about their learning but their being accepted into the classroom. The level of learning is much higher at David and the school is very well organized. Parents can check homework due and test scores online at any time. I think one of the best aspects of the school is that the students overall are very innocent in comparison to other schools - bad language, fights, and disrespect are not tolerated by the teachers but also by the other students. There's peer pressure to behave and follow rules as opposed to breaking them. David is by far the best school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Wonderful school! I have two children at David Elementary. The teachers love working at this school and they are content and happy which helps them focus on your children. Parents are always telling me how lucky they are to be at this elementary. They have many many volunteer activities that help the school and the teachers throughout the year. The school district starts testing for gifted and talented children in 2nd grade when the gap starts to widen for those children who are able to take in more information at a higher level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

My child has attended first grade at David Elementary. Here are some things I wish I had known before I chose to locate in an area zoned to David Elementary. The Conroe ISD does not provide any accomodation for gifted and talented children until third grade. While all instructors are certified and trained to deal with gifted and talented children, instructional attention is necessarily focused on lowest achieving and least prepared students. David draws from a relatively affluent community and may have less disadvantaged students than other schools. However, Texas minimum educational standards are not high in the early elementary years and well prepared students from out of will not be very challenged. Other nearby school districts do begin identifying G&T students as early as kindergarten. Parent volunteering consists of raising money, organizing fundraisers, and giving meals/gifts to teachers. No involvement in classroom or help for teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

David is a fantastic school where parent involvement is abounding and the teachers are top notch. Our principal is a wonderful man who gets to know each of the children personally. Beginning in 1st grade each child has PE daily as well as a daily rotation of music, art and computers and a weekly trip to the library which has a 2 story castle in it where the children can sit and read their books. David is located in the heart of the Woodlands which is known for its beauty and excellence in educational standards and has consistantly been rated the highest by the state of Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

David Elementary is a gem of a school located in The Woodlands. My sons' teachers have all been very helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns. One teacher consistently creates a challenging curriculum for our third grade son that does not entail busy work or worksheets. He has been challenged and engaged thoroughly this year. Another son has had difficulties with reading. He is receiving individualized help during school and his teachers keep us informed and provide strategies that we can use at home. The front office staff is always welcoming. This school has a wonderful atmosphere that shows this is a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This is a fine school. My daughter transferred here in second grade and had advanced abilities in math and language arts. Her teachers worked with her to keep her challenged and were very supportive of her interest in art. The curriculum is limited by the school district. There is a lot of parent involvement, but as a working parent, I did not feel ostracized when I could not contribute as some stay-at-home parents could. My daughter made good friends and enjoyed her year there. A bonus was the team-teaching done in the second grade by two well-qualified teachers.
—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.

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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education89%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
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 "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 69% 29%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LEE ALLEN
Fax number
  • (281) 298-4703

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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