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Mildred Jenkins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 764 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2013

Jenkins Elementary, this is the first wk. of school, so there will be many traffic problems. Some due to new parents not knowing the procedure and old parents not following procedure, The staff/Admin. has always been good w/my granddaughters and taking care of any problems. Mrs. Starr is cool and good w/the kids, I can talk to her about anything and Mr. Jordan, well he is a star. Thank you, Jan Cryer-Alf, grandmother


Posted August 28, 2013

If you are moving in the area I recommend you to rethink about it! At least if your student is going to have to go to Jenkins elementry. This school sucks!! From rude staff to unorganized from picking up your kids after school. This school does not have it together! Northgate crossing was such a more organized & great staff:))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

My son attended Jenkins from pre-k till fourth grade. The principal Mrs. Starr has a bad attitude and loves to hear herself talk. I had my son transferred because the school has failing test scores. In kindergarten there was no ceremony for the children, my son has never been in a play or production and the school seems to turn a cold shoulder to bullying. The teachers my son had were very good but the principal, nurse and rest of the staff are horrible. I had to fight to get my son transferred to Anderson where he couldn't be happier. Run as far and as fast from Jenkins as you can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

I don't know what the lady is talking about the principal/staff is rude. She must be rude! I go to Jenkins anytime and feel welcomed. If I have a problem they are receptive to it and handle the situation. I know as a parent you have to be diligent in finding out what's going on at school & put effort to stay on top of school activities. Use the internet.


Posted November 1, 2011

This school is awesome as far as teachers go,i would have to say they are the best thing that happened to this school. The principal is rude!!!! The staff is rude!!!!!! They wont let you participate in any in school activities or even let you know what is going on in the school! you are allowed in the school two times a year and those times are meet the teacher and open house and you are allowed to eat lunch with your child that is it!!! The principal does not care for anyone or there feelings every time i enter this school i am treated like a piece of trash and never told thank you or have a good day! I am a very sweet mother of three that takes everyone's feeling in to consideration every time i leave this school i am crying cause the way i was treated by the staff and makes me wonder if they treat our children with the same respect they give the parents. Makes me wonder if i should move to another location with schools that treat you better!! I would rather spend all my money and up root my family for a school who makes a mother who wants to be involved with her child's education feel welcomed and important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

my granddaughter goes there and comes home with the most encouraging stories and no violence


Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter has had some amazing teachers at this school! Overall they are a dedicated bunch who focus on training up successful kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My daugher loves Jenkins Elem. They do what they can with the resources they have. I think they're doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This school as all schools are only as good as the staff and parents that support it. These kids come from a very low socio-economic back ground. As such parents involvement in their childrens education is low to non-existent. The teachers are tasked to work with underdeveloped children, disinterested parents, and little resources. Teachers spend most of their time correcting behavior as opposed to properly conducting a classroom to further education.


Posted January 5, 2008

Why do they have to watch so much TV at school? I don't understand this. Everyday my kids tells me about a movie/ cartoon she saw at school. What are the teachers doing? They are always encouraging unhealthy diets by providing donuts and cookies and such as rewards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Great school. Teachers and administrators care about the success of children. If every school offered what Jenkins does, education would be in a better state. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

this school has a good standing with the community around it. It has all of the qualities of a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I feel the school is emphasizing too much on parents and home life, not academics. I am also very dissapointed with the fact the school district has had to let teachers go but they have enough money to purchase a new laptop computer for each tacher in the district, along with digital projectors for each classroom and LCD monitors throughout the schools. Is this where my tax dollars are going instead of educating my children?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

I feel really good about my son's Kindergarten teacher and her ability to help him accelerate his learning abilities. All of the staff are friendly and have our children's best interests and education in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

Jenkins have giving my children (two have been through Jenkins and one is in the Fourth Level)a solid foundation in which they will use and have used in Middle School and will use as they continue there Education. The entire SISD(Spring Independent School District)works Hard to make learning a Pleasure for the Kids. By working closely with the Parents and Hiring a Super Bunch of Teachers and Staff to Help the kids to grow. Thank You Jenkins for giving my Kids the Strong Foundation they need to Succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

I am very happy with the teachers, and principals concerns and aknoledgement they have given my child over the years. I would never move just because of jenkins elementry staff. I hope they know what a wonderful job they do with these childeren.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education86%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented97%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male88%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male58%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female43%
Male56%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students59%
Female51%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education80%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education50%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual77%

Writing

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education100%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual80%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual62%

Math

All Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education43%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual64%

Science

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education57%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual36%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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 50% 52%
Black 24% 13%
White 21% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MICHELLE STARR
Fax number
  • (281) 891-8301

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4615 Reynaldo Drive
Spring, TX 77373
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Phone: (281) 891-8303

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