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Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted November 9, 2012

MY child went here for 4 out of 5 years after we moved to the area. Was not happy about the new school zoning and had to pay extra to keep my child here. I loved this school, they always kept the kids engaged, the principal knew my child by name and some of the teachers lived in the area so we saw them though outside events also. Great, simply great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

The staff here at Smith offer a wonderful learning environment a caring sentiment and a real interest in the performance of their students. Their early intervention program for students who may face developmental delays is excellent. The teachers will work with parents to ensure every student succeeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

i love the school they are realy profecional and frenly whit every one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

I love this school and so does my son. He came from a 'slower' school district. His grades have improved dramatically. I just love the teachers there. My neices also attend this school, and they love it as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I love this school! Great teachers and a wonderful staff of principals, counselors and other personnel really make the difference here. My only two complaints would be that they need more adults to supervise during recess and also the Above-Grade (Pyramid/GT) program needs to be more quality-based rather than quantity-based.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

When I married and moved out to Spring, my kids started At Smith. My daughter's grades really improved. My son had been in a private school and apparently had been very far behind. He made lots of progress since changing. The only thing is that teachers are not able to enforce discipline. It is not just here but at every school. Teachers are afraid to punish children for bad behavior and by the time parents know about it, their punishment is ineffective. They are afraid someone will sue. I think some parents would approve of stronger disciplining of bad behavior but I know the hands are tied. Sometimes whatever disclipline they get from school is all they ever get. Some parents don't care what their kids do. I like this school though and they try to maintain contact with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2005

This is a great school. The administration and teachers are very caring and loving. The academic programs are top notch. They include a gifted program. There are also computer classes weekly. Parents are very involved and caring. This is a great place to send your child.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education100%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education100%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual67%
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 Students76%
Female88%
Male66%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual78%

Math

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual78%

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual56%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education18%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual50%
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 "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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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 40% 52%
White 35% 29%
Black 19% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 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) 17%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
  • PEGGY HUSKY
Fax number
  • (281) 891-8421

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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26000 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77373
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Phone: (281) 891-8423

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