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Tomball Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 727 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2014

My son has been going to this school since Kindergarten and is now in the 3rd grade. He is excelling in every subject and is really thriving in this school. My other son is in kindergarten and he also is doing exceptional. I have had nothing but good experiences these past 4 years. Good teachers that seem to care and a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

My daughter attends Tomball Elementary School and I could not be any happier with the school, staff and her teacher Ms. Welch! She is thriving and learns so much! Her 1st grade teacher is amazing and truly cares about her students education! The principle is very involved in the classroom and with the parents. I am so very glad that I made the move to Tomball. I have never seen a school so involved with the students and parents. It is a great school and I cannot say enough great things about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Great school, this is the 5th year my kids been at TES and they love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2012

This was my sons first year attending tomball elem. He absolutely loves it!! I'm so happy teacher are great I just love this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers here are great, it is a fun, and loving atmosphere, my daughter has enjoyed it tremendously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I love this school. This is my child's 3rd year here and so far it has been a great transition for us. We came from a private school. This school is very involved with the parents and the students. I feel like I can go talk to the teacher or principle about issues and they get addressed and resolved in a professional manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I love this school. I don't understand why Greatschools gave them a 3 out of 10. I have 2 kids who attend this school and have always had wonderful experiences with the entire staff and teachers. They have many lines of communication there for parents to utilize which is great. I noticed some changes last year due to rezoning & the new principal, but everything continued to run smoothly for the kids. It is a wonderful school that tries to promote a close knit environment, and I think they are suceeding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

The most unorganized school I have ever seen. This is my third elementary school I have had my children attend, and is the worst by far. Very dissapointing. It is unfortunate since some of the teachers seems decent, but the school it self is a joke. My oldest is board in the classroom due to the curriculume being too easy. Can't wait for the rezoning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

This is an excellent school! Don't let the Greatschools.org rating of '3' fool you. These teachers care about your child and their education. They don't seem to Only teach to the test (which is fantastic)! The principle and assistant principle are great! The counselor is awesome! We've lived in 5 different school districts and this one is by far the Best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

This is an exceptional school. The Principle and teachers are wonderful. Not only is the education and discipline top quality, the staff truly cares for your children. The school is great about parent involvement. I definitely highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

Tomball Elementary is a nice elementary school. I am pleased with the response from the staff but wish there was more parent involvement. I am a little concerned that when your child is struggling, with reading or math, he/she is unable to make scheduled visits with the Specialist due to the volume of children she already has. There needs to be a better system for the children that fall between the scale. My son was one of those. He has struggled all through first grade and now through second and he is one of the few that have suffered from 'not' being able to use the resources that the reading specialist has to offer. I hope they will be able to solve this problem for the 'middle margin' kids.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students67%
Female79%
Male56%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education30%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male64%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 72% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female46%
Male57%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education14%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual47%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education9%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual79%

Writing

All Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education11%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
White 45% 29%
Hispanic 39% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 6% 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) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • MEREDITH WALKER
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  • (281) 357-3288

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1110 Inwood
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