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W L Kissam Elementary School

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Posted June 28, 2009

I graduated from CH and have returned to teach in this fabulous district. I am also thrilled to bring my children with me! I completely trust the teachers to give them a quality education and I am excited for them to have an opportunity to participate in some of the many extracurricular activites that CH offers. This is a place that I am still proud to call my home!


Posted August 23, 2007

Mrs. Nick , Mrs. Rivers , and Mrs.Harris Are Great Teachers They Are on eof the best 5th Grade Teachers Ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Great school but needs to loosen up a bit. The rules there are so harsh, But it is a great school. My child loves it there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

This school has a very responsive special education department. The teachers have pursued grant funding to expand their services and get the entire school on board for the success of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Good P.E. and music , computer activeties. my child goes there and she likes it
—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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

238 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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 82% in 2011.

253 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education75%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education86%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American63%
Asian50%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual81%

Math

All Students68%
Female61%
Male75%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female64%
Male78%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education55%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education55%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented86%
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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 42% 52%
White 39% 29%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 24%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 Leader's name
  • KENDA WILLINGHAM
Fax number
  • (903) 565-5195

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Phone: (903) 566-8334

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