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About This School

Cornelius Elementary School is a public elementary school in Houston. The principal of Cornelius Elementary School is Ms Karen E Jackson, who can be contacted at kjackson@houstonisd.org. 921 children attend Cornelius Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 45% of the Cornelius Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 921 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cornelius Elementary School is 18:1. Golfcrest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 61%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 8%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 3%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 63%
Limited English proficiency 45% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 86% 80%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My two daughters have gone to Cornelius for the past two years. The teachers treat the students with respect and expect the highest achievements from them. The focus is math and science and students learn to enjoy learning and look forward to every lesson. The after school program is wonderful with a variety of activities to choose from including Violin Science Club Homework Help Band and UIL. Both of my daughters are GT and enjoy the school. The students are well behaved everywhere whether classmates or friends. It's so great that I wish it was K-8 so my fifth grader could continue there next year.

  • (8 months ago)

    I have two children who attended this school till 5 grade. I can only say we owe our kids success to this wonderful school who has caring and productive teachers. The teachers are there for the kids education. The teachers are always willing to listen to parents concerns. The magnet program is above and well organized. Hurray for Ms. Harris the magnet coordinator who is always ready to help her children that is the students. They have a large VIP group willing to help the school with projects and to assist teachers with any kind of help that is allowed. Parents are always allowed to help with kids and in class. The teachers are great and knowledgeable. My kids were in the magnet program and were accepted to many good middle schools like Johnston Pin Oak Stevenson Pershing and others. And I have 2 more kids there now. Hurray for Cornelius!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my children attend the magnet program at Cornelius elementary and I am very pleased to say that this school challenges the students abilities and creates an environment that requires parents and children to participate actively. My children are doing academic work above their grade level and are more knowledgable than other children their age. My children enjoy attending class and come home with interesting facts and information that they have learned. I am very pleased with the program at this school as well as the impact it has had on my children. The instructors and staff appear to be very dedicated to the young minds of Cornelius. It is wonderful to see young children learning but an even greater joy to see them learn with interest. This school is an asset to the community.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Cornelius since kindergarten. She is now in the second grade. I am very satisfied with the leadership and teachers at the school. I feel my daughter is being prepared for the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school appears to be very insensitive when it comes to the needs of a child. I am not impressed and will not have my daughter return to that school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a pre-k parent that is suprise about how much this school is advace from other public and private schools. I had my daughter in private school and their is no difrece from one another am verry happy with the teacher she is great Mr. Dalton.

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