School Details

Lovett Elementary School

8814 S Rice Ave, Houston, TX 77096
(713) 295-5258
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 679 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

97%
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64%
69%
97%
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79%

TX00194

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  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
64%
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81%
64%
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91%
64%
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94%
67%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
70%
77%
82%
69%
75%
89%
70%
77%
90%
66%
73%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lovett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Houston. The principal of Lovett Elementary School is Dawn Thompson, who can be contacted at DThomp11@houstonisd.org. 679 students attend Lovett Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 13% of the Lovett Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 679 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 31% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lovett Elementary School is 16:1. Pilgrim Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Asian 8% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 30% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 63%
Limited English proficiency 13% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter started attending Lovett as a Kindergartner; she's now a second grader. We love it at Lovett!

  • (9 months ago)

    Owl's Nest through 5th Grade & my child is now prepared and met the standards for HISD's premier VanGuard & Middle Schools. Lovett inspires children from day one!

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has been in the school for three years. I like it because he likes it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is attending this school for three years now. The general schooling environment is excellent. We are having great time communicating and dealing with the staff at school and with the other parents. Eventhough we moved and an elementary school is just a walking distance from the new home we preferred leaving her at Lovett. However the teachers are to concentrate more and help those young children because there is still some potential and they must exert some more effort. The previous principal was so energetic that it caused the current one my relatively low rating.

  • (2 years ago)

    This looks like a wonderful school but after touring I am concerned that the GT classroom experience is significantly better than the regular one and as I believe I am looking for a superior education for my "regular" child I'm disappointed with this. The GT classroom was chock full of exciting learning opportunities while the regular classroom was very much toned down. For example the GT student job board had something like ten differentiated classroom jobs for students to rotate through while the regular classroom had a "boy helper" and a "girl helper." This may seem like a silly detail but it's the difference between a student-centered learning environment and a teacher-centered one - and that makes all the difference as far as I'm concerned as a parent and a teacher.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school and Owl's Nest (tuition based PreK3 PK4) is top notch. Administration will bend over backwards for parents and students staff knows students by name- even those in different grades. Academics are strong and staff is supportive if a student is struggling. I'm a product of private school education and this school is better than some of the local private schools academically socially (very nurturing) and artistically. Parent involvement is high but not required. There is a strong sense of community. There is a decent amount of homework that reinforces the challenging class material. The G/T program teaches the same fundamental curriculum as non G/T expectations are just higher(i.e. might cover it in a shorter amount of time or have 2 quizzes instead of 1). Spelling and vocab pre-tests allow your child to focus to more advanced items instead of spending all week studying for a test on material that they've already mastered. I highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son went to private school through middle school and suggested that my daughter go to our zoned school so that she would have friends living close by us. It was the best decision that we made to attend Lovett 2 1/2 years ago (my daughter is now in 2nd grade). We love all of the faculty and staff and believe that Mrs. Simson is an awesome and supportive Principal. The new building is beautiful and the Fine Arts department is the best. The PTO is very involved and parents are always encouraged to do as much (or as little) as you want.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in Kinder and he loves school. He is already reading writing sentences and comprehending what he has written/read. The new campus is gorgeous and the staff and PTO is hard working and so sweet. . )They celebrate good behavior and educates whole child with all extra programs after school AND the campus still has art class! and a full time nurse! Ask around scool many have part time nurse and no art programs at all. Research ask question every school should have a full time nurse and art. LOVETT does.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school since the 1st great. The overall community is great. It's grounded with parent participation. Great atmosphere for healthy learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree. I have had very unpleasant experiences with the staff in charge of the front porch. They are very rude! Parents should be treated with respect.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Son goes to Lovett Kindergarten in Ms.Gutierrez class. She is an excellent teacher. I like the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended Lovett in kindergarten and we loved the school and her teacher Mrs. Grant. The principal Mrs. Monaghan who is the West Region Principal of The Year is wonderful and so is the office staff. Families are very involved. It was great for my daughter. And they are an exemplary school....

  • (6 years ago)

    My two daughters went to this school and one of my daughters was in the third grade with the teacher Mrs. Hurst. She was wonderful. She had every aspect to teach. My other daughter was in the kingergarten grade and her teacher was Mr. Keen. He always had fun and exciting things to do. As a parent that can't have much time for home I feel like they are welcome at Lovett. I especially like the Music. My daughter was in violin and she made concert master in the first semester. This school is a thumbs up for Anyone! If it worked for me I garauntee it will work for you

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Lovett for 2 years. I am gald that I moved her there. Lovett was actually the bottom on my list because my daughter is into gymnastics running etc; very physical sports. But once I took the tour during magnet week I was very impressed by the activities and extra things that they involve the kids in. The parents are very involved. She decided to take violin and did very well in that. So overall I was impressed. Every school has issues to deal with and I have seen a few but as a parent I have decided that Lovett is the best place for her. They teach her more than curriculum they teach her how to be responsible for her actions and how to make better choices. She likes the fact that the faculty concentrates on health of your body. Good school!

  • (6 years ago)

    After 3 years at Lovett we finally decided to move our daughter to another school. This school has great potential under the fairly new leadership of there principle but Rome was not built in a day and neither will the orchestra or choir at this school. The band is top notch and the academics are great if your child is in the GT program. The staff is hit or miss and the office staff is defensive at best when any problem arises. If you plan to send your child here head previous warnings about your rambunctious son. I know of not one kindegarten teacher this year that I would want for my child. Once you get to second grade there are better options for teachers but it was a rough road to hoe the first two for us.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school. Wonderful leadership. strong teachers. Very involved community!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Lovett. I really Love the Music department at Lovett. However what I have found out in Lovett there seems to be favoritism shown to girls with less consideration of our boys especially those of a certain characteristic. I see the difference with the Teachers in how the girls are pushed to excel. I don't see the Teachers helping to build character and providing moral support to our students. It is more or less you get it or you don't attitude. When conduct comes into play it is not approached with the means of trying to understand why the child behaves the way they do but rather just give them a conduct cut as a quick resolution. There is so much diversity in the students there should be more of a diversity in the faculty staff. They can do better.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten there and he loves his school. He will proudly tell anyone that he goes to Lovett. Academics and the fine arts program are great and the teachers as well as the staff really care about the students and the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lovett provides a rich and nurturing environment with a Principal who believes in family and unity w/in her staff members. The music program provides great opportunities for students to excel w/ their talents and learn through music.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school with strong academic and fine arts education. Principal teachers and staff are all glad to be there.

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