Lawrence E Elkins High School

7007 Knights Court, Missouri City, TX 77459
(281) 634-2600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2011 students 18 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Bend Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Bend Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lawrence E Elkins High School is a public high school in Missouri City. The principal of Lawrence E Elkins High School is BARBARA WHITAKER and can be contacted at 2,011 children attend Lawrence E Elkins High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Lawrence E Elkins High School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 2,011 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 23% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lawrence E Elkins High School is 18:1. Stafford High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 29%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian 16% %
Hispanic 15% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 36%
Limited English proficiency 3% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 15% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student I feel like elkins could do so much better. Instead of wasting money on IDs and closing off the front foyer area (which makes halls even more congested than they were before) they could be using that money for the students' education. I know they say they're doing it for safety and security but look at all the other schools that don't have the "precautions" we have. Good teachers are hard to find there as well as help. Majority of teachers just put power points on a screen and sit at their desk all day. Overall elkins is not as great as a school as it used to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    {former teacher} All I can say is that as long the current administration {BW JS SR} is there DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL! Teachers are miserable and the students suffer for it. Athletics are not properly respected by admin and not supported. They are lucky to have the good coaches that they have who do their best to create good athletic programs with little admin support. I would wait until the admin changes before sending my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    Elkins High School suffers not due to educational standard for many of the teachers are quite adept in their fields but rather from an administrative short-falling. The administration is far more keen on enforcing things such as the conservative dress code ID policy etc spending funds on ID printing front office barriers etc rather than promoting quality education and spending to improve our massively underfunded science and history departments. I was once taken out of class for two periods AP Physics C and Honors Computer Science III both academically distinguished courses to spend 2 hours in the principals office waiting as they tried to find the proper discipline for my crime... which was the felony offense of not displaying my ID which I DID have on on a "school-approved" lanyard. I should probably mention I WAS wearing an Elkins lanyard just on from the last school year. Such is the condition at Elkins High School.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awful the students are so mean and the teachers only takecare of a few of them. I want to move away but my parents won't because of the testing scores the only reason they are so high is because of the Academy and the other smart people. Please if you looking to go to this school don't.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've been a student at Elkins High School for two years and I can't tell you a time I've been successfully helped by a staff member. Most are rude lazy and/or do not understand their job requirements. The only way you can recieve help is by threatening to contact the school board. The only reason I'd give them a one-star rating is because I do like a few teachers there. FEW actually care it seems. Although it is hard to learn with such disruptive students. The principles/staff spend most of their time enforcing ridiculous rules and are constantly trying to get money out of students. I also do not appreciate the way they make the Special Ed Students clean tables in the cafeteria after breakfast! Elkins lacks variety in courses and most are "blow off classes". Also retesting is no longer available in some classes because "not every student has transportation." I'd recommend going to another school if at all possible or taking as many honors classes as you can handle. If you are not that great academically you're pretty much out of luck at Elkins. Good luck to incoming students you'll definitely need it!

  • (3 years ago)

    Elkins High School may have been a great school in the past but as of now the teachers focus more on dicipline than on teaching the students are out of control and disrupt every class I am in. The teaching has gone downhill at a fast rate. if I were to rate elkins highschool I wouldnt even give it one star.

  • (3 years ago)

    Elkins is in my opinion the best high school in the district. Elkins students are all very accepting of new students like my daughter. Clements on the other hand has many students who are bullied daily. And chose to make fun of the students at Elkins as well calling them 'Ghetto'.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Elkins when I was a freshman and sophomore and it was a totally better school than the one I'm attending currently. The administrators are nice most of the time I had more friends there and the academic quality was above average.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had a daughter in this school for one year and I agree with all the criticisms of the school administration. They do a terrible job. We moved to Clements & it was like night and day.

  • (5 years ago)

    Their staff has no courtesy and their nures are very rude my child does not learn there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Administration does nothing to help with either a special needs student or a gifted/talented student which i have both of..Have been trying for weeks to get a teacher to even call me on the phone to discuss childs progress...Its teaching to the lowest denominator in the class and pushing along the students...I am extremely discouraged and am going to the school board with my concerns.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at Elkins and I have had a great time over the past four years at the school. Although the rezoning after my freshman year may have hurt the school academically the teachers are still top-notch and the AP program is amazing. The facilities to succeed in various areas are thankfully still there for motivated students without the cut-throat competition present at other schools like Clements. Frankly I love it here and I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    This was once a great school both my sisters went here and I was very excited to go as well after all the praise I heard about it. However the atmosphere of the school has changed. What was once a fine learning institution is more rapidly becoming a prison more than anything else. This coming from an honor student with most upperlevel classes. I ended up transfering schools my junior year. It has definitely gone down hill since then.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Elkins adminstration will present itself to parents as very helpful and not do a thing to change your child's circumstances. It is challenge to address concerns and resolve issues.

  • (6 years ago)

    Elkins is an all around cool school to go to there are so many things to do the teachers are cool and the food isn't to shabby either. Though the building is a little older than other schools it is still extraordinarily functional and more than fun to explore ) Over all I am proud to be a knight

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended EHS for the past 3 years he will be a senior this upcoming 2009-2010 school year. I believe that Elkins has the right progamming in place for its students to be prepared for higher learning and beyond. However I believe that only a small percentage of the students are actually motivated to take advantage of those opportunities. Unfortuanely my son was one of the unmotivated ones. He's done 'OK' but if he had really taken advantage of all that EHS has to offer he would have created a lot more post-high school options for himself. Its too many 'unmotivated' students and they are rubbing off on others and bring the campus down as a whole.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Elkins school and i love is not just a fun school the people are very friendly if you carry yourself right.........I only been going there for about 3 Months and i can say I like all my i don't agree with everything that they do but hey that is at any school you go to.

  • (7 years ago)

    Elkins is an awesome school. They have one of the top college prep programs with readily available tutors for students willing to participate.

  • (8 years ago)

    Elkins is a welcome change. She [daughter] is doing great and making friends and really likes all her teachers. They all so far seem to be great.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is at Elkins. He is in the band and has had an good beginning in his first year at the school. He has felt very safe and very well cared for at the school. Academically he is as challenged as he as ever been. But this year he had an accident after school on campus. It was his fault (he was on his skateboard in the parking lot.) The school acted quickly in obtaining emergency medical treatment for him possibly saving his life. I cannot say enough good things about how the situation was handled. The administrators and medical personel were summoned and took care of him until help arrived. The administrators were in constant contact with me the entire time. Everything was handled with the utmost professionalism and genuine care for my child. This is an outstanding school with excellent staff and administration.

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