Houston Elementary School

3245 36th Street, Port Arthur, TX 77642
(409) 984-4800
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 655 students 19 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
62%
76%
53%
58%
70%

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 2014
  • Port Arthur Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
63%
74%
51%
51%
70%
54%
68%
73%

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 2014
  • Port Arthur Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
61%
76%
70%
62%
79%
54%
62%
73%

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 2014
  • Port Arthur Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Houston Elementary School is a public elementary school in Port Arthur. The principal of Houston Elementary School is MELISSA OLIVA, whose e-mail is moliva@paisd.org. 655 children attend Houston Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 41% of the Houston Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 655 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 87% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Houston Elementary School is 19:1. Tyrrell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 45%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 45%
Multiracial 1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 88%
Limited English proficiency 41% 23%
Economically disadvantaged 84% 84%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school advocates for the students. We seek to educate the whole child academically socially and emotionally!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers do great despite the very negative attitudes from our state government. We need to throw those voucher-loving hypocrites out!

  • (7 years ago)

    Sam Houston is an excellent school with hard working teachers. Both of my children attended Sam Houston from pre-k through first grade. They are excellent students in their current school district. What the other parent said about the teachers talking to the children as if they were their own is true in some cases. I appreciated the fact that the teachers my children had did treat them as their own. That showed me how much they cared for them. As far as the counselor and principals not being concerned that's another false statement. The administrative staff but my childrens needs first and spoke to me with the upmost respect. Sam Houston is a shining star in the Port Arthur Independent School District!

  • (7 years ago)

    Some of the teachers and counselors lack the appropriate knowledge or education to conduct their classrooms and students. Most are very rude and confrontation but there is still hope for Sam Houston with teachers like Mrs. Vincent and Davis.

  • (9 years ago)

    * excellent academic programs and educators. * there is no recess for students which contradicts all the research which shows that recess is essential for students. * students lack disclipline from home.

  • (10 years ago)

    Sam Houston is a good school depending on your childs teacher. many teachers need to be more aware of their behavior towards the children in the hallways. many times I have witnessed teachers yelling at the children like they were at home with their own kids. My child had Mrs. Monroe for 1st grade and she was wonderful.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a former student because I saw a school where the teachers/substitutes/principals showed a lack of interest to everyday education while focusing on 'Numbers & Precentages.' There was more concern placed on students to walk in a straight line or to sit quietly in class or fundraising activities than meeting their emotional and physical well-being. I agree with the other parent. Whatever happened to teachers who took pride in their jobs and were not just there to collect a paycheck or to become counselors or principals? My advice to other parents. Stay up to date on what is happening weekly. Visit the school regularly to check on your child and to observe how the teacher interacts/instructs her students. Don't assume anything.

  • (11 years ago)

    I attending this school as a child and now my daughter is in Kindergarten. The school has some wonderful teachers and administrators. Just like all things in life there are some things that could use improvement. Attendance in teachers should be required just as it is for students.

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