School Details

Sugar Mill Elementary School

13707 Jess Pirtle Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77498
(281) 634-4440
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 708 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

92%
87%
79%
81%
79%
69%
92%
87%
79%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Bend Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
83%
72%
75%
78%
68%
91%
83%
72%
80%
80%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Fort Bend Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
86%
77%
80%
86%
75%
82%
86%
77%
65%
76%
73%

TX00194

None
  • 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

Sugar Mill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sugar Land. The principal of Sugar Mill Elementary School is Terry-Ann Rodriguez, whose e-mail is TerryAnn.Rodriguez@fortbend.k12.tx.us. 708 students go to Sugar Mill Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 13% of the Sugar Mill Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 708 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 25% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sugar Mill Elementary School is 15:1. St Theresa Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 23%
Hispanic 31% 24%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 22%
Asian 22% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 30%
Limited English proficiency 13% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Dicipline based on punishment opposed to positive behavior model. Walking laps students are required to sit on the basketball court and wait until other students completed the required two laps then begin their laps. Options should be available for students when the temps are high. Many students do not have sunscreen caps or sunglasses. One water fountain for 100+ students does not make water available for all. Some teachers do NOT allow students to take their own water bottles outside. It was wonderful to have a class for the students to practice safe sun this school year but what about practicing what is taught at SME! Teachers are very caring but limited resources and over crowding in class rooms is becoming the norm. Shame to see the decline of a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our 3rd year at SME. Every year has been pretty good until now. The new Principal Dr. Rodriguez is quiet and unemotional. Usually a good thing but she is not inviting friendly nor relatable. Test scores seem to be the biggest priority and am disappointed that faculty parents and students are less than enthusiastic about her attitude and performance thus far. Teachers talk and parents talk. I think FBISD administration would be disappointed about the lack of appreciation and moral that the teachers and volunteers feel at the end of this school year.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school.The teachers are wonderful and the custodians and food service employees do a wonderful job for our children.Highly recommended.

  • (6 years ago)

    SME is a fantastic school! They have great parental involvement and community support. They are one of the only schools that I know of that actually has a Veteran's Day Celebration. It's a big deal. The teachers are great and very supportive and caring. This is a fantastic school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I could not have asked for a better educational experience for my child. My daughter attended Sugar Mill Elementary from K through 5th grade every teacher she had was caring supportive creative disciplined and over all exceptional. I have nothing but respect for the principal the administrative staff everyone who works at Sugar Mill Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    Principal autocratic focuses on fund raising and politics mostly. Teacher quality all over the place - from excellent (4th grade team music) to average and even weak. Extracurricular activities very good choir some sort of an environmental club (6 times per year). That's it I'm not aware of anything else. Safety and discipline rigid discipline based on punishment as opposed to positive behavior model. Overall quality average. Special ed - inclusion looks good at first however implementation in our case was a total fiasco

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has a genetic disorder and went to Sugar Mill since he was 5 years old. We had a wonderful experience with the school from the beginning. The PPCD program is excellent and the teacher Ms Davis is excellent as well very committed to her work. The kindergarten and first grade teachers were very good and supportive. Children with special needs have the opportunity of being in the regular classroom with the other kids while pulled some times of the day to get one-on-one help with a special teacher who was very nice supportive and excellent teacher.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent School! I went to this school myself and now my kids go there. Everything about it is great. From the teacher to the principal and staff! A+

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I moved back to the neighborhood I grew up in just so my kids could attend this school. The teachers are great and the parent involvement is 110%.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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