One of the questions, we are asked the most has to be “How are the schools in Spring Texas?” Its a good question. The quality of schools not only impact the education received by our children but they also impact real estate prices. A quality school that is in demand will increase real estate prices and just the reverse occurs with a lesser quality school.
“How do you determine which schools are good?” One of the methods we use to assess the quality of education provided by our schools are the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) scores. The TAKS are standardized tests administered to students in grades 3 – 11. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) rates schools and districts based largely on the results from these scores.
The ratings given are Exemplary (E), Recognized (R), Academically Acceptable (A), Academically Unacceptable (U), and Not Rated (NR). To learn more about the requirements needed to receive each of the ratings Read: Rating Texas Schools.
The Ratings for the 2006 – 2007 school year have just been released and “How did the schools in Spring Texas do?”
Klein School District with an enrollment of 41,438 students received an (A) – Academically Acceptable rating. Two of its elementary schools, Hassler and Haude, received an (E) – Exemplary rating. The Exemplary rating is a highly coveted rating as only about 8% of the campuses in the State of Texas receive the rating. 12 of the elementary schools received the (R) – Recognized rating with 10 of the elementary schools receiving the (A) – Academically Acceptable rating.
Strack was the only the intermediate school in the Klein School District to receive a (R) – Recognized rating. The other rated intermediate schools received an (A) – Academically Acceptable rating with the exception of Klein Intermediate which received an (U) – Academically Unacceptable rating. All four Klein High Schools received an (A) – Academcially Acceptable rating.
Spring School District with an enrollment of 32,227 students received an (A) – Academically Acceptable rating. Ten of its elementary schools received a (R) rating with nine of the elementary schools receiving an (A) rating.
Spring School District’s five rated middle schools and two high schools all received an (A) – Academically Acceptable rating.
When relocating to Spring Texas and considering schools you need to do your research. Review the school districts and campuses TEA ratings, review the student – teacher ratios and other public data. After you have narrowed your choices down, go and visit the campuses you are considering. Walk through the halls, get a feeling for the campus, meet with the Principal and teachers and then make your own decision on how the schools in Spring Texas are.
Additional detail on the ratings, student – teacher ratios, campus demographics is available at TEA ratings.
Learn more about Spring Texas in our Discover Spring Texas section of our blogsite.
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