Helms Elementary School

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503 W 21st St

Houston, TX 77008

(713) 867-5130

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 540

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Helms Elementary School

this school needs more leadership.

Posted by a parent on 01/03/07

I love Helms. This is my daughter s 4th year there & all I can say are positive things. My child perform everything thing a normal child would at this age, in two languages, in some areas, more. It impressed me that her teachers began helping her in problem areas as a preventative measure. Teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/13/06

This is my daughter's firs year and i love this school because it has a lot of activities and parent envolvement. I love the fact that is a dual program!I love the Avance Program so organized

Posted by a parent on 09/29/06

Our school is like a family. They are very concerned about our children both in the classroom and out. We have a great PTA that supports the school. The Dual Language program is excellent. It is exactly what our children are in need of in this day and age - Spanish fluency. I considered moving my child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/06

The dual-language program is excellent. My son started kindergarten knowing uno, dos, tres and hola, and now, at the beginning of first grade, he can read and write Spanish, and converses with his teacher and classmates in Spanish. I love that my son will be bilingual and that he's learning to value ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/06

This wonderful school is a historic landmark in the Heights area of Houston. Children are loved here and also receive an outstanding dual-language immersion (Spanish/English) language education complemented with an exceptional Science/Wetlands teacher.

Posted by a parent on 06/24/05

This dual-language school is in theory a model program but in reality lacks the academic rigor that most parents desire. It almost seems that they spend too much time spreading the 'word' and less time heeding it.

Posted by a parent on 04/14/05

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Test scores for Helms Elementary School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Helms Elementary School
Houston Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. 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 grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Houston schools — Helms Elementary School is located at 503 W 21st St, Houston TX 77008. 503 W 21st St is in the 77008 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for Helms Elementary School is the Houston Isd. Helms Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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