NEEDS IMPROVEMENT! I cant afford to send my kids to a Private school as well as the next zone school is always booked and cant take transfers I have to stick with having my kids here. My kids have been attending this school for 2 years ever since the school has been under construction, I know it takes
... Read more time to build but HISD board needs to help out schools as this one. They have great teachers here but you can tell they have no support from the Principal. The pick up and drop off is a total chaos and needs SO much improvement, hopefully once the school is complete it can be fixed. School needs to have curriculum's for the kids as well. They did just started for the first time an after school program, BUT because they only had a very small amount of space I was not able to add my two kids which by the way I really needed it to help with the commute of having to deal with who will pick my kids up from after school. They do not have any security at all. PTO just now started doing more things which is nice. No free bus under 2 miles in not fare. Like i said in the beginning needs a lot of improvement. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/17/13
While the teachers are wonderful, the principal is far from and the school is even less than that. The school is being rebuilt but it's been "under construction" for years. There is no recess or Fine Arts programs at all, so your kids are bored. The food is gross and undercooked so you have to plan
... Read more bringing lunches, no free bus for under 2 miles or so or you have to pay for it 11-15 dollars a kid and the buses are dangerous, they spend the entire time practicing for tests and taking tests that they end up failing. K.Smith hasn't passed AYP in 2 years. Most of the problems can be fixed but noone seems to care to do so. Parent involvement just isn't there. The PTO usually does nothing except for finally this year. The teachers are burnt out, the kids are burnt out, the school isn't safe and there's just nothing that you can read here that should make you want to send your kids to this school. If you have a choice, avoid it... Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/05/13
Don't send your kids here. This school needs so much that there's just not even much worth fixing anymore. The teachers are great but everything else just makes me want to move my kids faster. No P.E but 1 time every 2 weeks, no recess, no lunchroom, parent pickup is chaos, no free buses, no security.
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Posted by a parent on 02/05/13
My oldest son's teacher recommended transferring our son out of the school. They have to many kids enrolled in the school. The principal strives to teach all of the kids how to just 'survive'. Both of our kids' teachers were great and maximized the situation that they were handed. Unfortunatly the pricipal
... Read more gave them a short hand. If you are able, transfer your kids out of this school. You will be greatful that they were not taught how to just 'survive'. Read less
* 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 — Smith Elementary School is located at 4802 Chrystell Ln, Houston TX 77092. 4802 Chrystell Ln is in the 77092 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for Smith Elementary School is the Houston Isd. Smith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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