Herod Elementary

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 5627 Jason St
       Houston, TX  77096-2110


 (713) 778-3315

 School Website

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
801st of 4,421 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  786

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.1%
African American:
24.2%
White:
23.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.6%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Herod Elementary ranked better than 81.9% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 18th among 170 ranked elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.57. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Herod Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (40.1%), African American (24.2%), White (23.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Herod Elementary is 16.4, which is the 70th best among 170 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Herod Elementary employs 47.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Herod Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Herod Elementary 801st of 4421 Texas public elementary schools. (See Herod Elementary in the ranking list.)

Houston Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District 617th of 979 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Herod Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.77 750th 3465 78.4%
2005 72.93 824th 3475 76.3%
2006 73.44 815th 3476 76.6%
2007 66.91 1253rd 3724 66.4%
2008 66.97 1244th 3768 67.0%
2009 60.20 1698th 3884 56.3%
2010 71.47 1022nd 3937 74.0%
2011 61.74 1707th 4095 58.3%
2012 83.28 499th 4206 88.1%
2013 76.97 802nd 4221 81.0%
2014 74.14 999th 4260 76.5%
2015 69.64 1296th 4320 70.0%
2016 76.56 916th 4286 78.6%
2017 82.71 616th 4329 85.8%
2018 80.51 663rd 4359 84.8%
2019 76.57 801st 4421 81.9%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Open Quote Herod is a wonderful elementary school with dedicated teachers and staff that strive to create a well-rounded, creative child. It is a Vangard 'Gifted" Magnet. It is also the home of a great Dual Language curriculum which serves students from K-5th. We started 2013 with 825 students and interest in the school in increasing all the time. Our student population is very international and diverse, just as the city of Houston is. The children are taught to be respectful of each other and learning and trying our best is the focus for each child. We are fortunate that our principal wisely chose to keep all of our specialist classes. We still have P.E., Library, Music, Art and Mind Masters (a class only taught at Herod). Many schools had to cut programs such as these, but Herod was able to keep them and their wonderful staff. Children in the Vangard curriculum are challenged by the curriculum. From Kindergarten on, children are required to give oral presentations of their projects, which helps them with confidence and public speaking. The school also offers a PTO-run Enrichment program and a school operated Extended Day until 5:30 p.m. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, November 6, 2011

Open Quote Herod is an excellent vanguard school. The MSA review said it is exemplary in the way the teachers team teach. They communicate with each other about how best to plan there curriculum. This does not happen at a lot of other vanguard schools in town. They have a specific reading program that holds the interest of gifted readers more so than the accelerated reader program at most schools. I have not heard a parent of a student there speak of a single bad teacher. We love our son's teacher- we get daily feedback about his progress!! We have friends who had their 2 kids in a private school but enrolled at Herod this year- they're much happier! Herod has excellent after school programs- enrichment class offerings are as good or better than any other area school. This allows your kids to have fun/learn after school and bond with friends who have the same interests and YOU don't have to pick them up and run across town and pay twice as much! We have friends whose kids are in the dual language program which sounds equally strong. Go into the schools, ask a lot of questions, talk to parents of students who attend. That's how you REALLY find out what's going on in a school and what kind of experience you child really will have there. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Open Quote Many awesome teachers.
Lots of parental involvement.
New school building coming soon.
And my 4th grader ranked Post High
School in the National rankings of
the Stanford testing in almost all
subject areas. (his lowest result was
grade 10.6)
(Proud Mom!) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Herod Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 240 51 29 127 n/a n/a n/a 1 447
1989 250 86 22 148 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1990 339 119 16 167 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1991 392 132 19 141 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1992 409 165 36 182 0 n/a n/a 0 792
1993 372 156 45 169 0 n/a n/a 0 742
1994 393 164 52 194 0 n/a n/a 0 803
1995 356 169 69 166 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1996 356 169 69 166 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1997 368 167 83 168 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1998 362 172 101 172 0 n/a n/a 0 807
1999 383 151 101 169 2 n/a n/a 0 806
2000 368 145 101 175 0 n/a n/a 0 789
2001 362 156 91 180 0 n/a n/a 0 789
2002 387 93 76 181 0 n/a n/a 0 737
2003 387 93 76 181 0 n/a n/a 0 737
2004 395 91 72 186 0 n/a n/a 0 744
2005 373 86 63 195 0 n/a n/a 0 717
2006 346 99 68 208 0 n/a n/a 0 721
2007 312 96 80 209 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2008 267 121 77 230 1 n/a n/a 0 696
2009 242 138 73 254 1 n/a n/a 0 708
2010 231 151 75 267 5 n/a n/a 0 729
2011 188 136 84 312 2 1 23 0 746
2012 188 152 87 321 2 1 27 0 778
2013 190 150 92 313 2 1 22 0 770
2014 206 173 83 341 2 2 21 0 828
2015 206 172 85 316 0 2 23 0 804
2016 185 153 70 328 1 1 24 0 762
2017 180 185 72 298 2 1 23 0 761
2018 186 190 69 315 2 1 23 0 786

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Herod Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 27.0 16.5 n/a
1989 506 n/a n/a n/a
1990 641 37.0 17.3 n/a
1991 684 37.4 18.2 n/a
1992 792 47.0 16.8 21.8
1993 742 46.0 16.1 24.3
1994 803 46.8 17.2 21.9
1995 760 48.0 15.8 23.0
1996 760 48.0 15.8 23.0
1997 786 48.0 16.4 21.0
1998 807 46.0 17.5 19.5
1999 806 48.0 16.8 26.2
2000 789 46.5 17.0 23.2
2001 789 43.9 18.0 28.9
2002 737 45.5 16.2 28.1
2003 737 45.5 16.2 28.1
2004 744 44.5 16.7 25.0
2005 717 43.5 16.5 27.2
2006 721 41.5 17.4 32.7
2007 697 42.0 16.6 31.4
2008 696 43.1 16.1 38.6
2009 708 45.1 15.7 43.1
2010 729 45.0 16.1 39.5
2011 746 45.4 16.4 40.6
2012 778 48.1 16.1 32.9
2013 770 45.4 16.9 50.3
2014 828 47.4 17.4 50.5
2015 804 46.0 17.4 44.5
2016 762 49.0 15.5 47.4
2017 761 47.1 16.1 45.3
2018 786 47.7 16.4 53.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Herod Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 27.0 16.5 n/a
1989 506 n/a n/a n/a
1990 641 37.0 17.3 n/a
1991 684 37.4 18.2 n/a
1992 792 47.0 16.8 21.8
1993 742 46.0 16.1 24.3
1994 803 46.8 17.2 21.9
1995 760 48.0 15.8 23.0
1996 760 48.0 15.8 23.0
1997 786 48.0 16.4 21.0
1998 807 46.0 17.5 19.5
1999 806 48.0 16.8 26.2
2000 789 46.5 17.0 23.2
2001 789 43.9 18.0 28.9
2002 737 45.5 16.2 28.1
2003 737 45.5 16.2 28.1
2004 744 44.5 16.7 25.0
2005 717 43.5 16.5 27.2
2006 721 41.5 17.4 32.7
2007 697 42.0 16.6 31.4
2008 696 43.1 16.1 38.6
2009 708 45.1 15.7 43.1
2010 729 45.0 16.1 39.5
2011 746 45.4 16.4 40.6
2012 778 48.1 16.1 32.9
2013 770 45.4 16.9 50.3
2014 828 47.4 17.4 50.5
2015 804 46.0 17.4 44.5
2016 762 49.0 15.5 47.4
2017 761 47.1 16.1 45.3
2018 786 47.7 16.4 53.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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