West University Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 3756 University Blvd
       Houston, TX  77005-2828


 (713) 295-5215

 School Website

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
18th of 4,421 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  1,304

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.8%
Asian:
21.5%
Hispanic:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9%

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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, West University Elementary ranked better than 99.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked first among 170 ranked elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.17. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.8%), Asian (21.5%), Hispanic (10.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 3.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West University Elementary is 17.8. 135 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare West University Elementary employs 73.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

West University Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks West University Elementary 18th of 4421 Texas public elementary schools. (See West University 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 West University Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.74 102nd 3465 97.1%
2005 87.27 100th 3475 97.1%
2006 84.73 188th 3476 94.6%
2007 87.24 34th 3724 99.1%
2008 86.41 143rd 3768 96.2%
2009 88.63 21st 3884 99.5%
2010 86.05 92nd 3937 97.7%
2011 87.89 30th 4095 99.3%
2012 94.40 34th 4206 99.2%
2013 94.76 24th 4221 99.4%
2014 94.83 11th 4260 99.7%
2015 93.69 34th 4320 99.2%
2016 93.90 29th 4286 99.3%
2017 99.30 21st 4329 99.5%
2018 99.38 14th 4359 99.7%
2019 99.17 18th 4421 99.6%

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

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a parent
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Open Quote We have been very happy with the quality of education at the school. Note: It’s heavy on academics and light on formal arts — your kids will have a fair number of assignments involving arts & crafts, but if you want to go much further beyond that, you’ll need to find the right extracurriculars. Good accommodation for learning disabilities, ADHD and speech issues. The school has a new principal who seems very promising so far. Our kids enjoy WUES and we enjoy seeing their classmates frequently around the neighborhood. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open Quote Unfortunately the quality of this school has deteriorated over the years. Not all but many of the teaching staff use reprimanding methods that hinder children to thrive. Very disturbing. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Open Quote Very sad, because this is our neighborhoold school and we heard so many wonderful stories about it. Unfortunatly, things always look better from the outside.

We pulled out our child in 2nd Grade and sent her to a Private School.
This school is extremely overrated. The Principal wont EVER return phone calls, and guides the school as a "Good Old Big Boy" with his two assistants who are bullying children and abuse Bus drivers and even parents.
The curriculum offers music and art, but is basically none existing. Our child came home with 2 drawings the whole school year in 1st Grade. Music is lead by an older teacher who never exposes the children to any type of musical instrument or classical music.
Children miss recess and snack on a regular basis, because the teachers have to meet certain school quotas and tests. Children are taught 3 grade level material in 1st Grade. Yes, it is wonderful that your child is pushed, but there comes I point where you have to ask what it does to your child's self-esteem being always pushed without recess and snacks.
Many wonderful teachers, yet others who are bullying, teasing and treating kids disrespectfully. If you dare to complain, you will 1. most likely not hear from the Principal or anyone else 2. be black mailed and your child assigned to a new teacher and/or to an overcrowded class.
Talk to a variety of people to make certain that this is the right school for your child.
It was not for us!!!!!! Our child is thriving in her new school and not once mentioned West University Elementary.
Year 2010 - Just imagine what kind of school this is when they assign a new teacher in Kindergarten 26 children??????? Close Quote



Enrollment information for West University Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 765 139 18 68 n/a n/a n/a 1 990
1989 850 138 14 93 0 n/a n/a 0 1095
1990 886 155 29 106 0 n/a n/a 0 1176
1991 882 122 25 97 0 n/a n/a 0 1126
1992 899 130 30 106 0 n/a n/a 0 1165
1993 859 115 40 95 0 n/a n/a 0 1109
1994 801 108 40 96 0 n/a n/a 0 1045
1995 643 122 52 103 0 n/a n/a 0 920
1996 643 122 52 103 0 n/a n/a 0 920
1997 619 99 59 105 0 n/a n/a 0 882
1998 652 97 48 105 0 n/a n/a 0 902
1999 714 73 50 75 2 n/a n/a 0 914
2000 748 61 57 73 1 n/a n/a 0 940
2001 761 50 72 62 2 n/a n/a 0 947
2002 756 26 113 66 2 n/a n/a 0 963
2003 756 26 113 66 2 n/a n/a 0 963
2004 750 26 136 61 0 n/a n/a 0 973
2005 756 29 134 76 2 n/a n/a 0 997
2006 743 30 155 79 0 n/a n/a 0 1007
2007 734 22 178 81 0 n/a n/a 0 1015
2008 722 28 158 93 1 n/a n/a 0 1002
2009 759 26 172 112 2 n/a n/a 0 1071
2010 733 29 171 133 2 n/a n/a 0 1068
2011 805 23 176 142 0 3 48 0 1197
2012 823 19 183 127 0 2 63 0 1217
2013 825 19 181 136 2 1 56 0 1220
2014 836 20 204 131 0 1 60 0 1252
2015 829 22 226 119 1 0 69 0 1266
2016 816 30 235 119 2 0 72 0 1274
2017 812 31 253 128 1 0 58 0 1283
2018 793 35 281 137 1 0 57 0 1304

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 West University Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 990 50.0 19.8 n/a
1989 1095 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1176 65.0 18.0 n/a
1991 1126 65.5 17.1 n/a
1992 1165 70.1 16.6 6.2
1993 1109 72.0 15.4 9.9
1994 1045 62.8 16.6 7.8
1995 920 59.0 15.6 7.7
1996 920 59.0 15.6 7.7
1997 882 58.0 15.2 6.5
1998 902 59.0 15.3 4.3
1999 914 58.5 15.6 3.9
2000 940 59.5 15.8 3.8
2001 947 54.0 17.5 3.1
2002 963 60.9 15.8 3.6
2003 963 60.9 15.8 3.6
2004 973 61.9 15.7 4.4
2005 997 61.9 16.1 3.6
2006 1007 63.0 16.0 5.2
2007 1015 62.5 16.2 3.6
2008 1002 64.5 15.5 4.1
2009 1071 65.5 16.4 4.1
2010 1068 65.5 16.3 2.4
2011 1197 69.4 17.2 1.5
2012 1217 68.0 17.8 1.5
2013 1220 70.0 17.4 1.6
2014 1252 70.9 17.6 1.8
2015 1266 72.0 17.5 1.3
2016 1274 73.0 17.4 1.6
2017 1283 72.6 17.6 1.4
2018 1304 73.2 17.8 3.9

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 West University Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 990 50.0 19.8 n/a
1989 1095 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1176 65.0 18.0 n/a
1991 1126 65.5 17.1 n/a
1992 1165 70.1 16.6 6.2
1993 1109 72.0 15.4 9.9
1994 1045 62.8 16.6 7.8
1995 920 59.0 15.6 7.7
1996 920 59.0 15.6 7.7
1997 882 58.0 15.2 6.5
1998 902 59.0 15.3 4.3
1999 914 58.5 15.6 3.9
2000 940 59.5 15.8 3.8
2001 947 54.0 17.5 3.1
2002 963 60.9 15.8 3.6
2003 963 60.9 15.8 3.6
2004 973 61.9 15.7 4.4
2005 997 61.9 16.1 3.6
2006 1007 63.0 16.0 5.2
2007 1015 62.5 16.2 3.6
2008 1002 64.5 15.5 4.1
2009 1071 65.5 16.4 4.1
2010 1068 65.5 16.3 2.4
2011 1197 69.4 17.2 1.5
2012 1217 68.0 17.8 1.5
2013 1220 70.0 17.4 1.6
2014 1252 70.9 17.6 1.8
2015 1266 72.0 17.5 1.3
2016 1274 73.0 17.4 1.6
2017 1283 72.6 17.6 1.4
2018 1304 73.2 17.8 3.9

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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