Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

Public, Magnet PK, KG-6

 5445 W Alabama
       Houston, TX  77056-2662


 (713) 295-5276

 School Website

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.0
Number of students:  470

Racial breakdown:
Asian:
34.5%
White:
20.6%
Hispanic:
18.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School ranked better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 6th among 172 ranked elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (34.5%), White (20.6%), Hispanic (18.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School is 18. 127 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School employs 26 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School 85th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School in the ranking list.)

Houston Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District 608th of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 62.43 1622nd 4260 61.9%
2015 83.01 580th 4320 86.6%
2016 88.14 321st 4286 92.5%
2017 97.64 96th 4329 97.8%
2018 97.32 85th 4359 98.1%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Open Quote This school is only 4 years old and already is leap frogging it's way to be one of the highest scoring and ranking schools in the district. Now that all the grades have been filled out and it's 100% MIMS only students, I believe it had the 3rd highest test scores this year in the district and is now very difficult to get into. My daughter enrolled when the school first opened and like most parents who entered the first year we knew we were going to be in for a bumpy ride until the school becomes more established. Some bumps are ongoing but most parents I talk to are happy. The admin is very responsive to parent feedback and the PTO is very active creating benefits that most schools don't have until they're much older. Ie, every morning before school starts the principle gives a lesson about a Chinese idiom or traits that our students should strive for. Ie Courage, Compassion etc. to go along with their character building curriculum at school. It actually works because my kid will talk about how she witnessed or did something that fit a trait taught at school. As for fluency, if your child has no Chinese speaking ability don't expect your child to be fluent after a few months. Some parents left because they thought their kids would be fluent after a yr and be speaking to their friends in Chinese which is completely unrealistic. I already knew that going in and have been happy with the results so far, especially since my child couldn't speak a single word of Chinese. Now she can hold simple conversations in Mandarin with zero accent. When she overhears native Chinese speakers having a conversation she'll eavesdrop and tell me that while she can't understand everything she does understand the gist of their conversation and understands a lot more than what she can say. Often the MIMS students win and place at local Chinese speaking contests and always rank in NTB and UIL. The students that come here are very bright. MIMS is #1 for diversity in TX though I've noticed a lot more native Chinese kids are enrolling lately. I've spoken to their parents and found out they enrolled because their kids were refusing to speak English at home and forgetting their Chinese. After MIMS, the kids don't resist and their Chinese greatly improves. MIMS also promotes entrepreneurship and programming and hold a kids marketplace where kids set up stores to buy/sell/advertise/hire/learn how businesses work, etc.. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 50 52 52 91 0 0 6 0 251
2014 74 66 75 91 1 0 26 0 333
2015 83 81 123 80 0 0 31 0 398
2016 97 84 162 86 0 0 41 0 470

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 Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 251 13.0 19.3 42.2
2014 333 12.4 26.6 34.8
2015 398 20.0 19.9 25.6
2016 470 26.0 18.0 21.5

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 Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 251 13.0 19.3 42.2
2014 333 12.4 26.6 34.8
2015 398 20.0 19.9 25.6
2016 470 26.0 18.0 21.5

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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