Project Chrysalis Middle

Summary:

Project Chrysalis Middle is a public middle school in Houston, Texas, serving 270 students in grades 6-8. With a predominantly Hispanic student population, the school stands out for its consistently strong academic performance, particularly among diverse student subgroups.

Project Chrysalis Middle consistently outperforms the Houston Independent School District and the state of Texas on STAAR assessments, with 90% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in reading, compared to 47% for the district and 56% for the state. The school also excels in serving specific student subgroups, ranking among the top Texas middle schools for Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Additionally, the school maintains an impressive 0.0% dropout rate, significantly lower than the district and state averages.

While nearby schools like Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan and Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk also demonstrate strong academic performance, others, such as Edison Middle and Navarro Middle, struggle to match Project Chrysalis Middle's achievements. The school's commitment to equity, increased spending per student, and sustained excellence make it a standout option for families in the Houston area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4528 Leeland
       Houston, TX  77023-3047


(713) 924-1700

District: Houston Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
316th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,175 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  270

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
95.9%
Asian:
1.9%
White:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Project Chrysalis Middle ranks better than 86.4% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 3rd among 42 ranked middle schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.99. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (95.9%), Asian (1.9%), White (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Project Chrysalis Middle is 19.2. 38 middle schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Project Chrysalis Middle is $8,175. 40 middle schools in the Houston Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Project Chrysalis Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Project Chrysalis Middle 316th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Project Chrysalis Middle in the ranking list.)

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Houston Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District (Isd) 666th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Project Chrysalis Middle

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Rank History for all students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.64 52nd 2080 97.5%
2019 96.20 57th 2193 97.4%
2021 79.45 318th 2252 85.9%
2022 94.44 81st 2254 96.4%
2023 80.99 316th 2330 86.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.34 46th 1376 96.7%
2019 89.80 63rd 1445 95.6%
2021 61.31 366th 1592 77.0%
2022 96.00 31st 1643 98.1%
2023 86.33 118th 1720 93.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.53 7th 1815 99.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.37 9th 2039 99.6%
2019 99.08 18th 2073 99.1%
2021 85.06 131st 2172 94.0%
2022 98.12 18th 2220 99.2%
2023 91.67 78th 2251 96.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.17 55th 2008 97.3%
2019 92.76 96th 2047 95.3%
2021 80.72 279th 2151 87.0%
2022 93.77 74th 2221 96.7%
2023 80.09 303rd 2241 86.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.85 899th 1430 37.1%
2019 54.32 825th 1446 42.9%
2021 33.84 1141st 1501 24.0%
2022 55.67 801st 1488 46.2%
2023 46.66 998th 1481 32.6%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.53 8th 2008 99.6%
2019 94.71 45th 2058 97.8%
2021 72.57 276th 2118 87.0%
2022 99.23 10th 2182 99.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.40 50th 2030 97.5%
2019 97.47 33rd 2069 98.4%
2021 75.86 378th 2168 82.6%
2022 93.24 90th 2228 96.0%
2023 80.44 302nd 2245 86.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Project Chrysalis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.45 12th 1895 99.4%
2019 98.16 18th 1935 99.1%
2021 84.78 156th 2043 92.4%
2022 97.03 26th 2077 98.7%
2023 86.25 156th 2116 92.6%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Project Chrysalis Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 4 1 7 247 0 0 0 0 259
2017 5 0 9 253 0 0 0 0 267
2018 4 1 7 251 0 0 0 0 263
2019 3 2 5 269 0 0 0 0 279
2020 2 3 5 267 0 0 0 0 277
2021 6 4 6 268 0 0 0 0 284
2022 4 3 7 254 0 0 1 0 269
2023 4 2 5 259 0 0 0 0 270

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 Project Chrysalis Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 259 15.0 17.2 85.3
2017 267 14.8 18.0 88.4
2018 263 15.0 17.5 73.4
2019 279 15.0 18.6 76.7
2020 277 14.0 19.7 77.3
2021 284 15.0 18.9 76.4
2022 269 15.0 17.9 75.1
2023 270 14.0 19.2 74.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Project Chrysalis Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 259 15.0 17.2 85.3
2017 267 14.8 18.0 88.4
2018 263 15.0 17.5 73.4
2019 279 15.0 18.6 76.7
2020 277 14.0 19.7 77.3
2021 284 15.0 18.9 76.4
2022 269 15.0 17.9 75.1
2023 270 14.0 19.2 74.8

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Project Chrysalis Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,258 (17.0%) $6,136 (83.0%) $7,394
2020 $1,234 (15.9%) $6,541 (84.1%) $7,774
2021 $852 (10.4%) $7,322 (89.6%) $8,175

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Project Chrysalis Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 57th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 316th of 2330 Middle schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Project Chrysalis Middle)5467
 13%
   6th Grade Reading (Houston Independent School District (Isd))3142
 11%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Project Chrysalis Middle)8540
 45%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Houston Independent School District (Isd))3929
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Project Chrysalis Middle)7680
 4%
   7th Grade Reading (Houston Independent School District (Isd))4445
 1%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Project Chrysalis Middle)7757
 20%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Houston Independent School District (Isd))3929
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Project Chrysalis Middle)8690
 4%
   8th Grade Reading (Houston Independent School District (Isd))4747
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Project Chrysalis Middle)8953
 36%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Houston Independent School District (Isd))4528
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Project Chrysalis Middle)8368
 15%
   8th Grade Science (Houston Independent School District (Isd))3934
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Project Chrysalis Middle)6938
 31%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Houston Independent School District (Isd))2723
 4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Project Chrysalis Middle)10091
 9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Houston Independent School District (Isd))5034
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students279270
 3.2%
African American22
American Indian00
Asian55
Hispanic269259
 3.7%
Pacific Islander00
White34
 33.3%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%74.8%
 1.9%


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Project Chrysalis Middle ranks 316th of 2330 Texas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Project Chrysalis Middle are 96% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 270 students attended Project Chrysalis Middle.


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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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