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Southmayd Elementary 2013-2014

Demographic Study
Presented by: Apolinaria Cornejo

About Us: School History
Southmayd Elementary is located in the Pecan Park community in Houston, Texas. The Houston Independent School District named the school after Joanna Kent Southmayd in 1936. Ms. Southmayd was the first teacher to assemble a school within what is now HISD attendance boundaries. The school location very close to where Ms. Southmayd originally lived with her family upon her arrival to Texas in 1834.

About Us: Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of Southmayd Elementary School is to provide opportunities which challenge, support, and encourage successful learning for all students. Our vision is to develop confident students who are motivated to grow as lifelong learners with strong academic skills, inquisitive attitudes, keen social intelligence, and critical and creative thinking abilities.

Vision

About Us: Our Beliefs



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All children can and will learn. All children benefit from developmentally appropriate materials, practices, and strategies. Children learn best in a safe and caring environment, one that values diversity, collaboration, and risk-taking. Children thrive when expectations are set high. All children deserve a quality education in which individual needs are met, exceeded, and supported. An effective learning process encourages children to use critical and creative thinking skills for solving problems. A supportive, nurturing, and accepting environment must celebrate students' strengths, successes, an achievements. Modeling respect and understanding of individual differences is essential for a conducive learning environment. Actively engaging parents in a meaningful and cooperative partnership supports our child's education. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and words.

About Us: School Programs
Southmayd Elementary School is a Neighborhood Vanguard Campus. It serves Pre-Kinder through Fifth grade students in the following programs: Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Bilingual, Mainstream.
In extension, students have the opportunity to receive extra assistance as well as participate in enrichment activities through the following programs: Tutorials, Intervention groups, Robotics, Houston Ballet, Girl Scouts.

School Staff: Profile
Southmayd Elementary School is comprised of very talented faculty and staff members. They go above and beyond the call of duty to provide opportunities which challenge, support, and encourage successful learning for all students.

Total Staff: 54 Teachers – 41 (83% Female, 17% Male ) Professional Support – 5 Teacher Assistants – 6 Administration - 2

Staff

Teacher Years of Experience
1 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 15 years 15 to 20 years 21+ years

Students by Program

Total Enrollment: 764
Bilingual/ESL Program: 361 (47.3%) Special Education: 67 (8.8%) Gifted and Talented (GT): 104 (13.6%)

Comparison STAAR Results
3rd Grade English Reading Math 3rd Grade Combine Reading Math 4th Grade English Reading Math Writing 5th Grade English Reading Math Science

Student Achievement: 2012 Data
2011/2012 52 % 61 % 2011/2012 65 % 68 % 2011/2012 64 % 67 % 70 % 2011/2012 63 % 49 % 64% 2012/2013 83 % 84 % 2012/2013 84 % 82 % 2012/2013 63 % 80% 70% 2012/2013 90 % 89 % 57 %

Student Achievement: STAAR Results 2013 Data
Comparison to District Percent of Questions Answered Correctly 3rd Grade Bilingual Reading Math 3rd Grade English Reading Math 4th Grade English Reading Math Writing 5th Grade English Reading Math Science Southmayd 63 % 70 % Southmayd 50 % 59 % Southmayd 59 % 67 % 59 % Southmayd 59 % 54 % 68 % District 65 % 66 % 73 % District 60 % 63 % District 63 % 63 % District 64 % 59 %

Motto Mascot Quotes

Southmayd Elementary School, where all students succeed. Cougar Hear Us Roar! Whatever it takes Team Southmayd 100% No Excuses.

Theme

References
Southmayd Elementary School. (2013). Retrieved

October 27, 2013, from Southmayd Elementary School: http://www.houstonisd.org/SouthmaydES

Saenz-Phillips, S. (2013, October 24). Principal, Southmayd Elementary. (A. Cornejo, Interviewer)