JAN SCHIFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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7400 DISCOVERY LN
MISSOURI CITY, TX 77459
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Phone: 281-634-9450
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Fort Bend Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 120
  • Number Students: 720
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4805
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Mary Brewster
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (21 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-11
    "We moved to this school from out of state over the summer. Our two children (kindergarten and third) had attended an excellent small, private Montessori school before our move, so we were nervous about the change in size, structure, and philosophy. Both of my children love their teachers and classes, and they continue to learn and expand their skills. My third grade son is learning literature analysis skills that impress this Lit major and former high school English teacher. The admin and staff run a tight ship and have handled the rapid growth in enrollment with grace and professionalism. The PTA is welcoming, active, and effective. All of these committed folks create an environment where students thrive. Kudos to Schiff."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-25
    "The facility is very crowded. This listed enrollment at 693 is not correct and is an older number. Enrollment for 2013-2104 is appromximately 1,000 children. The density is so packed that they have moved fifth grade into "temporary structures". A nice phrase for "expensive trailers because we failed to plan". This adminstration has clearly been caught sleeping at the wheel. I have even caught wind that certain test scores have been slipping as enrollment has steadily increased. There is also an element of not being able to retain teachers for extended periods, making it tough for parents to evaluate the appropriate teachers for our children. Transportation is terrible. If you live too close to the school, you will be responsible for getting your children to and from school, eventhough your taxes pay for that."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-19
    "The teachers spend the majority of the day emphasizing "test taking skills". The emphasis at Jan Schiff Elementary is to get great test scores. The learning component and structured teaching is not evident in the third grade or fifth grade. The number of children enrolled at the school clearly indicates a growing area, but the overcrowding gets worse each passing year. The children are friendly and the classroom behavior is well controlled, but I cannot find any other positives to discuss. The PTO is run very well and the organization is very good at fundraising money and resources for the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-22
    "I have a special need daughter in this school and she is happy because the school treats her well"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-20
    "With the terms used like "highly rated" and "high expectations" leaves me to wonder who is writing these reviews? The school hasn't been operating that long and much progress is needed to reach this level. We moved out of district and I can tell you for a fact that the teachers are not teaching to where they should be at Schiff. I see a difference. Teaching Reading and Math test strategies all day long is not the kind of education I want for my child. This is not a real education. This only ensures employment."
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