SPENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1300 GEARS RD
HOUSTON, TX 77067
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Phone: 281-539-4050
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • District: Aldine Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 214.2
  • Number Students: 1071
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4996
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Debra Carrington
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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  • 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 (12 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-10
    "This school has a high turnover rate for teachers. My daughter has had a new teacher each year for the past two years I am very unsatisfied with the communication from the staff. I have to go to the school and sit in the classroom at times just to show the teacher how concerned I am as a parent about my daughter's education. Teachers are there just for a paycheck, not really concerned about our childrens future."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-07-06
    "I must say I had my doubts about Spence and about Aldine ISD. My son just finished his kindergarten year at Spence and will be attending first grade this upcoming year. Ms. Dandy and Mr. Bartley really did an outstanding job with him this past year. The front office could use some work but I know who to deal with and who not to. We were blessed that our son got a great 'K' teacher and I will be praying that he gets another great teacher for 1st grade. It's a little frustrating that the good kids in the class suffer because of the bad ones ie not being able to go to the playground because other kids are talking at lunch. Minor I know but my son is a good kid and shouldn't be punished because someone else isn' following the rules."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-07-03
    "As a former teacher here I can say that Spence truly prepares students for academic success. The first year we opened, the school was given a TEA rating of recognized, which is awesome for the first year. The past two years the school has been exemplary in the rating. The principal is very demanding, but she is also supportive of the teachers. She really does care about the students, she is just not very maternal in nature. I left Aldine and went to a nearby district, and the difference in the student's ability is astonishing. Aldine has it together!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-02-26
    "The administration at Spence is awful. The students do not come first. I had to leave the district to get out of Spence."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-05-08
    "The Principle and the Principles secretary are very unprofessional. I have altercations with them on several occasions. I will not allow my child to attend this school next year. I didn t do reach on the school. The curriculum doesn t challenge the students at all."
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