Compare Spring Oaks Middle School with Spring Forest Middle School

Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average middle schools: Spring Oaks Middle School and Spring Forest Middle School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the SPRING BRANCH ISD.

Spring Oaks Middle School’s regular student population is 692 with a 11.8 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Spring Forest Middle School is 953 students and a 17.4 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

Spring Oaks Middle School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 71 in student achievement, 85 in school progress and 82 in closing performance gaps. It scored 84 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Spring Forest Middle School also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 81 in student achievement, 81 in school progress, 76 in closing performance gaps and 80 overall in post-secondary readiness.

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
B
Good
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71
Student Achievement
85
Student Progress
82
Closing Performance Gaps
84
Overall
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
B
Good
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81
Student Achievement
81
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
80
Overall
Distinction Designations

A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Spring Oaks Middle School's two out of seven distinctions are in post-secondary and 25% closing performance gaps. Spring Forest Middle School did not earn any distinction.

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
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Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, the dominant group in Spring Oaks Middle School is Hispanics who make up nearly 88.01% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (5.20%), African Americans (4.77%), Asians (1.30%), Native Americans (0.43%) and Two or More Races (0.29%).

The student population at Spring Forest Middle School is also predominantly by Hispanics at 42.08%, followed by Whites or Caucasians (33.37%), African Americans (15.32%), Asians (5.14%), Two or More Races (3.88%) and Native Americans (0.10%).

Based on household incomes, Spring Oaks Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students is significantly higher at 92.34% compared to 43.23% at Spring Forest Middle School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Spring Oaks Middle School has a significantly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 51.01% of its student population compared to 18.68% at Spring Forest Middle School.

In addition, Spring Oaks Middle School has 50.87% bilingual students, 3.03% are in the gifted and talented program, while 14.74% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Spring Forest Middle School with 25.29% bilingual students, 12.59% gifted and talented students and 10.39% students in the special education program.

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079

Racial/Ethnic Groups

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Total Students 692
African American 4.77% (33 students)
Hispanic 88.01% (609 students)
White 5.20% (36 students)
Asian 1.30% (9 students)
Native American 0.43% (3 students)
Two or More Races 0.29% (2 students)
Total Students 100.00% (692 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 92.34% (639 students)
Limited English Proficiency 51.01% (353 students)
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Total Students 953
African American 15.32% (146 students)
Hispanic 42.08% (401 students)
White 33.37% (318 students)
Asian 5.14% (49 students)
Native American 0.10% (1 student)
Two or More Races 3.88% (37 students)
Total Students 100.00% (953 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 43.23% (412 students)
Limited English Proficiency 18.68% (178 students)

Program

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Bilingual 50.87% (352 students)
Gifted & Talented 3.03% (21 students)
Special Education 14.74% (102 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.71% (12 students)
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Bilingual 25.29% (241 students)
Gifted & Talented 12.59% (120 students)
Special Education 10.39% (99 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.83% (17 students)
Staff Profile

Spring Oaks Middle School's 58 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 9.9 years. Teachers at Spring Forest Middle School, numbering 54 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.9 years.

Of its teaching staff, Spring Oaks Middle School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has seven teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 11 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 15 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 23 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including one beginning teacher only. Spring Forest Middle School no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has seven teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 11 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 16 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Spring Oaks Middle School there are 31 female teachers and 27 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, four special education teachers are being assisted by eight teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has four staff members in the school administration department and ten more working as school support staff.

At Spring Forest Middle School there are 34 female teachers and 20 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, two special education teachers are being assisted by ten teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has four staff members in the school administration department and nine more working as school support staff.

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079

Experience

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Over 30 years 2.04% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 12.59% (7 teachers)
10 - 20 years 18.54% (11 teachers)
6 - 10 years 25.68% (15 teachers)
1- 5 years 38.95% (23 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 2.21% (1 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 9.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7 yrs
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Over 30 years 0.00% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 13.00% (7 teachers)
10 - 20 years 32.78% (18 teachers)
6 - 10 years 19.23% (11 teachers)
1- 5 years 29.12% (16 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 5.68% (3 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.9 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.6 yrs

Teacher Type

Spring Oaks Middle School
2150 SHADOWDALE, HOUSTON, TX, 77043
Female Teachers 54.08% (32 teachers)
Male Teachers 45.92% (27 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 11
Edu Aids 8
Special Education 4
Spring Forest Middle School
14240 MEMORIAL, HOUSTON, TX, 77079
Female Teachers 62.82% (34 teachers)
Male Teachers 37.18% (20 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 9
Edu Aids 10
Special Education 2
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