Compare T H McDonald J H with Cardiff J H

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: T H McDonald J H and Cardiff J H. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the KATY ISD.

T H McDonald J H’s regular student population is 976 with a 14.9 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Cardiff J H is 924 students and a 11.8 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

T H McDonald J H 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 79 in student achievement, 87 in school progress and 77 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, Cardiff J H also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 75 in student achievement, 85 in school progress, 75 in closing performance gaps and 82 overall in post-secondary readiness.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
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79
Student Achievement
87
Student Progress
77
Closing Performance Gaps
84
Overall
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
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75
Student Achievement
85
Student Progress
75
Closing Performance Gaps
82
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.

It is in this area where the two schools differ. Except for Social Studies, T H McDonald J H earned one out of seven distinctions. Cardiff J H's two out of seven distinctions are in Social Studies and post-secondary.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
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T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at T H McDonald J H. They make up for 53.79% of student population, followed by African Americans (26.23%), Whites or Caucasians (12.70%), Asians (4.30%), Two or More Races (2.46%) and Native Americans (0.41%).

At Cardiff J H, Hispanics are the biggest group, comprising 65.91% of student population, followed by African Americans (13.74%), Whites or Caucasians (13.74%), Asians (3.57%), Two or More Races (1.73%) and Native Americans (1.30%).

Based on household incomes, the T H McDonald J H’s economically disadvantaged students is slightly lower at 63.52% compared to 69.59% at Cardiff J H.

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, T H McDonald J H has 191 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 19.57% of student population. Cardiff J H has significantly more ELLs at 237 or about 25.65% of student population.

T H McDonald J H’s bilingual students comprise 18.95%, gifted and talented students, 4.30%, while 13.52% are in the special education program. Cardiff J H bilingual students comprise 25.22%, gifted and talented students, 3.79%, and 16.45% are in the special education program.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449

Racial/Ethnic Groups

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Total Students 976
African American 26.23% (256 students)
Hispanic 53.79% (525 students)
White 12.70% (124 students)
Asian 4.30% (42 students)
Native American 0.41% (4 students)
Two or More Races 2.46% (24 students)
Total Students 100.00% (976 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 63.52% (620 students)
Limited English Proficiency 19.57% (191 students)
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Total Students 924
African American 13.74% (127 students)
Hispanic 65.91% (609 students)
White 13.74% (127 students)
Asian 3.57% (33 students)
Native American 1.30% (12 students)
Two or More Races 1.73% (16 students)
Total Students 100.00% (924 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 69.59% (643 students)
Limited English Proficiency 25.65% (237 students)

Program

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Bilingual 18.95% (185 students)
Gifted & Talented 4.30% (42 students)
Special Education 13.52% (132 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.53% (15 students)
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Bilingual 25.22% (233 students)
Gifted & Talented 3.79% (35 students)
Special Education 16.45% (152 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.28% (12 students)
Staff Profile

T H McDonald J H's 65 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 5.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 9.4 years. Teachers at Cardiff J H, numbering 78 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 4.5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 9.2 years.

Of its teaching staff, T H McDonald J H no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 15 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 22 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 18 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers. Cardiff J H no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has eight teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 19 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 20 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 21 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including ten beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At T H McDonald J H there are 47 female teachers and 18 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, six special education teachers are being assisted by 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has five staff members in the school administration department and 13 more working as school support staff.

At Cardiff J H there are 58 female teachers and 20 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, eight special education teachers are being assisted by 13 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has five staff members in the school administration department and 12 more working as school support staff.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449

Experience

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Over 30 years 0.00% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 6.86% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 23.17% (15 teachers)
6 - 10 years 32.77% (22 teachers)
1- 5 years 27.44% (18 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 9.76% (6 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 9.4 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 5.1 yrs
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Over 30 years 0.13% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 10.23% (8 teachers)
10 - 20 years 24.55% (19 teachers)
6 - 10 years 25.58% (20 teachers)
1- 5 years 26.98% (21 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 12.53% (10 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 9.2 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 4.5 yrs

Teacher Type

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Female Teachers 71.80% (47 teachers)
Male Teachers 28.20% (19 teachers)
School Admin 5
School Support 13
Edu Aids 11
Special Education 5
Cardiff J H
3900 DAYFLORWER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Female Teachers 74.42% (58 teachers)
Male Teachers 25.58% (20 teachers)
School Admin 5
School Support 12
Edu Aids 13
Special Education 8
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