Compare T H McDonald J H with Garland McMeans 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.

When we compared T H McDonald J H, which is a part of KATY ISD, with Garland McMeans J H, which is a part of KATY ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

T H McDonald J H’s regular student population is 976 with a 14.9 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Garland McMeans J H is 1,136 students and a 14.9 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, Garland McMeans J H performed excellent to earn a State accountability rating of A. The school posted 95 in student achievement, 93 in school progress, 100 in closing performance gaps and 97 overall in post-secondary readiness.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
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
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
A
Excellent
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95
Student Achievement
93
Student Progress
100
Closing Performance Gaps
97
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. T H McDonald J H’s only distinction designation is in Post-Secondary. Garland McMeans J H's seven out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, post-secondary, with 25% student progress and 25% closing performance gaps.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
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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
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
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%).

The student population at Garland McMeans J H is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 43.40%, followed by Asians (24.74%), Hispanics (21.57%), African Americans (7.04%) and Two or More Races (3.26%). There is no Native Americans student in the school.

Based on household incomes, T H McDonald J H’s economically disadvantaged students is significantly higher at 63.52% compared to 21.83% at Garland McMeans 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 a significantly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 19.57% of its student population compared to 10.92% at Garland McMeans J H.

In addition, T H McDonald J H has 18.95% bilingual students, 4.30% are in the gifted and talented program, while 13.52% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Garland McMeans J H with 10.92% bilingual students, 17.08% gifted and talented students and 9.24% students in the special education program.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450

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)
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
Total Students 1,136
African American 7.04% (80 students)
Hispanic 21.57% (245 students)
White 43.40% (493 students)
Asian 24.74% (281 students)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 3.26% (37 students)
Total Students 100.00% (1136 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 21.83% (248 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.92% (124 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)
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
Bilingual 10.92% (124 students)
Gifted & Talented 17.08% (194 students)
Special Education 9.24% (105 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.31% (15 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 Garland McMeans J H, numbering 76 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 6.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.4 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. Garland McMeans J H has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has 11 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 19 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 16 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 25 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including four 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 Garland McMeans J H there are 55 female teachers and 21 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, seven special education teachers are being assisted by 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has four 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
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450

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
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
Over 30 years 1.31% (1 teacher)
20 - 30 years 14.96% (11 teachers)
10 - 20 years 24.54% (19 teachers)
6 - 10 years 21.00% (16 teachers)
1- 5 years 32.81% (25 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 5.38% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.4 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 6.1 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
Garland McMeans J H
21001 WESTHEIMER PKWY, KATY, TX, 77450
Female Teachers 72.44% (55 teachers)
Male Teachers 27.56% (21 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 12
Edu Aids 11
Special Education 6
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