Compare T H McDonald J H with Memorial Parkway 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 Memorial Parkway 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 Memorial Parkway J H is 826 students and a 12.9 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, Memorial Parkway J H also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 91 in student achievement, 91 in school progress, 84 in closing performance gaps and 89 overall in post-secondary readiness.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, 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
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, KATY, TX, 77450
B
Good
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91
Student Achievement
91
Student Progress
84
Closing Performance Gaps
89
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. Memorial Parkway J H's six out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, post-secondary and 25% closing performance gaps.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, 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
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, 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 Memorial Parkway J H is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 44.19%, followed by Hispanics (33.17%), African Americans (10.05%), Asians (7.75%), Two or More Races (4.36%) and Native Americans (0.36%).

Based on household incomes, T H McDonald J H’s economically disadvantaged students is significantly higher at 63.52% compared to 36.08% at Memorial Parkway 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 11.02% at Memorial Parkway 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 Memorial Parkway J H with 10.29% bilingual students, 11.99% gifted and talented students and 16.34% students in the special education program.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, 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)
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, KATY, TX, 77450
Total Students 826
African American 10.05% (83 students)
Hispanic 33.17% (274 students)
White 44.19% (365 students)
Asian 7.75% (64 students)
Native American 0.36% (3 students)
Two or More Races 4.36% (36 students)
Total Students 100.00% (826 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 36.08% (298 students)
Limited English Proficiency 11.02% (91 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)
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, KATY, TX, 77450
Bilingual 10.29% (85 students)
Gifted & Talented 11.99% (99 students)
Special Education 16.34% (135 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.56% (13 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 Memorial Parkway J H, numbering 64 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.2 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. Memorial Parkway J H no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 22 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 16 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 17 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 Memorial Parkway J H there are 49 female teachers and 15 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, seven special education teachers are being assisted by 12 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.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, 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
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, KATY, TX, 77450
Over 30 years 0.16% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 8.40% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 34.21% (22 teachers)
6 - 10 years 24.88% (16 teachers)
1- 5 years 26.13% (17 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 6.22% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 10.2 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.5 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
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 HIGHLAND KNOLLS, KATY, TX, 77450
Female Teachers 76.67% (49 teachers)
Male Teachers 23.33% (15 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 10
Edu Aids 12
Special Education 7
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