Telfair schools rank high on 2012 Children at Risk report
Fort Bend Independent School District schools serving Telfair ranked high in the 2012 school rankings released by Children at Risk, with Clements and Kempner high schools ranked 13th and 31st among the region’s 150 high schools.
A Houston-based nonprofit research group, Children at Risk evaluates public elementary, middle and high school campuses in eight counties in the Houston metropolitan area, ranking them by student test scores, attendance and other metrics. For 2012, 1,196 campuses were ranked.
The Children at Risk methodology differs from the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system, which looks at the percentage of students at each campus who pass standardized statewide tests, along with dropout and graduation rates.
Children at Risk looks at the percentage of students who score “commended” on state tests, indicating a mastery of the material. Other factors include attendance rates, class sizes, retention rates, and college-ready indicators.
Additional highlights among the Fort Bend ISD schools serving the areas of Telfair with active new-home construction include:
- Clements High was the top-rated high school in Fort Bend ISD.
- Both Clements High and Kempner High were ranked as Texas Tier One high schools in the top quarter of the state’s 1,171 high schools.
- Fort Settlement Middle School ranked 5th among 277 middle schools in the region, while Sartartia Middle School ranked 29th.
- Colony Meadows Elementary ranked 7th out of 769 elementary schools in the area. Cornerstone Elementary ranked 77th.
Located at U.S. 59 and University Blvd. Telfair offers new homes priced from the $250,000s to over $1 million. Opened in 2006, Telfair has consistently ranked among the top 10 communities in the nation for new-home sales, including in 2011.
Telfair Central, one of the last major neighborhoods in Telfair, opened this spring and features new models by Ryland, David Weekley and Village Builders. With 195 homesites surrounded by water, linear greenbelt parks and interior parks called mews, Telfair Central offers new homes priced from the $300,000s to $600,000s. For more information, visit www.telfair.com.