About This School
In 2011, Garden Oaks Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
Grade 3 Reading Performance
Garden Oaks Elementary School Reviews
We came to GOES with high expectations. So far, the "verdict" is still out in terms of my thorough assessment. Thus far I have noticed the following: The Principal doesn't like to answer parental questions, and when she does her answers are calculated; she gives the aura of not wanting to spend much time talking further. She interrupts her staff when parents are engaged in conversation with them. This Principal needs to delegate authority. Having a Principal who is visible on campus is great, but this Principal appears to be a "busy body" who is all over the place. She is an authoritarian who should exhibit more people-person skills towards her parents and especially her teachers and staff. You'd be surprised how well people would work and give of their time and services if their voices/opinions were considered/heard. The top-down "rule with an iron fist" is not 21st century leadership. Superintendent of Schools, please visit campuses of HISD, and truly assess the Instructional Leaders (Principals). Give Parents and School staff a SURVEY re: Principals. I know that you would want to know these things. Once the school year is underway, perhaps my thoughts will change. I do hope so.
—Submitted by a parent
Great school. Many great teachers. wanted to comment good stuff. everyone always takes time to complain, no one takes time to compliment.
I must say I am very impressed so far with the way the first week of school has been handled. I got my children settled in their classrooms before 8 am. Everyone seemed to know what was going on and where everyone needed to be. Job well done. Also for pick up in the afternoon, I myself did not p/u kids, their uncle did and he was impressed with how easy it was on the first day.
I also want to comment on the school crossing gaurd, not sure what his name is but he stands at the corner of Sue Barnett and Garden Oaks ( i think that is the names of streets) and he has the traffic in control, no skipping in line, no blocking the gates, or crossways for the students. GREAT JOB.