Welcome to Winborn Elementary!
«Rated EXEMPLARY by the Texas Education Agency
«Gold Performance Acknowledgements in All Subjects 2010-2011
« Selected as a Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School 2007, 2008
«Honored to be a Texas Blue Ribbon School
«Named to Texas Monthly 's "Best Public Schools" list, 2006, 2007
«Recognized for Significantly Narrowing the Student Achievement Gap by Standard and Poor's School Evaluation Services, 2006
«Honored with theTexas Successful Schools Award for Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
«2008 Just for the Kids Higher Performing School in Texas in Mathematics and Writing
«2009 Just for the Kids Higher Performing School in Texas in Mathematics, Writing and Science
«Ranked 41st Best Houston and Surrounding Area Elementary School by Houston Chronicle
«Winborn Elementary also received letters from Congress congratulating us on our
Exemplary School Rating from the Texas Education Agency for 2009.
«2008, 2009, 2010 National Center for Educational Acheivement (NCEA) Higher Performing School. NCEA selected DWE as a school that consistently outperforms their peers in recognition of their achievement in bringing more students to college and career readiness than expected.
About Winborn Elementary
Winborn Elementary is known for its academic excellence, doing what's best for children and its warm and caring atmosphere. It opened in 1981, though originally as Williamsburg Settlement Elementary, and was renamed in honor of founding principal, Diane Winborn, after her death in 1992.
The DWE motto on the cafeteria wall states "How High I Go, How Far I See, How High I Soar, Depends On Me." This philosophy guides teachers to design and implement programs based on student needs and is the standard that inspires all students to reach the high expectations held for them. Data-driven key initiatives identified in the Campus Improvement Plan are monitored and evaluated by staff and the Campus Advisory Team.
The Winborn staff believes that all students should have opportunities for enrichment or intervention as needed so they can reach the high expectations held for them. The REACH (Reading Empowers All Children) program provides students with additional assistance in reading and a Before/After School Academy provides small group tutoring for students who need additional instructional support. Learners with special needs are accommodated by the Challenge program, which serves gifted and talented students, and an array of special education, speech and language therapy services.
Celebrations throughout the year honor students and their individual growth. Students' efforts and successes are recognized through the Principal's Academy, B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) Club, and the Principal's Discipline Award. An end-of-year event honors students who have reached their individual Accelerated Reader goals. Parents and students are encouraged to celebrate the efforts of teachers by nominating them for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Parents and community members are also important to the instructional team. Support from the P.T.A., parent volunteers and business partners provide mentors for the K.E.Y.S. (Keep Encouraging Youth Toward Success) program, teacher support, campus beautification and financial resources.
Awards and Honors
- Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School
- Texas Blue Ribbon School
- Named to Texas Monthly 's "Best Public Schools" list, 2006, 2007
- Recognized for Significantly Narrowing the Student Achievement Gap by Standard and Poor's School Evaluation Services, 2006
- Texas Successful Schools Award for Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
- Katy ISD's Elementary Teacher of the Year, 1999
School Report Card Data
2009-10 TAKS Scores*
- Reading: 99%
- Math: 99%
- Writing: 99%
- Science: 99%
* Scores include the Texas Projection Measure (TPM), which is used to determine campus ratings.
2010 Accountability Rating: Exemplary
2009 TEA Report Card Data
- Avg. teacher experience: 13.5 years
- Avg. students per teacher: 13.8
- K: 18.7
- 1st: 17.9
- 2nd: 19.3
- 3rd: 20.4
- 4th: 19.9
- 5th: 18.9
- Student profile:
- White: 52.6%
- Hispanic: 33.6%
- African American: 10.4%
- Asian: 3.2%
- Native American: 0.1%
- Low income : 35.6%
- Limited English: 10.9%
- Special program enrollment:
- Special education: 9.2%
- Bilingual/ESL: 10.4%
- Gifted/Talented: 2.5%
Previous bond packages authorized by voters in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2002 funded the following major projects at Winborn Elementary:
- new intercom
- carpet replacement
- lighting retrofit
- new chiller
- drainage improvements
- technology retrofits
- a new phone system including telephones for all teachers