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Joella Exley Elementary School10

Katy, TX | Fort Bend County

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November 29, 2014


Joella Exley Elementary provides my child an open opportunities for learning. My daughter has access to many educational websites in all subjects. The materials provided in the class are very informative, advanced, and up to date. I am very appreciative to Exley's staff. The only negative point that I have noticed is sometimes when my daughter makes mistake on a test, she will come home with the mistake is corrected, but she still does not understand her mistake! I think More feedback back and more interaction between the students and the teacher might resolve this issue.

Submitted by a parent

February 18, 2014


I've been a parent at Exley Elementary school for 8 years. I've been a teacher there for 6. I have seen principals , teachers, and staff come and go but the quality of education has stayed constant. The students are amazingly smart and most are exceptionally well behaved. I have not witnessed discrimination of minorities. On the contrary, I've seen nothing but compassion and respect.

Submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013


My child is in this school, and I wish we would have chosen another district when we moved to the area. The teachers are mostly great, but the principal is awful. For instance, the children don't get the mere 27 minutes of physical activity TX recommends each day. Recess is 20 minutes per day, so when they walk to and from classrooms, they must do it in complete silence to make up for those 7 lost minutes. In addition, she puts the school on silent lockdown during test times with NO recess for any kids on those days, not even ones not being tested. She also has serious social issues. If for some reason, you walk into the school with your child for an event or something, she only addresses the child, and completely ignores you, the parent. She also ignores the concerns of parents. When a few of them complained about how a teacher roughly handled a child in line to walk home, she dismissed the complaints and even tried to excuse the teacher's behavior. Also, the PTA is clicky. The school could greatly improve with a better principal. She just started 2 years ago, so we may be out of luck.

Submitted by a parent

August 7, 2013


The principal does not know how the run the school. I have several issue with the administration. The teachers are great and I hope the school does not lose them. Hope they learn from their mistake and improve.

May 2, 2010


It's a wonderful school with great teachers, staff, students and parent volunteers. One I'm pround to say my son has been a part of since the day it opened, his Kindergarten year.

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March 5, 2010


The administrators and teachers are attentive to the needs of the students. They maintain a strict ratio of teacher to student that affords them the ability to work closely with each student.

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September 21, 2009


We moved to Katy a year and a half ago and couldn't be happier with the area and Exley. The staff and teachers at the school are always friendly; and I have been impressed not only with how much my daughter is learning but with how much she seems to enjoy going to school. Moving from another state we were worried about our daughter making new friends, but she seems to have fit right in. From what I have seen when visiting the school to have lunch with my daughter or for school functions, the students are well behaved and the staff seems to be in control.

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2009


Exley is an awesome school with great staff. The Principal is among the best! I am so happy my kids are at Exley - my son is in 1st grade and he has had 2 of the best teachers I could of asked for. We love it here!

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October 11, 2008


If you child is bullied at this school, they will teach your child 'strategies' so they will not be bullied. They will teach them to jump through hoops trying to figure out how not to be bullied. Nothing will be done about the bully. Then they will tell you your child is just too 'sensitive' or 'misunderstands the bully's intentions.' The teachers can be found sitting on a bench together at recess instead of watching the children. Then they can say they never saw anything happen. Ignorance is bliss. There are many better schools out there that put a higher priority on character and respecting each other.

Submitted by a parent

October 1, 2008


I am glad we didn't go to the school you went to where they behaved worse than at Exley! Children at another school are so much more respectful and polite than at Exley. Example: At Exley, parent brings cupcakes to school and children behave like pigs and ask for bigger cupcakes. My child has many friends now, but found it impossible to break through the cliques at Exley. Also, when my child made 100 on a test, the teacher never let anyone know about it. But if the student forgot something, the teacher humiliated my child in front of classmates.

Submitted by a parent

August 27, 2007


We moved to Katy last year and we love it here. This school is the best that I have ever seen. I will tell you that every person in the school is very helpful, knowledgabel and friendly. I am so thankful that my son is able to be apart of this school. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. My son loved his teacher last year. He has ADHD and with the help of the school he is getting the special assistance that he needs to help with his education.

Submitted by a parent

July 4, 2007


Teachers are too young. My child is a 4th grader and every teacher except 1 was in her 20's and had never had a child. I have found that there is some issues they just don't get because they are too young and have not experienced having their own child. Katy is a very friendly town and almost everywhere you go here people are open to making new friends. But I have not found this to be the case here at this school. There needs to be punishment for relational bullying, which is done mostly by girls.

Submitted by a parent

June 12, 2007


Good school, but there are too many cliques among students and the teachers do not do anything about it or take it seriously.

Submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006


The campus is clean and nice. Both of my childrens teachers were enthusiastic. However,this was Kindergarten

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005


Tests scores are very high with exception of Science. Principal is making necessary changes to increase this score. We are happy that emphasis is on academics - the principal isn't caught up in how shirts are tucked in, etc.

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