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Santos Livas Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 675 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2011

I Think They Do A Wonderful Job Teaching Our Children. North Alamo Elementary Is Also A Very Advanced School But I Wish That N.A.E Would Get More Recognition From Parents And From The Government.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

It the best place to work in our district. Every teacher on campus is commited to educating every student 100%. We work as a team, it's a family. We respect each other and all our students regardless of their disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Our school is the best!!! with the best teachers, students, and parents!! We've been exemplary for 12 years in a row and this year we are working as a team, to go for 13 years!!!!!! Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Our school has been an outstanding school for the past 13 years. We are dedicated to each and every child that comes into our school. We have constant contract with parents in their progress and achievements. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

North Alamo Elementary has maintained the Texas Education Agency status of Exemplary for fourteen consecetive years inspite of students low social economic status. The teachers go up and beyond the call of duty to give their students the background needed to succeed in the educational setting of our campus and of our society!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

North Alamo Elementary teachers are exemplary in the quality of teaching, and going above and beyond in order to motivate and teach our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

North Alamo Elementary is a top notch school because it hold the longest Exemplary status in our district. Teachers are caring and willing to go the extra mile for the best education of all children. Customer Service is a top priority and We are Working as a Team.... Going for 13 years of Exemplary status.


Posted September 15, 2009

The staff and administration in North Alamo Elementary work very hard to achieve and keep the Exemplary status for twelve years in a row. This year will hopefully be our 13th year of Exemplary status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

Awesome School! I'm very satisfy and happy that my daughters Tiffany & Tatiana attend NAE Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female86%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education80%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual25%

Math

All Students69%
Female79%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education80%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual60%

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female70%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant33%
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual52%

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant0%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual32%

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant25%
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 99% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 43%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (956) 354-3272

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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733 North Alamo Road
Alamo, TX 78516
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Phone: (956) 354-2840

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