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W A Kieberger Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 297 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2008

Mrs. Welborn has retired and will be missed by all the children of Aransas Pass who did not attend Kieberger while she was principal. She was fair, firm and cared about each and every child and their families. Good luck Mrs. Welborn we will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Children are safe and secure in a 'rich' learning environment. This school is exactly what we need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

All four of my children have gone to Kieberger Elementary sin. Mrs. Welborn the principal makes sure it is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are good and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind but firm and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my youngest child moves on this year. Thank you Mrs. Welborn and Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Shorb, Mrs. Branch and Mrs. Stroman for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

Kieberger ES is a small town school for 2nd and 3rd graders and it rocks. It's dependent on the teachers and a weak curriculum but most kids are not loaded down homework and almost all of the kids are active learners. There seems to be very few kids with behavioral problems from home and no major incidents that I know of. The Navy will be leaving soon and everything will change. It can't get much better but I do hope that the quality of kids/teachers attending stay the same. KiebergerElementary has been a pleasure for my children to attend. Great school with great teachers. Children attending Kieberger seem to overall foundation and have a better attitude than those attending in neighboring towns.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

Wonderful school with very caring faculty. Great support of the whole family. Great at meeting the education needs of the students. Highly recommended for any special ed students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

I just read the past reviews of our school and disagree with some ot the other people. Kieberger is great for a small town school with very little money, almost no parent support, an old building and playground equipment. Mrs. Welborn the principal does all she can to make the school a success. She supports the children, the teachers and us parents. The school, the teachers and the office respond to the students needs. Discipline is under control and I feel the children are safe. Last year they scored a 95 in reading in 3rd grade. Get involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

We just enrolled our son in school at Kieberger and was surprised by the friendly staff in the front office. Mrs. Welborn the principal her 2 secretaries and the nurse all greeted us and made us feel welcome. The test scores in math are low but reading is good. My child is happy and that is important to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

The school is a pretty good school, the staff I delt with seemed very nice. The problem is not with the school, it is with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

Nice teachers,good students, Principal tends to be too overpowering. TAKS scores are OK, could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Good school. Friendly, Good Teachers. Great PE and Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

Kieberger Elementary in Aransas is the best school my children have ever been in. We are military and have traveled all over the world. It was sutch a nice surprise to meet the principal Mrs. Wellbourn and visit the campus. From the bright and warm offices to the beautiful learning garden and airconditioned gym my kids were excited for the first time in a long time about going to school. What else did we like? The new computer lab, wireless laptop computers for the classrooms, Art program, Climbing wall, Childrens work displayed in the hall, security, clean and good lunchroom food, friendly, friendly, ready to help us in any way. Staff that wants my special ed child makes this school fantastic. Visit and see for yourself.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female79%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education11%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual65%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 29% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%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

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  • JOY PINTO
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748 West Goodnight Avenue
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
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