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Perez Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 871 students

 

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2013:
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Posted May 8, 2014

The office staff is the first impression you get when you walk into the school. They lack people skills. I'd advise the principal that this reflects on him and the school. Perhaps put them on a growth plan like teachers get to improve get someone who really is sincerely good with people. Those women drag the school down. First impression is everything.


Posted April 17, 2014

I love Perez elementary the office staff is great the teachers are excellent the school is clean and my grand child has made many friends continue the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

This a great school! My kids have gone here since pre K and never had any issues with staff or the principle. Location is kinda hidden but overall is a great school. I love that they have parking in place and direct traffic at all busy times of the day. It makes it very easy to pick up my kids. School is kept clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

PEREZ IS SO FUN! i been at the school for seven years and im sad about leaving it. lots of trips kayaking, pumpkin patch, swim lessons, e.t.c. teachers wont let you slip away on your learing. some mean teachers but most nice. AND NO DRESS CODE!!! your going to love this place!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

This is my kids' first year at this school and i love it and my kids love it as well. my son is in the special education class and the teacher in there is very caring and is involved with all of her kids and her assistant is very caring and welcoming as well. my other child is in pre-k and her teacher is great, she has alot of patients with the kids, and the princible is very welcoming and it shows that he really cares about what goes on in the school. Me and my kids are very happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

I love this school! The Principal is very involved in everything from directing parking after school to keeping the school clean. The teachers are great as well. They really do care and want the best for the children. They truly are genuine people. I agree about the office staff. They definitely could be more friendly. Overall I love this school, and am truly proud that my kids attend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My kids came from Perez and had a great experience. Although, I did have some problems with the ladies in the office but over all the principle and teachers were excellent. The principle was very much involved with the kids, friendly and always greeted parents and students with a smile. He even came to my house to check on my son when he was out of school due to an illness. I love Perez and so do my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

this school has horrible taks scores, and don't teach at the right grade level, not challenging enough...


Posted December 9, 2007

I love this school. The principal is outstanding and there are many great teachers. The PTA held some great community events and fundraisers in its first year. The school just opened last year so there are some growing pains, but it seems like everyone is working really hard to make it a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

This school is terrible. Almost no parent involvement. We have moved our family to Pflugerville for better schools. My son needs tutoring to bring him upto PISD grade level. He was in the 'top tier' of his class in 4th grade, but tested at a 2nd grade level in PISD established curriculum. He never brought home any division homework during 4th grade, but PISD starts teaching division principles at the end of third grade. If you have the means, please do not subject your child to the lack of quality at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Perez Elementary is a great new school. Beeing this its first year open, it has done some great things. It has a great principal and some amazing teachers. It's sad to say that a group of teachers are the ones that might not allow this new school do its best. I would just wish more teachers would open up not only to their students but also their parents and most importantly the different cultures.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 82% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented80%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male75%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students76%
Female89%
Male67%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingual66%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Male69%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual62%

Writing

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual56%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual87%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingual53%

Science

All Students68%
Female62%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingual63%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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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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 91% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 51%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DAVID KAUFFMAN

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7500 South Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 841-9100

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