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Mcbee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 567 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2014

Teachers at McBee work really hard. The administration always has a smile in their face. However, I would say that does not matter how much effort the staff at Mc Bee put into these students if parents do not work together very little could be accomplish. Many schools today, Mc Bee included, have the philosophy that parents are so busy that the staff have to do everything they can for the students and avoid homework because many parents are not supportive. If we as parents do not provide the time our kids need how could we expect that teachers do their job and ours too and at the top complaint about their hard work. I read several review about students failing and parents not knowing anything. That is ridiculous. If you do not know how your kid is performing at school what are you doing? that should be your priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

There are both great and bad teachers just like there are both great and bad parents. I do not understand how people can say that they did not know their child was behind in their education and the parents did not receive notice of that until the end of the school year. Report cards are sent home. You can access your childs records online and you as a parent has the RESPONSIBILITY to check in with his or her teacher to see how your child is doing. Do not wait for the teacher/school to contact you; be proactive, be involved and volunteer some time at your child's school. Too many parents just want to drop their kid off at school and leave it all up to the school; that is just ridiculous. I know many parents who do not even help their child with their homework. If your child needs tutoring, find someone outside the school to help. You can contact your local church and ask for tutoring help. Many churches offer to help. Long story short. . . take responsibility for your child's education and don't just leave it up to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

The school is unorganized, Teachers including the Principal Rafael Soriano release students without the parent being present, Which for me as a parents is really unresposible. Teachers and Principal should atleast wait for parent to be near his child before releasing into the croud of people. Staff in the office have a bad attitude, when i comes to asking them questions. I am not saying all teachers are the same, because there are great teachers there for example Ms. Combs, always answers questions with a smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

The teachers at this school work very hard. My kids have been at the school for years now and they have always been very successful. The adminstrators are always there to talk to you if there is a problem. I cannot think of a better and more caring school for my childre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I didn't know my child was really behind in reading until I received his report card and went online to view it.There I realized he had already been enrolled for summer school. During the year I didn't any kind of support such as mentoring , or tutoring information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

The school works really hard to give extra tutoring for the students. But I would not put your child in this school. The teachers there are very non caring and have very bad attiudes..This school does not make a effort to touch base with you about how your child is performing until the end of the school year. You have to stay on top of them about everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

This school works really hard to give the extra tutoring for the students that need it for the TAKS. Parent involvement is low, but the ones that do participate do again and again.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female65%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students91%
Female87%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male62%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual51%

Math

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual70%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education11%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual42%

Math

All Students69%
Female79%
Male63%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education30%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual38%
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%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual74%

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual67%
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

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 87% 52%
Black 8% 13%
White 2% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 68%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • RAFAEL SORIANO
Fax number
  • (512) 841-2333

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1101 West Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 841-2500

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