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1203 Hill Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

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(512) 321-2565
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August 03, 2015
Communication was horrible. Teachers changing positions and classrooms, no warning or preparation for the change. Principal Ms. King doesn't tell the truth...lack of professionalism, lack of consideration for students and their parents. Always the negatives and not the positives. The lazy teachers make it hard for the outstanding teachers. The school is old and needs upgrading, lack...lack...lack... It was a horrible experience. When you get a call from a teacher, you call back...teacher doesn't return your call even though she called you first regarding a concern with your student. I found out weeks later at a meeting that the principal advised her to not call me back. So for weeks I called left messages and wanted to know what was going on...very sad. I actually give no stars. Very unsatified, very disappointed as I went to elementary school at Mina...very different now. We will not be attending Mina from here on out.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 03, 2015
One of the teachers received her Masters ands that was an accomplishment. However, in the middle of the year she left her studentsto be a counselor. A teacher with compassion wwouldn't have left elementary students in the middle of the year for her own selfish reasons. The students had to adapt to a new teacher in the middle of the year...not because the teacher had a baby or death in the family...she moved on to what she wanted to do.

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Amount of homework: Just right
August 03, 2015
It depends. Sometimes my student had homework and sometimes my student didnt. We would complete the homework together and it would still be in my students backpack a week later.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 03, 2015
They have their picks and focus more on the negatives. I went to Mina Elementary and felt that my student would havd the same rewarding experience...WRONG.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 03, 2015
Lack of professionalism and communication. In a meeting the Principal Reba King lied and also told a teacher to not return my call after the teacher herself contacted me in regards to my student. All trust lost and for many reasons.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2014
Mina Elementry works with all the children with disabilities. They have several different plans for these children. My grandson goes to regular class as much as he can handle and then is taken to the SBC room when he can't work without disruption. They have specialist working on his speech and the teachers in the SBC are heaven sent. They get put thru alot with these children but all they want is for them to do well. They keep me informed about his progress and behavior sometimes daily. I can check on him with no problems from the school. We work together to get him what he needs and where he should be going academicly. His regular classroom teacher works well with him. He rides the school bus so he picked up on a Specials bus with only about 5 or 6 other children. I really have been quite pleased with the school.

- submitted by a community member

December 20, 2008
I am absolutely pleased with Mina. My daughter is in 1st grade and I am looking forward to my son starting kindergarten next year. The teachers are very caring and supportive. The teachers I have dealt with encourage parent/sibling interaction. The only thing I am concerned about is the safety of the children as far as visitors but they are switching to the new RAPTOR system after the first of the year, so that will help.

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no rating
March 27, 2008
Three of my children went to Kindergarden through fourth grade at Mina Elementary School. I feel the principal needs to create a more positive environment on campus. Many parents and teachers I've spoken with have made similar comments. A visiting relative who happens to hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology went to the school with me to pick up my children. When we left she immediately remarked that the individual in front of the school doors was very anti-social and needed better people skills. It just happen to be the principal.

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no rating
September 24, 2007
I think this school [is] wonderful, I have 2 daughters that attend and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about their teachers and curriculum

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April 01, 2005
I have had three children go through Mina and have always found the teaching staff to be competent and caring. Two of my children have had special help (title V) with minor learning disabilities. Four years ago - I did find that they were slow to recognize these problems, but since then, I have found them very proactive.

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February 02, 2005
Overall, not a bad school. Students that have a more difficult time learning or keeping up are often left behind. Not good for a childs early years. Programs for children needing special help are poor. Some teachers are great with young kids, some are horrible. The best thing going here is they do have a handle on discipline. More than I can say about most Bastrop schools.

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November 13, 2003
The first grade teacher at this school does not appear to be doing a productive job. My child attends this school and does not seem to understand the class lesson. However, when I home school he does pretty well. I think the principal at this school is not very involved and needs to learn people skills.

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September 09, 2003
My two children went to Kindergarden and first grade at Mina. The Kindergarden teacher was new and seemed to have no clue how to teach. I felt my child wasnt learning what she should have been. My first grader was doing ok, but I never saw how good she was doing grade wise until I got a report card. When we moved back to the area for second and third grade I decided to homeschool.

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Mina Elementary School
1203 Hill Street, Bastrop, TX  78602
(512) 321-2565
Last modified Mina Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mina Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top