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Mina Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 514 students

 

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Posted 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.


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 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.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education88%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education38%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education56%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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

All Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual85%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual76%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education14%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male51%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a
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 "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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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
White 46% 29%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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1203 Hill Street
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