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Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 770 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2014

I love this school. I have never had problems and my girls are getting smarter every day. My oldest is in 1st grade and is already in 2nd grade reading level. My young one is my wild child but her teacher is still able to handle her and discipline her plus she surprises me w her grades. No bullying problems. I have also seen the kids play outside and the teachers always watch them. Kudos to Mrs. Garcia Mrs. Griffith and Mrs. Starr
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I love the school nurse and the teachers are great. There are always problems in every school with mean kids. Not so sure about this years principal though. Sent my daughter to nurse to call me for a change of clothes for my daughter and she already wore outfit before. There is a two finger rule on tops not 3 to 4 makes me upset when I make sure her clothes are right an they call me like it isn't right! Still love the school anyway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This school is horrible!!!!They are so irresponsible and very very rude they are also very disorganized if you dont have to send your child there dont!! Its sad that they are suppose to educate our childern and its anything but that apperance wise the school looks ok but it offers nothing for the childern if you care about your childs education this is not the place for you. I can not wait to get my daughter out of this school she is way way to good for this school. And shame on the principal that is suppose to be the person that runs the school and make sure the staff does what it should but its obvious they dont care about the students or quality of the school as a whole its a very low class school if i could give zero stars i would it shouldnt even get the one star credit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This school is clean and has a really great nurse who always calls when anything happens to the kids. My babies are both making honor roll so I think the school is great!!


Posted April 6, 2013

This school is atrocious. Bullying, LICE infestations, and sub-par lesson plans are just a few of the many problems in this horrendous state-funded daycare they call an elementary school. The teachers single out students and do part of the bullying themselves. It seems like they give license to teach to just anyone these days. Do NOT send your children to that place. I won't be sending mine next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2013

The principal is young, innovative, and enthusiastic. This reflects on the attitude of the school. This makes for a positive environment for the kids. Public schools in Texas are ruled by the standardized testing and scores but the teachers at DZ try their hardest to be positive and have fun when they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

Their discipline is lacking tremendously, they don t teach anything worthwhile at that school. My son comes home and says the teacher told us you have to help me study these words. We work with him from the time my son gets home at 3:45pm-6pm five days a week, and when he fails because they never go over it in class the teacher calls us and says we need to study more with him and make it a habit. seriously isn t that their job in the first place and when he gets in trouble, oh no god forbid if they actually get on to the child they mark on their sheet and let them keep going I have on times been up there and the front staff could care less if you were there. I could walk on thru if I pleased. The teachers seem nice but acted like only wanted to teach one thing the stars test And no offense I want my child to know how to read properly, write correctly, do math at the pace of his age and know how to speak without saying the words aint got no me and so in so I need that thing . And does math at a third grade level. And reads half a paragraph and forgets what he read two seconds ago . It all just irritates me to no end that I punish my child for their stupidity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

If I could give it ZERO stars I would. My children have been going to this school a couple of years now and it just gets worse every year. My sister warned me about it since she pulled them out of DeZavala and now pays to send her kids to private school. The teachers are snotty and unqualified and the front office staff doesn't care. I dread having to call that place. The receptionist is unprofessional and RUDE. They are there only for the paycheck and care nothing about their students or parents. You can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices any time you need to contact them. I have complained to the superintendent's office several times. It looks like private school may be the right choice for my children as well. HORRIBLE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I dont like this school either! My child is getting bullied all the time. She went from being an A and B student to Ds and Fs. She hardly brings homework home and all I get are bad test grades! This school is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. She will be going to another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

great school close to home friendly staff, and I know my child is very safe in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

Incredible overall school. Kindergarten was the best! First grade was very good. Second grade still works well with students/parents. Third grade strict, but still encouraged love of learning. The 4th Grade Department works well with parents. They give the students plenty of homework, and the teachers are always showing concern for the students when needed. Love the positive way they reinforce, and encourage the love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

I do like this school at all. My child was bullied nonstop last year, and nothing was every done about it. The staff is rude and very unprofessional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

I do not like dezavala elementary at all. Every time I turn around my children get headlice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

My son started going to DeZavala in first grade. We moved from another school district and I was very disappointed with the quality of leadership within the school. My son was 'left behind'. Other chilren bullied him, which had never happened before,he would come home with ruined clothes because of being pushed down at the playground and so on. I ended up pulling him out in the middle of the year to homeschool him due to his grades and the fact that no one but my husband and I cared if he failed. This school is probably the worst I've ever personally seen! I hated it. Discipline is obviously lacking!
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education91%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education91%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education91%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrant80%
Non-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

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male62%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual86%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education21%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 54% 52%
White 24% 29%
Black 18% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Rachelle Ysquierdo
Fax number
  • (281) 420-4342

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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305 Tri City Beach Rd
Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: (281) 420-4920

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