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Wiederstein Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 836 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2013

One word...AMAZING!! Both of my girls went to Wiederstein from 2010-2013 and loved it! This school is great! From the front off staff (Mrs.Cleckler is the best) to all of the teachers(Mrs.Legg, Mrs.George, Mrs Key, Mrs Diaz, Mrs.Travis, Mrs.Schriewer, Mrs.Braziel)...it's obvious that they all care about kids! We are a military family and had to move on to another duty station but my girls left that school both as A and B honor roll students! I only hope the next school they attended will be as wonderful as Wiederstein!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

great admin... always availalble and very knowledgeable. I know my child is in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

My daughter attended 2nd & 3rd grade at this school and LOVED every second of it... She had Mrs Diaz for 2nd grade and learned so much from her. She was so caring and nurturing and always quick to call us if she noticed any out of the ordinary, which proved to me that she really does care for her students... In 3rd grade she had both Mrs Evans & Mrs Klinge, who are both phenomenal Teachers although did not seem quite so involved with parents (Keeping us up to date on progress etc) Overall we loved the school and the caring teachers, but there is so much emphasis on passing the constant tests, the kids move quickly from one thing to the next, which I believe is a problem with all Texas schools, not just this one...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

My son is in Pre-K here. Pre-K is offered to low income and military. My husband is stationed at Randolph. This is a wonderful school. It is a newer building and the entire staff here are truly excellent. I couldn't ask for more for my child's first experience at school. As far as the test scores for the state tests: I have a friend who teaches near Dallas and she told me to read the parent's reviews because Texas' state tests are constantly changing and not a good indicator of the school. I wouldn't have chosen this school based on this site's review of the test scores, but that just shows that tests are only one factor to consider. The teachers are involved, the kids are happy, the atmosphere is friendly and my son is learning and socializing. We love Wiederstein so much that we don't want to leave the school district when we buy. It's been that great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I LOVE this school! Admin is nuturing and welcoming. The teachers are dedicated and top notch. The office staff are SO FRIENDLY. This is a great place to send your kids. Feels like home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My son attended this school and loved it. Ms. Evans he said made learning lots of fun. I liked that you can reach her at any moment by e-mail. SCUCISD have great schools and its a great community to raise your kids. Lots of military family, we are one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

My daughter attended Wiederstein last year and we love this school! She was in Mrs. Klinge's class. Mrs. Klinge and all the teachers are top-notch and very impressive. They show true kindness and concern for the students and are genuine in all they do. I highly recommend this school and district to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Wiederstein Elementary is a wonderful school. My children are so happy at school. I feel so welcomed each and everytime I walk through the doors. The teachers really care about the children's progress. They do all that they can to help my children succeed! I am truly blessed to be able to send my children to such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

I have been a Wiederstein parent for two years, and have been very pleased with the teachers my child has been placed with. They seem to genuinely care about his success, and are always there to address any questions/concerns I may have. I appreciate all that the teachers and staff members do to make my son and me feel welcome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We have a wonderful family of faculty and staff! Everyone works as a team to help our students be successful from year to year!! We are on our way to Exemplary status this year and we will do it! The students are why we are here! They are our future and it will be brighter because they have a super foundation to build upon!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2008

My son went to this school for 4th grade. Overall it was a good experience for him. Front desk staff is awesome and made us feel welcome everyday we went in there. We were forced to this school because Green Valley was capped. First impression was not good.(but hey are moving into a brand new school this year). Teacher was active in my sons education. Overall it is a great school and this school district is the best in the SA area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I'm very dissapointed with the administration of this school. If you see the grades they have for test are getting worst every year. Only few of the teachers put an effort to keep up with the good work. The administration office give more attention to matters like teacher's day, parties or recognition to staff from the parents. They send letters home asking for food plates, cakes, etc for their staff. If you move near to this area, I would recommend you to send your children to the schools at Schertz, Tx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I am a young single mother and my son attends school here. I think it is a wounderful school if you are not a single parent. It seems that the staff is preoccupied with my relationship status and are biased by the fact that i am doing it myself. It is so badly affecting my child that this coming year i will be removing my son and placeing him in private school.My child does not get the help he needs unless I sit in on class with him and help myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

My daughter attends this school, and the Teachers/Staff are so welcoming. The Teachers give 101% all the time. They also provide a free tutoring program for those students that are struggling. My daughter loves Wiederstein and she is in 4th grade and her teacher is Ms. Hansen. As a parent, I am very pleased with Wiederstein Elementary.
—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.

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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education64%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education36%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education36%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education18%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 29%
Hispanic 36% 52%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%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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