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Converse Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 786 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2007

Judson had a reputation for being a good school district and Converse Elementary started out good, but since last year I've become unimpressed. My kids had some great teachers (Mrs. Jeske, Mrs. Villasana); however, I'm very disappointed in the quality of the teachers since last year. They don't always communicate promptly (as they should do daily since we're held to that standard), and I feel they can improve on their people skills...at times they lack warmth/empathy. The principal could improve on staying focused & giving better eye contact when listening to a parent's concern, as he likes to redirect you to school issues (i.e. the bond issue for a new school) that are irrelevant to the meeting. Lastly, the lack of parental involvement is very discouraging and most of the volunteers are the same set of parents who really need additional help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

So far, my experience with Converse has been great. The teachers my children have had are knowledgable and caring. The PE coach really gets the kids involved in local health-related charity work, such as Hoops For Heart and the HEB Buddy and Bruce Bowen fitness challenge. The TAG teacher holds an annual 'Be Kind to Animals' week in the spring that helps to raise funds for the local animal shelter. The music teacher arranged a trip to the symphony for 3-5 this year. Not only do kids learn what they need to know academically according to Texas standards, they are also learning about the importance of helping others and their community. Unfortnatley, all our schools have to deal with the TAKS tests. Converse's scores have been better than most of the other elementaries, and I commend them for that. Parental involvement is average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I'm not pleased with the school. Kids don't get to be kids. During lunch they are silenced when the noise is minimal, and this is the only time of the day they are out of classes. Older kids are unrulely. I'm getting my kid out as soon as I can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

Great school my two daughter did great enjoyed every teacher they had
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Lack of consequences for bad behavior, parental involvement is low. Disappointing school, we are moving out of the district to better schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

The level of parent involvement is not as high as I expected. Generally, you tend to see the same parents consistantly. Whether is is in the PTA, chaperoning a class trip, or just having lunch with their child. I personally have had very pleasant experiences with the teachers and faculity. I have found the teachers very willing to aid in my daughter education. I enjoy and appreciate the extracurricular activities such as the 'fall festival', 'donuts with dad', and 'munchies with mom' to help promote family in the the education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

This school does not allow the children to be children - only the TAKS scores matter. 5th graders are not allowed to have recess because they won't have it in middle school. They have weekend TAKS 'camps' and several times a year give practice exams, so the whole school has to be in 'test' mode - quiet. On test days they do not have any break for PE or recess, as I know other schools do - to give the kids a chance to unwind. Mrs. Miller in 4th grade was the only teacher who ever went out of her way to help my son. The principal only cares about the TAKS, if you have a student problem, you need to talk to the Vice Principal, she will at least try to help as long as it doesn't take away from the TAKS.
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female69%
Male84%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male68%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education38%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students68%
Female86%
Male53%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education25%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education43%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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%
Female97%
Male84%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education43%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted40%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female47%
Male54%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female65%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female52%
Male76%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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
Hispanic 53% 52%
Black 24% 13%
White 17% 29%
Two or more races 4% 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) 2%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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School Leader's name
  • MARY KAY TYSON
Fax number
  • (210) 658-8162

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6720 Fm 1516 North
Converse, TX 78109
Phone: (210) 945-1210

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