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Central Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 758 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2012

I attended 6 yrs.' at Central Park elementary back in the mid 60's,Left to Portland, Oregon after 6 grade in 1971,alot has change since I attended C.P.E. it's so much nicer, When I attended class rooms were out side, open buildings Remember the hot TX. Days sweat pouring of my head and on to the books, Now it's so much nicer, look like it enclose building, and air-condition? I have read review ,good reviews keep up the good work STAFF...Jim


Posted March 25, 2009

my son attended central park 8 years ago and is now graduating and my daughter attened 5 years ago now in high school. I had many happy years there with the greatest principal, teachers and staff. I personally was a volunteer for many years and learned alot from this school. My nephew now goes there along with his sister going next year. This school gave me my start at what I do now. So I hear that they are going to rebuild this great school next year. We cant wait to see the new central park in the following years. So overall this school has many memories for my family and is still going. And yes I went there when I was in the 5 and 6 grade along with my husband. So we will miss the old central park despite of no walls. mr. mrs. cano
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

I give this school a 5 rating because they have a GREAT STAFF of TEACHERS! These teachers work so hard everyday to not only making sure they learn but to make these kids welcome.And I came from Kostoryz elementary and let me tell you big difference.This school deserves so much more credit for such a wonderfull job they do everyday.They have not only a good staff but their test scores are GREAT!So parents the schoolmay not be fancy but this school has so much to offer for your children.All I have to say is your school is a BIG 5!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

My child attended this school for six years. It is a wonderful place in an academic sense. It's only flaw is not the fault of its teachers or principals. The problem is school security and safety. The school is built without hallways. All the classrooms open directly to the outdoors and the connecting walkways are not wide enough to prevent children from either walking in the rain/sun or getting hit with an opening door. It is impossible to secure this school as designed. It's a shame that such excellent, dedicated staff have to work under such a handicap. Many elementary schools in the same district have the same design.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

The school staff is very friendly, from the office, caferteria, coaches, janitors, most of the teachers but there are a few that need to relax and realize there dealing with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

Our curriculum is on par with or exceeds state standards. My kindergarten daughter is already reading on a second grade level. Our only competition comes from the 'Gifted & Talented ' program at Windsor Park Elementary. Considering our status as a Title I school and our tough neighborhood, my child is exceeding all expectations because of her committed teachers Mrs. Pena, Mrs. Trammell, and Mrs. Perez.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education83%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female74%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual50%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual42%

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual67%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
Bilingual67%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • 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 83% 52%
White 14% 29%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • NORMA REYNA
Fax number
  • (361) 878-1817

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3602 McArdle Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
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Phone: (361) 878-2200

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