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Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 701 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

I would recommend this school over any around us, School is over today and my child is crying because he will miss his teacher. It really moved me in a good way because last year he was happy it was over. I want to thank Mrs Bridgtons D1 First grade class she was the best. She made learning fun for my son and also gave him the and the children in his class time to show them the way to do it. Thank you Mrs Bridgton And all staff because I was well treated everytime I was around. Iam excited next year where my last baby will end up in prek I know it will be a great year. Cindy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

The school used to be really good when it opened a couple of years ago, but now there is so much to work on. For example, the teachers do not have time to teach children. Kids grade their own assignments, no one in the front office knows what is going on, they do not get back with you, the principle never has time with parents, in fact, she is hardly around in activites. By the way, there used to be many after school clubs and now there are hardly any...and the few that are still there, they are not supported by the principle, she doesn't even show up to show her support for the students. As a parent, I only credit the teachers for the success of these students, They are the ones doing all the work and I think that they deserve more recognition and than what they get now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

Teachers expect the students to grade their work. So how are they to know if a student needs extra help on certain subjects? The principal never has time to meet with parents. I tried talking to her once, I was in the middle of a sentence when she said "i have to go"..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Great teachers. Tearchers at Soto are what make a difference in the school. They are very caring and demonstrate concern for students. School is very clean and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Excellent Principal and Staff


Posted June 20, 2008

The staff is excellent. The teachers are fantastic. They are preparing the kids for more than just standardized testing. They are teaching them how to be responsible and respectufl citizens all the while making sure they arecollege ready.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2008

At soto we have only the best the children are truly put first above any thing else. I see that from each pearson that works in the school from the principal to the costadians. I cant say enough about the staff and how they only wont the best for the children.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students75%
Female90%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female87%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%
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%
Female75%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual70%
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%
Female53%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students48%
Female59%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted39%
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%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students63%
Female55%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual63%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 97% 52%
Black 2% 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%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 60%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • ANGEL MCKOY
Fax number
  • (972) 502-5101

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4510 West Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (972) 502-5100

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