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Ruben Chavira Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 600 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

My school is sensitive to my child's education. The teachers plan daily and look for the best resources that are current and technology based. My school offers various parent activities at different times of the day because they know I work and cannot make the morning or evening sessions always. I have a choice. The principal is friendly, but firm and respects everyone's opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

my name is matthew parra i went here from 2nd grade all the way threw 3rd grade my mom was the 5th grade science teacher mrs.maldonado


Posted December 22, 2009

This is a very good school, but I disagree with some of the testing tactics used by its administrators. Too much emphasis is placed on keeping their exemplary status. On testing days, the entire school shuts down and normal routines are not followed. One of my children is in a lower non-testing grade and his teacher is always being pulled out of class in order to help out with the upper grades. This does not benefit my child's instruction. My older child should learn how to take a test under the usual daily routine circumstances. When entering the middle school grades, life is not going to stand still for him when he is required to take a test. I think these tactics are hindering both my children and sending the younger students a negative message that they are not as important as the upper grade students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

I think that Ruben Chavira is awesome! I have two children that attend and we have never had any problems with the teachers or staff. Communication is the key to a successful year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

Ruben Chavira is the best school I have ever been a part of. The administration is directly involved with the students, which is not all that common. Teachers dedicate much of their 'free time' to the students, school activities, and each other. The environment at the school is positive and up-beat.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

The teachers should be rated higher. Those teachers meet and plan together. They work with the students that need help. Many of the teachers tutor without pay. Many of the teachers tutor other grade levels to help the students reach their potential. Many teachers go on week-ends at no pay to get their lessons ready for the week. Many teachers go beyond the curriculum to gain the interest of the child's learnings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2008

We just moved from Del Rio to Houston and Ruben Chavira was by far the better school for my Kindergarten son. It helps that every Kindergarten teacher has an aide. Try your hardest to get Mrs. Zaragoza. She is a natural and is so loving. On another note, we had no problem dis-enrolling our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

This school is the better one in the district. The leadership makes a great effort to involve parents. Not as many exracurricular activities as Buena Vista, but school is by far better. Discipline is an issue, but is adistrict wide problem. Leadership works well with teachers and PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

My children attended school there last school year and for the most part we loved this school. However, upon dis-enrolling my children from this school because we were moving I was treated rather rudely from the office staff.It was a bad way to end what I thought had been a great experience over all for my children. I can now see that my children are better off for our move as they have excelled quite a bit since the move to another school in a whole other school district. I do want to say that for the most part and there were a few teachers in particular who were outstanding and for that I am truly thankful! Mrs. Zaragosa is one of the best teachers my youngest child had while there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

I have been so impressed by this school. The professional yet fun loving attitude of the staff is awesome. My son attended Kinder here and while working hard loves school. The teachers push all the children to be their best at all times. They have a gifted program starting in first grade. Being a small town we were conerned about public schools , I feel sorry for all the parents who choose private over this school. Wish we weren't moving!! They stress that everything is a choice. 'Make it a great day or not the choice is up to me' how great to learn this at such a young age. My only concern was the stressing of attendence. Yes it is important, but it is hard to explain to a 5 year old that he needs to stay home if sick when he knows he's not going to get a prize.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

56 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 Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education89%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented93%
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%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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%
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)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant92%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant64%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual31%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant89%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingual60%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual0%

Math

All Students62%
Female59%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual0%

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual0%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant54%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual22%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English56%
Migrant54%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual22%

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant79%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual11%
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 "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

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 88% 52%
White 8% 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) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JOSE PEREZ
Fax number
  • (830) 778-4921

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 428002
Del Rio, TX 78842
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