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Canterbury Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 613 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Canterbury is an awesome school! The teachers and staff truly care about the kids. My children attended a private school before coming to Canterbury. The quality of education and the curriculum has been far superior to that of the private school. In addition, student behavior has always been fantastic. As with any school, there will always be behavioral issues. At Canterbury, they are always quickly addressed and modified. Great teachers, students and parents at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is a spectacular institute for learning and molding successful leaders for tomorrow! We have superior students, terrific teachers, awesome administration and stupendous support staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 8, 2013

The best public school in Rio Grande Valley with excellent Principal, teachers and staff. Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Program is awesome. Recognized as District Champion in UIL, Pop Quiz, etc. Parental involvement is highly appreciated too. My two children are very fortunate to complete their elementary years @ Canterbury. Thank You Canterbury!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

I WAS A STUDENT OF CANTERBURY. i loved all my teachers here, but my favorite were: Mr.Flores and Mr.Chrismer. They push all their students very hard. When i made it to 6th grade I already knew all the work that was going to be taught. I am at the top of my class right now, all thanks to Canterbury, because they have so many programs for the students that will premote their education. Another school you should look into after elementary is IDEA Public Schools, a charter school. 100% of the students that stay there for more than 2 years will go to college. I am 12 years old and i am in 7th grade. Canterbury is a good school to go to


Posted March 25, 2009

This is a really good school. The progam UIL is supported by teachers and parents. Their is no lack of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Canterbury is like a private school, only it is public. The staff is very dedicated and there is a high morale overall. There are many activities to encourage family togetherness at the school. My child seems to be ahead of all his friends who attend other schools nearby. Also the school seems like it is clean and sanitary. I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

My son comes from a one income family and on top of that he is disabled and does not get any government assistance whatsoever. So, we are not wealthy. However, I don't understand why that is an issue in having a good education or taking part in it. We, as parents, need to be held more accountable for the futures of our kids. We can call the teachers or send notes with our children and ask them about their progress or what we need to do to help out. We're not doing their jobs but we do need to take an interest. Parenting does not stop at school. I, for one cannot volunteer during the day, but there is a PTA to attend and voice our concerns or even give our praises. I, for one, am very happy with this school. It is a very sought after school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

This school was problematic because some students were economically better off than others and this caused a riff within the students. For example, some students were able to stay after school for their extracurricular activities because they could afford the t-shirts and had rides. The students from single parent homes didn't have the option of staying after school so they missed out on clubs. The teachers and meetings also don't consider that single parent homes in which the parent works cannot attend all the functions that are during the day. Another thing that was a problem was the preferred treatment that children received if they had parents who were teachers. It would be helpful if they could implement a system where teachers took turns with the children and offered rides or offered after school activities or Saturday, where parents could pick them up or drop them off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

I love this school we have to move I I'm trying so hard to find a home in the same area. My daughter is in kinder and she was taught more this year than her cousion who is in the First grade at another school. They are both at the same reading level. And have the same words to learn. The teachers and staff are great and very open when it come to my childs progress. She comes home every Friday and is excited to learn and tell me about her new science project. She also teaches me great new songs she learns at school as well as the classics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

Kids are highly motivated, discipline is very good, and there are some awesome teachers. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

This is the best school that my child has attended. My child has attended private school in the past, but it cannot compare itself to the dedication of the staff and ms. Guzman. It is a pleasure as a parent to know that my child is in an enviromemnt that is condicive to learning and where excelling is the norm and not the exception.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
Not 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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

111 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 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual79%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education83%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual56%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual17%

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual40%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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

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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 86% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
White 4% 29%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TBEC Honor Roll School (2009)
  • Texas Monthy High Performing School (2008)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • DAHLIA GUZMAN
Fax number
  • (956) 316-7606

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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P O Box 990
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 289-2374

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