Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Chester E. Jordan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 820 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in El Paso

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $140,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 26, 2014

My son required more help to learn in different areas and I did not find the help that I expected. I have a medical record that explains that my son requieres more help to learn but when I asked for help the principal as well as the person who recollects information to accept my son in special education look like to be too busy to hear me. Also, the administrative staff is helpless
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

My daughter is 9 and has been attending this school for the last 2 years. We are originally from Virginia. In Virginia they have amazing schools so I didn't even think of being concerned about sending her here. How wrong was I? Completely, utterly wrong. All this school cares about are the test scores for the state. That is literally all they do. Review for test, review for test, review for test. Oh, and they are also hardcore on attendance. Not for the kids benefit of course but because it reflects well on them. I have never considered sending my kids to a private school or homeschooling them so much. They don't even have art at this school. Who doesn't have art?? My youngest daughter is supposed to be starting here next year and I am honestly considering taking out a loan for private school. What is more important than the foundation of your child's education? This school slaughters it. The only reason I give 2 stars is because my daughter did have a very nice teacher last year. She seemed to actually know what she was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

The teachers are passionate about teaching, my son has had a great kinder and 1st grade experience. The school prides itself on it's anti-bullying program and it's safety, I'm especially impressed with the drop-off and pick-up system given how many students are there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

The school looks nice from outside. The teachers are not so great. I went to a parent/teacher conference and the teacher started arguing with the child in front of the parent. Then she started in on my child and I told her what she had said in an email to both my child and me when she realized she was wrong but never apologized. The students bully each other and the teachers listen to favorites. If they see your child suffering in school and they know they need help the faculty refuses until it's in writing and then they only read bits and pieces without fully understanding the issue at hand. A lot of attitude in the office and the incompetence in the attendance office is mind numbing. The guidance counselors are great but 2 people can only do so much. Needless to say, my children would hace been better off learning from a homeless person than here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

Do not send your child to this school. Children are out of control. Teachers have no control over the classrooms. My child was bullied by both the students and the teacher amd nothing was done. In the middle of a meeting two teachers spoke Spanish in front of me thinking I didn't know what they were saying. Not supportive of military families and what the children go through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Avoid this school at all cost! My children completed 2nd and 4th grades here and learned very little. A wasted year as far as their education goes. Absolutely zero communication on anyone's part (i.e. teachers, administrators, staff). Most were completely clueless about activities going on throughout the school year. Countless times we got the deer in the headlight stare. I would recommend homeschooling before I would recommend this sham of a public school. If I could rate zero stars, I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

Mixed bag. Chester Jordan has some gifted, truly devoted teachers and an excellent counselor. The building is nice, but our experience with the administration was dismal. No PTA, no community atmosphere. Candy is used as a reward in the classroom. Our family attended Chester Jordan for 1 year. One teacher worked with us closely to help our daughter flourish. The other seemed too busy getting other kids up to speed to make time for ours. Both kinder teachers worked together to recommend both our daughters be moved to 1st grade mid-year, a transition that went smoothly at the time. The 1st grade teacher was firm and consistent, although her communication with parents was poor. Our kids didn't learn very much, but they loved school, so we supplemented at home. On requesting their academic records, we learned that the asst. principal had not done the paperwork to get our twins' grade placements updated. The new asst. principal did all she could during the summer to help us, but it was too late and our daughters had to repeat 1st grade at their new school. The GT teacher was professional and knowledgeable. We heard about many instances of bullying, despite efforts to reduce them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Absolutely amazing school! The principle and teachers go above and beyond to give the children the best school experience and do so while giving them top of the line teaching. Their level of commitment and attention to the students is top notch! We will be moving out of the area soon and will be extremely sad to leave Chester Jordan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Wonderful school. Friendly and safe environment. The thing I loved the most was if a staff memember saw someone w/o a visitor pass in the hall they'd stop and ask to help you. This made me feel that my PK student was in a safe environment. I can't say enough about the principle! I've never met one so engaged and accessible. She knows most if not all of the kids by names. The nurse is also a great help. The PK bus monitors are always friendly and do a good. We are moving and will not be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

This school takes students' learning learning very seriously!! if you want to give your child the best chance of success, CE Jordan is the place to go! the teachers integrate technology seemlessly and the students are engaged and motivated!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

Its a new school and even though they are sharing facilities with another school they are well organizad. The principal its really involved with the students to the point that she knows most of their names. Over al I think its a good school
—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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
57%
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%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education63%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual60%

Math

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education14%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual65%
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%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education33%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual65%

Writing

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education22%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual84%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual61%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual71%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual66%
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 85% 52%
White 9% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • JESSE SEPULVEDA
Fax number
  • (915) 937-8889

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

13995 Jason Crandall Drive
El Paso, TX 79938
Website: Click here
Phone: (915) 937-8800

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



James P Butler El
El Paso, TX





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT