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Newman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 536 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 19, 2014

Super. Great teachers and an enthusiastic administrative staff. Lots of computer learning before school even begins.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2014

Great school..... always on top of things..... I could always count on the staff to do a great job...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

It is a great school for my pre-k son. Teachers are sensitive and always ready to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I think this school is great, all my kids have attended this school. Teachers and the principal are great, thank God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

As of to date we are very pleased with our son's school. We've been monitoring our son's performance since he began attending to this school. The curriculum goes in compliance with the standards of the state. The size of the classroom is appropriate for every child to receive the necessary attention. His two teachers are very professional and very commited to making teaching and learning a priority. The PE coaches are very respectful with the kids and they focus on the goals to be achieved for the day. We are certainly very satisfied with Newman Elementary!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female86%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual87%

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education25%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual81%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education14%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students70%
Female58%
Male80%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual69%

Writing

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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 87% 52%
White 8% 29%
Black 4% 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) 27%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROSA PARGA
Fax number
  • (915) 759-8306

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10275 Alcan Street
El Paso, TX 79924
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