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Nixon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 632 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2012

Great teachers, great office staff, GREAT SCHOOL!!! I'm very proud of the Pre-K teacher (Mrs. Madrid). She is very dedicated with her job, an excellent teacher. The education that she provides to my daughter was the best ever. We are so thankful, she is the BEST!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

The School is Great. It is A Great Enviroment For Anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

I have been very pleased with Nixon Elementary. The teachers are very attentive to the individual student, ensuring a positive learning experience. I have felt very welcome by the staff and teachers. I have a fourth grader and a first grader, and both my children have been challenged, encouraged and cared for by loving and gifted teachers and staff. We moved here from Fairfax County, VA, and I am happy to say that Nixon Elementary measures up well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This school is very good. The principal takes time out to spend with the children everyday. He is very visible in the school and he has pantence and gets respect for it. The Vice principal is very good also. The staff appears to be a close nit unit. The office staff is one of the most effecient I have seen. Most teachers I have experienced are caring and really want the students to learn and will do what they have to for their class. This school is excellent when it comes to parent participation. That was one of the most important concepts for our family. The PTA is excellent and the support between the school and the PTA President is outstanding. You can not ask for a better environment for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

The parents are really involved in their children's education and have an open door policy with the teachers. PTA provides many family activities. The curriculum is rigourous and teachers don't focus so much on the TAKS test but on a well rounded education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2007

New principal arrived May 2007. Library is wonderful - something for everyone. My children's teachers are personable and keep in touch (2nd grade & Kinder). Great community involvement from parents and Soldiers from neighboring Fort Bliss. Large population of military kids. School not as academically challenging as Alaska but it is good. Front desk staff could be more helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I love this school, and my son too. The teachers and the staff are great. Is a very clean environment, we feel very secure on it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

This is a great school with many top-notch teachers. My daughters have been very happy there for many years. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is a top rated school with an excellent faculty and staff. If I had to complain, it would be about students dressing like thugs and bad table manners in the lunch room. That is probably a reflection on the uninvolved parents more than the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

I think this school is average. A child that needs help in certain areas, should be helped and not removed from the resource room until the parent/teacher feels the student is ready. That's the only concern I have at this time and hopefully the last.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

I do not feel this school is safe for my children, There is no security at campus. The Principal kicks the students out at 3:15 with or without parents picking them up. The principal does not listen to parents and has a tendency of diminishing them. SOme of the teachers are okay. The Gifted program lacks of interest, the curriculum is below standard from other states.. The school is crowded, there are sometimes from 25 to 30 students in a classroom. The music room is a storage room and the Gym is the Cafeteria..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

This is an excellent elementary school located in the far Northeast area of El Paso. This school has existed for 15 years with the same principal from the beginning until only a few months ago. The building is nice--granted they have added portable classrooms like every other school in El Paso, but it isn't terribly overcrowded. This school maintains good discipline and acedemic achievement. I would recommend this elementary above all others located in Northeast El Paso.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

This school will never listen to or take the side of a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

I feel the academic programs are lacking. I would like to see alot more parent involvement and support from teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

This school is academically acceptable for K-2, but need a great improvement for 3-5. There are your really fantastic teachers, but some are not so good. It is overall a great school, but not the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

My child just started this year. So far it looks promising. I really like his teacher. As he just started I can't really give a good rating, but the children there are well behaved and they all seem to work hard. The teachers and office staff seem very friendly and helpful. I have not met the Principal yet. I spoke to her briefly before school started this year over the phone. She seemed nice. The school is located in a great area as well. Well maintained playgrounds as well.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education77%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female84%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education58%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male88%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education30%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education28%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual80%

Writing

All Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education39%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education36%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 54% 52%
White 24% 29%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%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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School Leader's name
  • DAVID ZAMORA
Fax number
  • (915) 821-6582

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11141 Loma Roja Drive
El Paso, TX 79934
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