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Stuart Place Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 742 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

Stuart Place Elementary is an absolutely great place to for children to learn and grow as future leaders. I thank not only the great leadership, and not just the excellent teachers, but also the support staff and volunteers that make Stuart Place run efficiently. The hard working parent volunteers are also very helpful in expediting the projects and programs that are needed by the instructors and other staff. Thank you all for your hard work and diligence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Ms. albury works hard with the children and does the best she can. She knows what each student needs and is great with them with the limited resources HCISD gives as far as SPECIAL ED STAFF. She is the only teacher in a big school of about 700 students.she is only one person!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

Overall I do like this school, but there are some things I am concerned with. I don't like the fact that the morning PK class has about 26 students.This was a jump from 15. Even though I know Ms Trevino is a great teacher I believe that this is too much for her and Ms. Sullivan to handle and that there is not enough individual attention to these children. My child is in this class and I believe that they should be further along. It just feels more like a daycare instead of a school. Secondly , I don't like how things are sent out at the last minute. ...projects, permission slips, activities. There are so many working parents who need more then a day to get things ready. Think about the parents who have to come up with the funds and the time to help them do this. Times are tuff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

I am so disappointed in the new administration. I googled Alejandra Lara's name to see what her reputation was. I was shocked at the findings. As a parent I cannot imagine how you could hire someone who's school was on IMPROVEMENT REQUIRED. This school has a history of excellence. In the short time Mrs. Lara has been there things have changed for the worse. I see teacher's frustrated because they are made to do work that should be done by the administrator. She is rude and does NOT have an open door policy. I am so disappointed. Thank god for the assistant Dr. Nieto otherwise this school would be a total wreck!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

I have always loved Stuart Place! This is where my family have all gone for elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

This is a fantastic school!! My children have been attending here and, as a parent, I am also involved. Our current principal, is new and still learning what it means to be a principal. I wish her all the best as she moves forward. Realizing that we are moving, trying to find a school that has high test scores and student preparedness is very difficult. It will be very hard to find a school that meets our expectations, as Stuart Place has set the bar VERY high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2011

I asked Principle Brauer if I could sit in on my son's class to monitor his behavior. She replied, "no". She referred to FERPA; which she said interferes with privacy issues. She also stated it would be at the discretion of the Principle. I looked up FERPA and she is wrong FERPA clearly states, "does not specifically prohibit a parent or professional working with the parent from observing the parent's child in the classroom." This alarmed me. What does the principle have to hide. I am not there to monitor her teachers but more my son. It is a public school and I have never heard that. Principles are always so welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

My child has attended this school for a year and the school is wonderful. My concern with this school is that there safety priorities for the children are clouded. I repeatedly was allowed to pick up my child without showing an i.d, without signing him out and i had 2 other adults (who weren't on the list) allowed as well to pick up my child. I did it purposely to prove my point. i was not phoned, i was not informed by notice anything that my child had left. Nor where those adults id or signed in either. never given vistor passes anything. This is why i have frowned upon this school. I rather be given a hassle to pick up my own child then find them missing one day due to the schools negligence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This is a truly great school. Vivian Bauer is the principal and truly takes every opportunity to work with faculty, parents and students to provide an excellent environment for children to learn. I have seen both of my children, (year after year), enjoy their teachers, enjoy going to school, and truly learning to their full potential. Mrs. Bauer also does a terrific job of recognizing our local veterans on Veteran's Day; as well volunteer time with the local Cub Scout Pack. Sincerely, A Thankful Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

This is a school that really cares about it's students! My kids have attended this school from the get go. My wife attended this same school as well. I used to teach in the schools as a police officer and even we would fight to get a chance to teach there. The staff is just wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

The administration and teachers are very committed to ensure the success of each and every student. I was so disappointed when we had to move because my child would have to leave such a wonderful and caring enviroment. It was truly an outstanding group of educators focused on the important aspect of teaching...the child.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

109 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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education17%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students95%
Female99%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant95%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual30%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual25%

Math

All Students82%
Female77%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual50%

Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual25%
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%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female76%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 12% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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) 13%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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  • ALEJANDRA LARA
Fax number
  • (956) 427-3159

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407 North 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Phone: (956) 427-3160

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