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Kuentz Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 822 students

 
 

Living in Helotes

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $236,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 24, 2013

We have been so happy with Kuentz. We moved back to Texas after a year in Louisiana. Our child had been to 2 elementary schools already so when we were moving to the area we based our decision to live in Helotes on the schools in the area. After reviewing the schools, we sought out a house that fed to this school. We are so glad we did. Mrs. Snyder worked with and encouraged our 2nd grader and we loved her. It was a great change from the previous year. She really cares about each of her students and never seemed to play favorites. Nurse Fox is also amazing. Our daughter has diabetes and has daily contact with her, and it puts us at ease to know she's in great hands. Mrs. Gallegos the principal is very involved and approachable. We have another child starting school this fall in kinder and we're looking forward to several more great years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

Our family LOVES this school and staff! We put in for a parent choice transfer because our "zoned" school was knees and toes below the acedemic and social level that Kuentz is. The principal, Mrs. Gallegos is beyond amazing and truly loves every child that walks through the door. The parents and kids that attend are so nice and friendly. I was concerned that our children wouldn't fit in because our family does not come from money, but we have never been turned away or looked down on in all the time that we have been here. The PTA parents, room parents and random moms that come in to help are so willing to add you to their project. Once they see that you will stick around, you will find that they will seek you out to help them more often. I have NEVER been more impressed with ANY school as I have been with this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Kuentz is the best elementary school you could wish for your kids!!! The teachers are very caring, the school environment is very safe and focus in good academic and good values. If you're thinking in sending your kid to private school, safe your money and send your kid to Kuentz. You and your kid are going to love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

My son entered fourth grade this year. We just moved to Texas, and this is his first year in a public school environment. He prevoiusly went to a private Catholic School. His education at Kuentz is far superior over his private school. He is comfortable at this school, feels safe, LOVES his teacher. His teacher truly cares about him academically. She sends us notes and texts, and works with us to make sure he is reaching his full potential. This school also has great art, music and PE programs. I'm thrilled we made the move and chose Kuentz!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

The teachers at this school are great. However the PTA parents are another thing, they have a click, and if you don't belong to that click, you are shunned. The parents of this school have taught their children to be very materialistic, if you buy your kids clothes at Walmart, or if you own a minivan as opposed to the great SUV your children will be mercilessly bullied. Everything cost at this public school, even the Holiday parties, you have to buy certain clothes for your kids if they are in a Holiday show, and again if you don't buy the right clothes for this show the other children in the show will point this out to your child. So basically, if you own an SUV, and you buy your 1at grader clothes at Ambercrombie and Fitch your child will fit right in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

my son loves this school! He just started kinder and Mrs. Cissell is the best first teacher we could ask for. She's so involved and makes the kids and parents want to be involved too.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education89%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education90%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
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

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education80%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education53%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black or African American40%
Asian80%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education69%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asian90%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American67%
Asian90%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education74%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 52%
White 38% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%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

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Helotes, TX 78023
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