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Garcia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 744 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2008

As a former teacher of Garcia, I'd say the Principal is adequate, but not an 'above and beyond' type. She has her good days and her bad, but the one thing most of us teachers didn't like is that she doesn't thoroughly think things through always. There's alot of quick decisions being made w/o consideration to all stakeholders. The teachers there are wonderful, work harder than you can ever imagine, and care deeply. But with TAKS testing being so high stakes, the children still get it shoved a little much down their throats.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2007

As a parent in a professional field of a child that attended school here,I found this school to be a terrible experience. Quality of leadership in the individuals that assist here beginning with the Principal, are just completely unprofessional, with negative attitudes and a defensive manner. I will never look at this school in a positive view nor go back, or advise anyone to attend school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Despite the neighborhood and the location I have to admit that the staff and parents are caring and involved. My son never had a problem in this school or with any of the students like he does at his present school, the teachers are vigilent. Unfortunately the playground is not well kept and we often see broken beer bottles, I have even found used rubbers under the slide, yuck! To tell the truth I've seen that in the nicer neighborhoods 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.

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 82% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female97%
Male72%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female67%
Male48%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male40%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students42%
Female36%
Male48%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingual38%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education22%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students57%
Female69%
Male47%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual59%

Science

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education40%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual63%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • 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

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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 78% 52%
Black 20% 13%
White 1% 29%
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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 16%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • AARON DOMINGUEZ
Fax number
  • (713) 696-2904

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9550 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, TX 77093
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Phone: (713) 696-2900

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