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Science Hall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 769 students

 

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Posted July 17, 2013

Our family had such a horrible experience at Science Hall. My twins were in kindergarten and my first child had good teachers that I was happy with and I would have given more stars had it not been for the set of teachers for my other child and the way the principal and councilors handled things. One of my children started to misbehave and instead of discipline, they were sent to the office and allowed to play with play-dough and do art work. I would try to explain what works best and they ignored my attempts. So what did my child do...continue to misbehave because they were being rewarded with art and playtime. These types of situations continued along with lack of communication between myself and the staff. I even asked for a different teacher since obviously they were not "working out" and was told we could not do that. We ended up moving in the middle of the school year to a different school system and my child did not have ANY more behavior problems. It really was absurd how the staff (Ms. Grim, principal Nelson and the councilor) handled the situations. After my experiences, we learned there were quite a few other families with similar situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

My child has attended this school for four years and I do agree that parental involvement needs to improve. However, parents can not get involved unless the school makes it possible, and this school needs a lot of work to get that done. Personally I have seen parents excluded from participation because they speak their minds, and not in a negative way. This school claims transparency, yet when a parent asks about why the school runs out of paper for its teachers, the doors are closed. The people that work here are fabulous, but I personally think administration could use a little fine tuning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

My son attends first grade and loves his school. I think there needs to be more parent involvment. This is a school not a babbysitter. My son is in the dual language program and loves spanish. It sounds to me like some parents want the school to be a babysitter...no, your child goes here to learn. There are excellent staff from the front office to custodial staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

Science Hall seems to be a great school depending on your child. Some of the teachers are fantastic and we have been so pleased with them. Other teachers are uninvolved and do not enjoy their job. Over all its a decent school. I don't absolutely LOVE it, but its not the worst out there either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

My son attended this school for three years and everyday he would complain about the teacher picking on him and when other students did things to him, the teacher wouldn't do anything. I personally do not like this school. The teachers were not caring, and did not teach my son the things he needed to learn for the grades he was in. He is now attending a better school, still in Hays County and still in Kyle, Rosalio Tobias International Elementary School. Go Tobias!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

lack of leadership, teachers always asking for more supplies from the kids, teachers do not appear very happy. Control of class seems to be a problem. Looking to move out soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I now drive my child to school in Austin. I was not satisfied with the schools. There are low standards. However if you want your child to be in the dual language program (Spanish/English) you will be pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

My daughter has been at Science Hall for two years already, she is now in 1st grade and I love it, it's beautiful, BIG, looks like a middle school. Great staff that I know of so far,so good!I highly recomend it! Jennifer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

It is a great and the best school ever! I absolute love this special school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female82%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education56%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education57%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
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%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education44%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students29%
Female29%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education18%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented50%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual23%

Writing

All Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education18%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted43%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education13%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual32%

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education13%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual13%

Science

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual46%
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 Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 81% 52%
White 14% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 44%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • CHRIS SUMMERS
Fax number
  • (512) 268-8784

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1510 Bebee Road
Kyle, TX 78640
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