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Bonnie L Garcia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 965 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2008

I love the staff and I have seen the improvement in my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I'm very greatful with my kids teachers, especially with Mrs. R Mtz from third grade, I feel that she is a very good teacher and the school should hire more teachers like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I'm so glad to be in Bonnie Garcia, the enviroment it so tranquil and teachers and staff are cool and positive, parents involvemente is appreciate here and can join our children in lunch break, Im very happy for belonging to this school, because my child is a good student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

This school was a breathe of fresh air for me and my son and daughter last year (04-05). Coming from a school who was more interested in looking good than being good, we appreciated the enthusiasm of the principal and the teachers. Though it doesn't seem fair, when it comes to schools, a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch but Bonnie Garcia Elementary is full of teachers and staff whose excitement is contagious! The principal came from a school with a high percentage of students from high income families to one markedly different, but handled the school's inaugural year with class. Parent involvement is moderate and the few are often overzealous, but that can be a good thing. They do lots of creative things for the kids and contribute greatly to parental involvment with family functions. Extracurricular activities are still being formed but this school has awesome potential!
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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education57%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual78%
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 Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education25%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual31%

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education10%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual52%

Writing

All Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingual40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingual35%

Math

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual49%

Science

All Students57%
Female49%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "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 100% 52%
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%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 78%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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School Leader's name
  • CORDELIA NAVA
Fax number
  • (956) 473-8999

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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