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De La Vina Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 595 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2013

I had to transfer my child from another district to this school.Since day one, the teacher was so helpful and caring.I have to appreciate all the hard work that the teachers did for the students but specially for my son.All of his subjects improved so much.I'm looking forward to this coming year so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Im really not impressed after two years of my child attending. I want to transfer my child to idea academy because the teach my child has is really not doing her job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

My daughter has been attending this elementary this year, and while it is ok it is anything far from great. I have had several occassions where neither the teacher nor the principle were able to help with the bullying situations she had. I had to threaten to go to the superintendent just for the principle to hear me out completely. The teacher is anything but professional, explaining death and being pregnant to my child. The teacher would never call me back during conference time, instead would choose to ask my 7yr old daughter what I needed. The worst experience yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

This school is excellent!!! All my three children have attended this school and all are attending BL Garza and ENHS this year. They have had an excellent foundation and are all doing very well now considering I had problems with my youngest child. The teachers and principal were extremely patient and helpful during this situation and helped to turn him around. He is now involved in sports and band and is doing well in all his subjects. I owe a great deal of gratitude to all his elementary teachers who helped him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

excellent school with a great control in all situations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I'm a teacher and this school is a highly respected school. Great community involvement and scholastically one of the best in Edinburg School District.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 8, 2004

What can I say about this school? It is a great school I love the principal,the teachers and the staff. I am so glad both my kids are attending this school.I really enjoy this school and all it has to offer my childern and would not want it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

My three children attend De La Vina Elementary, and I can only say that the teachers and staff are exceptional. My children have attended other schools in nearby districts and this campus far exceeds all of them. Special thanks goes out to Ms. Gonzaba (Pre-Kinder) teacher, Ms. Morales (Second Grade) and Ms. Pena (4th Grade). Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Playle for being such a wonderful principal and most of all for always taking the time to visit with all parents. This has been the only campus my children have attended in which the principal has an open door policy and makes you feel welcome. I rate this campus a 5 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

I have two children @ De La Vina. My oldest child has been blessed with wonderful teachers, I have only wonderful things to say. My youngest child, his teachers have been...a very different story. The teachers he's had have been less than proffessional and competent. I have been continually mistreated by the teachers my youngest child has had. I don't feel the issues we have had have been addressed by the facilitator of the school nor administration. I have continually been offered alternatives but not solutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My 7 year old daughter is in the second grade @ De La Vina Elementary and is very happy there. I am very impressed by the personal treatment from all of the staff here. Their leadership is key! We have had the best of luck with her being paired up with a teacher that suits her needs. You can tell form the moment you walk in the front door that they want you and your children to feel at home. The only concern that I have ever had is a minor one. Last-Minute notifications of events taking place at the school. But then, I can't legitimately complain, because I am not up at the school on a regular basis offering my help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My three children attend De La Vina Elementary and they love it. I just want to take the time and let everyone know that all the staff is great. The teachers at this school have always worked one-on-one with my children when they needed help. Everyone is great! I'd especially like to thank Mrs.Playle(principal), Mrs.Solis(Pre-K), Ms.Garza (Pre-K), Ms.Lynn(paraprofessional), Mrs.Lopez(1st grade), Mrs.Morales(2nd grade) and Mrs.Guerra(1st grade). Thank You, Proud Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

My girls just moved here last late December and I am proud of the school. The teachers especially Mr. Martinez and Ms. Lopez really helped with the transition period. I am really proud of them. Both my girls really did well in their new school. My eldest daughter even cried on her last day in school because she`ll be in middle school this coming school year and she will really missed her first school here in Texas. Keep up the good job. Special mention to your principal Mrs. Playle, congratulations for the good job well done. Thank you very much. The proud Mom!


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

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

90 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 82% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students62%
Female71%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual39%

Writing

All Students74%
Female80%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual44%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual56%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual67%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 98% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 28%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • ERIKA PLAYLE
Fax number
  • (956) 316-7782

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McAllen, TX 78504
Phone: (956) 289-2366

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