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Wilson Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2012

I have three children here at this school. I believe it is an excellent school, teachers and staff are great. My children have learned what they need to learn and more. Mr. Pequeno has been a great help to my daughter. Thank you so very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I have two children at this school and i love it, although the receptionist is a bit rude. My children transferred here from IDEA last year and it was hard for them at first but thanks to Mrs.Reyes pk teacher aid, and Mrs.Soto kinder teacher the transition was wonderful. I will forever be thankful to this ladies for laying a good foundation for my children. I have been blessed this year as well, with the amazing Mrs.Murguia who teaches first grade and Mrs.Zayas in kinder. The principal is always available and attentive, unlike other big schools. Parents have to understand that teachers can not do everything for us parents. We have to continue the lessons at home and also continue with discipline ,it is the only way our children will develop a love for school and learning. Thank you to all the great staff at Wilson Elementary.
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Posted April 20, 2005

I have a son here at Wilson Elem. He is just in PK and I think he has learned what he has to learn for his age. I think that the staff and teachers here in this school are great. But I think that teachers should have more patience with the kids. I think that's part of their job.
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Posted March 29, 2005

Great teachers very strong towards students learning. My son was at this school from pre-k to 4th grade. Principal great with staff and students. She was always avil for the kids. Very strong for ths task skills and took time with each class. Thank you for all your hard work and thank all the teachers for their support and help that they gave my son..we Miss Wilson.
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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female100%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual63%

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingual58%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
Bilingual55%

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual61%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingual72%

Math

All Students73%
Female68%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual70%

Science

All Students78%
Female68%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual69%
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 "Academically Acceptable".

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 94% 52%
White 5% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 48%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • KRISTEN GARZA
Fax number
  • (956) 971-4597

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 West Hackberry Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501
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