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Derry Elementary School

Public | 2-5 | 636 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

unapproachable administration that rather let the blame go around then take responsibility for any thing. Coach is known for his epic hangover. Most office staff busy chatting on phone or updating Facebook. Gives me a feeling that if you are not a cousin to someone or a "friend", you or your child does not matter. Someone has to remind them all the reason they get a paycheck are the kids who are ignored and bullied. Almost a scary environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

I think the faculty is what makes this school so much a success. They are put through so much work and deadlines but their committment to excess never waivers. Admin could be more approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

This school is so focussed on TAKS results that the broader aspect of education is lost both for the children and teachers. In my opinion an unhealthy environment for all, to the extent that we felt we had to remove our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2003

Great school! Everyone is focused on student success and achievement. Great principal and staff.
—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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English73%
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

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education36%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education44%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education62%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education69%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English95%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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

All Students67%
Female80%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual36%

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education25%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual32%
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 Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual34%

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education17%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual38%

Writing

All Students63%
Female73%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual43%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education38%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual48%

Science

All Students59%
Female50%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education36%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual39%
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

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 92% 52%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MARIBEL VALDEZ
Fax number
  • (956) 943-0074

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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101 Port Road
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone: (956) 943-0070

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