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Richmond, TX
Students enrolled: 655

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402 Macek Road
Richmond, TX 77469

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(832) 223-2600
(832) 223-2601
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August 14, 2012
Velasquez Elementary has exceptional teachers at each grade level. The teachers are great with instruction, but also very nurturing. My child has been treated with kindness and respect. She loves to go to school and she has loved her teachers each year. I am truly grateful for the education my child is receiving at Velasquez Elementary. I just hope the schools she will attend at the next levels can live up to the Velasquez standard.

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August 13, 2012
My children have attended this school all 6 years it has been opened. I am extremely pleased with the quality of education my children get. The teachers truly care about their students. They go above and beyond their call of duty toin order to bring academic success to each and every child. I have walked in the building during the summer and tommy surprise, seen teachers there working with struggling children. Velasquez gets an A+. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children.

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March 17, 2010
Velasquez Elementary is a school that is only concerned about their status ranking. I have two children, nieces and nephews who attend Velasquez and are terrified of the principal. We have had incidents that occur ed at the school that were not reported to us parents. We found out through our kids. It is definately not a nurturing place for kids. I agree that the staff, beginning with the principal, would greatly benefit from continuing education on disciplinary strategies. Screaming is not a way of disciplining children.

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April 29, 2009
Velasquez, is a wonderful school. I have 2 granddaughters who attend and could not be more satisfied in the teaching staff. My little kindergarten has learned so much with her wonderful teacher, Mrs Hlavaty. She has accomplished so much this year. And also my 3rd grader. Wonderful principal, who really cares about her children and their accomplishments. As Mrs Dow said those are her children when they are at school. Thank You to all the staff. Doing a wonderful Job!!!!!

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October 23, 2008
I havethree children enrolled in their 3rd year in attendence at Velasquez. They are currently in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. They may stress TAKS testing, but with the funding that rides on it due to the constraints of the No Child Left Behind initiative, who would'nt? I have found the school to be very responsive to the needs of my children, and my 2nd grader in particular. This year we requested that he be moved to a differnet class, and he was, and promptly. I call that a nuturing response.

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no rating
October 16, 2008
Velasquez is a good school. The teachers are very caring and well equipped to teach our children. If you disagree you do have the option of homeschooling or private school. My children have a lot of fun and love their teachers. As for the counselor, Mrs. Roberts, I see her all the time and in fact have spoken with her on occasion concerning my children. She is wonderful with the kids. Good job Velasquez!

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no rating
October 15, 2008
I am totaly agree with you. The second semester of the school they do nothing but practice tests

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no rating
May 14, 2008
The staff is comprised of many ill-equipped teachers who would greatly benefit from continuing education classes focused on student diversity, learning strategies and basic educational psycholgy. In addition, Velasquez teachers and administration are overly focused on TAKS scores and the school's ranking as a result of those scores. This school is not a place to send a child if you want he or she to be nurtured, especially if you want your child to be an active participant in their learning and/or if your child has learning differences. Furthermore, a word about the counselor: is there one at Velasquez?

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William Velasquez
402 Macek Road, Richmond, TX  77469
(832) 223-2600
Last modified William Velasquez is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Velasquez Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top