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Freedom Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 565 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted May 25, 2010

I have two children that attend Freedom and have been very pleased with the high expectations on behavior and academics. There is a good feeling when you walk in and my experiences of the last 2 years have been only positive. The teachers have been attentive to my children and my children love being a part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

My son had attended this school for 2 years. am looking into getting him into a charter school just to get him out. Have had great problems with communication from this school. Went 6 weeks without a graded paper no progress report and late on the report card. This is after I contcacted the principal to find out what was going on. If I cannot get hinm out we will move just to get him out of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

The school DOES NOT have any EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITES for the kids to participate in. The only thing I have seen at this school is performances in singing and the little fairs. Elem. School is the time to intoduce kids to sports. This is the first school that I have seen that does not start the kids in SPORTS. It would be GREAT if this school provided such activity.They would learn real teamwork and leadership. It would prepare them for Middle and High School.
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Posted March 1, 2010

Freedom isnt what the other reviews make it seem. I have 4 kids that go to Freedom and they all hate the school. Starting with the Vice-Principal to some Teachers yell to the top of their lungs at these children, and the Principal states they have to yell at the kids to get their attention. They treat these kids like they are garbage and it hurts me so I go to the school and Volunteer just to keep an eye on my kids. Some teachers even pull or tug on the kids shirt just to get the kids attention. I feel the complete staff needs to take some sort of class to show them how to treat these kids. as for Academic wise the kids learn at a good pace, they dont feel rushed. so academic wise I give 4 start.
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Posted March 24, 2009

A wonderful place to send your child to learn, grow, and achieve success.


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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

75 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

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female55%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female76%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 88% 52%
White 11% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 19%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • THOMASINA MONTANA
Fax number
  • (210) 626-9866

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1460 Martinez Losoya Road
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