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Kipp Aspire Academy

Charter | 5-8 | 430 students

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Posted August 7, 2013

I need to say KIPP Aspire is not for the faint of heart, it is for those that understand that education is one of the key to success in life. Yes, it's challenging for both the student and parent, but the commitment from the school staff (office workers AND teachers) makes it all worth it. Ms. Elizabeth in the front office is always kind and on top of things. Some people think this school is "strict", but in my opinion it is that they expect accountability; from the students the parents and themselves. I can't say enough about how happy we ( including my daughter) are that we found out about KIPP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

Great school in San Antonio. Teaches life skills, character development, and all required academic standards from the state. The teachers visit every house before the student enrolls to welcome the student and answer any questions parents or students have about the school. They communicate weekly with parents on a paycheck, 3 weeks for progress reports, and 9 weeks for report cards. In addition, the administrators and teachers give cell phone numbers to all parents and students. I LOVE KIPP and the education it has to offer to the children of San Antonio!


Posted July 11, 2011

My two daughters attend KIPP ASPIRE ACADEMY. They love the fact that they are treated like human beings. Yes, they can be very strict and have many rules, however, the "real world" is lead by many rules that we must follow as productive citizens. It takes a lot of work and teamwork from the teachers, students, administration and parents to make this school work. This is not your typical public school, where you drop off your kid in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon and never know how they are doing in school because the teachers are so overwhelmed with so many kids. A typical middle school has over 900-1200 children attending. KIPP ASPIRE ACADEMY HAS A LITTLE LESS THAN 500, so you better believe that the majority of the teachers know your kids by name. I love that my kids attend this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

I heard all the rave about how great KIPP is and even Oprah loved it, what they didn't say is that they try to run your kid into the ground and lower self esteem! I enrolled my two sons in the program thinking this is going to be a great experience for them and they will walk away with the tools they need to succeed in middle school and high school. Worse mistake I have made for my kids. They would come home exhausted and almost in tears, the school treated them like they were in military boot camp. And yes I did hear about this work bench that they were always in because the homework they turned in wasn't perfect (ex: My son did not capitalize a subject in his heading) thats a little harsh, also the staff was very unprofessional...want to know more contact me arendon at yahoo.com
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

I just read some of the review othe parents have posted.. wish there was a way to comment on each. My kids have been at KIPP for 2 yrs and I love it. A parent mentioned that there is no communication with the teachers.. that is a lie. Weekly kids get a "paycheck" that is a way to know how your kid is doing. Take responsability people.. if you have a concern call the teacher!! Everyone is provided with each teachers cell number so THERE ARE NO EXCUSES!! Dnt bad mouth KIPP if your not willing to put the work into helping with your child. It starts at home! Try going to a parent meeting once in a while.. they are held monthly!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

hi first i want to thank all the teachers and staffat kipp aspire for all of thier hard work and dedication,towards our children.It was a very hard decision for me to send my daughter here,.to kipp. after allthe research i did i decided it was best to get my daughter out of her comfort zone and try something new. her grades at her old were not A's nor B's. but she was comfortable with all the extra curriculum classes she had. now she has A-B honor roll. At her old school she wanted so badly to make the principle list, and she never did. Now she says This is better than her old school, The teacher love her and all of them, she never misses a day and never wants me to pull out early .thank you kipp ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My son started st KIPP this school year. We were very excited about all of the opportunities it offered. He was enrolled in Soccer at the start of the school year and was transferred out within a week due to overcrowding, He has tried top participate in various activities but has been dropped or moved due to overcrowding. The lockers do not have locks and he has had school supplies, electronics and other materials stolen from him on multiple occassions. Academically the techers appear committed to the students. He has learned a great deal and the school structure has helped him to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

i have two of my kids there the school is very good but i do think they need more communication with the parents they have to stick to the rules they have and not change then every once in a while
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

The teachers are very hard working , but the school has very little if any curriculum technology for students and has 28 to 30 students per class. The administration expects the culture to be enforced by the teachers who are over worked and consistently hires non-Texas certified teachers who lack the training in Texas expectations for curriculum. Again...the teachers work very hard for the students, but the administration is pathetic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Both of my children attend Kipp and I am very satisfied with their achievements. The school is very strict and they really push your child to do their best. If the parents are really interested in their childs education then this is the school for you. I am able to call my childrens teachers as late as 9:00 at night to check on any situations and questions. The children are taught more then the TAKS here... Kipp all the way...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

My children go to KIPP Aspire Academy and I have never been happier. They make the students work hard and get prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

What an amazing school Kipp is. Prior to moving my children to this school, I did the research and the school has lived up to what I learned. My daughter did very well academically including her TAKS test. Now my son is there and is he is doing well. He refuses to miss a day, including Saturday. I agree with the others that have posted that this school teaching life skills and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

I had my son in public school and was having trouble with his attitude and his grades. His grades were in the 60's, he was getting in trouble and the teachers were not communicating with me. I tried getting help throught the school, but that didn't go very good, the problems were still there. I did an extensive search for a new school and when saw the video testimonial of a student on the kipp website i decided to take the chance and give the school a try. In the first month of school i noticed a difference in his attitude and grades. In the first 9 weeks he made the ab honor roll. I am very pleased with this school and i try to tell as many people about it. I would like to thank all the staff for thier outstanding job and dedication towards these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

im a student here at aspire and people make it seem like its bad to be here when they just want us to go to college. its acually fun here, i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I like the vision the school promotes. These students not only have an educational opportunity, but they gain significant life skills.


Posted October 5, 2009

The KIPP program is outstanding in general and the San Antonio Aspire branch does everything it possibly can to enrich the lives of it's students. I am the daughter of a teacher and regularly volunteer my time there teaching dance among other things. The kids work incredibly hard (longer hours, summer school, Saturday school) and if it weren't for the school they wouldn't be getting anywhere near the education or attention that they need to thrive.


Posted August 1, 2008

This is an extraordinary school. My husband and I made the right choice in enrolling our son at KIPP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

my child has attend KIPP since the 5th grade and will not be returning. we were told that our child was failing, I don;t understand how he/she or any other child be failing, these students go to school from 7:30a.m to 5:30p.m. and attend Saturday from 8:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. Communication from the teachers and principal is horrible, (im sure whoever is reading this agrees) key word: COMMUNICATION
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

I was so hapy the day they informed us that not 1 but all 3 of my children had won the drawing to be acepted to the school. But it is true that they staff cares more about outside appearances and I am sure that is because of the standards/statistics that they must meet to continue in operation in being a charter school. At one time I am sure that this school was decent, but they have changed the staf so many times. My children have told me how the teachers would talk behind the students backs and used foul language. Some of the students tend to be on bench so much that instead of punishment they welcome it. That to me is like peole that get used to being in and out of prisons. The kids have made a little acronym for the school name KIPP KIDS-IN-PRISON-PROGRAM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

My child currently has attended KIPP for two years and will not be returning. The teacher turnover rate is horrible, the Administration could use some major tweaking, and it would be nice if the food wasn't expired for once. The remaining teachers are beyond fustrated with the out of control children with there quickness to send them to bench or isolation. Their focus is their outside appearance without regards to the inside structure that is need by every school, charter or not.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
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 84% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 86% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female52%
Male67%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education17%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant58%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education44%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education30%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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%
Female85%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education22%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education78%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant93%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%
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 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%
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 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education60%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female56%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male74%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female70%
Male60%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female67%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female80%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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Whiten/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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English II Reading

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Whiten/a
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English II Writing

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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English III Reading

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Whiten/a
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English III Writing

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Geometry

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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

World History

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 95% 52%
Black 3% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Highest 8th grade reading scores in San Antonio (2009)
  • Texas Education Agency "Recognized" School (2009)
  • Texas Education Agency "Recognized" School (2008)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MARK LARSON
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (210) 735-7305

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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Our students come from inside Loop 410, with the exception of Alamo Heights ISD and the military bases.

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731 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Phone: (210) 735-7300

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