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Steubing Ranch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 923 students

 
 

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4 stars

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16 reviews of this school


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Posted June 7, 2014

Talking with the principle of the school about an issue was pointless... She did not listen to you to understand. She listened to you to reply...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

Today my son graduated from the 1st grade! It was an outstanding year for our son and our family! His teacher was Mrs. Vava Terhune. Besides being a professional and experienced teacher she was a WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. She is someone who you can trust your priceless treasure with, your child! She did not just teach her students the meaning of the words: compassion, responsibility, respect, giving, self-discipline, perseverance and honesty... She showed by her daily actions how to be a good person! She had high level of communication ethics with her students and their parents. She would help her students with anything they needed regardless of her responsibility as a teacher. May god protect her and her wonderful family the way she protected her students and my son! Don't just give Mrs. Terhune 5 stars, give her all the stars from the whole school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

After reading some unfortunate reviews, I wanted to share my experience with Steubing Ranch Elementary to help show that one bad apple does no spoil the whole bunch! My daughter started in kinder last year and had a wonderful and kind teacher who helped her in her first few weeks when she had a very hard time transitioning into a full day away from home. My child is gifted, and her teacher worked with us to determine the best options for her. She even offered to give my daughter special roles inside the classroom (much after the Montessori style) to challenge her, but let her stay with the children she knew. In the end, we chose to bump her to 1st grade, and the counselors and staff were very helpful. Her new teacher was amazing as well, and she was allowed to go back to her K class on fridays to read to her friends and help the teacher. They sent her to 2nd grade for math in order to be challenged, and the librarian devised a special group for her and other students where they could go and discuss books and learn how to conduct research. Everyday I would see the Principal out front greeting us, and the staff are very friendly and loving to the children. I love SRE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

I'm not very happy with my child's Kindergarden teacher. However, I decided to give her another chance... She needs more experience and more honesty. Good luck to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

We have been very happy with Steubing Ranch. The principal obviously loves every one of her students. There is great parent involvement also. We school choiced our child into this school to be a part of the dual language program and it's the best decision we've ever made. Some older reviews of the KIN program made me hesitant to try it, but I have been very happy with the KIN program as well. Apparently something has changed since the disorganization parents referred to a few years ago. Now the program is exceptionally well run. My one complaint about the school is the lack of information online. The school's website has minimal info and some of the teachers have not updated their classroom webpage since last year. If I had to choose between an updated website and a lesser school, I would pick Steubing Ranch in a second!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

We were not happy at Steubing Ranch. I am really shocked by the overall good rating. The principal was NEVER around and the teacher was in over her head. On occation, she would tell the class to "Shut-up" and "Ya'll are the worst class". Totally inappropriate. We left shortly after.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I have nothing to say but good things about this school. My son has special needs and school is offering him the resources for him to be able to succeed; he is on regular classes and is progressing as expected. Teacher-student ratio is small which makes learning easer. Everyone who works in the school is very nice; it has great leadership. I will have to say that Ms Langford (K) has been a blessing to our home, and we will miss her. We are a military family and we are soon to move; I am certaintly using this school as the standard to compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Mrs. Jones is a grear sub-teacher her bilingual experience has helped my children alot both in english and spanish! what a great sub, she is one to admire
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I absolutely love this school! My two children are completely opposite - one is gifted while the other is on the autism spectrum. The teachers and principal here are absolutely fantastic at treating them both with respect and meeting their individual needs. It's refreshing to be at a school where the staff truly loves what they do and your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

This is a great school. My child has learned so much and she is in only in kinder. She knows her continents! I did not learn this until 4th grade I think! Her confidence has blossomed along with the academics. She has Ms. Kesselring and she is great. I have also observed several other teachers in the school and they are great too. They are the cream of the crop!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

A great school. The administration truly cares about these kids. They are so accessible, they know your child by face & name, and they are extremely responsive. The couselors have a wonderful relationship with the kids and are always on top of everything. The mass majority of the teachers appear to be hand selected because they are without a doubt the best. However, there are some teachers that are way over their heads and we can see the Peter Principle looming in the background. Instead of disposing these teachers immediately, the administration works with them to help improve their shortcomings, and then monitors them closely...the kids always come first. I pulled my child out of KIN (after school program) because they were just too unorganized and disfunctional...this had nothing to do with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

The teachers are great and there is a fairly low student to teacher ratio. Great administrative support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

My daughter is in kinder , she had never been to a day care and I thought , the change was going to be hard but Mrs. Salinas is wonderful she is very calm and a great teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

My son is in kinder and has never been to preschool or daycare and he has done excellent. I was very concerned about his acclemating to the change, but it has gone very well because orf his teqacher mrs Salinas. She has such a peacful way about her and her experiance is just wonderful. I feel so blessed to have such an acceptional teacher for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Great school, wonderful teachers, aides, staff, and most of all...an impressive principal! Our PTA for parent involvement is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I really like this school. I found a low student to teacher ration. I also love the one on one help my son gets in 3rd grade and the special classes they offer to help students. I am not to happy with the after-school Kin program, but you just have to stay on top of them and make sure you know what is going on at all times, other than that the staff is great.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

English Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted95%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
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 Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingual80%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual71%

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual40%
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 "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 65% 52%
White 25% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 25%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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