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Las Palmas Elementary School

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Posted July 16, 2010

This school is the worst school ever!! If you are still not enrooled RUN and RUN fast!! The front office staff is rude, When I could finally speak with the prinipal he was rude and disorderly! I had 2 children enrolled and because of 1 of my childs teachers poor recordkeeping I had to go to court stating I was a truant parent! After I provided proof of my innocence I still had to pay court fees of 89.00 I will never set foot in that building again! Poor Poor Poorly run school reminded me of one of those movies with disorderly thug children and staff running around!! Just horrible!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

my kids have gone to this school for 2 years it's a great school with great staff never had a problem always friendly staff and jus love the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

My daughter is currently enrolled in the dual language program at Las Palmas Elementary. She has been in the dual language program since she was three years old. My main concern was that she would not be able to read or speak English proficiently, how ever I am honored to say that my daughter Amahlya is a first grader in Ms. Elizondo's class reading, writing, and speaking in English and Spanish! The great positive attitude the staff at Las Palmas have rubs off on our children making them want to strive for excelence. I commend our principal Mr. Eliseo Rodriguez on being the captain of an Excellent teaching team. Go BOBCATS! Vangie Granados
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

My two nephews have been at Las Palmas for yrs. I'm very proud to say that it is one of the best schools my nephews have attended. Being involved in their academic progress I always tell my sister how great she did in putting them there. Ms. Ramos in 3rd grade and Ms. Elizondo in 1st grade are two exemplary teachers. They outline and practice to the max what teachers are suppose to be like. My nephew had a lot of trouble reading and Ms. Elizondo made a big difference with him, we still ask her how she did it. Thank you to Ms. Elizondo. Both teachers always have my sister informed in conduct as well as academic progress. I would recommend Las Palmas Elementary to everyone for a exemplary school!!! Thank you, Ana Estopier
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female78%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education60%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented89%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students46%
Female58%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education11%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual75%

Math

All Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual75%
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%
Female53%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual80%

Science

All Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual76%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 98% 50%
Black 1% 13%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Pamela Castillo
Fax number
  • (210) 444-8073

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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115 Las Palmas Dr
San Antonio, TX 78237
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Phone: (210) 444-8050

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