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Ft Sam Houston Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 825 students

 
 

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Posted April 16, 2014

Currently three of my children attend Fort Sam Houston Elementary. The three teachers we work with are fantastic! They are willing to work with my kids when they have problems and they praise them when they are doing well. I have popped in many days, I have witnessed the lunchroom. There is absolutly no yelling going on there. The lunch staff is very kind to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

My son attended 4th grade at FSH last year. His teacher was great with him. She was firm, but never resorted to yelling. Her expectations were always high. When she gave a grade that was lower than expected on Gradespeed she would put comments on why my son received the grade he did, (what the expectations were and what my son actually did). She was also quick to respond to all my questions. My son loved and respected his teacher greatly. My son was also in the GT program. His teacher was also great. She too had high expectations and did some amazing things with the students. My son learned a lot and had fun doing it. Other things I like about the school are the "Specials." There are far more choices than in other schools I've been too, including: PE, computer lab, drama, art, music and library. Finally, I feel the school is well equipped to deal with it's super special population of military children and would recommend it! The only thing keeping me from a 5 star rating is the building itself. It's definitely time for an upgrade into something more modern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

You can find great teachers at this school. My daughter did K-part of 2nd at Fort Sam Houston Elementary after which I home schooled her for the remaining part of the year. My daughter did not thrive here. Not to say that none can. My main qualm with FSHE is that kids are not allowed enough free time and are not treated like people. They are not allowed to talk at lunch and are yelled at as a group over a PA system. When they have adults visiting they are allowed to talk to them, but when I would go visit I wanted to leave because I felt so uncomfortable like I was being yelled at. The summer before 2nd grade my daughter's reading flourished and I watched her abilities digress as the school year wore on. There are teachers her who I love and think are absolutely amazing, but the hard thing is as a military parent it is you have to figure out who the best teachers and then ensure your child gets but in their class is hard. I have tried to stay objective through out this review, but I would not recommend this school. I would say find a rental in Alamo Heights their schools are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

I enrolled my children at FSH for 5 1/2 months, while we were staying with my husband. In that time, my pre-k daughter would come home crying that she never wanted to go back and that the teacher was constantly yelling at the students. My 2nd grader developed a nervous tick from the class he was in. I went in to observe the class and left with 4 pages of notes on the teacher(s) - homeroom and music. I witnessed everything from pointing out children and comparing them (you are creative and you are not) to telling a child, who couldn't answer a question fast enough, to "just go sit down. If you can't figure this out then you don't need to participate." The final straw was the 2nd grade teacher telling my child that she thought there was "something wrong with his brain" and she was going to give him a little test to check... in front of the class. I witnessed lunch attendants yelling at children to be silent during lunch and the music teacher bait the kids to laugh and then would yell, "Do you want me to tell your teacher the way you are behaving and get your color changed?" I was mortified. We will be returning and my kids have begged to be homeschooled. We will be off post
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

This is a school that reflects the effects of affirmative action appointments. There is an unacceptable wide fluctuation of the teaching staff aptitude and character within each grade. Our opinion is that the Principal is not qualified to lead and you as a parent will need to be very diligent about tracking cover-ups with her. We too had a lot of trouble with one of the pre-K teachers professionalism and there is not enough characters left to detail how many times we had to come to the school to address issues to protect our children. The classrooms are also too small for the size and activities of modern teaching practices. We cancelled our on-base wait list option because of this school, bought a home up north in a competitive school district. Our kids are now in the gifted & talented program, are safe and thriving. The kids at Ft. Sam are nearly all military dependents and there is suitable support to address deployments and wounded warrior stresses that the children go through in this community that civilian schools do not have and that is the only reason we give this school two stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

We just moved away from this school and I am so glad we did. My daughters started pre K there and informed me of some very disapointing things after we moved. They said their teacher consistantly yelled at them to take naps and withheld afternoon snacks and treats for kids whom didn't nap. I don't think it is ever acceptable for a teacher to raise their voice at a student and espically young kids who in this case may have already given up naps prior to starting school. I have personally heard several teachers yelling at their classes just walking down the hall. My daughters also came home almost every day saying they watched movies in class (which my husband witnessed durring an early pick up) and saying they were not allowed to have recess because it was either too hot ot too cold out, even on days where the weather was nice and playing outside was possible. Perhaps the junk food they feed these kids for lunch and the fact that they have not been allowed to play outside contributed to the children being unable to take their naps. The facillity is also old and falling apart. I believe the men and women who serve our country, and their children, deserve better than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

A little disappointed in the school. I have a child in Pre K we moved to SA a 1 yr ago. We were enrolled in a Christian Academy before moving here and was way more academically challenged. The first class there were only 4 children including our child that could write their name. We were constantly getting a color changed because of boredom with the slow atmosphere, we asked for more work to be given and it never happened. We had a meeting with Mrs Hyde ( love her ) and we got it straightened out. We were given a new teacher that challenges our child greatly, no more color changes, no more acting out, just a happy engaged child. This school needs more curriculum for the younger children, or offer a gifted program for the young ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

Some strong points, but very disappointing overall. Strengths: highly qualified teachers; small class size; great art program; highly motivated and engaging physical education staff; excellent computer technology instruction; numerous volunteer and parent involvement opportunities available through PTO; grade trigger program; objective, numbers-driven grading system; student recognition programs for honor roll and attendance. Weaknesses: overblown emphasis on preparation for state testing; very little emphasis on writing; absolutely no time spent on special projects like written reports and oral presentations; dated math curriculum; graded tests are not sent home to parents for review and signature; extremely limited extracurricular activities....no clubs, no after school enrichment programs; too much emphasis on attendance; antiquated attendance policy (not counted present for the day if student arrives after 9:30 a.m.) Our military children deserve a better, more well-rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Fort Sam Houston Elementary School is a unique school. It promotes the highest teaching and learning standards, and yields successful results. The Fine Arts Program is unbeatable with excellent music, drama and art programs. The students have many opportunities to learn through technological means. We have a strong, active PTO. Every month of the year is filled with exciting, school wide recognitions and events. Our district leaders and board of trustees are also very supportive of all that we do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2010

We feel that most of the teachers at this school are great. There are a few that need to retire, but most of them really want to do what is best for the kids. Our disappointment is with the Elementary building. The district has put a lot of money into some unbelievable facilities for the middle school and the new high school, but the Elementary school is a dump. Apparently the school board doesn't seem to care about the little kids. The building is falling apart. It is dirty and those outside ramps are terrible. Kids shouldn't have to wade through water to get from place to place. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself. The elementary school looks like a ghetto compared to the other buildings. Poor little kids......our military kids deserve better than this.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My son has special needs.The staff here are awsome and my son is doing so well with his teachings. We are going to miss this Awsome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

I am not sure why there is so much turnover in the vice principles at this school but I like the new. She can always be seen at the school when we never see the principle. The principle doesn't greet us but the girl vice principle does. My kids are learning alot and it helps to know while I watch my other 2 kids. They have a room for me as a parent too which helps when we can't afford the internet. It lets me use the computer to help my kids or see there grades. I really like this school and it is better than Ft. Polk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

My life's busy. My husband's wounded & recovering at SAMMC. This was the 1st school that recognized the needs of military kids in our situation. Ms. Reed had a group for my kid to be with other kids going through the same. His teacher was a bit blase & never really got to know him. He complained that she gave worksheets to sit down with & wouldn't explain anything. But there was one who really got to know my kid. Ms. Morgan. She's the computer teacher. Of all teachers to get to know my kid, it took a teacher who sees them only 2 times a week. My kid wanted to go earlier than the bus just to be with her in the morning & learn what he could. He said she always asked about his dad & surgeries & made him like school. What they learn here's good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I have 4 children that attended this school, one just moved up to the middle school. I can't say ENOUGH about this school! They are amazing!!! Teachers are dedicated and devoted to the learning and development of each child. Of course, you may find one that is just there buying her time until retirement, but won't you always find one somewhere? I have a GATE child who continues to thrive. Additionally, I have a child that is a cancer patient that requires ongoing evaluations to monitor chemo and radiation side effects. This school has supported and assisted in his needs. Of course, as a parent it is your job to make sure things happen, if they don't talk to the school... When this happened once, I went to the principal and she made it happen. Tonya Hyde is an asset to this school and staff!!!! THANK YOU FT SAM !!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

I am sure that it a wonderful school... For 'normal', 'average' children. Unfortunately for us, our child is behaviorally challenged... which put him below standards academically! Its hard finding teachers anymore that really thrive in teaching.... I always get the feeling that they don't want to take the time to interact with kids and are solely there for a paycheck. With my child, we have found that taking time to build a strong bond is key.... However, we felt time they just didn't have the 'time'. Luckily, they have an alternate setting for children/kids like this... however, sometimes its just to late and my child just never thrived!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

The curriculum is about average for Texas. Don't send your child here if they excel academically. All emphasis is on the student that can't meet the TAKS standard. A child that excels academically will be bored, and unchallenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I'm a teacher at FSH Elem. and your information about class size is way off! I agree with the reviews that the school is great. We are very student centered!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2008

The teachers and staff really care about the entire child and are there for the children. We were there for K,1st, and half of 2nd. We had to PCS to Maryland and now our son does not look forward to school and even asks to go back to FSH! I was a volunteer and a substitute teacher and was able to see first hand how the teachers and staff worked together to improve the education of the students. The only complaint is that the administration does not have strict discipline policies in place. I would also recommend more counselling services especially for children of Wounded Warriors. As a parent I would tell anyone PCSing to the area to attend this school. Military schools have children who are used to new students, and as far as I saw, everyone welcomed each student into the new school. We miss FSH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Being a military family and having experienced many schools, i have a pretty good idea of what i like and do not like about schools. The academics are good.....I think it's about average which is a good thing. My kids have attended schools where the focus of academics is so strong that the kids feel overwhelmed and overworked (i saw it by volunteering at the school in many areas). The music,arts sports etc here is great. They are exposed to many different things and it is wonderful. Parents are pretty involved and it works well. Overall i am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Fort Sam Houston is an exceptional school. Teachers and administrators work together to provide a quality program. Children with special needs have superior programming.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education45%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education70%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education90%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education78%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education89%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asian80%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Black or African American95%
Asian80%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education14%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education13%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education25%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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
White 40% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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4351 Nursery Road
San Antonio, TX 78234
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