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Ed Franz Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 386 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $116,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted December 11, 2013

RUDE, UNAPPRECIATIVE principal. My husband and I saw how the schools U.S. flag was so poorly out of shape. It was ripped, faded and in complete ruins. So we decided to purchase a flag from Dixie, which cost $50.00. The following school day we went to deliver our donation to the principal. And she came out from her office looking a bit bothersome, barely shook my husband's hand, didnt ask his name turned around placed the flag on the edge of the front desk and simply walked away. What a lack of gratitude and appreciation!!! Glad we selflessly donated a much need flag, not glad about her unpleasantness. That was 50 bucks we said the school, not much to you and I as the general public, but is a lot to save for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

I have two children attending this school; kindergarten and third grade. This is our second year here. The front office staff is very friendly and know my children by name as well as myself. I volunteer on a weekly basis and find the administration and staff to be very helpful. They seem to truly enjoy their roles as educators. The only issue I see is there seems to be an excessive amount of behavioral issues at this school. It is absolutely necessary to have a seasoned teacher who can manage the classroom and handle some of the unruly children. The new principal, Mr. Juarez, is very active in the school. He is outside everyday during pick up and he is always seen in the hallways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

My son has attended this school from kinder to 5th grade and each year has been amazing. He will be attending middle school next year taking pre- ap classes. I know that that with the fine teachers he had each year along with a wonderful staff and principal his transition to middle school will be easy. I also have a younger child in this school and could not ask for a better atmosphere. This school feels like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

i love, love, love this school. It is in a great neighborhood, the teachers are fantastic and more than willing to sit and discuss anything that is happening with your child. Everyone there knows my sons name as well as my and my husbands. They have a small child to teacher ration which is fantastic. My son has grown leaps and bounds since starting (he is pre-k) and my favorite thing is the treasure chest at the end of the week. Yes they may be inexpenive little toys but it is the best re-inforcement tool and my son looks forward to it every week.....the teachers do a great job of re-inforcing the same values i teach at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

At first glance I fell in love with the school. Then once my child started attending, it turned out to be a horrible nightmare. The teachers cause unnecessary drama that ends up effecting home life. The lack of professionalism is mind boggling. They even feel the need to use junkfood to bribe/reward kids. They do not keep parents informed. There are no open lines of communication from teachers. They are more concerned about their image and how they are perceived than seeing each child as an individual being with parents who only want the best for their child. When a parent tries to get envolved their wishes are completely ignore. I ended up pulling my child out of that horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

We are very fortunate to be at a school where 'cleared-vounteer-trained' parents are encouraged and welcomed to participate and help out in the classrooms and wherever else needed. There is an active PTO who work extremely hard to ensure the students and the school have what is needed for the children to succeed while encouraging them to have fun in the process. Ed Franz teachers and staff are always giving 110% to ensure the children succeed. Our school is a great place for learning! We love you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Ed Franz is a great school. My son is doing well there the staff everyone from the Principal to the cafeteria staff have been great. The school is a very supportive in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

We have been very fortunate to have two very wonderful teachers for my Grandaughter her first two years of school at Ed Franz. Unfortunately we will have to move her next year due to some boundary changes that we are very unhappy about. They are managing to divide our wonderful community by doing this.We are not going to sit by and not fight this. Our kids are having to move in order to make room for transient people living in apartments. We love Ed Franz and want her to stay there until she goes to middle school. There is a wonderful staff and we are very happy with the cirriculum. We do feel the school should ask for more parental involvement. We also think the principal should loosen up a little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

Ed Franz is a great community school where the teachers and staff have one goal... to do the best they can to make their students feel success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2004

A substandard school that appears to give more support to punishment than teaching. Some of the teachers seem unable to do their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

Franz is a quaint community school. Families are very supportive of the school. Teachers are friendly and are concerned for their students. Socio-economical level of the area is balanced. Very active PTO. My children are excelling in every subject from math, reading to the arts, and the special ed programs, not to mention my children's friendships. All my relations with teachers and staff have been extremely supportive.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

All Students80%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female57%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female77%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted64%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female55%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 52%
White 27% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 4% 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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (210) 590-4649

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12301 Welcome Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: (210) 655-6241

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