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Candlewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 701 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

My school is amazing, the best feeling was sending my som here for his very first year of school!! The only complaint I have is the lighting around the school and street for drop off in the morning, and wish they had a crossing card at the corner in front of the Pre-K rooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

my son is in first grade. Ms. Rodriguez she did not want to give me a conference at all. she made up all kinds of excuses not to give me one. I am very disapointment with that, i think we as parents need to know what material our kids are learning and if they need help, we need to know that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My son just completed his first year of school here. (Kindergarten) His teacher, Mrs. Rubio, is an excellent teacher. The principal, Mrs. Allen, is an outstanding principal. She really tried to 'whip the school into shape.' If you know the location of the school, then you will understand why. From looking at the surroundings of the school, you would think it is a bad run-down school, but the majority of the staff and teachers there are very nice. I think it's a great school and the PTA parents are all very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

I can not tell you how impressed I am with the level of attention and dedication I notice with the entire staff at Candlewood. My daughter was a part of the pre-school program and is now in Kindergarten. She enjoys school so much that she does extra homework on her own and can now read to me. My daughter is so excited that she tells me she does not want to miss a day of school even if I have the day off. The school is very receptive to volunteerism and provides an atmosphere conducive to learning and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My kids were transferred to Candlewood by the District because the school they were attending was overpopulated. At first I was nervous and upset but now I am very happy that this change came about. The teachers are great. The principal and her assistant are caring and go out of their way for the kids. I have three kids in the school and they have all been taken care of very good. Both the academics are great as well as the concern for the children's social being. I truly recommend Candlewood to Family and friends and would enroll them here even if I had the option to send them elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

Principal Susan Perry, staff and teachers are very considerate. I have 3 kids enrolled and they really love going to school as it is considered as their second home. Thank you for all your hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2003

A secretary named Linda Crawford helped me with everything I needed help with. I believe she is new and let me just say that she is a great addition to Candlewood. I know my child is safe there because of staff at Candlewood. Thank you so much!


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.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male70%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female71%
Male86%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female80%
Male93%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
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

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English82%
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

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male41%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted34%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students67%
Female58%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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 61% 50%
Black 28% 13%
White 8% 31%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dianetta Young
Fax number
  • (210) 662-9327

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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San Antonio, TX 78244
Phone: (210) 662-1060

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