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Larkspur Elementary School

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Posted September 10, 2013

It s the best school in all my life really, this school help all child's , not discriminate race .Please conceder win thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

I would like to know more about this elementary school, especially regarding your extracurricular programs and parental involvement. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

larkspur has a new principal and staff which now are poor. The rules are changed from day to day or week to week. Parent involvement is nonexistent if any involvement all. The school (principal) is doing away with parents lunching with students unless the child has a birthday. Seems to me the principal doesn't want any parent involvement at all. Oh I failed to mention that the school is all gated up like San Quentin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

While there are handful of good teachers, the administration and their support staff and less than mediocre. My children have been attending Larkspur for two years and it's been problem after problem. They do seem to cater to the non-English speaking parents and children. If you have a choice at all, keep looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

School is in the middle of a bad neighborhood. English is the second language here. Not parent friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

Larkspur keeps parents very involved in student progress and activities. Children get to do lots of fun prjects and have accessibility to a great library and helpful tutoring. Teachers are available for quick meetings and helpful input. Lots of information is sent home regarding extracurricular activities and other ways the students can get more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

The school cooperates in SFA (Success for All). It is a reading program. The program is pretty good. It requires students to read nightly encouraging the development of reading skills. They offer music and art classes to all students. This is my child's first year at this school. The teacher has been very cooperative and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education13%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education25%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education8%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education21%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American83%
Asian89%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female77%
Male54%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female55%
Male44%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education11%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual70%

Writing

All Students62%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education14%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education30%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education9%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual53%

Science

All Students70%
Female57%
Male82%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education30%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual53%
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 "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 74% 50%
White 11% 31%
Black 9% 13%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Susan Del Toro
Fax number
  • (210) 442-0682

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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