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Windcrest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 698 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

We have been at Windcrest for 13 years. They have had their ups and downs during this time. It was a really good school for the first several years we were there. Very accommodating to our special needs, friendly, cheerful and the students were well mannered. They are now getting a new building which will be a huge improvement as they have had to deal with an increasing enrollment without the needed increased space. The new administration has been very receptive and we have seen a noticeable improvement in the school. The secretary and data processor are excellent! We all need to remember that the schools have to deal with the students that are enrolled and the better the environment and education a child receives outside of the school, the better their school outcome will be. We as parents and adults need to work extra hard to set on right examples of what we want our children to be: leaders, honest, hardworking, considerate of others, compassionate and caring. As we all know we can't expect a school to do it all for us. We need to be willing to step up to the plate and take a supportive, active roll of our children's education. Show them we care and they will care in return.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

Windcrest is an OK school. The teachers are doing the best they can within a system that is less than perfect. The school does try to encourage parent involvement, but there is very little of it. As previously mentioned, if one of my kids gets sent to the nurse, I am not called & have to find out about it after school when he tells me. There is a new principal and vice this year, but I haven't seen any changes thus far from the last admin. They moved the portables to a very back corner of the lot to build a new building (construction of which has not started, not even breaking ground) and the kids have to walk in the rain and cold - my son came home drenched one day when he was told he couldn't go get his umbrella. Also, I see many parents drop their kids off at the back corner & there is no monitor or check-in which makes me worry about the security. Last year, my son was in 2nd grade and the spring semesters were awful; he went through many subs and they didn't teach them anything or send homework so the 3rd grade teachers had to play catch up this year. If you're looking for top of the line, send your kid to DATA. For a regular public school exp, Windcrest is fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Great School and even greater teachers. Both my children and now grandchildren have attended Windcrest.


Posted September 20, 2013

This school is HORRIBLE!!!! My child has only been at this school for a few weeks and there has been major issues every week. First, the teachers are trying to play catch up for the students that have not had any previous education so the kids that already know the basics, such as their abc's, are not advancing in any way, which I realize is not the schools fault. People need to participate in their child's education. But, it is still a downside if you would like to see your child progress farther than learning how to raise their hand when they have a question or draw a picture of a turtle. Secondly, when something OMG bad happens to my child, I did not hear one word from the school. My child told me after she got home. When I confronted the school about it, all I got was the standard " Sorry". I want to know how you are going to prevent endangering my child, not "sorry". The only reason I would even give this school one star is because I had no problem getting in contact, through email, to the staff (with the minor problems). With the larger problems, you can either speak to the teacher or you have to wait and make an appointment to speak to the principal/vice principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

This is a school that keeps raising the bar for the students and staff. Teachers work digilently to build quality lessons that promote student success. Teachers are great with parent communication and student success is their ultimate goal. New programs and systems are put into place to promote a more positive learning environment. Such as the safe ambassadors program which teaches students how to keep our school bully free.


Posted October 20, 2010

Windcrest is such a family oriented and focused environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Bullying is a big problem here and the school choses to ignore it. My daughter was harassed by 3 other girls for being friend with a girl the 3 did not like and the school would not step in and resolve the problem and told me that there was nothing they could do. This school has major issues. Children are not allowed to join clubs like honor society unless a parent is signed up for PTA. I think that is very odd. VERY BAD SCHOOL, DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

My son attended Windcrest from K-2. We are putting him in a different school because of the overall test scores of this school. The teachers are hard working. PTA is very small and needs a good leader. The students dont do field trips too much. Not the best school for our family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

I have had nothing but Fantastic results with both of my children here. They both love this school more than I would have ever believed. The teachers have made learning exciting and fruitful again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This is a great school. They have a very active PTA and mentor program. Their academic program is excellent as well as their music and art.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

95 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

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education44%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English83%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian80%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education90%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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 Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education63%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female43%
Male27%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education10%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education40%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female43%
Male59%
Black or African American36%
Asian100%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
Black or African American57%
Asian88%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education0%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education60%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female44%
Male58%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education44%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female50%
Male67%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education60%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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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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 55% 52%
White 19% 29%
Black 18% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JENNIFER BARTON
Fax number
  • (210) 564-1657

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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465 Faircrest Drive
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