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Galm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 693 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $198,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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Posted June 7, 2013

We went to this school for one year and I couldn't take much more. My daughter was in 3rd grade there and we couldn't wait to get her out. The parking lot is chaotic every afternoon unless you get there 30-40 minutes early and my daughter had to go to the principals office on numerous occassions because of other students disrupting the class, bullying etc... I was hardly ever notified until my daughter told me she had to go. We are a military family and been to three other schools in different states besides this one and my daughter has never had to go to the office for anything. We have since made the sacrifice to put our children in private school and absolutely love it. She has since not had any issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

I really can't say enough good things about this school! I wish this school would be recognized as a leadership school so that it could teach other schools how they're supposed to be. I've had two kids go to this school. My son has a serious learning and motor coordination disability that makes it difficult for him to interact with other kids. The teachers have not only helped accomodate him but they have been proactive in spreading information about his disability to others and went so far as to educate themselves about his disability. They all know my son by name and we never go to a school function that he doesn't run up to the principal and give him a big hug. This school should be commended for their exemplary performance. When they say they have a zero tolerance for bullying they mean it. The few times my son was bullied, the administration was quick to resolve the matter and called me to report what was done about it the same day. My son loves this school and I wish he could continue to go to Galm throughout the rest of his school years. The special education teachers are priceless as is his homeroom teacher. They have provided an environment that he has thrived in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

I went to this school from kinder all the way until 5th grade. It was actually a pretty good school. I jusy didnt care for the councelor much, she wasnt that nice. Other than that, I liked going here! Even though it is a Pretty old building.


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers and staff work really hard to include families and to provide a diverse learning experience for the students. Our son is crazy about his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Balzen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The kindergarten teacher is very creative!


Posted February 4, 2009

We have lived in this neighborhood for 5 years and this is my sons' last year here before moving onto middle school. The school is amazing. their special needs department are wonderful, caring and willing to help work with you to help your child acheive as much as they can. My daughter has 3 more years left here and she loves school! I will be so sorry to move my son onto middle school, i just wish i could take is teachers with him, or better still leave him there! He loves this school. The school has a zero tollerence to bullying and most of the children have been so great to my son and accepted him as a regular child. those children who sort to make fun of him were dealt with by the teachers and principle and it stopped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Due to our school being capped, we were sent over to Galm. It was a blessing in disguise. The administration is wonderful, supportive and seem to have a sincere interest in the children. The environment is totally different from the other neighborhood school. My child is happy and this is what is important in a learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

The quality of academic programs at Galm is well above average. There were many extracurricular activites to participate in including a fabulous talent show that all 3 of my kids had fun participating in. The level of parental involvement was above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Very loving, caring staff that goes out of their way to make sure students are successful. High rate of parental involvement. An excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Galm Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are very committed to helping our children and making sure that learning is goal number one. There are so many programs that help all children of various learning disablities and parents whose children are having trouble. The principle is a caring person who truly loves each and every one of her students. I am very pleased with the education both my children recived during their time at Galm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

I've had three years experience with their mentoring program and it seems to be a terrific school.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education75%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education63%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
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

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education78%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education100%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education63%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education100%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education70%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education73%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 52%
White 28% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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San Antonio, TX 78253
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