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May Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 705 students

 
 

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Posted May 13, 2014

This is my children s first year here and I absolutely hate it. The one in the higher grade is maintaining similar grades as she did in her old school and the one in the lower grade has not thrived since being at this school. His therapist told me to pull him from the school because he would not thrive unless we did so. The vice-principal is incapable of handling situations with parents professionally and the principal will only make appointments with you if you e-mail her and then will only CALL YOU even when you ask for an in person conference. Call me old-fashioned for wanting to deal with matters the old way but when I m discussing my children s education I d prefer to do it in person. I have forgone discussing any issues with her because it seems like every time I have in the past it has gone in one ear and out the other. Another thing I ve noticed is that they have no-tardy mornings, I won t elaborate more on that other than it happens often. I suppose the only good thing about this school is their dual language program (my children are not a part of this) so unless you re interested in that don t even bother bringing your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

The teachers actually take the time to learn about each student individually and this approach makes every student feel special and gives them the desire to achieve more. My grandson loves this school and always talks about being able to figure out problems because they actually took the time to make sure he got it.


Posted January 10, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this school. The dual language program is great.The teachers are great and dedicate a lot of time to their students. The school is always very well kept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

The Dual Lenguage is great!!.The staff cares for the students, Very good teachers, my kids are so happy to attend to Monroe May.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Excellence in safety/discipline, staff and school grounds. more extra curricular activities are needed, dual language should be for all students entering not just for a select few. more academic challenges for kids who get better marks then main stream, every class like an honors class .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

My children have had the great opportunity in attending Monroe May Elementary. They have been successfully involved in a Dual Language Program. I have seen them grow in so many ways! The staff genuinely cares for the students and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

Words can't express how glad I am that my child goes to Monroe May. All of the staff is very caring, and show true concern for the well being of the students. They have tutoring programs for after school hours. Have a after school daycare program on the campus through Urban Ministries. There is frequent activities that the entire family can go to and have the opportunity to help in your childs learning. I also feel that the teachers my child has had have all gone above and beyond their duty as a teacher in helping my child to further his education. It's a very clean school, and in a nice neighborhood. I know my child is safe when I drop him off every morning. We love Monroe May Elem!!!
—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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female91%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female95%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented92%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

All Students86%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingual87%

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education86%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual17%

Writing

All Students75%
Female80%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual64%
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%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian78%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual77%

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian78%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingual72%

Science

All Students81%
Female70%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual77%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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 59% 52%
White 25% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
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) 37%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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15707 Chase Hill Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78256
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Phone: (210) 397-2000

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