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Briscoe Academy

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

I love this school. They have great spirit and are very helpful and accommodating to any issues you may have. I am completely satisfied with everything my child has learned and is learning and would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Briscoe Academy is doing an excellent job in a challenging socio-economic environment. The children come from a wide variety of lower income families, many with only a single parent. The school is situated in an older part of town that seemingly never rose above a 1940's mixed use zoning arrangement that has small businesses and office building interspersed with housing areas. At one time the area was more affluent, but now the parents' jobs don't bring in as much, as evidenced by clothing, cars, and life style indicators such as fine arrays of tattoos and cigarettes. Nevertheless, the children come, as well dressed and supplied as possible. The teaching staff is committed, caring, and sensitive to the cultural, social, and functional needs of their pupils. Most teachers are apparently bilingual. There are many activities and field trips. Good work is rewarded. Discipline incidents are handled fairly and good behavior recognized. The school building itself is well maintained, albeit on a limited budget. The evidence of excellence is my granddaughters ability to read above grade level and excel in all subject areas. Success is enabled and reinforced at Briscoe Academy.


Posted September 21, 2009

Great school, teachers motivated to have kids succeed. We travel in from Converse, well worth the trip. No complaints. Great staff and employees. Wish grades went beyond 6th grade. But with good foundation, children will do well when transfer to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

Teachers work hard in giving the students enriched academics despite their background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

There are good teachers and is a nice family friendly school the best if you ask me.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
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%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
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

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education33%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female77%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant85%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 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 Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual77%

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education100%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual85%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual39%

Math

All Students81%
Female72%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingual90%

Writing

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual50%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual69%

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual65%

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual56%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 99% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Lanore Cantu
Fax number
  • (210) 222-0822

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: (210) 222-8782

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