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Collins Garden Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 620 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2008

My son is in 2nd grade and my daughter is in 3rd grade and I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are attentive, good and wonderful with the kids. Collins Garden is a great place school for children to learn. I am proud to say my children attend Collins Garden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

This school has really improved over the years, its a great school with lots of potential, remember things can only get better! Its Great!
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Posted December 4, 2006

I used to go to this school. It was cool, i mean it was ok...It wasnt that good, but it was acceptable.It was really bright and educational. I think its a great place for children to learn.
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Posted March 23, 2004

My Son is in Kinder and I am very pleased with the many things this School does to involve the students and parents. I am proud to say that my Son goes to Collins Garden.
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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students74%
Female58%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female46%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education56%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students68%
Female58%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female40%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students49%
Female58%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual33%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual38%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual45%

Math

All Students62%
Female54%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual55%

Science

All Students65%
Female54%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
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

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

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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 99% 52%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 21%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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  • CYNTHIA DE LA GARZA
Fax number
  • (210) 226-9958

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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