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Douglass El

Public | PK-5 | 400 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

The principal (Derrick Brown) does not care about the kids or the staff. He has forced 9 staff members to quit/transfer/retire since his arrival. What did it cost an already underfunded, underperforming school to have to recruit, hire and train all those replacements due to one mans toxic leadership? He makes kids who get in trouble sit in the front office all day with out having to do any work or learn. Douglass used to have great leaders who genuinely loved teaching and the students alike, and they used to be a TEA recognized school. Now they are unacceptable by TEA standards and have not met federal standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

Love it, the teachers are awesome, friendly and care about the students. Very small compared to most schools, I love it may not work for everyone. Mrs Gonzales, Ms Avalos, Mrs Mendoza are a charm ! Very happy with enrolling our 4 students here. They do lots of activities, principal truly cares. Neighborhood is questionable but school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I went to this school loved the teacher. now my 3 children have been going to this school straight A's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

school needs fine arts and more parent- teacher involvment. some teachers lack teaching skills for at-risk children.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

55 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

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English83%
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

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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 Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
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 Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingual38%

Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingual23%
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 Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual15%

Math

All Students40%
Female53%
Male32%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingual23%

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male43%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual23%
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 "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 93% 52%
Black 6% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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) 28%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • DERRICK BROWN
Fax number
  • (210) 532-1618

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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San Antonio, TX 78203
Phone: (210) 532-0603

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