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Herff Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 526 students

 

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Posted June 7, 2013

I attended Herff Elementary in the 1st and 2nd grades. I remember even at that age how kind and helpful the teachers were. It was a great school. There was a hardware store across the street. It had a candy case. I'd love going there to look at the candy and all of the hardware items they had. It was called People's Hardware. There was a restroom in each class behind the teachers desk. I would hold off going because I was shy and didn't want to face the class as I walked out of the restroom. My teachers name was Mrs Coker. A fine young lady at that time. Sorry for going on but I hear it remains a great school for the kids even today.


Posted September 21, 2012

This school was already good but they got a new principle and its even better. Many safety mesures have been put in place and I feel safe sending my kids there. You always see the principle every morning letting the kids in and there's lots of things parents can do to volunteer here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

There are alot of after school programs for the children. The programs are all voluntary and the money would help the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2010

We're family here, and care about each other and want the best for our children education


Posted October 4, 2010

Herff is the best when it comes to being student centered. Here at Herff we are all about what is best for the students.


Posted October 3, 2010

This a great school. Students whose primary language at home is English have the opportunity to learn Spanish starting in Kinder. The students enrolled in the Two-way Immersion program earn much higher scores on standardized test. If your looking to enrich your child education this is the place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2010

We have the absolute best kids, parents, and teachers! We are always striving to make our school better.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2010

I love my school because it is a place where students and teachers are working together to make a change for the future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2010

This school has dedicated teachers who go the extra mile for their students every day! The students are polite and caring and Herff is a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2010

Need to be more it touch with parents and get updated books
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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 82% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students46%
Female38%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
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 Students49%
Female69%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual71%

Writing

All Students34%
Female53%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
Bilingual43%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual44%

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
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

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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 92% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • TRACI SMITH
Fax number
  • (210) 533-9500

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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996 South Hackberry Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 533-7500

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