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Neal Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 670 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2006

We moved here last school year and found my daughter's teacher always on the phone and giving paper work for the students rather than instilling multidisciplinary measures. My daughter had always loved school and suddenly she was acting up and not wanting to go or do her homework. When I informed the Vice Principal I was given the run around only to be eventually told my daughter could not be moved. the VP consistently is unresponsive. The Principal seems responsive but utilizes staff to steer clear of direct contact. I finally spoke with her and got my daughter moved. Her new teacher was excellent. Unfortunately, I think the school still has issues with communication - her teacher this year was removed with no notice and a new teacher was placed without introductions. Requests for fundraisers, PTA meetings, etc get to me the day of or sometimes the day after the event!
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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students76%
Female70%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female68%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students68%
Female83%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female90%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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%
Female84%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education71%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students79%
Female63%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education71%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students51%
Female61%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual80%
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%
Female60%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education20%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual53%

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education8%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingual45%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education43%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual58%

Science

All Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
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 disadvantaged67%
Special education17%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual42%
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 "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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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 98% 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) 38%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • VENUS MEDINA
Fax number
  • (210) 735-0839

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3407 Capitol Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (210) 735-0791

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