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Pershing Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 405 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2014

(Pershing Elementary School, Tx)HORRIBLE experienced when they had meet the parents/teacher day! One teacher/stuff at the Library very very Rude! and another teacher, i asked a question about boys and girls club, she said she has no idea.)-; I guess, she just doesn't wanna talk to me.very disappointed!)-;
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

I have visited my grandson twice at Pershing Elementary. (I live in Kansas.) I am impressed with the quality teaching he is receiving in kindergarten and at his growth over this past school year. I am always so impressed by the courtesy shown me by the secretaries in the office and by the friendliness of the staff in the lunchroom. I am a retired second grade teacher and I am so pleased my grandchildren are at this school.


Posted April 28, 2010

pershing is a great school my kids love it they said it is better than the school they attended.. we rate this school a 9
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

The principal tries hard, but the school is low-performing. I don't believe there are any music, art or sports programs except for PE and music class.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education100%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female95%
Male71%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students85%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male41%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
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 education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted41%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students65%
Female75%
Male52%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual50%

Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male47%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual13%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
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 education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students74%
Female84%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual89%

Science

All Students50%
Female56%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
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 education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingual25%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".

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 83% 52%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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) 30%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • KATHLEEN ST CLAIR
Fax number
  • (210) 226-4656

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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San Antonio, TX 78208
Phone: (210) 226-4623

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