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Five Palms Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 437 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $75,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted August 4, 2013

This School Needs Help The People That Work In The Office Area Are Who Needs To Help The School Move To The New They Need A Change Big Times And They Do Not Want To They Have Money But Do Not Move They Just Talk Talk . SCHOOL NEEDS HELP THE PRINCIPAL NEEDS TO DO MORE NOT TALK
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

This school will continue to be a bright light with great leadership at the helm, Mr Bundsen. Teachers care, Teachers listen, parents are involved this a true community focused school that doent even have a spun up PTA. Teachers and Parents are getting it done. Way to go Five Palms
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I have never experience a school as horrible as this one. The principle is very unprofessional and so is all of her staff. I have been told many times how the principle only cares about looking good and not the kids learning. My daughter goes to this school and hates it. There is no parent/teacher engagement. There are several kids in my daughters class room who can not read. I have tried to volunteer for months and keep getting the run around. I finally am volunteering and can see how all the teachers act around these kids. They curse and yell. And a lot of the times the kids are unattended. I wish my daughter had a better choice and not attend this school but we bought a house in a nice neighborhood and got stuck with this awful school!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

I am very displeased with this school and the school district as a whole. I actually attended this school as a child and initially had no issues with my child attending it as well. The communication to parents from the district and school is very poor. No working parental involvement encouraged. PTO meetings are held at 1:00 or 2:00pm. Lack of advance notice for pictures, field trips, testing dates, school assemblies, performance programs, which are all held during working hours rather than in the evening. In fact the school gave absolutely no notice of the "Meet the Teacher" except through the marquee out front and then scheduled it for the Friday prior to school starting the following Monday at 2 in the afternoon. The professionalism and caring from the Principal is fair at best. Most teachers try very hard but are given few proper resources to adequately prepare the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I went to this school and so did my oldest son. The teachers and the administration were great (some of them were there for both my son and me). I now have nieces that go there and the attitude towards excellence has not changed a bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

Well am not surprised am the first person to write a review about this school. If you know what am talking about I didn't think it was a school to began with in the first place. My son is in the second grade coming from a Military school in Europe. My son was in shocked to see how small the classes are. The first few weeks the school had to us portable fans because the central air wasn't working. The playground is so old. I feel bad for the students who attend the school. Its not the children's fault but my I want what is best for my child for him to exceed in he will not be attending this year I would rather teach him at home.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students70%
Female77%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students84%
Female100%
Male72%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male72%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students42%
Female37%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingual0%
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%
Female50%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
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 education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual20%

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual40%

Writing

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual0%
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%
Female69%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual13%

Math

All Students36%
Female46%
Male21%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingual0%

Science

All Students26%
Female31%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingual14%
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 "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 96% 52%
Black 3% 13%
White 1% 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) 18%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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  • ROD BUNSEN
Fax number
  • (210) 645-3855

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7138 5 Palms Drive
San Antonio, TX 78242
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Phone: (210) 645-3850

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