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Shekinah Radiance Academy

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Posted February 6, 2014

I was a teacher for the district. It is a great school district to have your kids attend. However, as a place to teach it sucks. The pay is low, they blame you for things that you don't do but the person you take over for did. They have remote campuses in dallas that they never come to. If a teacher has a question it takes forever to get an answer. I would not recommend for any teacher to work for this district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2012

Is a great school to learn very good, just need a principal 5 days at week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

They do have small classes and the dedication and communication of the teachers is good. I have their emails and have never had a problem meeting with them. Their principal is new and appears to shared with other campuses. I have never met her or been able to meet with her. I did meet the previous principal in Jan 09. There are no extracurricular activities, music or art classes, however there are zero gangs, my son receives tutoring when needed and as I said communication is good. That is enough to keep my son there for now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I would rather have my child in public school! I thought I was doing a really good thing for her with putting in Shekinah. It was small classes so more concentration on the students and better communication with the parents. I was entirely wrong. It's nearly impossible to have any contact with anyone. I have had my daughter there for two years and each year, at the beginning of the year, I ask for each teachers information (email, phone) because I am very active in my child's education. To date, I still haven't received anything and this year is going to be over in a month! I bought everything on the first day of school and it seems every time I turn around something else is needed but the teachers send the message through a child and not written. They fail to realize children forget things. No more next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Radiance has a great staff !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Extracurricular activities seem to be lacking. We have found the quality of education at the third grade level to be excellent. The school shows flexibility, a commitment to quality, and a safe secure atmosphere for learning. Standards are posted for all to see.
—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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students40%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant50%
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 Students29%
Femalen/a
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
14%
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 Students25%
Female0%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students18%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%
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 Students40%
Female50%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
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 education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students13%
Female10%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
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 education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 51%
White 6% 31%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 25%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Javier Arredondo
Fax number
  • (210) 623-3046

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5203 Old Pearsall Rd
San Antonio, TX 78242
Phone: (210) 623-3030

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