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Dr James L Burch Intermediate School

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Posted October 26, 2013

Rate this school with one star. No academics or professionals present. This is a poor example of education for students. I would not recommend this school to anyone's family member.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

Burch Intermediate is a great school with caring teachers and a great principal. Students are encouraged to do their best every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2012

I posted the review below with a one star rating because for whatever reason it wouldn't let me proceed without rating it. THIS SCHOOL ACTUALLY DESERVES NO STARS!!!! IT DESERVES A WRECKING HITTING AGAINST THE BUILDING TO BE TORN DOWN FOR GOOD!! i should also add that if you want your kids to be around ghetto kids then this is the place to send your kids to!!! The poor kids that attend this school are typically the ones that have no guidance what so ever at home and so at school they act like a bunch of foul mouthed tyrants!!!! It's kinda like a VERY LAST RESORT you would send your kids to. THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE!!!! And again it asks you to rate this school. I had to click one star..but IT REALLY DESERVES NO STARS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

As a parent I am very disappointed with the way the school and staff operate. What is advertised to be a quality education is not what your children will recieve!! Warning!! Warning!! Foul mouthed children all over. Low income school demanding way to much excellence when it is a poorly staffed education program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

The teachers and staff are very helpful and for the first time my son actually enjoys math. Math has been a constant struggle for him so I am glad to report that he is really being challenged and enjoys his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I am very disappointed with the low level of quality expected from the students. My kid has not been academically challenged but ignored because he/she does not represent the majority of the kids that this school was marketed to. I think that the whole school would benefit from challenging kids academically. Also, the administration 'must' bring higher quality academics. The academic work is not acceptable. They need a talented specialist who can implement a better curriculum. Not enough to cater to all and not only to a majority ignoring the needs of others. Very disappointed.
—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.

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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 85% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 84% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English90%
Non-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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%
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 71% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education40%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female56%
Male85%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
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 Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 73% 50%
Black 22% 13%
White 4% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Eric Davis
Fax number
  • (210) 432-8467

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5703 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 431-9881

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