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William Paschall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 793 students

 

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Posted January 3, 2014

My children attended Paschall for 5 years. The current principal is wonderful and has solved all of the prior issues. I love this school now and am sad we had to move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

My daughter just starts PreK this year at the Paschall Elemetary school, so far I like it. They have great program for students, parents, and teachers. I hope my daughter will enjoy that school year there. We all love her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Last year, academic year 09-10 was not an excellent year. Unfortunately the principle was leaving the school so there was little organization especially in concerns to the 4th grade. I had to hire a private tutor (which is very expensive) to increase my child's performance in Math. My child has always performed at the highest levels until 4th grade. I found my child struggling, the 4th grade teacher wasn't very expereinced and had problems relaying basic concepts. I'm hopeful for this year however; because they will have new administration and hopefully there will be more structure. There are some wonderful teachers at Paschall and I'm hoping that with their new leadership there will be a new inspiration to motivate and challenge the children toward learning. Learning can be fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

Paschall is a wonderful elementary school. Before I got a teaching position in another district that is nearby my home, I substitute taught at Paschall. The students and teachers are awesome and the administration is very helpful.


Posted August 27, 2008

This school is excellent!!!! We are very pleased with the outcome of our child last year. This year looks to be another great one as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

This school has been great...My daughter loves it and so do I...Her teacher Mr. Harris was an excellent 2nd grade teacher which she will greatly miss...The staff/teachers are all exceptional...I have not one bad comment on this elementary...Its sad that she will not be able to attend this school for her 3rd grade year...But I just want to Thank Mr. Harris for going above n beyond and THANK the staff for all their hardwork and effort for an outstanding school year...THANK U once agian and we will miss u all PASCHALL...Miss Linda Phomthisane aka Alexie Phomthisane mom...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

This is a great school, teachers are very nurturing. They really care about your child they have a wonderful reward system which not only rewards the hard working but persuades, and challenges the (not so hard working) to try harder and do better. The safety of your child is a top priority at this school. Parents are really involved and the school encourages and welcomes this. Not only do the children do a good amount of projects in the school there is also a very balanced amount of homework. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

Another school year begins, and the concerns are greater this year than last. There is still no accountability from the administration or faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

I personally feel this school is very unorganized. The teachers my daughter is given (Pre-k) Mrs.Lozano and Ms.Sherrie are excellent but the cafeteria is just non-nutritional to watch. A lot of non-communication to the parents. I am more than tempted to transfer my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

My daughter no longer attends this school but she had great experiences there. The school has had some administrative issues inthe past but I am impressed with the new principal. I think she will have a positive impact and help keep good teachers at this school. The academic program is not as challenging for upper level students but there is a good balance of learning and fun. Parental involvement was always encouraged and welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Assistant principal more involved in day to day activities than principal. TAG teacher excellent, very helpful. Not very many extracurricular activities offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I agree with parent, school is very very nice externally, but their is a problem with the staff. I think mainly with the Principle and Vice Principle, they seem to be lost. My child was transferred out of this school to another school due to learning disabilities, and I what a complete turn around, Much more organized and on track, but I guess that's what happens with a brand new school, I guess it takes time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2003

This school is only nice externally, but internally I am very regretfull. The staff is nice and courteous to parents, but in my opinion there is not enough work given to students to keep thier minds occupied. They have what you call ' in class homework'. I was told by a teacher that there is not enough parental envolment to have homework sent home. She would send homework home and it would come back undone. The consequence would be no recess in order to finish homework. I have a first grader and a third grader and my worst fear is not having them successfully advance to the next grade level or worse having them advance not prepared enough. The third grade class have students who at this point still do not know how to read. Perhaps time is spent getting these children caught up while leaving others without resources. I have done some recent research and found out that their scores for TASK are not up to par. Discipline is the worse I have ever seen.
—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 89% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
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%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education45%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education27%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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

All Students90%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female79%
Male91%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female76%
Male91%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education14%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education14%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black or African American55%
Asian60%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education11%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
Black or African American48%
Asian60%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education33%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
Black or African American61%
Asian40%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education11%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted53%
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 Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asian83%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education14%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education43%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female47%
Male57%
Black or African American46%
Asian67%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education30%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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 59% 52%
Black 26% 13%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANTHONY WILLARD
Fax number
  • (210) 666-4129

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6351 Lakeview Drive
San Antonio, TX 78244
Phone: (210) 666-4113

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