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Raba Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 761 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $141,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $770.

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Posted April 16, 2013

Have a 2nd grader here and about to have a kindergartener as well in the fall. I'm not crazy about Common Core/CSCOPE being pushed in the district, but if your kid is going to be anywhere, Raba is a great school. The front office is always gracious and the teachers are top-notch. The kids are great and the school itself is sort of tucked away in between two or three neighborhoods with access to Warren High School which is nice if you have kids in both schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I am pleased to say that Raba Elmentary is a great school! Wonderful administrative staff and hard working teachers. Always taking initiative in their work and going the extra mile in helping each student to reach their academic goal(s).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

this one of the greates schooll my kids attend,the principal is hard worker always watching supervising the kids she works late hours and she is always on task..the teachers are super and work hard for the kids they are there after school ends , im so thankful for this school.. very proud of evrery body at raba elementary school "the rattles are the best"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

Such a bummer they missed Exemplary status last year. But they're working hard to get it back. We love the teachers and family feeling we get when we are there. Our daughter has autism (moderate) and is in 1st grade and has done great. She is mainstreamed with help half of the day. The other half she is with her autism class (for the subjects she struggles with). Everyone from the bus drivers to the aides to the principals are welcoming and kind, and it is clear that the priority is my daughter's educational goals in order for her to live independently someday! BTW, the kids here are awesome. I was so worried they might bully her or make fun. But they LOVE to help her! They talk about what they do with her whenever I am up there. It is a very caring environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I have to agree with the military parent who commented that the office staff is rude. One woman in particular ( tall blonde) always acts as if I am getting in her way when I come into the office. Isn't that her job?? I would assume so since she sits at a desk behind the counter. My son had a great teacher 3 out of the 4 years he has been here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Raba ROCKS! We have our daughter, who is special needs, enrolled at Raba. In fact, we moved to our neighborhood because of the great things we had heard from other parents. The office staff is terrific, but really, it starts at the top--the principal, Ms. Trevino and the assistant principal, Mr. Kuenning, obviously care about all the kids there and love what they do. Mr. Kuenning (who himself has a special education teaching background) has personally sat in on my daughter's ARDs and has been 100% supportive of her needs. Her teachers are amazing. She has blossomed in the past year and a half. I can't help it--I love Raba!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

My girls have been at Raba for 2 years now. I cannot believe someone said the ladies at the front desk were rude. They have always been nothing but WONDERFUL to my family. The teacher are wonderful and the principal is TOP NOTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very happy with RABA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

My spouse and I are in the military and we were looking around for schools before buying a place. Came by to inquire about enrolling my son for kindergarten and the people in the administration office were rude. They were short and looked annoyed by us. Needless to say we did not move aound that area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Absolutely an incredible school. By far better than Westcreek or others in the area, we moved just to get our kids into this school system. Everybody cares at Raba!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

this is in exelent school.exelent teachers ,principal,assietend principal and all the staff,cafeteria and office they are great is a bless to have a school like this ,i have two kids in raba and they are very happy to be in raba they love the teachers and principal. they are very proud of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I have a son and he's in special needs, I used to have him on a different school (cable elementary) and there he didn't learn a thing, he has a speech delay and now that he's in Raba elementary he's made a huge improvement. I love the way the teachers treat my son (like every other kid and not a kid with disabilities). I'm satisfied with the improvement he's made, plus he loves going to school so that says something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Raba is a wonderful school! The teachers are super! They are enthusiastic and challenge the students to do their best. The administrators are great! They positively encourage the students as well. I am so thankful for Raba Elementary and the difference it has made in my daughter's life. We are truly blessed to have such a fine school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

My son who had special needs attended this school. I was appalled at the lack of services which were not provided to my son. I now have my son in a better school and he has made huge improvements. It just goes to show what a good school can do when the teachers really care. Raba teachers need to learn to respect the children especially special needs children. The children are the reason why the teachers receive a check to begin with. Don't forget who your true customers are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I have a 4th grader at Raba, and my son went to 4th and 5th grade there. It's a fantastic school, where parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. The entire staff is very positive, and the students learn self-esteem and respect. Everyone works together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I have three children who attend Raba Elementary. My oldest is graduating from 5th grade so I have experienced each grade level with him. I must say Mrs S. his Kinder teacher really set the bar. I am very pleased with the teachers and the school. The administrative staff is very visible to the children and to the parents (great). My children absolutely love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I love this school. It is by far the best one I know of. The teachers are incredible. The principal if very involved and aware and always trying to improve. I love all the activities to improve reading and learning and involvement. They are so organized and helpful. The councelors are great too and the Library staff. They make it nice and safe and enriching. I love this school and everybody else I know does too.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education91%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asian88%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asian89%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education89%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian88%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asian88%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 72% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American83%
Asian50%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American69%
Asian44%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education83%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education92%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black or African American92%
Asian57%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education69%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American75%
Asian60%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education88%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education89%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female77%
Male94%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education88%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 58% 52%
White 25% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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9740 Rocksprings Street
San Antonio, TX 78251
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Phone: (210) 397-1350

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