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Dr Harmon W Kelley Elementary School

Charter | PK-3 | 354 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2013

this school is great, my kids are doing so well, the staff is great, kind and helpful. I will highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

You can NOT apply 1920's style of bevavior modifications to children that are in the technology age. I am NOT PLEASED to hear that on the 4th week of school a FIRST GRADE teacher is ripping up my grandson's work because it was done incorrectly. What does that do for HIS self esteem? Really wish we were still in San Antonio...that teacher would get it together because I would observe everyday until she got it right! What is wrong with our educators in Texas? So disappointed to hear this, because I actually encouraged my daughter to allow him to go here! BAD CHOICE! For the other parent that "JUST WANTED THE SCHOOL TO PUSH HER KIDS TO DO WELL" YOU do that at home YOURSELF! Do not depend on the schools or should I strangers to instill ANYTHING in our children! I will be paying a visit to the teacher AS SOON AS I can get to San Antonio. The teacher quality of this lady sounds absolutely horrible. NO STARS for teachers behaving badly and setting horrible examples for our future leaders! SHAME! Well since I HAVE to choose a star rating this 1st gr "person" gets an unsatisfactory for today!


Posted September 1, 2012

The Kelley Elementary School of Excellence in Education is a great neighbor, responding to my neighborhood concern quickly and accurately.


Posted May 11, 2012

this is school in the worse if you reading this review....keep looking... all they care about in number as long as your student is present then they get there government funding. some of the teacher are mean and ugly to the students. i've seen a teacher yelling at a student in the hall way like the kid owed her money or something. ive seen teacher dresses in legging and high heels like there going to a club. this is school is horrible teacher talking about other teacher. and nothing getting done. the prinicpal does nothing. and the school food is gross.


Posted January 11, 2011

I'm looking into Kelley Elementry to register my 7 & 5 year old. I wanted some insight from parents whos kids currently go there. If the school is any good. Ive lost alot of hope on public schools some teachers just dont care and are so cold. I just want a school that is going to push my kids to do well. I dont care about field trips, all i care is that there offered with variety and encouragement. Please if anyone can give me more info about this school.


Posted May 10, 2010

I taught at this school very briefly and left on my own terms. I found that I was working with an incompetent principal and staff. Almost half of the staff were non certified and inexperienced. I thought the curriculum was horrible and overall leadership was lacking. I only saw the principal and vice principal do their jobs when the superintendent was in the building, and he is a story all of his own. Overall I wouldn't send my puppy there to learn how to roll over. I feel the public schools are much better than this so called charter district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2009

this school is great.. no complaints @ all... the staff is great, very kind and helpful... my daughter loves this school and so do i..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

This school promises you the world but in the end i think my child is better in a private school or a public school that is above average. My daughter has to wait for other children to catch up since they come from different districts before she can learn anything .She is learning the exact same things she learned last year .The children misbehave and theres not the consequence that they promise so these bad apples ruin other childrens learning. I expect so much more . It is very unorganized in activities .They barely do field trips theres no play ground no music classes no library! there are mostly first year teachers. Last year my children went to sea world ,natural bridge caverns,and the zoo .They learned so much more and i cant wait to yank them out of this school at the end of the year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My child attends Kelley Elem and he attended burch elem last year (alpha ii campus) and he is doing so well. I love the interaction between the child, the teacher, and the parent. The hands on and individual attention my son receives is great. He is already preparing to tackle and master the taks testing this year (he started 3rd grade.) I feel confident that with my help and the teacher's guidance, my son will do great on the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

My son attends the school of excellence Burch Campus. I loved it. The staff and teachers are very helpful. The programs offered are wonderful. I had had trouble with his first school which was public but I had no trouble with this school. They offer art class and sports, no music but the teachers introduce that in the class rooms. The computer technology class is outstanding. I would recommend this school over and over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Our son started school here this past year after attending the largest school in the city. Because of overcrowding, overwhelmed teachers and staff I feel our son fell through the cracks and was branded a 'lost cause.' Fights were a daily thing, bad grades, and no motivation by teachers all took a toll on the family. We heard about S.E.E and took the chance with our son. Although school has only been in session a few weeks my husband and myself are absolutely blown away by the unreal turnaround in our sons attitude, motivation to attend school and character he is showing. I cannot express the deep appreciation we have for both the staff here who by the way are fantastic (and tough) but also the students who have accepted the challenge to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

My child started school at a private school and after they let him fall behind, I sent him to this school and he has done great. The school provides and balances moral/character devlopment with pure academics!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
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 "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

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 78% 50%
Black 18% 13%
White 3% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Alma Garza
Fax number
  • (210) 432-8467

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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