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Dan J Kubacak Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 1003 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

This school is wonderful. Every teacher my daughter has had, has been excellent!! My daughter has maintained in AP classes since 1st grade and loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2013

There is significant improvement overall with the new administration combined grade Kubacek Elementary campus. Our child was struggling & 2 grade levels below though report card A/B due to retakes. At the schools suggestion we had a Full Independent Evaluation done by the schools LSSP. Our child previously been diagnosed with dyslexia. The LSSP report stated our childs academic issues were ADHD related. Our child had never had signs of ADHD at home, church or school. Our child was promoted to the next grade level to the Jr. High Campus with current 504 accommodation's and NO ADHD medication. We decided to have our child privately tested Independent Full Evaluation including an ADHD profile at our expense. So glad we did! The current teachers disagreed with the ADHD diagnosis and stated in a written assessment that they had seen no signs of ADHD. Turns out our child had additional dyslexia related disorders. The new independent Evaluation helped obtain the best 504 accommodations for our child to be successful in the classroom. Since then our younger children have attended Kubacek Elementary and have had great experience with the Administration listening to our concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

My daughter just finished 5th grade at Kubacak. Our family has had a rough year financially and health wise. Her teachers (Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Patrick and Mrs. Baker) were very supportive and helpful all year long. My daughter cried when she came home from school her last day saying this was the best year she has ever had at school. They had educational games they played online that actually taught them what they need to know so she could make straight A's and feel confident. They had a Math and Science competition and a Science Fair at the end of the year. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

My daughter makes straight A's and the teachers really care to keep her on the right path. The school rewards her by letting her help tutor other kids, be on safety patrol, as well as bully patrol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

TAKS are great but 7 and 8 years old should be treated like their age and not like adults. This campus offers very little extra's unless it realtes to the reading TAKS test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I attended SFISD from pre-k through High School and now have one child attending and another who is 2. SFISD is a school sought after by those wanting to get away from others that have gang violence, drug abuse, and classes with such a large child v teacher ratio, your student can get lost. The teachers here strive to keep your child excelling, and I am extremely pleased to have my principal's honor roll 8 year old attending Kubacak Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

I have two, soon to be three, children attending SFIS. My oldest is currently attending SFEN. Her current teacher asked me to have her tested for ADHD- done, her pediatrician diagnosed her with ADD and prescribed her medication, which has helped. The problem I have is that the teacher lets the class, including my child completely rule the classroom. You can walk in the class at any given time and it will be total chaos! I have told her to send my child to the principal, but she said she doesn't want to do that. That behavior is not tolerated at home and I believe the teacher should put her foot down and take charge! They also told me that she would not pass the reading TAKS and would therefore fail, but she proved them wrong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The academic program at Santa Fe was Satisfactory. I was not that impressed until my daughter got into the 3rd grade. Her teachers were Mrs. McDonald for and Mrs. Cole. I can honestly say that I wish there were more teachers that cared about our childrens future like these two do. The qualities that they have as Women and Techers are amazing. I can honestly say they made a difference in my child's future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2004

If your child is not mainstream, this is not the school nor the district to be a part of. If you want a staff that goes through the motions so they can 'say' they put in the effort, then you've found the right place. We went through the teaching staff, site administration, special services and the superintendent only to be told that medication or failing grades (his 2nd grade tests showed he was working on a 4th & 5th grade level in most subjects) were the only way to get 'help' for our son in this school. We now homeschool!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Santa Fe Elementary North has the greatest teachers. I would especially like to commend Mrs. Burkhart, Mrs. Stringer and Mrs. Veasey or all they have taught my children. It is because of the early skills that the teachers have taught them that have helped them excel. Thanks for taking such good care of my children!


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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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

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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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education90%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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Math

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Writing

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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

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Math

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Science

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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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education61%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education58%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education52%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education42%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education45%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education43%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education39%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted78%
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

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
White 79% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • SUSAN HALL
Fax number
  • (409) 925-4002

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Santa Fe, TX 77510
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