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Norma J Paschal Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 733 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $166,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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2011:
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Posted January 28, 2014

I love not only Paschal but also the scuisd school district. We're military and rented in Cibolo during my son's pre-k year. Fantastic experience at Wiederstein! We then bought in Schertz and my son is currently at Paschal. Both schools have exceeded my expectations. We've been at Paschal for two years. In a school the size of Paschal our principal knows each student's name. I love the teachers we've had and my son is really shining with all of the care and attention. We had some special circumstances and the school was extremely reassuring and helpful. My youngest will be starting pre-k next year and I know we're going to be just as happy, even though my kids are completely different from each other (all the way down to which hand they write with.) The only thing I would mention to you if you are choosing between Paschal and Wiederstein: Cibolo has given Walmart the okay to build across from Wiederstein at the intersection of Borgfield road. That will make the intersection too busy around elementary aged children for my comfort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

This is our third year at Paschal and I will make sure all three of my kids continue to attend this school. I adore the staff, principal and parents. It is an AMAZING place to send your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is both my kids second year at Nroma J Paschal and I must say the Teachers and the Principal are all AMAZING!!!!! They keep us informed about everything regarding our children. They teach them challenging work and prepare them for the next grade. If you want your child to have additional work to help in any subject they are always happy to send it. Parent teacher conference is really good!! They always ask if my husband and I have questions and if we do they always answer. We are truly blessed to have such Amazing teachers!! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

The GT elementary program in the district is non-existent. My kids qualified for GT in Alamo Heights, but not in the "achievement" based "matrix" despite their 99% WISC-IV scores, 99% ITBS reading, etc. Their 45 min pull out program is "enrichment." There is an administrative culture which takes the state money for GT servicing & disregards any type of GT programming (clustering, acceleration, etc). The district has *no* central coordination of programming. The district is not in compliance with minimum state standards in 1) Yearly assessment of program with input from parents 2) dissemination of this self-assessment to parents and use of yearly evaluation to improve the programming. Home-schooled at 7, DD has been admitted for the Fall to a private school which accelerates 1 year ahead, for 4th grade. DS at 11 was accepted into Stanford's OHS. The worst issue I had with the district was their complete unwillingness to discuss even the possibility of change. I tried to have conversations with 2 different Principals, the assigned GT teachers (who had no ed. background in GT only the certificate endorsement), the district head who ignored emails & phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

My only child is currently in Kinder at Paschal. Before the school year started, I did extensive research on public schools. I was worried about teachers, principle, other kids, other kids' parents and what they were bringing into the school where my child would be....you name it. I wanted my child to be happy, be around good kids, and have a positive learning environment. Paschal provides all of that for these kids. Good families, good people, caring administration. Parents are well informed of everything going on in the school, and participation is great. I couldn't be happier with this school. They ask and almost strategically demand for their kids to succeed, and I see it from my child and his classmates, to the older kids and how they interact with the Kinder kids. They are giving these kids a great start to their education during the day, and I continue with his education at night with his weekly homework. I couldn't be happier with this school. Mrs. V...Kinder...thank you so much for treating and teaching my child as you would do your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I have had a great experience with all staff, teachers and leadership regarding my son's education at this school!!! I have had nothing but professional help and courtesy's that I have not experienced with other Texas schools with our son's unique challenges. We moved here 2 years ago and have had nothing but the best help and I notice a difference most in my child and his growth in problem areas!!! Bottom line...this is a school any parent would be lucky to send their children to!!! In fact I had a friend recently buy a home so they could specifically send their child to this school...their two oldest children attended this school from the day it opened and they want to make sure their third child has the same educational upbringing since it is so superior to schools in the area!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

Our kids started attending mid-year after we relocated here from another state. We were impressed at the level of organization (pick-up and drop-off) and coordination. I've been to the school several times to have lunch with one of my children and have observed the principal greeting children by name (multiple occasions). Keep in mind this school has several hundred students. Each of our interactions with the teachers and staff have been positive. On one occasion when we did have a problem with something that happened at school, the principal addressed was quick to respond and address the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Not the school for you if you have a child with ADHD, Aspergers etc. They only want to do what makes the teacher's job easier. My son's 1st grade teacher told him his brain doesn't work right and that he doesn't fit in. He was physically threatened by a student whose parents are friends with the teacher so she never reported it to the principal. The biggest problem at this school is that they are all friends who protect each other. Checks and balances do not exist at this school. They are very good at putting on the front needed to make you feel at ease but in reality they they don't care about your kid at all. To show you how far off the mark this school is, the teacher who said these awful things to my son just won teacher of the year--what does that tell you?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Phenomenal & fantastic! The principal is an exemplary leader & amazingly involved with the kids & can greet each student by name. The staff is wonderful & the teachers excellent. I love this school & couldn't be happier. We chose our neighborhood just for a school such as this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Both of my children have attended Paschal for the past two years, and I have been very pleased with everything about this school. The administration is very approachable, and problems are resolved quickly. My kids have loved their teachers, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. The teachers have been caring, insightful and very open to communication. The music and computer programs are excellent. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I knew Paschal was a great school, but I didn't realize how great until we moved. The teachers are caring and so easy to talk to whenever I've had a concern. With 4 children, I've had them in every imaginable program that the school offers and I've been happy every step of the way. I wish now that we could come back to Paschal. It is a very special place for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Great school! Wish we could stay here longer just so the kids could finish their years here. Kindergarten teachers rock and First grade teachers are amazing. We'll miss this school so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

Mu child is in First grade, i have spoke with his teacher, counselor and other individuals about concerns i have with my son. They are wonderful about brainstorming with me mad making sure my son gets and receives all that he needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Every staff member I've met at this school seems to truly enjoy working with the children. The school is very well maintained, the curriculum is perfect for their ages, and the teachers are wonderful. The neighborhood around the school is also great, safe and very friendly. If you're moving to the Schertz area, I highly recommend the Paschal district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

Great school. Guidance counselor willing to work with you in picking the 'right' teacher for your child. Good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

Excellent teachers. Counselors and Principals work to address immediate concerns. Music program, arts some years. Active parent involvement in classes. Local athletics programs very good for soccer, basketball, football, and baseball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Exceptional school. Fantastic teachers, caring staff, and so much parent involvement. My daughter is in Kindergarten and my son is in 1st grade and I'm very happy with thier teachers and educational progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I love the school and so does my daughter who is enrolled in kinder there. She is learning so much and comes home singing every day. I look forward to the rest of the year.Cailins teacher, Mrs. Taylor, is very patient with her, but also requires her to be attentive and follow the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

Excellent school. Great parent involvement. Teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Excellent elementary school Brand new facility teachers are great
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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 85% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education87%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education89%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male77%
Black or African American100%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asian80%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education30%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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
White 54% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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