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Schertz Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 867 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

Wonderful faculty and school is new. Huge shaded playground a beautiful campus. The teachers are awesome and the principal greets all the kids by name! My son had trouble reading and they really worked with him and now he is way above grade level. They work hard to make sure your child LEARNS and have the test scores to prove it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Schertz is an amazing school. My son has attended there for the last 3 years. All his teachers have been great and very helpful. I would definitely recommend SCUC isd. for schools!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Both of my children attended Schertz Elementary from K- 4 and I am proud to say that they have excelled due to this schools environment. Every teacher there has been a great role model and an inspiration to be better students. The principal is an outstanding leader. She is always thriving to meet the needs of every child and teacher. The office staff couldn't be more friendlier or helpful. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I would recommend it to any parent out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

My kids have attended Schertz Elementary for two years - and it has been one of the best schools they've I've seen. They have a lot of activities. The teachers always call or e-mail me back when I ask, I am kept aware of my kids progress. The principal and office staff are friendly and accomodating. I visit the library weekly to check out extra books for my kids to read and the librarian always helps me. This is a very positive school - despite the old building - which this will be there last year in - they are building a new school right next door!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I love this school. I have two boys attending there, and overall, I am very happy with the staff and the quality of education provided for the students. I like to volunteer when I am able to, and this allows me to see what goes one in class. We need to be more involved as parents to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I think the school over all is pretty good. I think the principal is amazing! My daughter did really good in last year. I do think that you should feel a bet more welcomed in the front office, I think you should be welcomed with at least a 'hello' and not have to stand there until they ask you fifteen minutes later what you need? Other than that, they are on top of everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

My son has been going to Schertz since 1st Grade. He is at a level far above his 3rd grade stance. The teachers are wonderful and give a lot of attention. This is one of the best schools as shown by how well the students of this school compare with other students. I am proud my son attends this school. I wish there were more extracurricular activites at his grade level but I understand we have to wait until Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

I do wish the teachers would encourage the parents to visit and become more involved. Sometimes I feel I am not welcome in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I love Schertz Elementary. Teachers are very caring and set high standards for students. The building is 50 years old and has a lot of history. This old building does not mean a lack in education. The First Grade is absolutely wonderful! There is no better place to send a child daily. The school offers music, art, library, pe, show choir, dual language, and computers courses. GO PANTHERS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2004

I think this school is the worst elementary my children have attended. We are planning to move before the next school year. This school has no art program, the computer activities are pathetic, bathrooms & water often don't work, and I think that some teachers aren't even certified. Many of the children here have failed k-2. If you've just moved here and haven't renewed your driver's license yet, beware. The office staff will threaten to call a truancy officer on you. When I was in 3rd grade I was in UIL competitions, writing book reports, winning art contests, etc. This school has my 3rd grader reading baby-ish books and coloring! This school does not offer any serious academic preperation for the children. I want my children to be able to do well in high school & pass college entrance exams. Schertz elementary is a hindrance-avoid this school if possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I will be moving out of the Schertz Elementary area this year, and I will definitely miss this school. I am a stay-at-home mom, and this school gives me plenty of opportunity to volunteer in my sons class and in other areas. Because of this, and because of very caring teachers, my son has thrived at Schertz Elementary. I would recommend this school to any parent moving to this area.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education80%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingual93%

Math

All Students66%
Female57%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingual87%
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%
Female68%
Male75%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male63%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education57%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual48%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education38%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual67%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 52%
White 26% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • GERI GARZA
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701 Curtiss Avenue
Schertz, TX 78154
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