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Koennecke Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 546 students

 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted February 18, 2014

great environment!! There is a new principal and she is great. the teachers tell me how much she loves them. Happy teachers equals happy kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

Worst principal yet. The NEW teachers she brought in are awful. I've seen them yelling and glaring at the children. It is terrible. Teachers who were at the school before this principal have been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

I actually went to this school. It's all about manners and AR tests. I didn't mind this school but its not the best. Yes it needs to improve on a few things, but other than that its a good school. Everyone is treated like family and if not then there is conquences. I grew up going to that school. I moved to Austin about a year ago. I am 14 years old, I went to Koennecke but the Principal was Mrs. Guerra. I am sorry that this school didn't meet your expectations. I am not against your opinion i would just like to share my experince. In 3rd grade i was a horrible reader, now being almost in the 8th grade i love to read and i can read a lot better.


Posted September 30, 2009

Thus far I am completely disgusted by this school, and my Kindergartner only started on August 24! It seems the only thing that is being learned at school are songs about how to behave there. We are expected to teach our child how to read and count by 9 weeks. What are we sending our child there for all day? What are our tax dollars going to? It feels as if my child is gone at school all day, and then comes home for us to home school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

Also, very, very un-impressed with the principal. So far, love the teachers though! Also, jamm lady, Mrs. Ramos is great.....keeps the kids in line but nice about it! Do wish the kids had a little more down time but know how the schools are pushed to make really good test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

This school seriously needs to change! The principle acts more as a drill Sergeant than a principal. There is no play time before school, they have to sit and read. There is only one recess, the have their talking privileges taking away at lunch if they get too rowdy. I am a firm believer in exercise. Getting rid of some of that energy helps kids focus. Every time I went to the school the Principal was lecturing a class because of their 'inappropriate' behavior. My sons AR program was anti productive, he was also scared that he would have to go to the principal's office if he didn't meet his goals. He had to read easier books to meet the ridiculous goals and reading was not fun anymore. Learning is supposed to be fun!!! His teacher was great though, too bad nothing else was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

We have attended this school for 3 yrs. each year it has been worse than the year before. My 3rd grader now has a very strong dislike for school. The focus on the taks test is top priority. A full year before the kids were to take the taks they were already very concerned! Forget recess...if they do get a chance it is once a day and suppose to be for 15 min. My observations is it is 10 minutes from the time they leave their desk to returning to thier desk. And during taks month NO Recess for sure! If you want your child to hate school..spend all thier time worrying or studying for the taks test then Koennecke is the school for you. We will not put our daughter in this school for another year. Don't be fooled by the Exp. rating..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

We have 2 children at Koennecke! it's a great school. Not perfect by no means but what school is. The kids are learning so much and never have any downtime - no recess and no talking during lunch; yes it's not easy but the teachers have so much to teach and not enough time to do it in. I have to praise the teachers because there is no way i could do their job - and the pay of teachers across the board is so sad! so hats off to all of you teachers every where - we thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

Whole focus of school is TAKS. Strict campus; kids can't even talk at lunch sometimes, and recess is frequently taken away because the 'whole class' is loud. Classrooms are tiny, but classes are large.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English95%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%
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%
Female84%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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%
Female80%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual64%
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 Students73%
Female69%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual33%
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
Hispanic 60% 52%
White 34% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • CYNTHIA MORENO
Fax number
  • (830) 372-3317

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1441 Joe Carrillo Street
Seguin, TX 78155
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