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Del Valle Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 935 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2013

Caters to Hispanics, the main cultural demographic in the area. Major discrimination issues with this school- my second grader has had a bully every year. Every private school I've contacted regarding transfer has shared with me similar issues from other parents who live in Del Valle- we can't wait to switch schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Del Valle Middle School finally has a new principal now that started in the late Fall 2011 and there was no principal last year (except for an assistant principal acting as principal).


Posted October 3, 2011

principal is not liked, yes, and I feel my kids could be more challenged at this school, but it isn't a terrible school. The staff is friendly and although at first my opinion wasn't great, it is an okay school. And yes you can have lunch with your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My child can not wait to wake up and go to school everyday; that says a lot to me. This little school is trying so hard to make itself a great school. The teachers are excited to be there and teach our children. Please consider this school to win this gracious gift of $20,000. So many schools on this side of town get ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

This is the 6th rating for poor leadership in this school! For your child's sake, avoid Del Valle Elementary. The principal is a tyrant. She should try to smile instead of the negative stare and scowl she gives as you pick up your child. Sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I have a agree with every rating, Del Valle Elementary is horrible! It is not a very relaxing environment you want your children to attend!! The principle is a joke!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

This school is unorganized & I am disappointed in sending my kids here. The principle has no HEART. The kids are scared of her when she should be a role model. You can't even eat lunch with your kids because you re not allowed. I found this out the 3rd day of school that it was a new rule. School has no PARENT INVOLEMENT and it s so small. They have ridiculous rules!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

I regret sending my child to this school. I agree the administraors do not try. I was not notified when school was let out early durning hurcaine Ike, the school said I should have been watching T.v. Del Valle did not post signs at the school or apologize for the misunderstanding. After school pick up in unorganized and hectic. del Valle could try harder. Most of the teachers care and try. The environment is stressful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

Horrible school. The principal is not at all compassionate for the students, teachers or parents. However, the staff is great and make a great effort to be effective teachers with little or no support.


Posted March 25, 2006

This school does not have a welcoming environment for parents. They don't even have an active PTA. Administrators do not have compassion for children nor parents. Think twice before you decide to enroll your children at this campus. Administrators like to be inconsistent with school policies.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education36%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education82%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual39%

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual68%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female53%
Male34%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
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 Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education40%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

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 79% 52%
Black 13% 13%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 33%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • BERTHA HERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (512) 386-3355

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5400 Ross Road
Travis County, TX 78617
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Phone: (512) 386-3350

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