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R V Groves Elementary School

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Posted February 18, 2014

Groves Elementary is an excellent school. All the teachers have been very caring, and they have great parent involvement. There are tons of activities for the students after school to participate in for all grade levels. They take field trips when budgets allow. We have been nothing but pleased with the leadership, Jill Vasquez, and all the teachers. We have a student in 2nd grade and K. They have plenty of communication with parents. This is a top notch school. We have been very pleased with the Gifted and Talented programs as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

I have never dealt with such a classless principal. She is disrespectful, rude, and condescending. She is far from professional. Her way of speaking to staff and students are also poor. Jill Vasquez is one of the most disgraceful principals I have ever encountered. I refuse to let our children attend a school where the principal is so unprofessional. Thank God for private schools. This principal should resign and serve as the mascot; she definitely is a Gator! A mean, mean old gator!


Posted February 9, 2014

I love Groves Elementary. My daughter is in the 1st grade there. The staff is wonderful and helpful. All of the 1st grade and kindergarden teachers I have been exposed to are loved by the students and parents that I know. My daughter loves this school and she has learned so much besides academics. She has become very responsible which I completely credit her teachers for. I love how the teachers focus on character as much as academics. I am thrilled with this school! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

I have two children who attend this school. One is currently in 2nd and one is in first. We have nothing but good things to say about the teachers they have had. Each year the teachers my children have had push them to excel and I have never felt that they were being pushed too hard or not hard enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My daughter attended Hartman Elementary 2012-2013 for preschool and had an awesome experience and was just as excited when she started Kindergarten here at Groves.. but so far I feel like nothing is organized. Our teacher seems like she is lost for answers when asked. The second day of school my daughter tells me she raised her hand to go use the bathroom and was denied. Now she feels its useless to even raise her hand to ask question. It could be that it is the first week of school and things can be overwhelming so we are giving this about a month longer until we decide to transfer her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

My daughter enjoy kindergarten the teacher was very sweet and when she had a concern about my daughter she let me know. IN FIRST GRADE I BEGAN HAVING PROBLEMS MY DAUTHER DIDNT WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL AND THE TEACHER WASNT CONCERN AND SHE WAITED UNTIL THE LAST SIX WEAKS TO LET ME KNOW MY KID WAS A PROBLEM I TALK TO THE PRINCIPAL IT WAS LIKE SHE DINDT CARE SO DISSAPOINTED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

My daughter enjoyed kindergarten through late 3rd grade at this school until the principles changed. The new principle is very nice and all but she isn't as friendly and interactive with the students as the first principle was. The schools teachers for all grades are excellent and I love the math camps they did for 4th grade to prepare for Staar. My daughter enjoyed going here for the most part and adored her teachers there as well. I loved being able to come to the school and volunteer also, this school is one of a kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

Groves Elementary is awful. My child's teacher is very polite and very well-educated, but it seems her hands are tied as she does not have the support she needs from Groves leadership. The Principal is so concerned with how the school rates overall that she refuses to repair issues at the core. She would rather report the symptoms of an issue to the parent and not validate the parent's concern and willingness to address the issue once its reported. Aside from the teacher, I dread having to interface with any of the staff at this institution. They are rude, belittling, judgemental, unapologetic and intimidating. My child is bullied here and the staff ignores it. The staff bullies me, too. It makes me sick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

My child had 5 wonderful years at Groves. She loved each and everyone of her teachers. She worked hard to keep her behavior clip on green and to get the best grades she could, and was received several rewards throughout the years and upon graduation. I feel confident that they have armed her with the tools she will need to have and educational successful year in Middle school and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

This school is all about "teaching the test". My son has been here since kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. He is an "above grade level student'. He has special needs that result in behavioral issues. We were very fortunate to have great teachers for his 1st & 2nd grade years. We have tried working with the school for 4+ years now to get him the help he needs. I completely understand the limited resources that schools today have to work with, but to treat the parents as if they are crazy is quite rude. For professionals trained to work with children, they seem to know very little about children that don't fit their expectations. We are leaving this school feeling like we failed our son, he has been traumatized for his short academic experience. Hopefully it is short compared to the number of years he will be pursuing his educational dreams...if he has any left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

From poorly designed traffic flow to blatant racial discrimination from the teaching staff. Our experience has been mind numbingly sickening. At first we thought that increasing our involvement would help alleviate some of the problems, sadly this was not the case. There are several phenomenal at home parents that make tremendous efforts to compensate for the uncaring staff. Unfortunately, most of the parental involvement was thwarted by a green teaching staff. My husband and I understand the difficulties that our educators face today but, there is no excuse for poorly delivered material. We would spend on average 3 additional hours a night clarifying and re-teaching the information. As a final note, this school is definitely best described as don t judge a book by its cover . The cover to this book seems like it makes the grade of an exemplary school, when in fact the interior is nothing close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

it is a wonderful school the teachers and parents are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

This is a great school. The teachers take a personal interest in their students. My both my children loved Groves and all their teachers. The principle also takes a personal intrest in each child. For the past 3 years it has received the highest rating for standard testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

This school is a true asset to my daughter. They have some amazing teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Our child has special needs for which we have been very supported. We receive feedback from teachers, counselor, and the principal which has helped to improve at school and at home. We couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

The school teaches the bare minimum standards and doesn't differentiate for the individual student's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

I have been very happy with my daughter's experience at this school. My daughter is in the gifted program at this school and it is awesome! The staff is friendly as well.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not 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

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American95%
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education75%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asian73%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African American73%
Asian82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African American86%
Asian91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
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 47% 29%
Black 18% 13%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 19%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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  • JILL VASQUEZ
Fax number
  • (972) 429-7906

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