How strong are the public elementary schools in San Antonio?
With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.
Mary Lou Hartman Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in San Antonio, rising from a C to a B-, according to data from Niche.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 7203 Woodlake Parkway, enrolls 746 students. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).
The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.
Academically, 80% of Mary Lou Hartman Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 71% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 74% in math and 69% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 70% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Park Village Elementary School saw its overall rating increase from a C- to a C+. The school is located at 5855 E. Midcrown Drive and is a bit smaller, currently serving 545 students, of whom 60% identify as Hispanic and 28% identify as black.
Niche graded Park Village Elementary School a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 68%, and reading proficiency was 68%. It also serves a less-affluent population, with 90% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
Coker Elementary School also improved, from B+ to A-. The school is located at 302 Heimer Road and has 845 students currently enrolled, of whom 67% identify as Hispanic and 26% identify as white.
Niche graded Coker Elementary School a B for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 79%, and reading proficiency was 78%.
While some public elementary schools in San Antonio are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:
- Bulverde Creek Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
- Cibolo Green Elementary School, with an A rating overall.
- Woodridge Elementary School, rated A overall.
Want more of the latest intel on San Antonio schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.
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