School Details

McBee Elementary School

1101 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78758
(512) 841-2500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 567 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
83%
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76%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
78%
74%
88%
75%
70%
71%
78%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
81%
76%
70%
83%
79%
71%
79%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, 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 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McBee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Austin. The principal of McBee Elementary School is RAFAEL SORIANO. 567 children attend McBee Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 68% of the McBee Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 567 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McBee Elementary School is 15:1. Walnut Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 25%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.08%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.006%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 61%
Limited English proficiency 68% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 96% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    Teachers at McBee work really hard. The administration always has a smile in their face. However I would say that does not matter how much effort the staff at Mc Bee put into these students if parents do not work together very little could be accomplish. Many schools today Mc Bee included have the philosophy that parents are so busy that the staff have to do everything they can for the students and avoid homework because many parents are not supportive. If we as parents do not provide the time our kids need how could we expect that teachers do their job and ours too and at the top complaint about their hard work. I read several review about students failing and parents not knowing anything. That is ridiculous. If you do not know how your kid is performing at school what are you doing? that should be your priority.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are both great and bad teachers just like there are both great and bad parents. I do not understand how people can say that they did not know their child was behind in their education and the parents did not receive notice of that until the end of the school year. Report cards are sent home. You can access your childs records online and you as a parent has the RESPONSIBILITY to check in with his or her teacher to see how your child is doing. Do not wait for the teacher/school to contact you; be proactive be involved and volunteer some time at your child's school. Too many parents just want to drop their kid off at school and leave it all up to the school; that is just ridiculous. I know many parents who do not even help their child with their homework. If your child needs tutoring find someone outside the school to help. You can contact your local church and ask for tutoring help. Many churches offer to help. Long story short. . . take responsibility for your child's education and don't just leave it up to the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is unorganized Teachers including the Principal Rafael Soriano release students without the parent being present Which for me as a parents is really unresposible. Teachers and Principal should atleast wait for parent to be near his child before releasing into the croud of people. Staff in the office have a bad attitude when i comes to asking them questions. I am not saying all teachers are the same because there are great teachers there for example Ms. Combs always answers questions with a smile.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at this school work very hard. My kids have been at the school for years now and they have always been very successful. The adminstrators are always there to talk to you if there is a problem. I cannot think of a better and more caring school for my childre.

  • (5 years ago)

    I didn't know my child was really behind in reading until I received his report card and went online to view it.There I realized he had already been enrolled for summer school. During the year I didn't any kind of support such as mentoring or tutoring information.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school works really hard to give extra tutoring for the students. But I would not put your child in this school. The teachers there are very non caring and have very bad attiudes..This school does not make a effort to touch base with you about how your child is performing until the end of the school year. You have to stay on top of them about everything

  • (10 years ago)

    This school works really hard to give the extra tutoring for the students that need it for the TAKS. Parent involvement is low but the ones that do participate do again and again.

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