School Details

Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School

4510 West Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75211
(972) 502-5100
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 701 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

60%
62%
76%
40%
59%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
59%
74%
41%
59%
70%
38%
62%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
66%
76%
76%
69%
79%
57%
61%
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
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cockrell Hill. The principal of Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School is ANGEL MCKOY and can be contacted at amckoy@dallasisd.org. 701 students go to Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 60% of the Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 701 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr Elementary School is 17:1. Santa Clara of Assisi School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 97% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 89%
Limited English proficiency 60% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would recommend this school over any around us School is over today and my child is crying because he will miss his teacher. It really moved me in a good way because last year he was happy it was over. I want to thank Mrs Bridgtons D1 First grade class she was the best. She made learning fun for my son and also gave him the and the children in his class time to show them the way to do it. Thank you Mrs Bridgton And all staff because I was well treated everytime I was around. Iam excited next year where my last baby will end up in prek I know it will be a great year. Cindy

  • (3 years ago)

    The school used to be really good when it opened a couple of years ago but now there is so much to work on. For example the teachers do not have time to teach children. Kids grade their own assignments no one in the front office knows what is going on they do not get back with you the principle never has time with parents in fact she is hardly around in activites. By the way there used to be many after school clubs and now there are hardly any...and the few that are still there they are not supported by the principle she doesn't even show up to show her support for the students. As a parent I only credit the teachers for the success of these students They are the ones doing all the work and I think that they deserve more recognition and than what they get now.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers expect the students to grade their work. So how are they to know if a student needs extra help on certain subjects? The principal never has time to meet with parents. I tried talking to her once I was in the middle of a sentence when she said "i have to go"..

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers. Tearchers at Soto are what make a difference in the school. They are very caring and demonstrate concern for students. School is very clean and organized.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent Principal and Staff

  • (7 years ago)

    The staff is excellent. The teachers are fantastic. They are preparing the kids for more than just standardized testing. They are teaching them how to be responsible and respectufl citizens all the while making sure they arecollege ready.

  • (7 years ago)

    At soto we have only the best the children are truly put first above any thing else. I see that from each pearson that works in the school from the principal to the costadians. I cant say enough about the staff and how they only wont the best for the children.

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Overall score

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