School Details

Charles Borchers Elementary School

9551 Backwoods Trl, Laredo, TX 78045
(956) 473-7200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 706 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
68%
79%
73%
69%
69%
77%
68%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • United Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
61%
72%
75%
66%
68%
71%
61%
72%
73%
67%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • United Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
68%
77%
76%
72%
75%
74%
68%
77%
66%
64%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • United Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charles Borchers Elementary School is a public elementary school in Laredo. The principal of Charles Borchers Elementary School is Mrs Mucia Flores, whose e-mail is mflores4@unitedisd.org. 706 students go to Charles Borchers Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 55% of the Charles Borchers Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 706 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Charles Borchers Elementary School is 16:1. Dr Malakoff Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 98%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.2%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 73%
Limited English proficiency 55% 48%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My children were there for only one year while my husband was on deployment with the military. It was appalling. My children endured constant bullying from other students and the teachers seemed not to care. The material they were teaching my children was way behind what they were learning at the school they attended on military bases so my kids were always bored. The teachers and staff barely spoke English and when they did it was very difficult to understand. Absolutely sub-par. I would never recommend this school to anyone. We only went there because we were staying in that particular district.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is lacking in technology wish the teachers used the school website and e-mail to reach the parents and students on a daily basis as in other schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Charles R. Borchers Elementary is a great school for kids. My children go to Borchers. Everyday I ask them how was school. They say great at their other school they would say it was boring.So I'd say choose Borchers.

  • (6 years ago)

    my nieces and my son attend borchers. there couldnt be a greater school. its safe the teachers are great. the treatment you get is just like family.

  • (7 years ago)

    My nephew and my grandson attend Borchers Elementary. I have been greatly impressed with the quality of education being provided at this school. The children are challenged and encouraged. I find the staff to be very attentive to the needs of each child. Our 4 year old is already reading and decoding words. He loves school and books. We are lucky to have such a great staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    This year there was a serious overcrowding problem. There is a new school built to fix this issue but unfortunately the good teachers are now going to be split between the two schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    As the parent of two students attending this school I am quite impressed with the quality. I also have a child in a private school and I must admit that this school ranks favorably to the private school. I am most impressed with the teachers and their involvement with our children. There is no tolerance for misbehavior and I truly appreciate that. The principal is truly fabulous (so is the vice-principal) and I can see that she runs a very tight ship. The facilities are exceptional and the parent involvement seems to be quite good. We are looking forward to a very good year and my children all like the school very much!

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