School Details

Carson Elementary School

8151 Old Tezel Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
(210) 397-1100
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 719 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
83%
79%
75%
75%
69%
88%
83%
79%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
77%
72%
73%
75%
68%
81%
77%
72%
65%
73%
71%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
85%
77%
93%
86%
75%
90%
85%
77%
86%
80%
73%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carson Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Antonio. The principal of Carson Elementary School is Ms Vickie Tschirhart and can be contacted at info@nisd.net. 719 children attend Carson Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 2% of the Carson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 719 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 34% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carson Elementary School is 17:1. Braun Station Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 59% 64%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 28% 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 47%
Limited English proficiency 2% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 25% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    All three of my children have attended Carson and we couldn't be happier with the school! Principal Tschirhart is an amazing administrator and the teachers are wonderful. Highly recommend Carson to anyone and everyone!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child attends Carson and I am disappointed with the courteousness and professionalism displayed at the school. I think the faculty and staff need a class in customer service. On a good note my child s teachers have been well organized and they make sincere attempts to keep parents informed. My son s education would have been better received if there was room for assisting students falling behind before the student is discouraged. The school appears to concentrate on the easy students and the ones with at least one parent that does not work. Although all parents pay taxes in the district the house parents are able to give more time to the school and in return the house parents receive better service than their employed counterparts do. The school is fine for students that are quick and quiet learners and do not ask why or how questions to supplement their learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is starting his 4th year at Carson (as a 3rd grader) and my hat is off to all the administration and staff at this school. I truly believe that they care about whether or not my child is learning about his safety and I love that they are flexible enough to work with some of his behavior 'quirks' (nothing clinical -- he's just a social animal) without making him feel self conscious. I feel pretty well informed about classroom activiites and project deadlines. I'm also very impressed at the level of involvement of the parents both in volunteering in the classrooms and putting on the special events. GO COWBOYS!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Carson Elementary is the best school around this area for sure. We are pleased with the teachers awesome PTA and stellar administration. This school is far superior to the locals schools like Fernandez or Braun E.S. Your child will feel good going here and most of all they let them be kids and have fun while doing it. No robotic children here!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! I have had two children enrolled at Carson for three years. Their teachers have been great and MOST OF ALL the administration is WONDERFUL. Any concern that I have had (and there will always be concerns/issues at some point in any child's education) was IMMEDIATELY addressed. My children have enjoyed their experience!

  • (6 years ago)

    We are blessed to be a part of this school! My child is currently in 2nd grade at Carson and we couldn't be more pleased with the administration teachers staff and parent involvement. We recently moved and we told our realtor that we only had one true requirement...to stay in the Carson boundary. Thanks to all of the hard working dedicated staff and parent volunteers that make it so wonderful. We have 2 more children that will soon be Carson Cowboys and we are looking forward to it!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attended 1-5 at carson. It was a wonderful experance for her to grow in. The teachers had a open grade plan and would always willing to go that extra mile.

  • (9 years ago)

    Carson is a wonderful place! The staff is very supportive the children are challenged daily and each student is treated with great respect. We bought our home specifically to keep our child in this school after renting for our first year in the area. If you are looking for the best of the best school for your kids this is it!

  • (10 years ago)

    We have moved here from Arizona where their children are left behind.My child attended school there and was not given a strong start in her education.The staff and volunteers at Carson are wonderful.I'm proud to say my child is a Carson Cowgirl. They are doing a good job in educating our kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    We just transferred to Carson Elementary and I have found the staff and the teachers very unfriendly. I have seen the office staff speak very rudely to students and feel the teachers are not very good at keeping the parents involved with their children's education. The PTA is very involved but doesn't make up for what the rest of the school is lacking.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two children go through Carson. My youngest is now in 5th grade. The school has been well supervised throughout it's inception and the teachers are quality individuals. The only complaint is the overcrowded situations that have occurred due to heavy residential growth in this area. The school districts need to take growth into consideration when building all new schools. The 2nd year carson was open we had 5 portable building placed outside for classes.

  • (11 years ago)

    Overcrowding and poor supervision were the reasons I withdrew my child from this school. It is impossible to provide four year olds with the enrichment that they need with twenty-two children per classroom.I

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