School Details

McDermott Elementary School

5111 Usaa Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 397-5100
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 818 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
83%
79%
66%
75%
69%
80%
83%
79%

TX00194

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
77%
72%
66%
75%
68%
70%
77%
72%
69%
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

82%
85%
77%
81%
86%
75%
82%
85%
77%
70%
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

McDermott Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Antonio. The principal of McDermott Elementary School is Ms Debra Tatum, who can be contacted at info@nisd.net. 818 students go to McDermott Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 13% of the McDermott Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 818 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McDermott Elementary School is 15:1. Alternative Middle School North is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 67% 64%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 47%
Limited English proficiency 13% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 70% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is the best school I have been too the school is nice some of the teachers are nice and it's just better than all the other elementary schools I went to in NISD McDermott is #1

  • (10 months ago)

    This is a good school lots of activities and it's just a great school for your children.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school I've had the misfortune to deal with. From the first day of registration I've had nothing but headaches. The administration is terrible. Every time I've had to go to the office to drop off lunch for my children or just to sign in to have lunch with them it has never gone smoothly. The ladies that work at the front office are incompetent and I don't know how they've managed to get their job. We recently moved from another state and my daughter would never want to miss school even when she was sick. When I would try to keep her from going to school because she has a cold she would say "I don't want to miss school mommy because I like going to school." Ever since I've enrolled her into this school she never wants to go to school. I've gone in and said something to them yet I haven't gotten one call back or response from them. There have been time I've dropped lunch off for my child before she's to have lunch yet she doesn't get it until lunch comes to an end for her. I used to work with school aged children and would have to go to a lot of different schools; by far this has got to be the worst school I've ever come across.

  • (3 years ago)

    My grandson attends McDermott Elementary and I have high praise for the teachers that work there and the Administrative staff...Last year was his first year of Kindergarten and he was praised encouraged to listen and offer his thoughts on the subjects being studied...And Kudos to his teacher Mrs. Angela Palomarez...She has an excellent relationship with her students....She cares......

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attends this school and has for the past 4 yrs. He loves his school. They have wonderful activities for parents to attend. Our favorite is family fun night which is right before Halloween. Our entire family attends including my parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is our first year with a student in Mrs Northrup's Pre-K class and a student in Ms Garza's Kinder class. We are so excited to have our children attend such a 'child oriented' school. Mrs. Northrup is outstanding and keeps the children interested. Our preK can hardly wait to go to school and literally jumps out of bed saying yippee it's a school day. Thank you Ms Northrup. Ms Garza also keeps the kids challenged and focuses on parental cooperation with supportive practice work to be done at home reinforcing work done in class each day. All the office staff and other teachers seem to be 'on the same Page' with the children the focus. Thank you staff of Robert McDermott Elementary for caring for our children and providing an instructive and learning environment filled with love.

  • (9 years ago)

    The staff seems very involved with the students. If the Teacher can't take care of an issue then the School Councelor is alerted (and the councelor moves with the scolastic year of students..... ie the 4th grade councilor moves with the kids and is the 5th grade councelor the following year. If that isn't satisfactory the Vice Principal tries to rectify the situation. In all the whole staff works well together.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! My son was not challenged at his 1st 2 schools. Since arriving at McDermott he is an honor roll student. The teachers are involved and care about our children. The nurse is the most qualified school nurse I have ever known. Awesome job keep up the good work!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent first off. My name is Jessie and I was a former student at McDermott. Sometime in August I started fifth grade and was very excited about it. Then came October and I had to move away. I would have to say that I didn't really have a favorite teacher. All the teachers I had Kinder through fourth were awesome. And even though I didn't spend the whole year with my fifth grade teacher Miss Bunn I would still have to say that I think she was awesome too. This is Jessie hollerin' at you from Randallstown MD. MYVM (Miss You Very Much) -Jessie

  • (11 years ago)

    I went to this for 1st 2nd 3rd and half of 4th and i absouloutley loved it My 1st grade Ms. Silva was a great teacher and my 2nd grade teacher was Mrs. Keen and so nice and my 3rd grade teacher was awesome Ms.Jones and she didnt just teach me about all the basic but in life and i miss that school alot and my 4th grade teacher Mrs.Goodwill was very sweet and understanding and most I made alot of friends there and all so kind and then I moved to a different state but the academic was so high that everyone in my class was so high in there grades and iI miss it alot so I encourage you to send your child there it will do them great wonders.

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