School Details

Wilderness Oak Elementary School

21019 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 407-9200
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 755 students 18 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
80%
76%
81%
70%
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
  • North East Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
78%
74%
92%
71%
70%
96%
77%
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
  • North East Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
83%
76%
96%
84%
79%
91%
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
  • North East Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wilderness Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Antonio. The principal of Wilderness Oak Elementary School is STACIA FITZSIMON, whose e-mail is sfitzs1@neisd.net. 755 students go to Wilderness Oak Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Wilderness Oak Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 755 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wilderness Oak Elementary School is 18:1. Stone Oak Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 39% 57%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 46%
Limited English proficiency 7% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness! This school is amazing and we are so fortunate for him to be able to attend here. We moved from out of state for another child to attend Sunshine Cottage School for the deaf but brother deserved a good school too and he really has it here. Everyone from bottom to top is doing what is needed to make education work for each student and I could not ask for more. A very expensive private school could not do better. Thank you for all you do for the children and their families!

  • (3 years ago)

    My child was miserable here. Lack of friendliness from majority of the parents and a couple of ladies in the front office. Too hung up on status. And be prepared to have those checkbooks open for their endless fundraisers and donation requests. A typical public school focused more on the TAKS/STARR than the student. Nothing fun and exciting about WO. Plus managing morning traffic is greatly needed. They would rather hand out numerous tardy slips on a daily basis than figure out how to elevate it. I also believe that the teachers need a course in patience. But I was pleased with the curriculum the principal's attentiveness towards parents' concerns methods of constant parent communication my child's counselor the students are well behaved and it is in the NEISD school which I would prefer over any other district in SA.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved here from the east coast last year. Our son was just entering kindergarten and I relied heavily on Greatschools.net to help me figure out the schools and also to help me decide where I wanted to purchase a home. My son had been diagnosed with ADHD before we got here. He does not take medication but we modify his diet. As soon as we enrolled we met with their staff to discuss any special needs my son had. His kindergarten teacher was wonderful but I also got the same feedback about all the teachers! Parents seem very pleased students seem very happy. My son loved his first year there. He is looking forward to 1st grade! Great school...

  • (5 years ago)

    WOE is awesome. Both our boys loved learning and attending the school. Ms. Jensen rocks - sets the tone of enthusiatic and competent leadership in a big diverse elementary - over 1300 kids looks like the united nations. Ms. colon was fantastic our son respected and admired her. You would be lucky to have your child attend WOE.

  • (6 years ago)

    Coming from an affluent northeast suburb we didn't know what to expect from Texas schools. However nothing but the highest marks for WOE. Our daughter's teacher Mr. Merrill is the best and is very innovative engaging and passionate about cultivating the young minds of his students. I feel he represents the caliber of the administration and other teachers. The facility is well kept the kids are safe and there are many activities for them to involve themselves. Parents are encouraged to visit at any time and eat lunch with the students. Accountability and self-responsibility are promoted at all grades. School spirit is high.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just finished 5th grade at WO and it was overall a positive experience. She loved participating in the music program at the school (orchestra and STOMP). Her teachers in 4th and 5th were both wonderful and creative. I was surprised at how much she learned in the Core Knowledge social studies units - we visited ruins in Mexico and she gave us a lot of detailed info on the ancient Mayans! The staff at the school and PTA made an extra effort to make 5th grade a very special year for all involved. We will miss WO!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very impressed with this school. This is my child's first year at WO and he is enjoying himself. He comes home everyday with something new that he has learned. He has even learned some spanish. I give this school an A+

  • (7 years ago)

    Wilderness Oak is an excellent school! The principal Jane Jensen is a great leader and motivator. Her staff excels under her leadership and the children love her. The education is well above average. We recently left Texas and were sorry to have to leave Wilderness Oak behind. My child has a love for learning thanks to the great education she received while she was there.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school! I had a fourth and a fifth grader last year and they had the best teachers! It was such a positive experience. We had just moved here from California and because of the teachers my children fit in as if they had been a Texan their whole lives. Thank you Wilderness Oak!

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