Joseph Gilbert Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5412 Gilbert Rd
       Austin, TX  78724


 (512) 386-3800

 School Website

District: Del Valle Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4024th of 4,421 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.0
Number of students:  631

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.2%
White:
9.2%
African American:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Joseph Gilbert Elementary ranked worse than 91% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 4th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Del Valle Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.67. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (79.2%), White (9.2%), African American (8.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 89.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joseph Gilbert Elementary is 13, which is the 4th best among 8 elementary schools in the Del Valle Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Joseph Gilbert Elementary employs 48.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Joseph Gilbert Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Joseph Gilbert Elementary 4024th of 4421 Texas public elementary schools. (See Joseph Gilbert Elementary in the ranking list.)

Del Valle Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Del Valle Independent School District 931st of 979 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joseph Gilbert Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 31.99 3322nd 4206 21.0%
2013 37.76 2995th 4221 29.0%
2014 24.02 3665th 4260 14.0%
2015 37.37 2993rd 4320 30.7%
2016 38.48 2902nd 4286 32.3%
2017 30.17 3136th 4329 27.6%
2018 35.67 2822nd 4359 35.3%
2019 16.67 4024th 4421 9.0%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Open Quote Although the Del Valle school seems to be maligned by these statistics, the teachers and staff are very helpfully and willing to do extras above and beyond the expected. The G&T program is young, as are the students, but pushes for excellence. We have been very happy and our friends who are teachers tell me that the performance rankings will be skewed do to the population that may not value formal education so highly. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Open Quote Gilbert suffers from two major issues which have directly affected the district's rating in the State of Texas.

The first issue is that the entire Del Valle School District treats English as a second language. All documentation and communication is at least 50% Spanish. Non-Spanish speaking kids do not get as much attention and assistance as the Spanish-speaking children. As a Parent I have seen this first-hand for many years and it is very frustrating. This issue is most painful when trying to get your child some type of tutoring assistance. The tutoring sessions at Del Valle are mostly in Spanish, and my child receives busy-work instead of exercises that are focused on his needs.

The second issue is specific to Gilbert Elementary. When your child is rewarded or punished during school hours the Parents are not notified. Assistant Principal Dwiggins has told me this numerous times, so it appears to be school policy.
If your child is bullied by another student, or gets into any situation that Gilbert determines should result in discipline you will not be notified about the situation.
Note that as required in the State of Texas, the School Nurse does contact parents, and does document everything a student required.
The reason I feel this is such a big issue is that since the parents are not involved, the school will make rather odd and misplaced decisions about how to discipline the students. Most trivial incidents result in the Del Valle equivalent of Detention. You are NOT notified if you child is sent to detention.
My child was disciplined multiple times for odd incidents. In most cases when I heard that my child was in trouble and visited the school, the Principal could not even determine what the facts were and had to 'cancel' the discipline.
This also means that had I not been involved as Parent, my child would have been punished for something that he did not do and did not even know about.
As a result, my children have always feared the environment at Gilbert Elementary because they may be reprimanded at any time for something that they know nothing about.
I witnessed children that were punched by another student being sent to Detention multiple times. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Joseph Gilbert Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 29 73 1 623 2 0 4 0 732
2013 37 80 1 648 1 0 12 0 779
2014 19 82 1 655 2 0 11 0 770
2015 37 60 1 526 1 0 14 0 639
2016 58 62 2 538 2 0 18 0 680
2017 50 56 1 494 2 0 16 0 619
2018 58 56 1 500 0 0 16 0 631

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Joseph Gilbert Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 732 42.7 17.1 93.6
2013 779 49.4 15.7 94.1
2014 770 49.7 15.4 93.1
2015 639 45.0 14.2 94.1
2016 680 47.0 14.4 91.8
2017 619 47.2 13.1 92.2
2018 631 48.2 13.0 89.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Joseph Gilbert Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 732 42.7 17.1 93.6
2013 779 49.4 15.7 94.1
2014 770 49.7 15.4 93.1
2015 639 45.0 14.2 94.1
2016 680 47.0 14.4 91.8
2017 619 47.2 13.1 92.2
2018 631 48.2 13.0 89.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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