Potranco Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 190 Cr 381 S
       San Antonio, TX  78253


 (830) 931-2243

District: Medina Valley Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1084th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  841

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
56.7%
White:
30.3%
African American:
7.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Potranco Elementary ranked better than 75.1% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Medina Valley Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.9. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Potranco Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Medina Valley Independent School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.7%), White (30.3%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Medina Valley Independent School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Potranco Elementary is 17.8, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Medina Valley Independent School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Potranco Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Potranco Elementary 1084th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Potranco Elementary in the ranking list.)

Medina Valley Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Medina Valley Independent School District 142nd of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Potranco Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 54.12 2007th 3724 46.1%
2008 59.22 1704th 3768 54.8%
2009 59.52 1745th 3884 55.1%
2010 60.07 1755th 3937 55.4%
2011 58.92 1887th 4095 53.9%
2012 70.01 1131st 4206 73.1%
2013 72.08 1061st 4221 74.9%
2014 79.97 717th 4260 83.2%
2015 70.95 1221st 4320 71.7%
2016 74.32 1027th 4286 76.0%
2017 77.57 780th 4329 82.0%
2018 68.90 1084th 4359 75.1%

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

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Open Quote Terrible. If you have smart children, they will be bored. They teach to the lowest common denominator. If your children are learning disabled or cognitively impaired, they will excel here.

We will be opting for private school next year. MVISD is the least polished, least professional school district we have come across as a military family. Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Open Quote The school works this way, "take care of Mr. B and he will take care of you." You find out who the best teachers are and if you have stayed in the good graces of the principal and worshiped him, you will get the teacher you requested. The principal is the Jefe. The Jefe is known for punishing anyone who challenges him, teacher, parent and child. Teachers who don't blindly worship can expect to be moved up or down 4 grades and not given the proper notice needed to prepare to teach that grade. It is done as a form of punishment and to set the teacher up for failure so that the Jefe can come observe and brutally critique. Setting teachers up for failure does not help the children in the classroom. There have been at least 4 vice principals work under this principal in the last 6 years. The teacher turnover is significant as well. The most recent display of disrespect towards parents came with the PTO elections. The election was done with a standing vote. The Jefe yellled out to the crowd of parents and teachers who wanted to have as PTO president and how he was voting. Most considered that a directive to them to do the same if they wanted to keep the Jefe in their good graces. The parents and teachers were then made to stand to record their vote. Teachers were placed in a position to go along or be punished.
The way the Jefe treated the poor parent that he did not want as PTO president was humiliating. The Jefe does not want to hear from parents. It is his school and he will do what he wants. No one will challenge him. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 16, 2012

Open Quote Military families beware. We chose this school last year based on its Exemplary rating (which has since been reduced two levels to "Academically Acceptable"). Potranco Elementary is now the lowest ranked elementary in MVISD. A couple weeks into school we were shocked to see the 1st Grade work sheets coming home were below par or on par with the work our twins completed in pre-school and Kinder. We asked to see curriculum, and we were not allowed. I asked to observe in the classroom, and the Principal, Mr. B, told me parents were only allowed one observation per year. We had several issues that were dismissed, berated and belittled by Mr. B. We felt our only option was to withdraw our children. It is a shame because we bought our house based on the school's exemplary rating. I have become active in my immediate community and am hearing from other parents who have had problems with Balderas going back 8 - 9 years. I keep hearing the same sentiment when speaking to others who have been in this community for 15 - 20 years, "why has he not been fired?" I don't know the answer to that question. I have spoken up about the issues we encountered and am waiting for a response from the MVISD school board and superintendent. The poor performance of the school will not help our children, community or property values. When researching, look to the TEA's web site. At present, the MVISD web site incorrectly states each Elementary school has a rating higher than the actual TEA rating. A SMSgt who works with my husband and whose daughter attended Kinder at Potranco was surprised when they recently PCS'd and their daughter was placed in remedial classes going into the first grade. When things like this happen, it can be a huge strain on military families. Do your research and be sure your children are being challenged and where they need to be to remain competitive in other states and school districts.
annisejones(at)hotmaildotcom if you have questions Close Quote


Enrollment information for Potranco Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 179 6 3 271 2 n/a n/a 0 461
2007 180 11 4 304 4 n/a n/a 0 503
2008 200 17 3 329 3 n/a n/a 0 552
2009 214 23 3 364 3 n/a n/a 0 607
2010 235 24 2 400 4 n/a n/a 0 665
2011 208 25 1 461 10 2 14 0 721
2012 211 27 1 319 10 6 13 0 587
2013 213 23 2 346 8 5 11 0 608
2014 231 23 8 372 6 1 28 0 669
2015 262 44 5 463 6 1 26 0 807
2016 255 61 5 477 7 0 36 0 841

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 Potranco Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 461 29.0 15.9 57.0
2007 503 32.2 15.6 55.9
2008 552 35.0 15.8 57.2
2009 607 37.8 16.0 56.2
2010 665 39.8 16.6 61.5
2011 721 42.0 17.1 64.6
2012 587 34.9 16.8 54.0
2013 608 35.8 16.9 50.7
2014 669 39.0 17.1 48.7
2015 807 44.0 18.3 46.3
2016 841 47.0 17.8 45.7

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 Potranco Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 461 29.0 15.9 57.0
2007 503 32.2 15.6 55.9
2008 552 35.0 15.8 57.2
2009 607 37.8 16.0 56.2
2010 665 39.8 16.6 61.5
2011 721 42.0 17.1 64.6
2012 587 34.9 16.8 54.0
2013 608 35.8 16.9 50.7
2014 669 39.0 17.1 48.7
2015 807 44.0 18.3 46.3
2016 841 47.0 17.8 45.7

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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