Student Placement Center

Student Placement Center

Hours of Operation and Location

Located at 5651 Grissom Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78238

Normal Business Hours
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Testing Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Please call for appointment in order to avoid long delays
(210) 397-8158

Appointments: It is recommended that parents make
  appointments in advance.
  Phone (210) 397-8158


Basis for referring students to the Student Placement Center: If a language other than English is indicated on a student’s Home Language Survey (HLS), the student is referred to the Student Placement Center as part of the registration process.


  • Provide oral language assessment (English and Spanish) for new-to-district students (PK to 12th grade).
  • Provide academic assessment (2nd to 12th grade).
  • Explain and recommend the Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs as an integral part of the school instructional curriculum.
  • Provide community service information.


  • Home Language Survey (HLS)
  • Report card / transcript / withdrawal form / academic test results / birth certificate.

Approximate evaluation time:
PK, K, and 1st grade: 1 hr. 2nd to 12th grade: 1 to 3 hrs.

Download Adobe pdf map and brochure


SPC Brochure English & Spanish



(Student Placement Center under the Testing & Evaluation Department)

Testing and Evaluation Department

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Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Programs English

El Distrito Escolar Northside Programa de Pre-Kindergarten



Updated 3/18/2014