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Choosing the best possible elementary school is critical to a child’s foundational development. In Texas, public school districts adopt curriculum standards set by the State Board of Education. The current standards, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, outline what students should be able to learn and do in each course or grade. The curriculum is structured around the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, music and reading.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average elementary schools: Brandon Elementary School and Herty Primary School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the Lufkin ISD.

Brandon Elementary School has a regular student population of 407 with a 14 students/teacher ratio while Herty Primary School has 269 students and a student-teacher ratio of 12 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Brandon Elementary School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 77 in student achievement, 88 in school progress, and 83 in closing performance gaps. It scored 87 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Herty Primary School also garnered a State accountability rating of B. The school posted only 86 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
77
Student Achievement
88
Student Progress
83
Closing Performance Gaps
87
Overall
B
Good
  4/5
Student Achievement
Student Progress
Closing Performance Gaps
86
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Brandon Elementary School’s six out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics and Science and post-secondary and with 25% student progress and 25% closing performance gaps. Herty Primary School did not earn any distinction.
6/7
Based on 2019
77STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
0/7
Based on 2019
STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, African Americans comprise the biggest group at Brandon Elementary School. They make up for 39.31% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (33.91%), Hispanics (21.13%), Asians (2.95%) and Two or More Races (2.70%). There is no Native Americans student in the school.

At Herty Primary School, Hispanics are the biggest group, comprising 41.26% of student population, followed by African Americans (27.14%), Whites or Caucasians (27.14%) and Two or More Races (4.09%). There are no Asians and Native Americans students in the school.

Based on household incomes, Brandon Elementary School’s economically disadvantaged students are significantly higher at 68.55% compared to 89.22% at Herty Primary School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Brandon Elementary School has 32 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 7.86% of student population. Herty Primary School has ELLs at 46 or about 17.10% of student population.

Brandon Elementary School 8.35% are in the special education program, 49.39% are in the gifted and talented program, and bilingual students comprise 7.86% students. Herty Primary School has no gifted and talented student, while 25.65% are in the special education program, and bilingual students comprise 15.99% students..
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 407
African American 39.31% (160 students)
Hispanic 21.13% (86 students)
White 33.91% (138 students)
Asian 2.95% (12 students)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 2.70% (11 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 68.55% (279 students)
Limited English Proficiency 7.86% (32 students)
Total Students 269
African American 27.14% (73 students)
Hispanic 41.26% (111 students)
White 27.14% (73 students)
Asian 0.00% (0 student)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 4.09% (11 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 89.22% (240 students)
Limited English Proficiency 17.10% (46 students)
Program
Bilingual 7.86% (32 students)
Gifted & Talented 49.39% (201 students)
Special Education 8.35% (34 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.44% (14 students)
Bilingual 15.99% (43 students)
Gifted & Talented 0.00% (0 student)
Special Education 25.65% (69 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 4.46% (12 students)
Staff Profile
29 teachers employed at Brandon Elementary School have been teaching in the school for an average of about 7.3 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.7 years. The 23 teachers at Herty Primary School have been serving the school for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.3 years.

Of its teaching staff, Brandon Elementary School has four teachers serving the school for over 20 years, six teachers have worked for 11-20 years, six teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 12 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including one beginning teacher only. Herty Primary School has four teachers serving the school for over 20 years, seven teachers have worked for 11-20 years, three teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while eight teachers have worked for 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Brandon Elementary School there are 27 female teachers and two male teachers. Of its teaching staff, one special education teacher is being assisted by five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and three more working as school support staff.

At Herty Primary School there are 22 female teachers and one male teacher only. Of its teaching staff, there are seven special education teachers and 22 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs two staff members working for the school administration and three more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 13.79% (4 teachers)
10 - 20 years 21.38% (6 teachers)
6 - 10 years 20.34% (6 teachers)
1- 5 years 41.03% (12 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 3.45% (1 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 10.7 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.3 yrs
Over 20 years 17.78% (4 teachers)
10 - 20 years 31.11% (7 teachers)
6 - 10 years 15.11% (3 teachers)
1- 5 years 35.56% (8 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 0.00% (0 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 11.3 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.4 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 92.41% (27 teachers)
Male Teachers 7.59% (2 teachers)
School Admin 2
School Support 3
Edu Aids 5
Special Education 1
Female Teachers 95.56% (22 teachers)
Male Teachers 4.44% (1 teacher)
School Admin 2
School Support 3
Edu Aids 22
Special Education 7

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Compare Brandon Elementary School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Garrett Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
0.54 miles
Dunbar Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
0.59 miles
Coston Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.42 miles
Hackney Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.09 miles
Trout Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.64 miles
Herty Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.71 miles
Kurth Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.74 miles
Brookhollow Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.46 miles
Burley Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.15 miles
Slack Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.3 miles
Anderson Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
5.13 miles

Compare Herty Primary School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Hackney Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.15 miles
Coston Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.37 miles
Dunbar Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.12 miles
Garrett Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.28 miles
Kurth Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.58 miles
Brandon Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.71 miles
Burley Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.83 miles
Slack Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.04 miles
Trout Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.89 miles
Anderson Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
4.9 miles
Brookhollow Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
5.17 miles

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