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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.

When we compared Brandon Elementary School, which is a part of Lufkin ISD, with Slack Elementary School, which is a part of Lufkin ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

Brandon Elementary School has a regular student population of 407 with a 14 students/teacher ratio while Slack Elementary School has 551 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.8 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, Slack Elementary School garnered a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 71 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 77 in closing performance gaps and 78 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
77
Student Achievement
88
Student Progress
83
Closing Performance Gaps
87
Overall
C
Average
  3/5
71
Student Achievement
79
Student Progress
77
Closing Performance Gaps
78
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. Slack Elementary 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
71STAAR 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 Slack Elementary School, Hispanics make up 67.88% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (22.14%), African Americans (8.71%), Two or More Races (0.91%) and Asians (0.18%). There is no Native Americans student in the school

Based on household incomes, the Brandon Elementary School’s economically disadvantaged students are lower at 68.55% compared to 84.39% at Slack Elementary 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. Slack Elementary School has slightly more ELLs at 300 or about 54.45% 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. Slack Elementary School has no gifted and talented student, while 7.99% are in the special education program, and bilingual students comprise 78.77% 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 551
African American 8.71% (48 students)
Hispanic 67.88% (374 students)
White 22.14% (122 students)
Asian 0.18% (1 student)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 0.91% (5 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 84.39% (465 students)
Limited English Proficiency 54.45% (300 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 78.77% (434 students)
Gifted & Talented 0.00% (0 student)
Special Education 7.99% (44 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 2.69% (15 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 37 teachers at Slack Elementary School have been serving the school for an average of 9.9 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.7 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. Slack Elementary School has five teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 14 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, eight teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while eight teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including two beginning teachers.

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 Slack Elementary School there are 33 female teachers and four male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are two special education teachers and nine teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs two staff members working for the school administration and four 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 13.67% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 37.53% (14 teachers)
6 - 10 years 21.45% (8 teachers)
1- 5 years 21.72% (8 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 5.36% (2 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.7 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 9.9 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 89.28% (33 teachers)
Male Teachers 10.72% (4 teachers)
School Admin 2
School Support 4
Edu Aids 9
Special Education 2

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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 Slack Elementary School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Burley Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
0.21 miles
Kurth Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.71 miles
Anderson Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.2 miles
Hackney Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.47 miles
Herty Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.04 miles
Coston Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.18 miles
Trout Primary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.23 miles
Garrett Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.78 miles
Dunbar Primary School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.9 miles
Brandon Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
4.3 miles
Brookhollow Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.41 miles

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