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.
Clark Elementary School has a regular student population of 730 with a 14.7 students/teacher ratio while San Jacinto Elementary School has 390 students and a student-teacher ratio of 13.9 students/teacher ratio.
Clark 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 76 in student achievement, 88 in school progress and 76 in closing performance gaps. It scored 84 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, San Jacinto Elementary School performed excellent to earn a State accountability rating of A. The school posted 76 in student achievement, 93 in school progress, 84 in closing performance gaps and 90 overall in post-secondary readiness.
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.
San Jacinto Elementary School's four out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, post-secondary and with 25% student progress. Clark Elementary School has no distinction.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Clark Elementary School. They make up for 50.68% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (30.82%), African Americans (13.70%), Two or More Races (2.47%), Asians (1.92%) and Native Americans (0.41%).
At San Jacinto Elementary School, Hispanics make up 82.05% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (7.18%), African Americans (6.92%), Two or More Races (3.08%) and Native Americans (0.77%). There is no Asians student in the 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, Clark Elementary School has 58 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 7.95% of student population. San Jacinto Elementary School has significantly more ELLs at 148 or about 37.95% of student population.
Clark Elementary School’s bilingual students comprise 7.40%, gifted and talented students, 9.73%, while 14.38% are in the special education program. San Jacinto Elementary School bilingual students comprise 36.67%, gifted and talented students, 5.13%, and 10.26% are in the special education program.
49 teachers employed at Clark Elementary School have been teaching in the school for an average of about 5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 6.9 years. The 28 teachers at San Jacinto Elementary School have been serving the school for an average of 11.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 13 years.
Of its teaching staff, Clark Elementary School no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, five teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 13 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 21 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers. San Jacinto Elementary School no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has six teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, five teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 13 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while four teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Clark Elementary School there are 45 female teachers and three male teachers. Of its teaching staff, nine special education teachers are being assisted by 14 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.
At San Jacinto Elementary School there are 26 female teachers and two male teachers. Of its teaching staff, two special education teachers are being assisted by ten teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and five more working as school support staff.
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