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.
Crockett Elementary School has a regular student population of 656 with a 14.9 students/teacher ratio while Clark Elementary School has 730 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.7 students/teacher ratio.
Crockett 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 83 in student achievement, 87 in school progress and 92 in closing performance gaps. It scored 89 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, Clark Elementary School earned a State accountability rating of C. The school posted 77 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 79 in closing performance gaps and 79 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.
Crockett Elementary School's six out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, post-secondary, with 25% student progress and 25% closing performance gaps. Clark Elementary School did not earn any distinction.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, the dominant group in Crockett Elementary School is Hispanics who make up nearly 69.66% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (14.18%), African Americans (12.50%), Two or More Races (2.29%), Asians (0.91%) and Native Americans (0.46%).
The student population at Clark Elementary School is also predominantly by Hispanics at 50.68%, 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%).
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, Crockett Elementary School has a significantly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 27.29% of its student population compared to 7.95% at Clark Elementary School.
In addition, Crockett Elementary School has 26.52% bilingual students, 9.15% are in the gifted and talented program, while 10.82% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Clark Elementary School with 7.40% bilingual students, 9.73% gifted and talented students and 14.38% students in the special education program.
44 teachers employed at Crockett Elementary School have been teaching in the school for an average of about 6.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 10.3 years. The 49 teachers at Clark Elementary School have been serving the school for an average of 5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 6.9 years.
Of its teaching staff, Crockett Elementary School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has three teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 14 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 14 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while nine teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers. 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.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Crockett Elementary School there are 41 female teachers and three male teachers. Of its teaching staff, four special education teachers are being assisted by 13 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.
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.
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