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 Highlands Elementary School has 766 students and a student-teacher ratio of 15.1 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, Highlands Elementary School earned a State accountability rating of D. The school posted 69 in student achievement, 70 in school progress, 63 in closing performance gaps and 68 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. Highlands 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%).
At Highlands Elementary School, Hispanics are the biggest group, comprising 61.49% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (27.42%), African Americans (7.83%), Two or More Races (2.61%), Asians (0.39%) and Native Americans (0.13%).
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 179 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 27.29% of student population. Highlands Elementary School has more ELLs at 188 or about 24.54% of student population.
Crockett Elementary School’s bilingual students comprise 26.52%, gifted and talented students, 9.15%, while 10.82% are in the special education program. Highlands Elementary School bilingual students comprise 23.89%, gifted and talented students, 7.18%, and 13.19% are 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 50 teachers at Highlands Elementary School have been serving the school for an average of 5.7 years with individual teaching experience averaging 12.4 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. Highlands Elementary School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has nine teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, ten teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 11 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including two 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 Highlands Elementary School there are 47 female teachers and three male teachers. Of its teaching staff, six special education teachers are being assisted by 14 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.
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