Foster Elementary



Foster Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Foster Elementary Students by Grade
PK 73
K 116
1 109
2 93
3 93
4 103
5 96
6 86
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Foster Elementary is a public elementary school located in Arlington, TX in the Arlington Independent School District. It enrolls 769 students in grades 1st through 12th. Foster Elementary is the 668th largest public school in Texas and the 4,994th largest nationally. It has 17.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 769
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 44.72
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,994th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 668th out of 4,735
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,521st out of 4,707
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 900th out of 4,707

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Foster Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 393
(51%)
19,708
(51%)
 Female 376
(49%)
18,716
(49%)

Foster Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 377
(49%)
18,146
(47%)
 Black 242
(31%)
8,872
(23%)
 White 105
(14%)
8,133
(21%)
 Asian 32
(4%)
2,334
(6%)
 Two or More 9
(1%)
713
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
185
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
41
(0%)

Foster Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 608
(79%)
25,292
(66%)
 Not Eligible 107
(14%)
9,899
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 54
(7%)
3,233
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,701 ranked schools in Texas, Foster Elementary is ranked 417th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Foster Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.1%) is higher than the state average of 63.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Foster Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 674
2006 649
2007 663
2008 684
2009 664
2010 694
2011 716
2012 769

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 15.4
2007 16
2008 18.3
2009 15.7
2010 16.7
2011 17.2
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.85756676557863
2006 0.85516178736518
2007 0.86123680241327
2008 0.8187134502924
2009 0.81777108433735
2010 0.8314121037464
2011 0.85335195530726
2012 0.86085825747724

Compare Foster Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,492.5% 14.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 63.8%
 
This School 86.1%
 

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Public PK - 06 769 17.2:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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