Vela Middle School



Vela Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Vela Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 284
7 255
8 286
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Vela Middle School is a public elementary school located in Brownsville, TX in the Brownsville Independent School District. It enrolls 825 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 13.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 825
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 61.65

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Vela Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 414
(50%)
17,101
(51%)
 Female 411
(50%)
16,547
(49%)

Vela Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 810
(98%)
33,192
(99%)
 White 7
(1%)
357
(1%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
50
(0%)
 Black 1
(0%)
30
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
6
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
11
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Vela Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 751
(91%)
31,744
(94%)
 Not Eligible 74
(9%)
1,904
(6%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Vela Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (91.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.2%. 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.

Vela Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1098
2006 1047
2007 1082
2008 1060
2009 1135
2010 1092
2011 1156
2012 1097
2013 1046
2014 904
2015 825

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 14.3
2007 14.5
2008 13.9
2009 15.3
2010 14.4
2011 15.9
2012 16.1
2013 15.2
2014 13.3
2015 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.00091074681238616
2006
2007 0.00092421441774492
2008 0.00094339622641509
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 N/A
2012 0.84320875113947
2013 0.87189292543021
2014 0.88495575221239
2015 0.91030303030303

Compare Vela Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 91.0%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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