Best Elementary



Best Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Best Elementary Students by Grade
PK 108
K 136
1 174
2 161
3 150
4 144
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Best Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Alief Independent School District. It enrolls 873 students in grades 1st through 12th. Best Elementary is the 298th largest public school in Texas and the 2,595th largest nationally. It has 15.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 873
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 57.44
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,595th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 298th out of 4,735
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,799th out of 4,707
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 150th out of 4,707

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Best Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 444
(51%)
14,720
(52%)
 Female 429
(49%)
13,539
(48%)

Best Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 565
(65%)
15,019
(53%)
 Black 242
(28%)
8,403
(30%)
 White 37
(4%)
1,041
(4%)
 Asian 15
(2%)
3,316
(12%)
 Two or More 7
(1%)
200
(1%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
227
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
53
(0%)

Best Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 791
(91%)
21,938
(78%)
 Not Eligible 59
(7%)
4,544
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(3%)
1,777
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,701 ranked schools in Texas, Best Elementary is ranked 115th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Best Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.2%) is significantly 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.

Best Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 952
2006 821
2007 758
2008 812
2009 853
2010 767
2011 829
2012 873

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 13
2007 13.8
2008 14.4
2009 14.9
2010 14.2
2011 15.2
2012 15.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.85609243697479
2006 0.87576126674787
2007 0.88918205804749
2008 0.89901477832512
2009 0.92497069167644
2010 0.92177314211213
2011 0.92882991556092
2012 0.93241695303551

Compare Best Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,492.5% 14.9:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 63.8%
 
This School 93.2%
 

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Public PK - 04 873 15.2:1  
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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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