Foster Elementary



Foster Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Foster Elementary Students by Grade
PK 64
K 58
1 61
2 56
3 68
4 66
5 62
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Foster Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Houston Independent School District. It enrolls 435 students in grades 1st through 12th. Foster Elementary is the 3,342nd largest public school in Texas and the 28,437th largest nationally. It has 16.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 435
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 28,437th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 3,342nd out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,530th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,639th out of 4,778

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Foster Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 233
(54%)
82,642
(49%)
 Male 202
(46%)
84,767
(51%)

Foster Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 395
(91%)
40,163
(24%)
 Hispanic 36
(8%)
104,021
(62%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
1,759
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
130
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
375
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
6,226
(4%)
 White 0
(0%)
14,735
(9%)

Foster Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 420
(97%)
130,078
(78%)
 Not Eligible 15
(3%)
37,331
(22%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Foster Elementary is ranked 1,672nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Foster Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (96.6%) 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.

Foster Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 457
2006 548
2007 504
2008 492
2009 520
2010 525
2011 455
2012 425
2013 438
2014 444
2015 435

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 18.3
2007 16.3
2008 15.9
2009 15.8
2010 16.2
2011 18.2
2012 17.7
2013 16.8
2014 17.1
2015 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95842450765864
2006 0.49452554744526
2007 0.53968253968254
2008 0.52845528455285
2009 0.47115384615385
2010 0.38666666666667
2011 0.32307692307692
2012 0.98352941176471
2013 0.99086757990868
2014 0.95495495495495
2015 0.96551724137931

Compare Foster Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 96.6%
 

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Public PK - 05 435 16.7:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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