Helms Elementary



Helms Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Helms Elementary Students by Grade
PK 67
K 81
1 78
2 81
3 71
4 61
5 55
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Helms Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Houston Independent School District. It enrolls 494 students in grades 1st through 12th. Helms Elementary is the 2,891st largest public school in Texas and the 22,508th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 494
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 32.01
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,508th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 2,891st out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 2,317th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 2,882nd out of 4,778

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Helms Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 254
(51%)
82,642
(49%)
 Male 240
(49%)
84,767
(51%)

Helms Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 406
(82%)
104,021
(62%)
 Black 36
(7%)
40,163
(24%)
 White 32
(6%)
14,735
(9%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
1,759
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
6,226
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
375
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
130
(0%)

Helms Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 368
(74%)
130,078
(78%)
 Not Eligible 126
(26%)
37,331
(22%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Helms Elementary is ranked 2,047th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Helms Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.5%) is slightly 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.

Helms Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 489
2006 535
2007 556
2008 547
2009 540
2010 533
2011 540
2012 532
2013 530
2014 513
2015 494

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.3
2006 17.5
2007 17.4
2008 17.1
2009 16.9
2010 17.5
2011 16.9
2012 16.2
2013 17.2
2014 17.7
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.80777096114519
2006 0.66355140186916
2007 0.67985611510791
2008 0.59232175502742
2009 0.56666666666667
2010 0.4484052532833
2011 0.41481481481481
2012 0.72556390977444
2013 0.74339622641509
2014 0.72124756335283
2015 0.74493927125506

Compare Helms Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 74.5%
 

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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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