Spence Elementary



Spence Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Spence Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 244
1 237
2 197
3 208
4 185
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Spence Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Aldine Independent School District. It enrolls 1,071 students in grades 1st through 12th. Spence Elementary is the 69th largest public school in Texas and the 827th largest nationally. It has 20.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,071
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 51.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 827th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 69th out of 4,735
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 4,626th out of 4,707
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 363rd out of 4,707

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Spence Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 582
(54%)
21,292
(52%)
 Female 489
(46%)
19,970
(48%)

Spence Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 660
(62%)
29,267
(71%)
 Black 365
(34%)
10,287
(25%)
 Two or More 16
(1%)
280
(1%)
 White 16
(1%)
840
(2%)
 Asian 13
(1%)
504
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
56
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
28
(0%)

Spence Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 867
(81%)
33,260
(81%)
 Not Eligible 166
(15%)
5,184
(13%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(4%)
2,818
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,701 ranked schools in Texas, Spence Elementary is ranked 60th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Spence Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.5%) 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.

Spence Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 976
2006 794
2007 903
2008 976
2009 1050
2010 874
2011 971
2012 1071

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.1
2006 16.2
2007 16.4
2008 16.5
2009 17.4
2010 17.8
2011 19.5
2012 20.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.74385245901639
2006 0.84382871536524
2007 0.84939091915836
2008 0.87602459016393
2009 0.86380952380952
2010 0.88672768878719
2011 0.90216271884655
2012 0.84500466853408

Compare Spence Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,492.5% 14.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,070.0% 20.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 63.8%
 
This School 84.5%
 

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Public KG - 04 1,071 20.7:1  
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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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