Hightower Elementary



Hightower Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hightower Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 82
1 79
2 88
3 77
4 84
5 91
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hightower Elementary is a public elementary school located in Plano, TX in the Plano Independent School District. It enrolls 501 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hightower Elementary is the 2,784th largest public school in Texas and the 21,426th largest nationally. It has 13.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 501
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.32
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,426th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 2,784th out of 4,735
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 629th out of 4,707
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,745th out of 4,707

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Hightower Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 275
(55%)
19,977
(51%)
 Female 226
(45%)
18,898
(49%)

Hightower Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 241
(48%)
15,332
(39%)
 Asian 117
(23%)
8,292
(21%)
 Hispanic 71
(14%)
9,319
(24%)
 Black 39
(8%)
4,423
(11%)
 Two or More 31
(6%)
1,366
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
119
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
24
(0%)

Hightower Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 427
(85%)
27,442
(71%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 50
(10%)
9,721
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(5%)
1,712
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,701 ranked schools in Texas, Hightower Elementary is ranked 4,238th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hightower Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (14.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 63.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Hightower Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 563
2006 532
2007 548
2008 514
2009 522
2010 498
2011 482
2012 501

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.9
2006 13
2007 13.7
2008 12.6
2009 13.8
2010 13.2
2011 12.9
2012 13.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.11545293072824
2006 0.1109022556391
2007 0.082116788321168
2008 0.091439688715953
2009 0.11302681992337
2010 0.1004016064257
2011 0.13485477178423
2012 0.14770459081836

Compare Hightower Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,310.0% 13.1:1
 
1,492.5% 14.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 14.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 63.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Hightower Elementary
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Public KG - 05 501 13.1:1  
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Private PK - KG 156 13:1 2 miles
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Private PK - TK 54 12:1 2 miles
Richmond Hill Montessori
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Private PK - PK 65 8:1 2 miles
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Private PK - 08 833 16:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 05 390 13:1 2 miles
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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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