Hightower Elementary



Hightower Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hightower Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 93
1 103
2 98
3 98
4 76
5 84
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 552 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hightower Elementary is the 2,347th largest public school in Texas and the 17,312th largest nationally. It has 13.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 552
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 41
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,312th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 2,347th out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 918th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,505th out of 4,778

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Hightower Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 297
(54%)
19,371
(51%)
 Female 255
(46%)
18,313
(49%)

Hightower Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 268
(49%)
13,408
(36%)
 Asian 133
(24%)
8,808
(23%)
 Hispanic 68
(12%)
9,405
(25%)
 Black 60
(11%)
4,512
(12%)
 Two or More 21
(4%)
1,410
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
106
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
35
(0%)

Hightower Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 472
(86%)
26,037
(69%)
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 80
(14%)
11,647
(31%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Hightower Elementary is ranked 4,268th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hightower Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (14.5%) is significantly lower than the state average of 62.2%. 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
2013 530
2014 549
2015 552

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
2013 13.8
2014 13.8
2015 13.5

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
2013 0.14528301886792
2014 0.15846994535519
2015 0.14492753623188

Compare Hightower Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 14.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 

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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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