Foster Elementary School

Foster Elementary School serves 769 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Foster Elementary School operates within the Arlington Independent School District.

School Overview

The student population of 769 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 769 students
Foster Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Foster Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Foster Elementary School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Foster Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Foster Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
4%
Foster Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
51%
52%
Foster Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
30%
13%
Foster Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
14%
29%
Foster Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Foster Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.41
Foster Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
53%
Foster Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Foster Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Arlington Independent School District's student population of 64,688 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,860 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,596 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Arlington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
78
3
Number of Students Managed 64,688 838
Arlington Independent   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $563 MM $9 MM
Arlington Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $546 MM $10 MM
Arlington Independent   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,860 $12,250
Arlington Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,596 $12,682
Arlington Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Newcomer Center (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gunn J High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Burgin Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • ArlingtonGunn J High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 501 students
    0.9 miles
    3000 South Fielder Rd
    ArlingtonTX 76015
    (682)867-5400
    0.97-8501
  • ArlingtonBurgin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 819 students
    1.3 miles
    401 East Mayfield Rd
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-1300
    1.3PK-6819
  • ArlingtonShort Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 538 students
    1.4 miles
    2000 California Ln
    ArlingtonTX 76015
    (682)867-5850
    1.4PK-6538
  • ArlingtonMorton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 990 students
    1.5 miles
    2900 Barrington Place
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-5600
    1.5PK-6990
  • ArlingtonNewcomer CenterAlternative School
    Grades: 7-10 | 221 students
    1.5 miles
    701 East Arbrook Blvd
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-7100
    1.57-10221

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