Foster Elementary School

Foster Elementary School serves 716 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Foster Elementary School operates within the Arlington Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 716 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 716 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Students by Grade Foster Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 17:1 14:1
Asian
4%
3%
Hispanic
50%
50%
Black
29%
13%
White
13%
31%
All Ethnic Groups Foster Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Foster Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.65 0.41
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.
75%
44%
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 64,852 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Arlington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
77
4
Number of Students Managed 64,852 730
District Total Revenue $550 MM $9 MM
Arlington Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $514 MM $9 MM
Arlington Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,721 $11,947
Arlington Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,156 $12,666
Arlington Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ArlingtonGunn J High School
    3000 South Fielder Rd
    ArlingtonTX 76015
    (682)867-5400
    0.9 mi | 484 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • ArlingtonBurgin Elementary School
    401 East Mayfield Rd
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-1300
    1.3 mi | 853 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ArlingtonShort Elementary School
    2000 California Ln
    ArlingtonTX 76015
    (682)867-5850
    1.4 mi | 568 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ArlingtonMorton Elementary School
    2900 Barrington Place
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-5600
    1.5 mi | 991 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ArlingtonNewcomer Center
    Alternative School
    701 East Arbrook Blvd
    ArlingtonTX 76014
    (682)867-7100
    Alternative School

    1.5 mi | 159 students | Gr. 7-10                      

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Did You Know?
Arlington, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.45, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Arlington is Beckham Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.