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
Foster Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Foster Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Foster Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
Foster Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
50%
50%
Foster Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
29%
13%
Foster Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
13%
31%
Foster Elementary School White (1988-2012)
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 0.64
Foster Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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%
Foster Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

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
3
Number of Students Managed 64,852 799
District Total Revenue $550 MM $9 MM
District Spending $514 MM $9 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,721 $11,947
District Spending / Student $8,156 $12,666
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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
  • Arlington Gunn J High School
    3000 South Fielder Rd
    Arlington , TX , 76015
    (682)867-5400
    0.9  mi  |  484  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Arlington Burgin Elementary School
    401 East Mayfield Rd
    Arlington , TX , 76014
    (682)867-1300
    1.3  mi  |  853  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arlington Short Elementary School
    2000 California Ln
    Arlington , TX , 76015
    (682)867-5850
    1.4  mi  |  568  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arlington Morton Elementary School
    2900 Barrington Place
    Arlington , TX , 76014
    (682)867-5600
    1.5  mi  |  991  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arlington Newcomer Center
    Alternative School
    701 East Arbrook Blvd
    Arlington , TX , 76014
    (682)867-7100
    Alternative School
    1.5  mi  |  159  students  |  Gr.  7-10

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