Becker Elementary School

Becker Elementary School serves 280 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Becker Elementary School operates within the Austin Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 280 students has grown by 33% over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 280 students
Becker Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Becker Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Becker Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 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 14:1 14:1
Becker Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Becker Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
67%
50%
Becker Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
7%
13%
Becker Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
22%
31%
Becker Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Becker Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Becker 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.
0.50 0.41
Becker 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.
63%
44%
Becker 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.
2%
7%
Becker Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 87,549 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Austin Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
122
4
Number of Students Managed 87,549 730
Austin Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,067 MM $9 MM
Austin Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,112 MM $9 MM
Austin Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,785 $11,947
Austin Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,314 $12,666
Austin Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Phoenix Academy (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Fulmore Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aces- Alternative Center For Elementary Students (0 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Austin Aces- Alternative Center For Elementary Students
    Alternative School
    906 West Milton
    Austin , TX , 78704
    (512)414-2074
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Austin Phoenix Academy
    Alternative School
    400 West Live Oak
    Austin , TX , 78704
    (512)440-0613
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Austin Fulmore Middle School
    201 East Mary St
    Austin , TX , 78704
    (512)414-3207
    0.7  mi  |  1035  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Austin Texas School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    1102 South Congress Ave
    Austin , TX , 78704
    (512)462-5353
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  478  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Austin Zilker Elementary School
    1900 Bluebonnet Ln
    Austin , TX , 78704
    (512)414-2327
    0.8  mi  |  534  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 05, 2014 - I transferred my child to Becker because of its Dual Language (Spanish) program. Principal Borchers is great, as are every teacher my child has had. Both staff and parents are committed to creating a truly bilingual campus. The school is small and charming, with a chicken coop and green garden that children tend to. The student body is diverse in economic background and ethnicity. Becker is a special place and I'm glad to have found it. This is NOT a "teach to the test" school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 27, 2014 - Becker Elementary is one of the finest schools I have had the opportunity at which to volunteer. I have four grown children and I am so amazed at the superior experience the Becker children are receiving. I am a grandmother of six and two of our grandchildren have the privilege to attend Becker. I volunteer in several capacities and observe almost daily the high quality and stellar education these children are receiving. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 30, 2014 - Becker Elementary is in the heart of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood, just south of Town Lake. It is one of Austin ISD's Two-Way Dual Language schools and one of only a few accepting transfers. Becker has an excellent, enriched academic program. In two-way dual language programs, students who are native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are taught together. Students are taught in both English and Spanish, in order to become academically bilingual by the end of the 5th grade: able to speak, write, and think in both languages. Becker has an "open-enrollment" Pre-K, meaning anyone who qualifies based on income or who speaks only Spanish can attend for free and anyone else can pay tuition to attend. The research is strong on the advantages of bilingual education and long-term benefits for both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers who begin early in their academic careers. See e.g., Removeddlti.us/7.html. The dual language program has drawn numerous transfer families, as well as families from within the neighborhood. The teachers are well-trained and are committed to implementing the dual language program with fidelity. The school has a Chicken Coop and Green Garden Classroom, where each class tends its own garden plot and is part of the District's Any Given Child arts program and Social Emotional Learning. Together all are working together to build a vibrant, active, diverse community. - Posted by Parent

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