Becker Elementary School

Becker Elementary School serves 316 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.
Becker Elementary School operates within the Austin Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 316 students has grown by 51% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 316 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
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 0.53 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
Hispanic
63%
51%
Black
10%
13%
White
27%
30%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.53 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.
53%
53%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 87,562 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Austin Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
129
3
Number of Students Managed 87,562 822
District Total Revenue $1,067 MM $9 MM
District Spending $1,112 MM $9 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,785 $11,947
District Spending / Student $13,314 $12,666
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 Phoenix Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fulmore Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Daep- Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AustinDaep- Elementary School
    Alternative School
    906 West Milton
    AustinTX 78704
    (512)414-2074
    Alternative School

    0 mi | 5 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • AustinPhoenix Academy
    Alternative School
    400 West Live Oak
    AustinTX 78704
    (512)440-0613
    Alternative School

    0.5 mi | 32 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • AustinFulmore Middle School
    201 East Mary St
    AustinTX 78704
    (512)414-3207
    0.7 mi | 973 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • AustinTexas School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    1102 South Congress Ave
    AustinTX 78704
    (512)462-5353
    Special Education School

    0.8 mi | 498 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • AustinZilker Elementary School
    1900 Bluebonnet Ln
    AustinTX 78704
    (512)414-2327
    0.8 mi | 529 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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