Bess Brannen Elementary School

802 That Way St,

Lake Jackson, TX, 77566-4299

Tel: (979)730-7170
Grades: PK-4

474 students

Bess Brannen Elementary School serves 474 students in grades PK-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Bess Brannen Elementary School operates within the Brazosport Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 474 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-4
Total Students 474 students
Bess Brannen Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Bess Brannen Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bess Brannen Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less 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 18:1 14:1
Bess Brannen Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Bess Brannen Elementary School American Indian (1996-2012)
Asian
5%
3%
Bess Brannen Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
33%
50%
Bess Brannen Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
4%
13%
Bess Brannen Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
53%
31%
Bess Brannen Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bess Brannen Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Bess Brannen 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.
0.61 0.64
Bess Brannen 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.
27%
44%
Bess Brannen 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.
5%
7%
Bess Brannen Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,551 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Brazosport Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
3
Number of Students Managed 12,551 799
Brazosport Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $132 MM $9 MM
Brazosport Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $115 MM $9 MM
Brazosport Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,189 $11,947
Brazosport Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,841 $12,666
Brazosport 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 Brazoswood High School (3.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lake Jackson Intermediate School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elisabet Ney Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lake Jackson Lake Jackson Intermediate School
    100 Oyster Creek Dr
    Lake Jackson , TX , 77566
    (979)730-7250
    1.2  mi  |  888  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Lake Jackson Elisabet Ney Elementary School
    308 Winding Way St
    Lake Jackson , TX , 77566
    (979)730-7190
    1.8  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Lake Jackson A P Beutel Elementary School
    300 Ligustrum St
    Lake Jackson , TX , 77566
    (979)730-7165
    2.2  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Richwood Gladys Polk Elementary School
    100 Glenforest Dr
    Richwood , TX , 77531
    (979)730-7200
    2.4  mi  |  426  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Lake Jackson Rasco Middle School
    92 Lk Rd
    Lake Jackson , TX , 77566
    (979)730-7225
    2.4  mi  |  849  students  |  Gr.  5-6

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