Garcia Elementary School

Tel: (361)878-2280
Grades: PK-5

385 students

Garcia Elementary School serves 385 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Garcia Elementary School operates within the Corpus Christi Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 385 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 385 students
Garcia Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Garcia Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Garcia Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 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 15:1 14:1
Garcia Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Garcia Elementary School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
85%
50%
Garcia Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
13%
Garcia Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
4%
31%
Garcia Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Garcia Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Garcia 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.
0.27 0.64
Garcia 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.
88%
44%
Garcia 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.
8%
7%
Garcia Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 41,239 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name Corpus Christi Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
58
3
Number of Students Managed 41,239 799
Corpus Christi Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $345 MM $9 MM
Corpus Christi Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $332 MM $9 MM
Corpus Christi Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,987 $11,947
Corpus Christi Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,658 $12,666
Corpus Christi 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 Mary Grett School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dr M L Garza-gonzalez Charter School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Accelerated Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Corpus Christi Mary Grett School
    Special Education School
    4402 Castenon
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78416
    (361)878-1738
    Special Education School
    0.2  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  12
  • Corpus Christi Accelerated Learning Center
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    4129 Greenwood Dr
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78416
    (361)887-7766
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  150  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Corpus Christi Dr M L Garza-gonzalez Charter School
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    4129 Greenwood Dr
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78416
    (361)881-9988
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  42  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Corpus Christi Wynn Seale Metropolitan School Of Design
    1707 Ayers
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78404
    (361)878-2780
    0.3  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Corpus Christi Prescott Elementary School
    1945 Gollihar
    Corpus Christi , TX , 78416
    (361)878-2680
    0.5  mi  |  325  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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