Rusk Elementary School

Rusk Elementary School serves 374 students in grades 2-3.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Rusk Elementary School operates within the Rusk Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 374 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 2-3
Total Students 374 students
Rusk Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Rusk Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Rusk Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 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 17:1 14:1
Rusk Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Rusk Elementary School Asian (1999-2010)
Hispanic
14%
50%
Rusk Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
13%
Rusk Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
66%
31%
Rusk Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Rusk Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Rusk 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.
0.52 0.64
Rusk 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.
60%
44%
Rusk 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.
6%
7%
Rusk Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,193 students has grown by 386% over five years.
School District Name Rusk Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,193 799
Rusk Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $9 MM
Rusk Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $19 MM $9 MM
Rusk Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $41,812 $11,947
Rusk Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $42,131 $12,666
Rusk 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 Rusk High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rusk Intermediate (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rusk Primary (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rusk Rusk Intermediate
    1143 Loop 343 West
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-1726
    0.4  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Rusk Rusk J High School
    1345 South Main St
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-2502
    0.7  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Rusk Rusk Primary
    440 Collins St
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-6106
    0.8  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Rusk Rusk High School
    495 Eagle Dr
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-5401
    1.2  mi  |  568  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Alto Alto Elementary School
    236 Cr 2429
    Alto , TX , 75925
    (936)858-7170
    10.2  mi  |  290  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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