Hernandez Elementary School

Hernandez Elementary School serves 761 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Hernandez Elementary School operates within the San Marcos Cisd School District.

Overview

The student population of 761 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 761 students
Hernandez Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Hernandez Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hernandez Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.99. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Hernandez Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hernandez Elementary School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
72%
50%
Hernandez Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
5%
13%
Hernandez Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
19%
31%
Hernandez Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hernandez Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Hernandez 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.
0.45 0.99
Hernandez 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.
74%
44%
Hernandez 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%
Hernandez Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,513 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name San Marcos Cisd School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
4
Number of Students Managed 7,513 730
San Marcos Cisd School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $77 MM $9 MM
San Marcos Cisd School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $86 MM $9 MM
San Marcos Cisd School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,343 $11,947
San Marcos Cisd School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,489 $12,666
San Marcos Cisd 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 John H Wood Junior Cs Hays Co Juvenile Res Center (2.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Miller Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mendez Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Marcos Miller Middle School
    301 Foxtail Run
    San Marcos , TX , 78666
    (512)393-6660
    0.5  mi  |  687  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • San Marcos Mendez Elementary School
    1805 Peter Garza
    San Marcos , TX , 78666
    (512)393-6060
    1.3  mi  |  495  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • San Marcos Crockett Elementary School
    1300 Girard Ave
    San Marcos , TX , 78666
    (512)393-6400
    1.3  mi  |  581  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • San Marcos Goodnight Middle School
    1301 Hwy 123
    San Marcos , TX , 78666
    (512)393-6550
    1.8  mi  |  958  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • San Marcos Dezavala Elementary School
    F M 621 South
    San Marcos , TX , 78666
    (512)396-6890
    2.1  mi  |  589  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 17, 2011 - San Marcos CISD redistricted their schools, and now all the elementary schools are K-5, eliminating this 5-6 school, and made Hernandez a K-5 school. The two Jr. Highs are Goodnight, and Miller, which serve 7-8. graders. - Posted by Parent

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San Marcos, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.62, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in San Marcos is John H Wood Junior Charter School At San Marcos. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.