Becker Elementary School

  • Becker Elementary School serves 344 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the TX average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • Becker Elementary School operates within the Austin Independent School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 344 students has grown by 22% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 344 students
Becker Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Becker Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Becker Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Becker Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 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 13:1 16:1
Becker Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
4%
Becker Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
62%
52%
Becker Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
7%
13%
Becker Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
28%
29%
Becker Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Becker Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Becker Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Becker Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.54 0.41
Becker Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
46%
52%
Becker Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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%
6%
Becker Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Austin Independent School District's student population of 83,811 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,466 is higher than the state average of $12,126. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,710 is higher than the state average of $11,704. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Austin Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
127
3
Number of Students Managed 83,811 825
Austin Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,064 MM $10 MM
Austin Independent School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,085 MM $10 MM
Austin Independent School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,466 $12,126
Austin Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,710 $11,704
Austin Independent School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  11/5/2014
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.
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5  10/27/2014
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.
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5  9/30/2014
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.
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