Becker Elementary School

  • Becker Elementary School serves 431 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Becker Elementary School's student population of 431 students has grown by 32% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students431 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Becker Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Becker Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#4861 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
55%
52%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
36%
28%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Becker Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.570.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAustin Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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  
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  
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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