Blackshear Elementary School

  • Blackshear Elementary School serves 276 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the TX average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • Blackshear Elementary School operates within the Austin Independent School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 276 students has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students276 students
Blackshear Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Blackshear Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Blackshear Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeBlackshear Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
Blackshear Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
65%
52%
Blackshear Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
29%
13%
Blackshear Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
5%
29%
Blackshear Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Blackshear Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Blackshear Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBlackshear Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX 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.
0.500.63
Blackshear 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.
86%
52%
Blackshear 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.
4%
6%
Blackshear 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 $12,387 is higher than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,622 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District NameAustin Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
127
3
Number of Students Managed83,811825
Austin Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$1,058 MM$9 MM
Austin Independent School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$1,078 MM$10 MM
Austin Independent School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$12,387$12,250
Austin Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$12,622$12,682
Austin Independent School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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