Buffalo Creek Elementary School

2801 Blalock Rd
Houston, TX 77080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Buffalo Creek Elementary School serves 552 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Buffalo Creek Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Buffalo Creek Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Buffalo Creek Elementary School's student population of 552 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students552 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

Buffalo Creek Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Buffalo Creek Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#5063 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
91%
52%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
4%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.170.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpring Branch Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Buffalo Creek Elementary School is Northbrook High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Northbrook Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spring Shadow Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Northbrook High School Math: 33% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,517 students
    0.6 miles
    1 Raider Cir
    Houston, TX 77080
    (713) 251-2800
    0.6 9-12 2,517
  • Houston Spring Shadow Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 695 students
    0.6 miles
    9725 Kempwood Dr
    Houston, TX 77080
    (713) 251-7100
    0.6 K-5 695
  • Houston Hollibrook Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 763 students
    1.0 miles
    3602 Hollister
    Houston, TX 77080
    (713) 251-5800
    1 PK-5 763
  • Houston Northbrook Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 879 students
    1.0 miles
    3030 Rosefield Dr
    Houston, TX 77080
    (713) 251-4100
    1 6-8 879
  • Houston Spring Woods Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-9 | 876 students
    1.0 miles
    9810 Neuens
    Houston, TX 77080
    (713) 251-5000
    1 6-9 876

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