Burrus Elementary School

  • Burrus Elementary School serves 446 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Burrus Elementary School's student population of 446 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students446 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Burrus Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Burrus Elementary School is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#6376 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Hispanic
25%
52%
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Black
73%
13%
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White
2%
28%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Burrus Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.41n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Of the faculty and staff I have met here, only half seem to be genuinely concerned for the wellbeing of the children. The other half, of whom I've met so far, seem more concerned with politics and personal agendas. I have received everything from empathy to an outright tongue-lashing by the head principal, with the AP standing right behind him in support of his behavior. Some faculty members seem to want to help and share information but are possibly too afraid to speak up for fear of retaliation for being a whistle blower. One thing is for sure, if your child attends this school especially, be involved and make sure the faculty, staff, and administrators see your face OFTEN and ASK QUESTIONS. The child without an advocate is the child that gets cheated and neglected. Unfortunately, that goes for most public schools in America these days.
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5  
Excellent school when I attended as a studnet and an excellent school today.
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