Burrus Elementary School

  • Burrus Elementary School serves 481 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the TX average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • Burrus Elementary School operates within the Houston Independent School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 481 students has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students481 students
Burrus Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Burrus Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Burrus Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeBurrus Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
Burrus Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Hispanic
25%
52%
Burrus Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
74%
13%
Burrus Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
1%
29%
Burrus Elementary School White Students (1989-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBurrus 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.
0.390.63
Burrus 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.
84%
52%
Burrus Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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%
Burrus Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Houston Independent School District's student population of 211,583 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,237 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,279 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameHouston Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
279
3
Number of Students Managed211,583825
Houston Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,166 MM$9 MM
Houston Independent School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,175 MM$10 MM
Houston Independent School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,237$12,250
Houston Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,279$12,682
Houston Independent School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  12/6/2016
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  9/12/2012
Excellent school when I attended as a studnet and an excellent school today.
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