Foster Elementary School

3919 Ward St
Houston, TX 77021
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Foster Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Foster Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Foster Elementary School's student population of 425 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Foster Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Foster 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
#3776 out of 7999 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
52%
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Black
91%
13%
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White
n/a
28%
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
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Foster Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Foster Elementary School is Debakey H S For Health Prof (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Cullen Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Cullen Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 436 students
    0.2 miles
    6900 Scott St
    Houston, TX 77021
    (713) 746-8180
    0.2 6-8 436
  • Houston Thompson Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 454 students
    1.0 miles
    6121 Tierwester
    Houston, TX 77021
    (713) 746-8250
    1 PK-5 454
  • Houston Beatrice Mayes Institute Charter School Charter School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 445 students
    1.1 miles
    5807 Calhoun Rd
    Houston, TX 77021
    (713) 747-5629
    1.1 K-8 445
  • Houston Hartsfield Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
    1.1 miles
    5001 Perry St
    Houston, TX 77021
    (713) 746-8280
    1.1 PK-5 343
  • Houston Kipp Spirit College Prep Charter School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 441 students
    1.1 miles
    11000 Scott St
    Houston, TX 77099
    (832) 230-0562
    1.1 5-8 441

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