Foster High School

  • Foster High School serves 2,130 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the TX average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.
  • Foster High School operates within the Lamar Cisd School District.
  • Lamar Cisd School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2130 students has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,130 students
Foster High School Total Students (2003-2015)
Gender %Foster High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
Foster High School Total Teachers (2003-2015)
Students by GradeFoster High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
Foster High School Student Teacher Ratio (2003-2015)
Asian
8%
4%
Foster High School Asian Students (2003-2015)
Hispanic
28%
52%
Foster High School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
22%
13%
Foster High School Black Students (2003-2015)
White
41%
29%
Foster High School White Students (2003-2015)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Foster High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsFoster High 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.
0.710.63
Foster High School Diversity Score (2003-2015)
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.
19%
52%
Foster High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2015)
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.
3%
6%
Foster High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Lamar Cisd School District's student population of 28,332 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 81% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,924 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,154 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameLamar Cisd School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
3
Number of Students Managed28,332825
Lamar Cisd School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate86%83%
Lamar Cisd School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$233 MM$9 MM
Lamar Cisd School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$265 MM$10 MM
Lamar Cisd School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,924$12,250
Lamar Cisd School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,154$12,682
Lamar Cisd 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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