Gentry Elementary School

  • Gentry Elementary School serves 884 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher 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 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Gentry Elementary School's student population of 884 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students884 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gentry Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gentry Elementary School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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#2158 out of 7,879 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Gentry Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
58%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
31%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
10%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gentry Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.560.41
This chart display the diversity score of Gentry Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gentry Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesquite Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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