Geraldine Palmer Elementary School

1200 W Hall Acres Rd
Pharr, TX 78577
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Geraldine Palmer Elementary School serves 673 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Geraldine Palmer Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Geraldine Palmer Elementary School's student population of 673 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students673 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Geraldine Palmer Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Geraldine Palmer Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Geraldine Palmer Elementary School is 0.02, 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
#2302 out of 7999 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
99%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
White
1%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.020.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (00-01)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Geraldine Palmer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2000-01 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Geraldine Palmer Elementary School is Psja Sonia M Sotomayor High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Liberty Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kelly-pharr Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pharr Kelly-pharr Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 759 students
    0.1 miles
    500 E Sam Houston St
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2870
    0.1 PK-5 759
  • Pharr Berta S Palacios Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    0.3 miles
    801 E Thomas Dr
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2000
    0.3 PK-5 594
  • Pharr Liberty Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 879 students
    0.3 miles
    1212 S Fir St
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2610
    0.3 6-8 879
  • Pharr Psja Early Start
    Grades: PK | 776 students
    0.3 miles
    601 E Kelly
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2801
    0.3 PK 776
  • Pharr Psja Sonia M Sotomayor High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 106 students
    0.4 miles
    1200 E Polk
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2510
    0.4 9-12 106

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