Hester Juvenile Detent

Hester Juvenile Detent serves 45 students in grades 6-11.
Hester Juvenile Detent placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Hester Juvenile Detent places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Hester Juvenile Detent's student population of 45 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-11
Total Students45 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Hester Juvenile Detent is ranked within the bottom 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 Hester Juvenile Detent is 0.04, 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
#7898 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
98%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
2%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.040.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Benito CISD School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hester Juvenile Detent is Cameron County J J A E P (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Berta Cabaza Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Fresnos Cameron County J J A E P Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 12 students
    0.0 miles
    2310 W Hwy 77
    Los Fresnos, TX 78566
    (956) 361-4629
    0 9-12 12
  • San Benito Berta Cabaza Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 851 students
    0.4 miles
    2901 Shafer Rd
    San Benito, TX 78586
    (956) 361-6600
    0.4 6-8 851
  • San Benito Rising Scholars Academy Of South Texas Magnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-8 | 497 students
    0.5 miles
    151 S Helen Moore Rd
    San Benito, TX 78586
    (956) 399-4358
    0.5 7-8 497
  • San Benito San Benito High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 2,172 students
    0.9 miles
    450 S Williams Rd
    San Benito, TX 78586
    (956) 361-6500
    0.9 10-12 2,172
  • San Benito Midvalley Academy-san Benito Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 146 students
    1.0 miles
    1785 W Business Hwy 77
    San Benito, TX 78586
    (956) 276-9930
    1 9-12 146

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