J Kawas Elementary School

  • J Kawas Elementary School serves 578 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 62% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • J Kawas Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • J Kawas Elementary School's student population of 578 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students578 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J Kawas Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J Kawas Elementary School is 0.03, 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 School Rank#811 out of 7999 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J Kawas 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J Kawas 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
100%
52%
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Black
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13%
White
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28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in J Kawas Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 1992-93 school year data.
Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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2%
Diversity Score0.030.64
This chart display the diversity score of J Kawas Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2000-01 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J Kawas Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (04-05)
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J Kawas Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2004-05 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaredo Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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