Jess Harben Elementary School

  • Jess Harben Elementary School serves 410 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Jess Harben Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

Jess Harben Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Jess Harben Elementary School's student population of 410 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students410 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jess Harben Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 7,879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jess Harben Elementary School is 0.77, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#2483 out of 7,879 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
75%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
17%
4%
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Hispanic
24%
52%
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Black
25%
13%
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White
29%
28%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.770.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichardson Independent School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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