Kelly-pharr Elementary School

500 E Sam Houston St
Pharr, TX 78577
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Kelly-pharr Elementary School serves 759 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Kelly-pharr Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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 Rankings

Kelly-pharr Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Kelly-pharr Elementary School's student population of 759 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2020)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Rankings

Kelly-pharr Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Kelly-pharr 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
#2002 out of 8043 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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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%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kelly-pharr Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (00-01)
1%
7%
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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 Kelly-pharr 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 Geraldine Palmer Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pharr Geraldine Palmer Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 673 students
    0.1 miles
    1200 W Hall Acres Rd
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2860
    0.1 PK-5 673
  • Pharr Vanguard Picasso Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 564 students
    0.2 miles
    901 S Athol
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 702-0134
    0.2 PK-5 564
  • Pharr Berta S Palacios Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 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: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    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

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