La Mesa Elementary School

  • La Mesa Elementary School serves 548 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • La Mesa Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • La Mesa Elementary School's student population of 548 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students548 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of La Mesa Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • La Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Mesa Elementary School is 0.44, 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 (16-17)#4993 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of La Mesa 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
71%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in La Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in La Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
24%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in La Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in La Mesa Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.440.64
This chart display the diversity score of La Mesa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlainview Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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