Macdonell Elementary School

  • Macdonell Elementary School serves 539 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 67% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Macdonell 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 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Macdonell Elementary School's student population of 539 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students539 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Macdonell Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Macdonell 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 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Macdonell Elementary School is 0.00, 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)#5437 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Macdonell 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
100%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Macdonell Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
n/a
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Macdonell Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Macdonell Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.000.64
This chart display the diversity score of Macdonell Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Macdonell 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 Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Macdonell 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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