Nita Pearson Elementary School

  • Nita Pearson Elementary School serves 677 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 86% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Nita Pearson Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) 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 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

Nita Pearson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Nita Pearson Elementary School's student population of 677 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students677 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nita Pearson Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Nita Pearson Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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)#1862 out of 7953 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nita Pearson 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)
82%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nita Pearson 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 Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
40%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nita Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
22%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Nita Pearson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
28%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nita Pearson 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
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nita Pearson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.720.63
This chart display the diversity score of Nita Pearson 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
50%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nita Pearson 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
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nita Pearson 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 NameGarland Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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