309 Ave D
Penelope, TX 76676
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Penelope School serves 237 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Penelope School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Penelope School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Penelope School's student population of 237 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
237 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Penelope School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Penelope School is 0.45, 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 Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#4232 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
30%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
68%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
89%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 237 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in TX)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45 (Btm 50%)

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