Petersen Elementary School

  • Petersen Elementary School serves 508 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (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 52% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Petersen 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 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Petersen Elementary School's student population of 508 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petersen 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 decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petersen Elementary School is 0.30, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#7107 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Petersen 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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Hispanic
82%
52%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
1%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Petersen Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petersen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.300.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Petersen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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