Pillow Elementary School

  • Pillow Elementary School serves 509 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Pillow Elementary School's student population of 509 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pillow Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pillow Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#4526 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
62%
52%
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Black
11%
13%
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White
18%
28%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pillow Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.57n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAustin Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

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This is my son's first year of school, and I am HIGHLY disappointed with the experience I've had with this school. My son's teacher fell ill shortly after the second semester had begun. She has been gone for well over a month now, we're actually coming up on two months out now. My son and a few others have been having issues adjusting to the massive disruption of their routine. They have had several different substitutes, days where they were just split down the middle and thrown into other classes, they didn't receive homework for the first three weeks of her absence, nor did the school do their part to keep parents informed as to what was going on. When they did finally send a letter home letting us know what was going on it was undated and said to call if we had any questions or concerns. I did just that, and I'm still waiting on my return phone call. My son recieved a report card during this period, but what was he even graded on? His teacher made no effort to attempt to contact the sub to give her the lesson plan for the day, week, or month. Fortunately the other teachers are finally helping out, but why did this go on for so long with such poor parental communication, etc. I feel that the way it was looked at was as long as the kids had a "sitter" that's all that mattered. I'm highly disappointed with this school that has such high expectations out of it's students. Shouldn't the same expectations be reciprocated? Just my opinion I suppose.
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