Provident Heights Elementary School

  • Provident Heights Elementary School serves 386 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Provident Heights 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Provident Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Provident Heights Elementary School's student population of 386 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Provident Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Provident Heights Elementary School is 0.40, 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 Testing Rank#6435 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
69%
52%
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Black
27%
13%
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White
3%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.400.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaco Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Provident Heights Elementary School is Turn Around Graduate (0.9 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Daep (0.9 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Waco Charter School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waco Waco Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: PK-5 | 215 students
    0.5 miles
    615 N 25th St
    Waco, TX 76707
    (254) 754-8169
    0.5 PK-5 215
  • Waco West Avenue Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 382 students
    0.7 miles
    1101 N 15th St
    Waco, TX 76707
    (254) 750-3900
    0.7 PK-5 382
  • Waco Dean Highland Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 739 students
    0.8 miles
    3300 Maple
    Waco, TX 76707
    (254) 752-3751
    0.8 PK-5 739
  • China Spring Daep Alternative School
    Grades: 7 | 1 student
    0.9 miles
    412 E Cougar Ln
    China Spring, TX 76633
    (254) 836-0676
    0.9 7 1
  • China Spring Turn Around Graduate Alternative School
    Grades: 11-12 | 7 students
    0.9 miles
    412 E Cougar Ln
    China Spring, TX 76633
    (254) 836-0676
    0.9 11-12 7

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