500 S Rio Rico Rd
Mercedes, TX 78570
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School serves 507 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ruben Hinojosa 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 507 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School's student population of 507 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
507 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruben Hinojosa Elementary 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 Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School is 0.02, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#5225 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
99%
53%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
1%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
56%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 507 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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