Sam Fordyce Elementary School

  • Sam Fordyce Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sam Fordyce Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 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

Sam Fordyce Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Sam Fordyce Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sam Fordyce Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sam Fordyce Elementary School is 0.00, 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#3522 out of 7999 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Sam Fordyce Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sam Fordyce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sam Fordyce 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sam Fordyce Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
100%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sam Fordyce Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
13%
White
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28%
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sam Fordyce Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.000.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sam Fordyce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sam Fordyce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLa Joya Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school and middle school to Sam Fordyce Elementary School is Hope Academy (5.0 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Grulla Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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