Sims Elementary School

  • Sims Elementary School serves 232 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (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 50-54% (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 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Sims Elementary School's student population of 232 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students232 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sims Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sims Elementary School is 0.55, 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#5738 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sims 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 Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
56%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sims Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
38%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sims Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
4%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sims Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sims Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.55n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sims 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 NameAustin Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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