Sour Lake Elementary School

1055 Hwy 326 S
Sour Lake, TX 77659
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 757 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Sour Lake Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 50% in TX
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sour Lake Elementary School's student population of 757 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
757 students
This chart display total students of Sour Lake Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Sour Lake Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Sour Lake Elementary School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Sour Lake Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Sour Lake Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sour Lake Elementary School is 0.27, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
#2785 out of 8079 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Sour Lake Elementary School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
43%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sour Lake 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 2020-21 school year data.
43%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sour Lake 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sour Lake Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
53%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
5%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
85%
26%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sour Lake Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
0.27
This chart display the diversity score of Sour Lake Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sour Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sour Lake Elementary School's ranking?
Sour Lake Elementary School is ranked #2785 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Sour Lake Elementary School often compared to?
Sour Lake Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kountze Int by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Sour Lake Elementary School?
757 students attend Sour Lake Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Sour Lake Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sour Lake Elementary School?
Sour Lake Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sour Lake Elementary School offer ?
Sour Lake Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Sour Lake Elementary School part of?
Sour Lake Elementary School is part of Hardin-Jefferson ISD School District.

School Reviews

Review Sour Lake Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Busing and Desegregation: Understanding the Link
Busing and Desegregation: Understanding the Link
What happens when a school district stops busing students? Could segregation once again be a reality for public school districts? Wake County in North Carolina is testing the segregation waters with its decision to stop busing students in their district.
Surveillance Cameras: Violation of Rights or Improved Security?
Surveillance Cameras: Violation of Rights or Improved Security?
A school district in Virginia has given the green light to schools that want to install surveillance cameras in common areas like cafeterias and hallways. We’ll look at whether this is a violation of student privacy or the best way to keep order in schools.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Quick Links