South Ward Elementary School

1011 S Mobberly Ave
Longview, TX 75606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
South Ward Elementary School serves 397 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Ward Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 35-39% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

South Ward Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

South Ward Elementary School's student population of 397 students has declined by 39% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students397 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

South Ward 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 South Ward Elementary School is 0.50, 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
#4757 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
65%
52%
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Black
28%
13%
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White
4%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.500.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLongview Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Ward Elementary School is Lead Academy High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Foster Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ware Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Longview Playing For Keeps Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK
    0.9 miles
    510 Martin Luther King Blvd
    Longview, TX 75606
    (903) 381-5900
    0.9 PK n/a
  • Longview Ware Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 476 students
    0.9 miles
    601 W Garfield
    Longview, TX 75606
    (903) 803-5700
    0.9 PK-5 476
  • Longview Lead Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
    1.2 miles
    410 S Green St
    Longview, TX 75606
    (903) 381-3921
    1.2 9-12 119
  • Longview Foster Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 736 students
    1.3 miles
    1504 Mlk
    Longview, TX 75606
    (903) 446-2710
    1.3 6-8 736
  • Longview Hudson Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 95% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 1-5 | 602 students
    1.3 miles
    1311 Lilly St
    Longview, TX 75606
    (903) 803-5100
    1.3 1-5 602

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