Spence Elementary School

1300 Gears Rd
Houston, TX 77067
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Spence Elementary School serves 593 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Spence 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Spence Elementary School's student population of 593 students has declined by 41% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students593 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Spence Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Spence 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
#6206 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
61%
52%
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Black
36%
13%
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White
1%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.500.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAldine Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spence Elementary School is Davis H S Aldine (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Plummer Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Plummer Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 939 students
    0.1 miles
    11429 Spears Gears Rd
    Houston, TX 77067
    (281) 539-4000
    0.1 7-8 939
  • Houston Davis H S Aldine Math: 8% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,648 students
    0.6 miles
    12525 Ella Blvd
    Houston, TX 77067
    (281) 539-4070
    0.6 9-12 2,648
  • Houston Heritage Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 667 students
    1.5 miles
    12255 T C Jester Blvd
    Houston, TX 77067
    (281) 891-8515
    1.5 PK-5 667
  • Houston Davis Ninth Grade Math: 43% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9 | 921 students
    1.6 miles
    12211 Ella Blvd
    Houston, TX 77067
    (281) 985-6216
    1.6 9 921
  • Houston Joan Link Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 635 students
    1.8 miles
    2815 Ridge Hollow Dr
    Houston, TX 77067
    (281) 891-8390
    1.8 PK-5 635

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