Velma Penny Elementary School

1000 Mount Sylvan St
Lindale, TX 75771
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Velma Penny Elementary School serves 453 students in grades 1-3.
Velma Penny 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Velma Penny Elementary School's student population of 453 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-3
Total Students453 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Velma Penny 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 diversity score of Velma Penny Elementary School is 0.44, 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
#2721 out of 7999 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
52%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
73%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.440.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLindale Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Velma Penny Elementary School is Lindale High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lindale Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is College Street Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lindale College Street Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 1-3 | 462 students
    0.8 miles
    106 N College St
    Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 882-3121
    0.8 1-3 462
  • Lindale E J Moss Intermediate School Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 4-6 | 956 students
    0.8 miles
    411 Eagle Spirit Dr
    Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 882-2800
    0.8 4-6 956
  • Lindale Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK-K | 432 students
    0.8 miles
    201 Stadium St
    Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 881-4001
    0.8 PK-K 432
  • Lindale Lindale Junior High School Math: 83% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 616 students
    0.8 miles
    409 Eagle Spirit
    Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 882-4655
    0.8 7-8 616
  • Lindale Lindale High School Math: 67% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,156 student
    1.4 miles
    920 E Hubbard
    Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 882-6138
    1.4 9-12 1,156

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