Whidby Elementary School

  • Whidby Elementary School serves 621 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is equal to the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whidby 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • Whidby Elementary School's student population of 621 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whidby Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whidby Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#4859 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whidby 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whidby 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 Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
76%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
4%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whidby Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.390.63
This chart display the diversity score of Whidby Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whidby Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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