Carpenter Hill Elementary

Summary:

Carpenter Hill Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buda, Texas, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 616. The school is part of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, which is ranked 485 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carpenter Hill Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in STAAR test scores, with 75% of 3rd graders, 77% of 4th graders, and 83% of 5th graders proficient or better in STAAR Reading, compared to the district averages of 54%, 52%, and 61%, respectively, and the state averages of 50%, 47%, and 56%. The school has been ranked among the top 10% of Texas elementary schools for the past several years, with a ranking of 252 out of 4,647 schools in the 2022-2023 school year, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Carpenter Hill Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 58.93% White, 34.25% Hispanic, and 1.46% Asian students, which is higher than nearby Elm Grove Elementary, which has a 61.19% White student population. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 18.34%, compared to nearby Tom Green Elementary, which has a 63.33% free and reduced lunch rate.

Carpenter Hill Elementary's consistent academic excellence, diverse student population, and relatively low percentage of students from low-income families suggest that the school is providing a quality education to its students and could serve as a model for other schools in the region. While the school is a high-performing institution, there may be opportunities for improvement, particularly in supporting specific student subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented students, whose rankings are not as strong as the overall school performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4410 Rr 967
       Buda, TX  78610


(512) 268-8509

District: Hays Consolidated Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
252nd of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,302 Help


Students who attend Carpenter Hill Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Eric Dahlstrom Middle
High:    Moe And Gene Johnson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  616

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.9%
Hispanic:
34.3%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.3% Help


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Compare Details Carpenter Hill Elementary ranks better than 94.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks first among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58.9%), Hispanic (34.3%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carpenter Hill Elementary is 15.3. 12 elementary schools in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carpenter Hill Elementary is $9,302. 11 elementary schools in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carpenter Hill Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carpenter Hill Elementary 252nd of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Carpenter Hill Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hays Consolidated Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hays Consolidated Independent School District 485th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carpenter Hill Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 82.89 312th 4095 92.4%
2012 74.15 923rd 4206 78.1%
2013 77.58 768th 4221 81.8%
2014 80.95 671st 4260 84.2%
2015 77.95 859th 4320 80.1%
2016 79.88 749th 4286 82.5%
2017 79.26 735th 4329 83.0%
2018 83.03 591st 4359 86.4%
2019 87.72 413th 4479 90.8%
2021 91.43 340th 4578 92.6%
2022 89.96 355th 4581 92.3%
2023 93.29 252nd 4647 94.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.44 284th 1046 72.8%
2019 79.76 142nd 1112 87.2%
2022 67.59 280th 1004 72.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.41 2997th 3333 10.1%
2023 71.91 648th 3556 81.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.21 247th 3558 93.1%
2019 81.84 268th 3684 92.7%
2021 92.62 100th 3799 97.4%
2022 91.06 139th 3952 96.5%
2023 88.83 204th 4086 95.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.70 508th 4264 88.1%
2019 58.62 1454th 4309 66.3%
2021 87.20 214th 4451 95.2%
2022 74.01 697th 4477 84.4%
2023 82.93 355th 4521 92.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.37 521st 4306 87.9%
2019 87.94 350th 4348 92.0%
2021 87.81 426th 4499 90.5%
2022 88.37 348th 4561 92.4%
2023 92.97 210th 4588 95.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.74 1114th 3106 64.1%
2019 71.35 701st 3184 78.0%
2021 74.50 700th 3006 76.7%
2022 67.20 972nd 2958 67.1%
2023 74.59 437th 2980 85.3%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.32 2408th 4240 43.2%
2019 59.11 1384th 4295 67.8%
2021 74.35 554th 4331 87.2%
2022 63.73 1185th 4461 73.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.73 700th 4319 83.8%
2019 84.78 483rd 4357 88.9%
2021 91.44 309th 4498 93.1%
2022 88.50 371st 4563 91.9%
2023 90.59 313th 4585 93.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.70 2430th 2483 2.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.94 666th 4168 84.0%
2019 70.96 827th 4188 80.3%
2021 90.61 208th 4329 95.2%
2022 85.84 323rd 4376 92.6%
2023 86.96 310th 4401 93.0%
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Rank History for White students at Carpenter Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.27 705th 3127 77.5%
2019 84.05 289th 3142 90.8%
2021 80.41 361st 3082 88.3%
2022 77.83 449th 3082 85.4%
2023 84.93 252nd 3106 91.9%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Carpenter Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 438 7 5 156 1 0 24 0 631
2012 442 9 6 168 1 0 18 0 644
2013 422 11 5 177 2 0 24 0 641
2014 407 10 5 189 2 0 21 0 634
2015 388 12 3 189 1 0 19 0 612
2016 421 16 1 223 0 0 18 0 679
2017 408 13 1 228 0 1 19 0 670
2018 423 12 5 214 1 1 22 0 678
2019 398 13 3 217 0 1 16 0 648
2020 417 11 3 236 0 1 30 0 698
2021 351 8 4 205 0 1 24 0 593
2022 363 11 12 206 1 1 27 0 621
2023 363 7 9 211 1 1 24 0 616

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carpenter Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 631 39.6 15.9 10.6
2012 644 40.0 16.0 12.6
2013 641 41.0 15.6 10.6
2014 634 40.9 15.4 10.7
2015 612 37.0 16.5 10.6
2016 679 39.0 17.4 11.2
2017 670 42.5 15.7 11.9
2018 678 41.7 16.2 10.8
2019 648 42.0 15.4 19.1
2020 698 41.9 16.6 17
2021 593 39.8 14.8 15.7
2022 621 41.1 15.1 16.3
2023 616 40.0 15.3 18.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carpenter Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 631 39.6 15.9 10.6
2012 644 40.0 16.0 12.6
2013 641 41.0 15.6 10.6
2014 634 40.9 15.4 10.7
2015 612 37.0 16.5 10.6
2016 679 39.0 17.4 11.2
2017 670 42.5 15.7 11.9
2018 678 41.7 16.2 10.8
2019 648 42.0 15.4 19.1
2020 698 41.9 16.6 17
2021 593 39.8 14.8 15.7
2022 621 41.1 15.1 16.3
2023 616 40.0 15.3 18.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Carpenter Hill Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $536 (7.0%) $7,071 (92.9%) $7,608
2020 $522 (6.3%) $7,760 (93.7%) $8,282
2021 $667 (7.2%) $8,634 (92.8%) $9,302

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carpenter Hill Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 413th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 252nd of 4647 Elementary schools
 3.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Carpenter Hill Elementary)6075
 15%
   3rd Grade Reading (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)4754
 7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Hill Elementary)7064
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)4544
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Carpenter Hill Elementary)5477
 23%
   4th Grade Reading (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)4652
 6%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Hill Elementary)6867
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)4847
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Carpenter Hill Elementary)7583
 8%
   5th Grade Reading (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)5261
 9%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Carpenter Hill Elementary)8178
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)5349
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Carpenter Hill Elementary)7663
 13%
   5th Grade Science (Hays Consolidated Independent School District)5138
 13%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students648616
 4.9%
African American137
 46.2%
American Indian01
Asian39
 200%
Hispanic217211
 2.8%
Pacific Islander11
White398363
 8.8%
Two or More Races1624
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.1%18.3%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carpenter Hill Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 616 students attended Carpenter Hill Elementary.

Students at Carpenter Hill Elementary are 59% White, 34% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% African American.

Yes. Carpenter Hill Elementary ranks in the top 5.4% of Texas elementary schools.

Students who attend Carpenter Hill Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Eric Dahlstrom Middle
High : Moe And Gene Johnson High School


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