Blackshear Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1712 E 11th St
       Austin, TX  78702-2796


 (512) 414-2021

District: Austin Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1498th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.4
Number of students:  381

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
55.6%
African American:
24.9%
White:
13.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Blackshear Elementary ranked better than 65.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 31st among 80 ranked elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.8. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Blackshear Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.6%), African American (24.9%), White (13.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 70.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blackshear Elementary is 11.4, which is the 6th best among 80 elementary schools in the Austin Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Blackshear Elementary employs 33.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Blackshear Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Blackshear Elementary 1498th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Blackshear Elementary in the ranking list.)

Austin Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Austin Independent School District 478th of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blackshear Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 28.42 2920th 3465 15.7%
2005 41.22 2424th 3475 30.2%
2006 47.46 2170th 3476 37.6%
2007 72.80 886th 3724 76.2%
2008 55.10 1933rd 3768 48.7%
2009 45.06 2493rd 3884 35.8%
2010 57.18 1946th 3937 50.6%
2011 48.58 2493rd 4095 39.1%
2012 50.02 2279th 4206 45.8%
2013 86.09 381st 4221 91.0%
2014 91.45 129th 4260 97.0%
2015 82.68 600th 4320 86.1%
2016 87.89 334th 4286 92.2%
2017 70.45 1039th 4329 76.0%
2018 59.80 1498th 4359 65.6%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a citizen
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Open Quote Blackshear Elementary is a special school with teachers and staff devoted to the students. They expect the best from the students, and do so in a respectful way.It is the cleanest school I have ever been in. And all of this creates a safe and welcoming environment that encourages the students to succeed. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Open Quote Blackshear is a gem!

What makes this place great? The answer is easy--the people that make up the Blackshear community. We have a caring, smart and dedicated staff. Our leadership is focused and approachable. The building and cafeteria are all well maintained and literally shine. But what really makes our school sparkle are the students. They are respectful and equally dedicated to learning all they can from their teachers. The students are encouraged to balance their studies with extracurricular activities. All students participate in weekly enrichment classes. This gives students the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of engaging activities as well as shine beyond the classroom. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, October 28, 2013

Open Quote Thanks, Principal and staff members for embracing the Blackshear Bridge project for a sustainable campus and a sustainable community. We began in the school garden during enrichment time on Fridays. The children are growing their own food and taking it home to their families. Now we are bridging to the community surrounding the school and to resources in the broader Austin community to green the campus for more and more outdoor learning! Principal and the Campus Green Team are engaging fully. We're looking at the new AISD Sustainable Schools Best Practices Guide and beginning to implement the Eco Schools USA Eco Audit program. The children,staff, and parents are becoming involved in envisioning how we will work with our new partners at the University of Texas School of Architecture and Center for Sustainable Design, Huston-Tillotson University, the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability, Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Permaculture Guild, National Wildlife Federation, and most of all, AISD's own Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, and Health & Science Resource Center at Discovery Hill. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, October 28, 2013

Open Quote This school does a wonderful job really teaching the whole child. This year nearly all the teachers are teaching weekly social emotional learning lessons to prepare students to be calm and compassionate adults. The teachers and administration care deeply about the students and it shows in all there interactions. Last year the school had afternoon enrichment every Friday where the students got to pick a course such as gardening, dance, yoga, etc. What a wonderful idea! Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Open Quote I am truly amazed at the wonderful things I see happening at Blackshear Elementary. As a volunteer in one of the enrichment programs I have the opportunity to work with about 10% of the students and observe a large portion of the student body. I have also met with the principal and various faculty and staff and see in them a genuine concern and caring for the children they serve. The principal is to be commended for going above and beyond the minimum requirements of all those state mandated standardized tests. She involves her students in a great variety of fun activities that are teaching the children skills and knowledge they are unable to get at home or through extracurricular activities that many of the families cannot afford. I love seeing the excitement on the faces of these children when they realize they have just accomplished something special or new. I am proud to be associated with such a dedicated faculty and staff. They are an inspiration to the students as well as those of us who are there to teach through all these special additions to help round out the education of Blackshear children. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Blackshear Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 8 277 1 201 n/a n/a n/a 1 487
1989 7 280 0 163 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1990 6 260 0 198 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1991 10 200 0 221 1 n/a n/a 0 432
1992 8 205 1 223 1 n/a n/a 0 438
1993 5 207 1 238 1 n/a n/a 0 452
1994 8 190 0 259 1 n/a n/a 0 458
1995 8 211 0 328 3 n/a n/a 0 550
1996 8 211 0 328 3 n/a n/a 0 550
1997 8 217 0 343 3 n/a n/a 0 571
1998 7 197 0 308 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1999 7 193 0 305 1 n/a n/a 0 506
2000 11 145 0 289 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2001 5 129 0 276 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2002 6 78 0 226 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2003 6 78 0 226 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2004 5 97 0 253 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2005 4 86 0 219 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2006 0 85 0 216 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2007 3 64 0 205 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2008 3 65 0 207 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2009 0 58 0 208 0 n/a n/a 0 266
2010 2 58 0 181 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2011 0 66 0 179 0 0 2 0 247
2012 2 72 1 156 0 0 5 0 236
2013 1 57 1 162 0 0 5 0 226
2014 0 55 1 163 0 0 1 0 220
2015 12 78 0 179 2 1 4 0 276
2016 29 81 2 167 3 0 9 0 291
2017 50 95 4 212 2 0 18 0 381

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 Blackshear Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 487 45.0 10.8 n/a
1989 450 n/a n/a n/a
1990 464 39.0 11.8 n/a
1991 432 38.9 11.1 n/a
1992 438 35.0 12.5 91.3
1993 452 35.0 12.9 94.9
1994 458 33.1 13.8 91.7
1995 550 34.7 15.9 90.7
1996 550 34.7 15.9 90.7
1997 571 35.8 15.9 90.0
1998 513 36.0 14.3 89.7
1999 506 36.5 13.9 94.1
2000 445 33.8 13.2 75.3
2001 410 38.3 10.7 87.3
2002 310 28.4 10.9 92.3
2003 310 28.4 10.9 92.3
2004 355 26.8 13.2 96.3
2005 309 24.5 12.6 63.8
2006 301 25.2 11.9 61.1
2007 272 23.5 11.6 98.5
2008 275 21.0 13.1 97.1
2009 266 18.7 14.2 95.5
2010 241 20.4 11.7 96.7
2011 247 19.7 12.5 96.8
2012 236 17.8 13.2 97.5
2013 226 19.1 11.8 97.3
2014 220 21.9 10.0 96.8
2015 276 25.0 11.0 91.3
2016 291 26.0 11.1 81.1
2017 381 33.3 11.4 70.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Blackshear Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 487 45.0 10.8 n/a
1989 450 n/a n/a n/a
1990 464 39.0 11.8 n/a
1991 432 38.9 11.1 n/a
1992 438 35.0 12.5 91.3
1993 452 35.0 12.9 94.9
1994 458 33.1 13.8 91.7
1995 550 34.7 15.9 90.7
1996 550 34.7 15.9 90.7
1997 571 35.8 15.9 90.0
1998 513 36.0 14.3 89.7
1999 506 36.5 13.9 94.1
2000 445 33.8 13.2 75.3
2001 410 38.3 10.7 87.3
2002 310 28.4 10.9 92.3
2003 310 28.4 10.9 92.3
2004 355 26.8 13.2 96.3
2005 309 24.5 12.6 63.8
2006 301 25.2 11.9 61.1
2007 272 23.5 11.6 98.5
2008 275 21.0 13.1 97.1
2009 266 18.7 14.2 95.5
2010 241 20.4 11.7 96.7
2011 247 19.7 12.5 96.8
2012 236 17.8 13.2 97.5
2013 226 19.1 11.8 97.3
2014 220 21.9 10.0 96.8
2015 276 25.0 11.0 91.3
2016 291 26.0 11.1 81.1
2017 381 33.3 11.4 70.3

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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