Forest Trail Elementary

Summary:

Forest Trail Elementary is a public elementary school in Austin, Texas, serving 544 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the highly-ranked Eanes Independent School District, which is ranked 6th out of 968 districts in the state.

Forest Trail Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Texas, with students performing exceptionally well on state assessments. In the 2022-2023 school year, 75-86% of students scored proficient or better in reading, 72-84% in math, and 60% in science - significantly higher than state and district averages. The school's student population is relatively homogeneous, with a majority of white (67%) and Asian (14%) students, in contrast with nearby schools that have more diverse student bodies. Additionally, Forest Trail has a very low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 2.14% to 3.86% over the past three years, suggesting a more affluent student population compared to neighboring schools.

Another key differentiator for Forest Trail Elementary is its smaller class sizes, with a student-teacher ratio ranging from 12 to 13.3 students per teacher over the past three years. This is lower than the nearby schools, which have student-teacher ratios ranging from 9 to 17.4. The combination of strong academic performance, demographic homogeneity, socioeconomic advantage, and smaller class sizes sets Forest Trail Elementary apart as a high-performing school in the Austin area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1203 Loop 360 S
       Austin, TX  78746-6427


(512) 732-9160

District: Eanes Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
158th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,953 Help


Students who attend Forest Trail Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    West Ridge Middle
High:    Westlake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  544

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.6%
Asian:
14.3%
Hispanic:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9% Help


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Compare Details Forest Trail Elementary ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Eanes Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.52. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.6%), Asian (14.3%), Hispanic (11.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Trail Elementary is 12. 3 elementary schools in the Eanes Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Trail Elementary is $9,953. 3 elementary schools in the Eanes Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Trail Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Trail Elementary 158th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Forest Trail Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Eanes Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Eanes Independent School District (Isd) 6th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Forest Trail Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.87 45th 3465 98.7%
2005 86.42 140th 3475 96.0%
2006 87.09 70th 3476 98.0%
2007 85.99 89th 3724 97.6%
2008 86.83 120th 3768 96.8%
2009 86.28 132nd 3884 96.6%
2010 86.60 53rd 3937 98.7%
2011 87.80 31st 4095 99.2%
2012 94.55 31st 4206 99.3%
2013 93.50 59th 4221 98.6%
2014 93.65 42nd 4260 99.0%
2015 93.31 49th 4320 98.9%
2016 93.73 36th 4286 99.2%
2017 97.79 89th 4329 97.9%
2018 97.27 89th 4359 98.0%
2019 98.30 56th 4479 98.7%
2021 96.50 143rd 4578 96.9%
2022 93.00 242nd 4581 94.7%
2023 95.52 158th 4647 96.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.69 387th 1046 63.0%
2021 79.23 140th 961 85.4%
2022 71.84 235th 1004 76.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.20 1151st 3556 67.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.86 110th 3558 96.9%
2019 94.58 70th 3684 98.1%
2021 75.97 412th 3799 89.2%
2022 82.97 305th 3952 92.3%
2023 97.48 50th 4086 98.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.89 77th 4306 98.2%
2019 97.25 61st 4348 98.6%
2021 93.22 220th 4499 95.1%
2022 86.46 433rd 4561 90.5%
2023 93.51 187th 4588 95.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.53 587th 3106 81.1%
2019 78.01 143rd 3184 95.5%
2021 66.16 1135th 3006 62.2%
2022 68.29 887th 2958 70.0%
2023 74.39 448th 2980 85.0%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.08 2498th 4240 41.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.33 104th 4319 97.6%
2019 97.79 55th 4357 98.7%
2021 96.92 109th 4498 97.6%
2022 95.83 117th 4563 97.4%
2023 95.08 134th 4585 97.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.52 123rd 1005 87.8%
2019 78.77 103rd 1009 89.8%
2021 71.37 233rd 967 75.9%
2022 81.12 81st 957 91.5%
2023 79.09 115th 1015 88.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.99 90th 4168 97.8%
2019 94.64 90th 4188 97.9%
2021 91.36 188th 4329 95.7%
2022 67.83 1021st 4376 76.7%
2023 83.59 414th 4401 90.6%
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Rank History for White students at Forest Trail Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.40 147th 3127 95.3%
2019 92.95 64th 3142 98.0%
2021 85.93 210th 3082 93.2%
2022 77.93 442nd 3082 85.7%
2023 84.64 261st 3106 91.6%
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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 Forest Trail Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 486 2 11 12 n/a n/a n/a 0 511
1989 511 4 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 541
1990 525 5 14 17 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1991 537 6 26 21 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 459 1 21 11 1 n/a n/a 0 493
1993 474 1 31 8 1 n/a n/a 0 515
1994 508 2 30 10 2 n/a n/a 0 552
1995 520 0 19 8 1 n/a n/a 0 548
1996 520 0 19 8 1 n/a n/a 0 548
1997 492 0 18 12 1 n/a n/a 0 523
1998 490 2 25 14 3 n/a n/a 0 534
1999 536 4 34 19 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2000 530 5 34 20 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2001 532 5 41 16 0 n/a n/a 0 594
2002 488 2 50 16 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2003 488 2 50 16 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2004 493 1 49 22 0 n/a n/a 0 565
2005 488 2 50 20 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2006 504 5 65 20 1 n/a n/a 0 595
2007 493 8 70 31 1 n/a n/a 0 603
2008 487 8 58 38 1 n/a n/a 0 592
2009 488 6 71 47 3 n/a n/a 0 615
2010 487 7 70 44 4 n/a n/a 0 612
2011 452 5 71 63 3 0 14 0 608
2012 433 4 73 72 1 0 14 0 597
2013 471 1 63 61 0 0 15 0 611
2014 469 2 71 72 0 0 15 0 629
2015 430 0 76 70 0 0 15 0 591
2016 410 2 73 68 0 0 19 0 572
2017 411 2 81 63 0 0 21 0 578
2018 404 3 81 65 0 0 24 0 577
2019 390 3 88 58 0 0 30 0 569
2020 383 1 86 55 0 0 28 0 553
2021 377 3 85 54 0 0 31 0 550
2022 374 7 82 61 0 0 36 0 560
2023 368 4 78 63 0 0 31 0 544

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 Forest Trail Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 511 40.0 12.7 n/a
1989 541 n/a n/a n/a
1990 561 43.0 13.0 n/a
1991 590 43.3 13.6 n/a
1992 493 38.4 12.8 0.8
1993 515 36.0 14.3 1.4
1994 552 44.0 12.5 0.7
1995 548 39.5 13.9 0.7
1996 548 39.5 13.9 0.7
1997 523 37.5 13.9 0.2
1998 534 38.8 13.8 0.7
1999 593 39.9 14.9 0.7
2000 589 45.0 13.1 0.7
2001 594 43.5 13.7 1.2
2002 556 43.1 12.9 1.6
2003 556 43.1 12.9 1.6
2004 565 43.7 12.9 0.5
2005 560 39.6 14.1 2.3
2006 595 43.3 13.7 1.8
2007 603 44.8 13.5 1.5
2008 592 47.6 12.4 0.7
2009 615 49.7 12.4 1
2010 612 47.5 12.8 1.1
2011 608 44.7 13.5 2.3
2012 597 45.8 13.0 2.5
2013 611 44.7 13.6 1.6
2014 629 48.8 12.8 1.1
2015 591 47.0 12.5 1.2
2016 572 42.0 13.6 0.5
2017 578 45.7 12.6 0.7
2018 577 45.0 12.8 1.4
2019 569 44.4 12.7 2.5
2020 553 40.0 13.7 2.9
2021 550 41.1 13.3 2.5
2022 560 43.6 12.8 2.1
2023 544 45.0 12.0 3.9

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 Forest Trail Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 511 40.0 12.7 n/a
1989 541 n/a n/a n/a
1990 561 43.0 13.0 n/a
1991 590 43.3 13.6 n/a
1992 493 38.4 12.8 0.8
1993 515 36.0 14.3 1.4
1994 552 44.0 12.5 0.7
1995 548 39.5 13.9 0.7
1996 548 39.5 13.9 0.7
1997 523 37.5 13.9 0.2
1998 534 38.8 13.8 0.7
1999 593 39.9 14.9 0.7
2000 589 45.0 13.1 0.7
2001 594 43.5 13.7 1.2
2002 556 43.1 12.9 1.6
2003 556 43.1 12.9 1.6
2004 565 43.7 12.9 0.5
2005 560 39.6 14.1 2.3
2006 595 43.3 13.7 1.8
2007 603 44.8 13.5 1.5
2008 592 47.6 12.4 0.7
2009 615 49.7 12.4 1
2010 612 47.5 12.8 1.1
2011 608 44.7 13.5 2.3
2012 597 45.8 13.0 2.5
2013 611 44.7 13.6 1.6
2014 629 48.8 12.8 1.1
2015 591 47.0 12.5 1.2
2016 572 42.0 13.6 0.5
2017 578 45.7 12.6 0.7
2018 577 45.0 12.8 1.4
2019 569 44.4 12.7 2.5
2020 553 40.0 13.7 2.9
2021 550 41.1 13.3 2.5
2022 560 43.6 12.8 2.1
2023 544 45.0 12.0 3.9

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 Forest Trail Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $257 (2.6%) $9,579 (97.4%) $9,835
2020 $204 (2.0%) $9,821 (98.0%) $10,025
2021 $229 (2.3%) $9,724 (97.7%) $9,953

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Trail Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 56th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 158th of 4647 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Forest Trail Elementary)8575
 10%
   3rd Grade Reading (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))7277
 5%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Forest Trail Elementary)8384
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))7572
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Forest Trail Elementary)9086
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))7384
 11%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Forest Trail Elementary)8272
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))7580
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Forest Trail Elementary)9282
 10%
   5th Grade Reading (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))8386
 3%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Forest Trail Elementary)8582
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))7983
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Forest Trail Elementary)8060
 20%
   5th Grade Science (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))6763
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%
7th Grade Mathematics (Forest Trail Elementary)100100
   7th Grade Mathematics (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))8176
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4129
 12%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students569544
 4.4%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian8878
 11.4%
Hispanic5863
 8.6%
Pacific Islander00
White390368
 5.6%
Two or More Races3031
 3.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.5%3.9%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Trail Elementary

Students who attend Forest Trail Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Ridge Middle
High : Westlake High School

Students at Forest Trail Elementary are 68% White, 14% Asian, 12% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

Yes! Forest Trail Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 158th of 4647 Texas elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 544 students attended Forest Trail Elementary.


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