Benbrook Elementary

Summary:

Benbrook Elementary is a public elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas, serving 447 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Fort Worth Independent School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Benbrook Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with 52.13% White, 33.56% Hispanic, and 7.38% African American students - more diverse than nearby schools like Overton Park Elementary and Ridglea Hills Elementary. Academically, the school performs better than the district and state averages, with 53% of 3rd graders proficient in STAAR Reading compared to 32% for the district and 50% for the state. However, the school faces challenges in addressing performance gaps among different student subgroups, with its African American and Gifted and Talented students performing much worse than its Hispanic and English Language Learner students.

Compared to nearby schools, Benbrook Elementary's academic performance is generally stronger than schools like Luella Merrett Elementary and Waverly Park Elementary, but lags behind high-performing schools like Overton Park Elementary and Westpark Elementary. The school also faces competition from nearby charter schools, such as Great Hearts Lakeside and Basis Benbrook, which outperform Benbrook Elementary on STAAR test scores.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 800 Mercedes St
       Fort Worth, TX  76126-2594


(817) 815-6400

District: Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
2019th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,576 Help


Students who attend Benbrook Elementary usually attend:

High:    Benbrook Middle/High School
    Western Hills High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  447

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.1%
Hispanic:
33.6%
African American:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Benbrook Elementary ranks better than 56.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 10th among 79 ranked elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.1%), Hispanic (33.6%), African American (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benbrook Elementary is 13.5, which is the 21st best among 79 elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benbrook Elementary is $11,576, which is the 35th highest among 79 elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd).
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benbrook Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Benbrook Elementary 2019th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Benbrook Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd) 818th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Benbrook Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.58 340th 3465 90.2%
2005 82.20 332nd 3475 90.4%
2006 73.20 828th 3476 76.2%
2007 70.25 1055th 3724 71.7%
2008 71.70 954th 3768 74.7%
2009 72.78 906th 3884 76.7%
2010 74.35 823rd 3937 79.1%
2011 74.82 834th 4095 79.6%
2012 68.74 1214th 4206 71.1%
2013 71.73 1092nd 4221 74.1%
2014 65.80 1437th 4260 66.3%
2015 69.96 1273rd 4320 70.5%
2016 64.47 1549th 4286 63.9%
2017 53.03 1801st 4329 58.4%
2018 47.77 2098th 4359 51.9%
2019 50.09 2042nd 4479 54.4%
2021 49.66 2054th 4578 55.1%
2022 50.18 2143rd 4581 53.2%
2023 52.87 2019th 4647 56.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.35 1021st 1112 8.2%
2021 12.05 908th 961 5.5%
2022 3.56 1000th 1004 0.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.98 641st 3333 80.8%
2021 83.20 271st 3446 92.1%
2022 68.80 740th 3487 78.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.52 1666th 3558 53.2%
2019 42.02 1923rd 3684 47.8%
2021 68.03 626th 3799 83.5%
2022 44.97 1911th 3952 51.6%
2023 41.56 2181st 4086 46.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.02 1902nd 4264 55.4%
2019 50.90 2006th 4309 53.4%
2021 48.21 2160th 4451 51.5%
2022 38.32 2940th 4477 34.3%
2023 64.17 1253rd 4521 72.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.11 2164th 4306 49.7%
2019 48.69 2137th 4348 50.9%
2021 41.56 2498th 4499 44.5%
2022 41.46 2688th 4561 41.1%
2023 50.65 2101st 4588 54.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.53 2240th 3106 27.9%
2019 52.73 1918th 3184 39.8%
2021 34.87 2217th 3006 26.2%
2022 36.31 2318th 2958 21.6%
2023 34.38 2447th 2980 17.9%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.59 951st 4240 77.6%
2019 39.15 2738th 4295 36.3%
2021 39.41 2613th 4331 39.7%
2022 50.68 2043rd 4461 54.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.54 2126th 4319 50.8%
2019 51.57 1920th 4357 55.9%
2021 55.23 1733rd 4498 61.5%
2022 57.58 1734th 4563 62.0%
2023 55.06 1847th 4585 59.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.98 2135th 2483 14.0%
2019 8.60 2496th 2515 0.8%
2021 10.14 2435th 2444 0.4%
2023 8.10 2430th 2443 0.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.04 1762nd 4168 57.7%
2019 60.05 1381st 4188 67.0%
2021 68.47 949th 4329 78.1%
2022 52.09 1952nd 4376 55.4%
2023 57.87 1597th 4401 63.7%
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Rank History for White students at Benbrook Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.95 1981st 3127 36.6%
2019 40.88 2004th 3142 36.2%
2021 32.85 2232nd 3082 27.6%
2022 46.70 1737th 3082 43.6%
2023 38.42 2069th 3106 33.4%
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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.

Benbrook Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Open Quote The staff at Benbrook are wonderful, the teachers really care about the students, it shows each and everyday. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benbrook Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 568 142 58 28 5 n/a n/a 0 801
1989 490 25 25 23 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1990 579 27 26 25 1 n/a n/a 0 658
1991 606 28 16 22 1 n/a n/a 0 673
1992 610 22 14 27 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1993 469 142 10 18 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1994 586 19 5 21 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1995 610 23 6 27 1 n/a n/a 0 667
1996 610 23 6 27 1 n/a n/a 0 667
1997 633 22 5 33 2 n/a n/a 0 695
1998 624 18 4 44 0 n/a n/a 0 690
1999 603 21 3 48 1 n/a n/a 0 676
2000 549 16 4 52 3 n/a n/a 0 624
2001 500 17 4 51 5 n/a n/a 0 577
2002 451 22 5 58 7 n/a n/a 0 543
2003 451 22 5 58 7 n/a n/a 0 543
2004 447 24 6 60 9 n/a n/a 0 546
2005 432 27 7 52 8 n/a n/a 0 526
2006 430 32 9 56 8 n/a n/a 0 535
2007 429 26 7 64 6 n/a n/a 0 532
2008 385 21 7 65 4 n/a n/a 0 482
2009 388 28 8 68 3 n/a n/a 0 495
2010 400 25 9 90 2 n/a n/a 0 526
2011 414 29 1 93 1 0 4 0 542
2012 396 26 0 106 2 0 9 0 539
2013 392 22 1 119 2 2 12 0 550
2014 386 27 1 134 2 2 16 0 568
2015 385 26 3 150 4 3 13 0 584
2016 385 30 2 152 3 3 19 0 594
2017 398 42 1 151 4 4 28 0 628
2018 402 39 4 179 2 1 31 0 658
2019 340 36 2 187 5 1 32 0 603
2020 340 35 3 181 4 1 30 0 594
2021 257 30 2 138 4 1 33 0 465
2022 269 25 1 142 4 0 32 0 473
2023 233 33 7 150 1 0 23 0 447

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 Benbrook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 801 33.0 24.2 n/a
1989 564 n/a n/a n/a
1990 658 32.0 20.5 n/a
1991 673 32.1 20.9 n/a
1992 673 35.6 18.9 5.2
1993 640 33.0 19.4 10.6
1994 631 32.4 19.5 8.1
1995 667 34.3 19.4 10
1996 667 34.3 19.4 10
1997 695 36.3 19.1 9.5
1998 690 34.0 20.3 10.1
1999 676 36.1 18.7 13.6
2000 624 35.2 17.7 14.1
2001 577 32.0 18.0 15.8
2002 543 29.3 18.5 18.4
2003 543 29.3 18.5 18.4
2004 546 31.0 17.6 21.6
2005 526 28.8 18.3 21.5
2006 535 30.3 17.7 24.1
2007 532 28.0 19.0 23.9
2008 482 28.0 17.2 28.8
2009 495 29.0 17.1 31.3
2010 526 30.0 17.5 31.6
2011 542 29.0 18.6 32.7
2012 539 28.8 18.7 33.4
2013 550 29.0 18.9 33.1
2014 568 30.8 18.4 34.5
2015 584 33.0 17.6 35.6
2016 594 33.0 18.0 34.5
2017 628 33.0 19.0 38.2
2018 658 40.0 16.4 38.6
2019 603 42.7 14.0 52.4
2020 594 39.9 14.8 52.9
2021 465 38.0 12.2 58.3
2022 473 34.7 13.6 55.4
2023 447 33.0 13.5 58.2

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 Benbrook Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 801 33.0 24.2 n/a
1989 564 n/a n/a n/a
1990 658 32.0 20.5 n/a
1991 673 32.1 20.9 n/a
1992 673 35.6 18.9 5.2
1993 640 33.0 19.4 10.6
1994 631 32.4 19.5 8.1
1995 667 34.3 19.4 10
1996 667 34.3 19.4 10
1997 695 36.3 19.1 9.5
1998 690 34.0 20.3 10.1
1999 676 36.1 18.7 13.6
2000 624 35.2 17.7 14.1
2001 577 32.0 18.0 15.8
2002 543 29.3 18.5 18.4
2003 543 29.3 18.5 18.4
2004 546 31.0 17.6 21.6
2005 526 28.8 18.3 21.5
2006 535 30.3 17.7 24.1
2007 532 28.0 19.0 23.9
2008 482 28.0 17.2 28.8
2009 495 29.0 17.1 31.3
2010 526 30.0 17.5 31.6
2011 542 29.0 18.6 32.7
2012 539 28.8 18.7 33.4
2013 550 29.0 18.9 33.1
2014 568 30.8 18.4 34.5
2015 584 33.0 17.6 35.6
2016 594 33.0 18.0 34.5
2017 628 33.0 19.0 38.2
2018 658 40.0 16.4 38.6
2019 603 42.7 14.0 52.4
2020 594 39.9 14.8 52.9
2021 465 38.0 12.2 58.3
2022 473 34.7 13.6 55.4
2023 447 33.0 13.5 58.2

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 Benbrook Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $348 (3.7%) $8,971 (96.3%) $9,319
2020 $343 (3.7%) $8,857 (96.3%) $9,201
2021 $1,482 (12.8%) $10,094 (87.2%) $11,576

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2042nd of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 2019th of 4647 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Benbrook Elementary)4553
 8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))3332
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Benbrook Elementary)4045
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))3227
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Benbrook Elementary)3537
 2%
   4th Grade Reading (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))3331
 2%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Benbrook Elementary)4442
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))3230
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Benbrook Elementary)6358
 5%
   5th Grade Reading (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))4141
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Benbrook Elementary)5349
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))4234
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Benbrook Elementary)5137
 14%
   5th Grade Science (Fort Worth Independent School District (Isd))3418
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students603447
 25.9%
African American3633
 8.3%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic187150
 19.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White340233
 31.5%
Two or More Races3223
 28.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.4%58.2%
 5.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 447 students attended Benbrook Elementary.

Students who attend Benbrook Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Benbrook Middle/High School
High : Western Hills High School

Students at Benbrook Elementary are 52% White, 34% Hispanic, 7% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Benbrook Elementary ranks 2019th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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