Ben Milam Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1215 Rangerville Rd
       Harlingen, TX  78552-7608


(956) 427-3150

District: Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4128th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,768 Help


Students who attend Ben Milam Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Coakley Middle
High:    Harlingen Collegiate High School
    Harlingen H S - South

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.0%
White:
3.5%
American Indian:
0.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.6% Help


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Compare Details Ben Milam Elementary ranks worse than 88.8% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 16th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96%), White (3.5%), American Indian (0.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ben Milam Elementary is 14.8. 9 elementary schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ben Milam Elementary is $10,768. 9 elementary schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ben Milam Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ben Milam Elementary 4128th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Ben Milam Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District 511th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ben Milam Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.43 2290th 3465 33.9%
2005 35.07 2660th 3475 23.5%
2006 17.79 3223rd 3476 7.3%
2007 29.86 3075th 3724 17.4%
2008 47.09 2325th 3768 38.3%
2009 41.26 2679th 3884 31.0%
2010 39.49 2852nd 3937 27.6%
2011 48.41 2507th 4095 38.8%
2012 37.08 3039th 4206 27.7%
2013 21.98 3722nd 4221 11.8%
2014 50.03 2331st 4260 45.3%
2015 60.42 1760th 4320 59.3%
2016 48.42 2377th 4286 44.5%
2017 66.13 1201st 4329 72.3%
2018 55.86 1692nd 4359 61.2%
2019 59.72 1526th 4479 65.9%
2021 13.65 4308th 4578 5.9%
2022 23.21 3774th 4581 17.6%
2023 17.84 4128th 4647 11.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.16 1208th 3226 62.6%
2019 60.52 1049th 3333 68.5%
2021 17.63 3292nd 3446 4.5%
2022 30.75 2719th 3487 22.0%
2023 28.45 2848th 3556 19.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.68 1782nd 3558 49.9%
2019 49.67 1437th 3684 61.0%
2021 30.31 2783rd 3799 26.7%
2022 35.18 2649th 3952 33.0%
2023 22.40 3646th 4086 10.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.50 1183rd 4264 72.3%
2019 71.47 727th 4309 83.1%
2021 17.05 4178th 4451 6.1%
2022 25.61 3757th 4477 16.1%
2023 21.66 4020th 4521 11.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.82 1497th 4306 65.2%
2019 62.30 1372nd 4348 68.4%
2021 16.87 4094th 4499 9.0%
2022 23.57 3830th 4561 16.0%
2023 25.89 3671st 4588 20.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.72 1347th 3106 56.6%
2019 66.23 1089th 3184 65.8%
2021 14.50 2740th 3006 8.8%
2022 23.78 2626th 2958 11.2%
2023 33.31 2473rd 2980 17.0%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.47 1967th 4240 53.6%
2019 65.48 1028th 4295 76.1%
2021 17.81 4151st 4331 4.2%
2022 31.21 3440th 4461 22.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.05 1944th 4319 55.0%
2019 55.93 1659th 4357 61.9%
2021 13.08 4291st 4498 4.6%
2022 25.82 3651st 4563 20.0%
2023 11.79 4358th 4585 5.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ben Milam Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.00 1258th 4168 69.8%
2019 66.27 1047th 4188 75.0%
2021 17.22 4046th 4329 6.5%
2022 26.92 3582nd 4376 18.1%
2023 23.07 3794th 4401 13.8%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ben Milam Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 4 0 0 528 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1990 1 0 0 561 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1991 4 1 0 588 2 n/a n/a -75 520
1992 1 0 0 572 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1993 3 0 0 587 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1994 3 0 0 599 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1995 8 0 0 569 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 8 0 0 569 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1997 4 0 0 586 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1998 10 1 0 486 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1999 11 2 0 502 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2000 3 3 0 490 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2001 4 2 0 497 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2002 5 0 0 506 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2003 5 0 0 506 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2004 7 2 0 530 0 n/a n/a 0 539
2005 9 4 0 498 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2006 5 4 0 534 0 n/a n/a 0 543
2007 2 4 0 536 0 n/a n/a 0 542
2008 3 3 0 510 0 n/a n/a 0 516
2009 5 2 0 537 0 n/a n/a 0 544
2010 9 1 0 501 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2011 91 0 0 402 6 0 0 0 499
2012 72 0 0 429 6 0 0 0 507
2013 60 1 0 394 6 0 0 0 461
2014 68 1 1 410 3 0 0 0 483
2015 59 1 1 370 2 0 0 0 433
2016 9 0 1 403 1 0 0 0 414
2017 8 0 1 380 0 0 0 0 389
2018 11 1 1 417 0 0 0 0 430
2019 2 0 0 415 0 0 0 0 417
2020 5 4 2 447 0 0 0 0 458
2021 2 2 0 399 0 0 0 0 403
2022 8 1 0 399 1 0 0 0 409
2023 14 0 0 389 1 0 1 0 405

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 Ben Milam Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 532 n/a n/a n/a
1990 562 26.0 21.6 n/a
1991 520 25.7 20.2 n/a
1992 573 29.5 19.4 79.6
1993 590 27.0 21.9 89
1994 602 30.0 20.1 83.1
1995 577 32.0 18.0 85.3
1996 577 32.0 18.0 85.3
1997 590 31.7 18.6 83.7
1998 497 25.5 19.5 88.3
1999 515 28.0 18.4 91.8
2000 496 28.4 17.5 96
2001 503 28.5 17.6 95.4
2002 511 29.0 17.6 93.3
2003 511 29.0 17.6 93.3
2004 539 32.4 16.6 91.8
2005 511 30.5 16.8 94.3
2006 543 30.5 17.8 96.1
2007 542 30.0 18.1 94.3
2008 516 32.6 15.8 93.8
2009 544 32.1 16.9 93.6
2010 511 33.9 15.0 93.7
2011 499 33.0 15.0 93.2
2012 507 29.0 17.4 94.3
2013 461 28.9 15.9 93.7
2014 483 26.9 17.9 91.9
2015 433 31.0 13.9 91.9
2016 414 31.0 13.3 90.6
2017 389 28.6 13.6 91.5
2018 430 28.7 14.9 89.8
2019 417 27.2 15.2 90.6
2020 458 27.6 16.5 91.5
2021 403 27.0 14.8 90.6
2022 409 27.0 15.0 83.9
2023 405 27.3 14.8 91.6

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 Ben Milam Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 532 n/a n/a n/a
1990 562 26.0 21.6 n/a
1991 520 25.7 20.2 n/a
1992 573 29.5 19.4 79.6
1993 590 27.0 21.9 89
1994 602 30.0 20.1 83.1
1995 577 32.0 18.0 85.3
1996 577 32.0 18.0 85.3
1997 590 31.7 18.6 83.7
1998 497 25.5 19.5 88.3
1999 515 28.0 18.4 91.8
2000 496 28.4 17.5 96
2001 503 28.5 17.6 95.4
2002 511 29.0 17.6 93.3
2003 511 29.0 17.6 93.3
2004 539 32.4 16.6 91.8
2005 511 30.5 16.8 94.3
2006 543 30.5 17.8 96.1
2007 542 30.0 18.1 94.3
2008 516 32.6 15.8 93.8
2009 544 32.1 16.9 93.6
2010 511 33.9 15.0 93.7
2011 499 33.0 15.0 93.2
2012 507 29.0 17.4 94.3
2013 461 28.9 15.9 93.7
2014 483 26.9 17.9 91.9
2015 433 31.0 13.9 91.9
2016 414 31.0 13.3 90.6
2017 389 28.6 13.6 91.5
2018 430 28.7 14.9 89.8
2019 417 27.2 15.2 90.6
2020 458 27.6 16.5 91.5
2021 403 27.0 14.8 90.6
2022 409 27.0 15.0 83.9
2023 405 27.3 14.8 91.6

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 Ben Milam Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,618 (16.1%) $8,418 (83.9%) $10,037
2020 $1,917 (19.2%) $8,055 (80.8%) $9,972
2021 $2,890 (26.8%) $7,878 (73.2%) $10,768

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ben Milam Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1526th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 4128th of 4647 Elementary schools
 54.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Ben Milam Elementary)3222
 10%
   3rd Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4244
 2%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ben Milam Elementary)3513
 22%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)5038
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Ben Milam Elementary)4633
 13%
   4th Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4541
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ben Milam Elementary)5633
 23%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4343
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Ben Milam Elementary)4839
 9%
   5th Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)5156
 5%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ben Milam Elementary)7937
 42%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)5947
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Ben Milam Elementary)6210
 52%
   5th Grade Science (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)5235
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students417405
 2.9%
African American00
American Indian01
Asian00
Hispanic415389
 6.3%
Pacific Islander00
White214
 600%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.6%91.6%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ben Milam Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 405 students attended Ben Milam Elementary.

Ben Milam Elementary ranks in the bottom 11.2% of Texas elementary schools.

Students at Ben Milam Elementary are 96% Hispanic, 3% White.

Students who attend Ben Milam Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Coakley Middle
High : Harlingen Collegiate High School
High : Harlingen H S - South


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