Foster Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 3919 Ward St
       Houston, TX  77021-4861


 (713) 746-8260

 School Website

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2512th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  420

Racial breakdown:
African American:
92.9%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Two or more races:
0.7%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.2%

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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, Foster Elementary ranked worse than 57.6% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 69th among 172 ranked elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.56. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (92.9%), Hispanic (6%), two or more races (0.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 91.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foster Elementary is 16.1, which is the 31st best among 172 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Foster Elementary employs 26 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Foster Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Foster Elementary 2512th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Foster Elementary in the ranking list.)

Houston Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District 608th of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Foster Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.57 2747th 3465 20.7%
2005 4.06 3451st 3475 0.7%
2006 21.76 3114th 3476 10.4%
2007 7.03 3653rd 3724 1.9%
2008 31.29 3066th 3768 18.6%
2009 24.73 3408th 3884 12.3%
2010 46.98 2483rd 3937 36.9%
2011 60.89 1768th 4095 56.8%
2012 2.08 4188th 4206 0.4%
2013 9.30 4100th 4221 2.9%
2014 4.12 4225th 4260 0.8%
2015 5.98 4223rd 4320 2.2%
2016 10.07 4086th 4286 4.7%
2017 59.97 1491st 4329 65.6%
2018 40.56 2512th 4359 42.4%

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 parent
Monday, August 1, 2011

Open Quote my daughter loves this school. her pre-k teacher ms green was the best. i am looking forward to next year Close Quote


Enrollment information for Foster Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 0 668 1 8 1 n/a n/a 0 678
1990 0 667 3 9 1 n/a n/a 0 680
1991 1 691 4 15 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1992 3 678 10 27 0 n/a n/a 0 718
1993 3 657 11 30 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1994 4 627 16 34 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1995 0 641 12 33 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1996 0 641 12 33 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1997 0 634 10 27 0 n/a n/a 0 671
1998 0 613 15 27 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1999 0 646 16 32 0 n/a n/a 0 694
2000 2 658 12 30 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2001 0 660 13 28 0 n/a n/a 0 701
2002 0 627 7 29 0 n/a n/a 0 663
2003 0 627 7 29 0 n/a n/a 0 663
2004 1 565 6 26 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2005 0 465 8 14 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2006 2 433 4 18 0 n/a n/a 0 457
2007 1 516 3 28 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2008 1 455 3 44 1 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 1 451 3 36 1 n/a n/a 0 492
2010 0 471 2 44 3 n/a n/a 0 520
2011 1 476 4 39 4 0 1 0 525
2012 1 419 1 33 1 0 0 0 455
2013 1 391 0 31 1 0 1 0 425
2014 3 403 0 29 1 0 2 0 438
2015 1 407 0 32 1 1 2 0 444
2016 0 395 0 36 1 1 2 0 435
2017 0 390 1 25 1 0 3 0 420

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 Foster Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 678 n/a n/a n/a
1990 680 35.0 19.4 n/a
1991 711 35.0 20.3 n/a
1992 718 41.0 17.5 82.0
1993 701 40.0 17.5 85.3
1994 681 38.0 17.9 78.6
1995 686 40.9 16.8 86.9
1996 686 40.9 16.8 86.9
1997 671 34.0 19.7 87.5
1998 655 33.0 19.8 79.4
1999 694 34.0 20.4 91.5
2000 702 36.6 19.2 90.6
2001 701 35.0 20.0 90.7
2002 663 35.0 18.9 86.9
2003 663 35.0 18.9 86.9
2004 598 33.0 18.1 87.8
2005 487 29.0 16.8 87.9
2006 457 27.0 16.9 95.8
2007 548 30.0 18.3 49.5
2008 504 31.0 16.3 54.0
2009 492 31.0 15.9 52.8
2010 520 33.0 15.7 47.1
2011 525 32.5 16.1 38.7
2012 455 25.0 18.2 32.3
2013 425 24.0 17.7 98.4
2014 438 26.0 16.8 99.1
2015 444 26.0 17.0 95.5
2016 435 26.0 16.7 96.6
2017 420 26.0 16.1 91.2

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 Foster Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 678 n/a n/a n/a
1990 680 35.0 19.4 n/a
1991 711 35.0 20.3 n/a
1992 718 41.0 17.5 82.0
1993 701 40.0 17.5 85.3
1994 681 38.0 17.9 78.6
1995 686 40.9 16.8 86.9
1996 686 40.9 16.8 86.9
1997 671 34.0 19.7 87.5
1998 655 33.0 19.8 79.4
1999 694 34.0 20.4 91.5
2000 702 36.6 19.2 90.6
2001 701 35.0 20.0 90.7
2002 663 35.0 18.9 86.9
2003 663 35.0 18.9 86.9
2004 598 33.0 18.1 87.8
2005 487 29.0 16.8 87.9
2006 457 27.0 16.9 95.8
2007 548 30.0 18.3 49.5
2008 504 31.0 16.3 54.0
2009 492 31.0 15.9 52.8
2010 520 33.0 15.7 47.1
2011 525 32.5 16.1 38.7
2012 455 25.0 18.2 32.3
2013 425 24.0 17.7 98.4
2014 438 26.0 16.8 99.1
2015 444 26.0 17.0 95.5
2016 435 26.0 16.7 96.6
2017 420 26.0 16.1 91.2

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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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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