Helms Elementary

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 503 W 21st St
       Houston, TX  77008-3641


 (713) 867-5130

 School Website

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3122nd of 4,329 Texas Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  494

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
82.2%
African American:
7.3%
White:
6.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.5%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Helms Elementary ranked worse than 72.1% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 95th among 171 ranked elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (82.2%), African American (7.3%), White (6.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 74.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Helms Elementary is 15.4, which is the 14th best among 171 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Helms Elementary employs 32 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Helms Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Helms Elementary 3122nd of 4329 Texas public elementary schools. (See Helms Elementary in the ranking list.)

Houston Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District 601st of 966 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Helms Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 27.06 2967th 3465 14.4%
2005 13.92 3317th 3475 4.5%
2006 32.69 2747th 3476 21.0%
2007 35.37 2869th 3724 23.0%
2008 44.62 2438th 3768 35.3%
2009 37.82 2853rd 3884 26.5%
2010 46.13 2530th 3937 35.7%
2011 38.31 3037th 4095 25.8%
2012 49.41 2317th 4206 44.9%
2013 30.90 3360th 4221 20.4%
2014 28.18 3484th 4260 18.2%
2015 9.97 4129th 4320 4.4%
2016 25.37 3495th 4286 18.5%
2017 30.46 3122nd 4329 27.9%

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

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by a parent
Monday, March 19, 2018

Open Quote This is my son’s first year at Helms Elementary. Their dual language program is first rate! I cannot believe how much my son has already learned in Kindergarten and I am so impressed by all of the teachers. It is a warm community of families that believe in creating global citizens. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Open Quote The teachers and staff are amazing. My son loves going to this school. I especially love their dual language program in which instruction is both in english and spanish. I truly recommend this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 10, 2014

Open Quote Helms is one of the smaller schools in at the area. My daughter attends the spanish emersion program. We speak absolutely no spanish at home, but that has not been an issue. The new principle is great. Helms has a very loving and caring atmosphere. Every teacher and admin knows the kids names. My daughter has learned so much since she started! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Helms Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 55 8 1 377 n/a n/a n/a 1 441
1989 37 9 2 379 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1990 40 7 2 377 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1991 46 8 2 399 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1992 44 8 1 398 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1993 43 6 2 357 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1994 35 8 1 380 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1995 32 13 3 341 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1996 32 13 3 341 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1997 28 7 1 351 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1998 21 4 1 341 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1999 16 3 2 336 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2000 21 3 1 394 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2001 22 4 0 394 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2002 31 11 4 405 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 31 11 4 405 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 33 16 5 426 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2005 33 19 4 441 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2006 43 26 5 415 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2007 46 27 5 457 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2008 51 31 3 469 2 n/a n/a 0 556
2009 63 32 4 446 2 n/a n/a 0 547
2010 59 22 4 453 2 n/a n/a 0 540
2011 48 22 0 453 2 0 8 0 533
2012 51 22 0 452 3 0 12 0 540
2013 49 18 0 441 4 0 20 0 532
2014 47 23 0 441 2 0 17 0 530
2015 38 28 0 434 2 0 11 0 513
2016 32 36 2 406 1 0 17 0 494

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 Helms Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 25.0 17.6 n/a
1989 427 n/a n/a n/a
1990 426 23.0 18.5 n/a
1991 455 23.0 19.7 n/a
1992 451 28.0 16.1 77.4
1993 408 25.0 16.3 89.2
1994 424 23.0 18.4 84.0
1995 389 21.7 17.9 85.6
1996 389 21.7 17.9 85.6
1997 387 20.0 19.4 84.5
1998 367 19.0 19.3 80.9
1999 357 20.0 17.9 90.8
2000 419 22.0 19.0 86.6
2001 420 17.9 23.5 87.1
2002 451 27.5 16.4 81.8
2003 451 27.5 16.4 81.8
2004 480 27.5 17.5 80.4
2005 497 28.5 17.4 75.5
2006 489 30.0 16.3 80.8
2007 535 30.5 17.5 66.4
2008 556 32.0 17.4 68.0
2009 547 32.0 17.1 59.2
2010 540 32.0 16.8 56.7
2011 533 30.5 17.4 44.8
2012 540 31.9 16.8 41.5
2013 532 32.8 16.2 72.6
2014 530 30.8 17.2 74.3
2015 513 29.0 17.6 72.1
2016 494 32.0 15.4 74.5

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 Helms Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 25.0 17.6 n/a
1989 427 n/a n/a n/a
1990 426 23.0 18.5 n/a
1991 455 23.0 19.7 n/a
1992 451 28.0 16.1 77.4
1993 408 25.0 16.3 89.2
1994 424 23.0 18.4 84.0
1995 389 21.7 17.9 85.6
1996 389 21.7 17.9 85.6
1997 387 20.0 19.4 84.5
1998 367 19.0 19.3 80.9
1999 357 20.0 17.9 90.8
2000 419 22.0 19.0 86.6
2001 420 17.9 23.5 87.1
2002 451 27.5 16.4 81.8
2003 451 27.5 16.4 81.8
2004 480 27.5 17.5 80.4
2005 497 28.5 17.4 75.5
2006 489 30.0 16.3 80.8
2007 535 30.5 17.5 66.4
2008 556 32.0 17.4 68.0
2009 547 32.0 17.1 59.2
2010 540 32.0 16.8 56.7
2011 533 30.5 17.4 44.8
2012 540 31.9 16.8 41.5
2013 532 32.8 16.2 72.6
2014 530 30.8 17.2 74.3
2015 513 29.0 17.6 72.1
2016 494 32.0 15.4 74.5

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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