Hughes Springs Elementary

Summary:

Hughes Springs Elementary is a public elementary school serving 535 students in grades PK-5 in the town of Hughes Springs, Texas. The school consistently performs above the state average on STAAR assessments, with particularly strong results in Reading, Mathematics, and Science.

Hughes Springs Elementary is a standout performer, with 68% of its 5th-grade students achieving proficiency in Reading and 65% in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 56% and 50%, respectively. The school also excels in supporting its diverse student population, including strong performance among English Language Learners and students from low-income households. This success may be attributed to the school's higher per-student spending, which has increased from $8,611 in 2018-2019 to $10,624 in 2020-2021.

Compared to nearby schools like Pittsburg Pri, Pittsburg Elementary, Linden Elementary, and Ore City Elementary, Hughes Springs Elementary generally outperforms them on STAAR assessments. However, Chapel Hill Elementary, part of the Chapel Hill Independent School District, also demonstrates strong academic performance and may be a comparable option for parents in the region.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 809 Russell
       Hughes Springs, TX  75656


(903) 639-3880

District: Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1394th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,624 Help


Students who attend Hughes Springs Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Hughes Springs J H
High:    Hughes Springs High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  535

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.5%
African American:
14.8%
Hispanic:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hughes Springs Elementary ranks better than 70% of elementary schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hughes Springs Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (67.5%), African American (14.8%), Hispanic (13.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hughes Springs Elementary is 11.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hughes Springs Elementary is $10,624.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hughes Springs Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hughes Springs Elementary 1394th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Hughes Springs Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd) 177th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hughes Springs Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 26.60 2984th 3465 13.9%
2005 35.02 2661st 3475 23.4%
2006 38.63 2557th 3476 26.4%
2007 47.23 2339th 3724 37.2%
2008 63.59 1441st 3768 61.8%
2009 65.65 1386th 3884 64.3%
2010 60.74 1719th 3937 56.3%
2011 63.78 1584th 4095 61.3%
2012 61.47 1621st 4206 61.5%
2013 69.79 1192nd 4221 71.8%
2014 75.28 945th 4260 77.8%
2015 65.47 1492nd 4320 65.5%
2016 60.91 1721st 4286 59.8%
2017 32.63 2982nd 4329 31.1%
2018 49.78 1999th 4359 54.1%
2019 49.25 2092nd 4479 53.3%
2021 60.72 1496th 4578 67.3%
2022 65.62 1342nd 4581 70.7%
2023 64.60 1394th 4647 70.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.59 749th 1046 28.4%
2019 30.91 851st 1112 23.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.25 2412th 3226 25.2%
2019 18.63 3120th 3333 6.4%
2022 74.25 538th 3487 84.6%
2023 72.40 629th 3556 82.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.46 670th 3558 81.2%
2019 64.77 754th 3684 79.5%
2021 46.85 1591st 3799 58.1%
2022 33.72 2748th 3952 30.5%
2023 47.71 1779th 4086 56.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.28 2155th 4264 49.5%
2019 50.00 2069th 4309 52.0%
2021 59.92 1405th 4451 68.4%
2022 53.76 1900th 4477 57.6%
2023 74.53 671st 4521 85.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.17 2103rd 4306 51.2%
2019 38.57 2774th 4348 36.2%
2021 52.54 1885th 4499 58.1%
2022 73.60 946th 4561 79.3%
2023 72.39 999th 4588 78.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.40 2118th 3184 33.5%
2021 73.28 752nd 3006 75.0%
2022 75.58 389th 2958 86.8%
2023 66.38 1076th 2980 63.9%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.54 1784th 4240 57.9%
2019 57.05 1515th 4295 64.7%
2021 73.03 611th 4331 85.9%
2022 63.99 1174th 4461 73.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.63 1962nd 4319 54.6%
2019 60.94 1416th 4357 67.5%
2021 64.45 1289th 4498 71.3%
2022 57.72 1725th 4563 62.2%
2023 57.84 1708th 4585 62.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.59 2114th 2483 14.9%
2019 27.14 2068th 2515 17.8%
2021 66.27 515th 2444 78.9%
2023 49.92 1081st 2443 55.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.28 3513th 4168 15.7%
2019 65.63 1079th 4188 74.2%
2021 67.55 981st 4329 77.3%
2022 72.26 828th 4376 81.1%
2023 55.77 1730th 4401 60.7%
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Rank History for White students at Hughes Springs Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.05 1901st 3127 39.2%
2019 36.08 2215th 3142 29.5%
2021 38.08 2020th 3082 34.5%
2022 42.70 1913th 3082 37.9%
2023 51.57 1549th 3106 50.1%
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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.

Hughes Springs Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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by a teacher
Friday, May 4, 2018

Open Quote As a faculty member, I felt well supported and cared for by the principal and assistant principal. They worked hard to have a schedule that met the needs of our students as well as reasonable class sizes (20 or less) for the benefit of the student and teacher. It's a very proud school that puts money behind academics and things that matter. Very lucky to have been a part of their staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hughes Springs Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 365 79 1 9 n/a n/a n/a 0 454
1989 372 68 0 18 1 n/a n/a 0 459
1990 366 70 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 447
1991 387 90 0 15 0 n/a n/a -54 438
1992 361 81 0 22 1 n/a n/a 0 465
1993 339 85 0 20 2 n/a n/a 0 446
1994 345 78 0 23 4 n/a n/a 0 450
1995 370 94 0 25 3 n/a n/a 0 492
1996 370 94 0 25 3 n/a n/a 0 492
1997 361 83 0 27 4 n/a n/a 0 475
1998 357 87 0 21 4 n/a n/a 0 469
1999 378 88 0 16 2 n/a n/a 0 484
2000 358 91 0 23 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 333 93 0 18 0 n/a n/a 0 444
2002 306 76 1 26 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2003 306 76 1 26 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2004 321 83 0 33 3 n/a n/a 0 440
2005 321 76 0 31 4 n/a n/a 0 432
2006 313 75 0 41 3 n/a n/a 0 432
2007 330 86 0 36 5 n/a n/a 0 457
2008 379 90 0 48 3 n/a n/a 0 520
2009 409 101 0 50 1 n/a n/a 0 561
2010 419 95 3 56 0 n/a n/a 0 573
2011 442 73 2 59 0 1 14 0 591
2012 454 78 2 57 1 0 16 0 608
2013 463 69 2 63 2 0 25 0 624
2014 447 82 2 62 2 1 33 0 629
2015 464 81 1 61 1 1 29 0 638
2016 473 81 0 60 1 1 29 0 645
2017 465 76 1 70 0 2 26 0 640
2018 469 74 3 71 0 1 23 0 641
2019 430 81 2 79 0 0 28 0 620
2020 399 73 4 89 0 1 21 0 587
2021 372 64 4 72 1 1 13 0 527
2022 375 67 9 73 1 0 16 0 541
2023 361 79 11 72 1 0 11 0 535

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 Hughes Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 454 32.0 14.1 n/a
1989 459 n/a n/a n/a
1990 447 32.0 13.9 n/a
1991 438 8.9 49.2 n/a
1992 465 33.1 14.0 46.7
1993 446 34.0 13.1 56.3
1994 450 34.0 13.2 46.2
1995 492 35.5 13.9 54.7
1996 492 35.5 13.9 54.7
1997 475 36.0 13.2 49.3
1998 469 37.0 12.7 43.9
1999 484 36.2 13.4 59.7
2000 472 35.0 13.5 60.2
2001 444 36.8 12.1 62.6
2002 409 34.6 11.8 63.8
2003 409 34.6 11.8 63.8
2004 440 34.6 12.7 67.3
2005 432 34.5 12.5 65.5
2006 432 32.8 13.2 64.4
2007 457 34.7 13.2 60.6
2008 520 35.9 14.5 59.6
2009 561 35.7 15.7 59.9
2010 573 36.0 15.9 68.2
2011 591 36.9 15.9 60.2
2012 608 37.2 16.3 58.2
2013 624 39.5 15.7 62.5
2014 629 38.1 16.4 65
2015 638 42.0 15.1 68.3
2016 645 42.0 15.3 60.6
2017 640 43.1 14.8 63.9
2018 641 41.8 15.3 64.7
2019 620 41.2 15.0 66.1
2020 587 42.9 13.6 66.4
2021 527 43.7 12.0 62.2
2022 541 47.5 11.3 58.6
2023 535 46.5 11.4 66.7

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 Hughes Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 454 32.0 14.1 n/a
1989 459 n/a n/a n/a
1990 447 32.0 13.9 n/a
1991 438 8.9 49.2 n/a
1992 465 33.1 14.0 46.7
1993 446 34.0 13.1 56.3
1994 450 34.0 13.2 46.2
1995 492 35.5 13.9 54.7
1996 492 35.5 13.9 54.7
1997 475 36.0 13.2 49.3
1998 469 37.0 12.7 43.9
1999 484 36.2 13.4 59.7
2000 472 35.0 13.5 60.2
2001 444 36.8 12.1 62.6
2002 409 34.6 11.8 63.8
2003 409 34.6 11.8 63.8
2004 440 34.6 12.7 67.3
2005 432 34.5 12.5 65.5
2006 432 32.8 13.2 64.4
2007 457 34.7 13.2 60.6
2008 520 35.9 14.5 59.6
2009 561 35.7 15.7 59.9
2010 573 36.0 15.9 68.2
2011 591 36.9 15.9 60.2
2012 608 37.2 16.3 58.2
2013 624 39.5 15.7 62.5
2014 629 38.1 16.4 65
2015 638 42.0 15.1 68.3
2016 645 42.0 15.3 60.6
2017 640 43.1 14.8 63.9
2018 641 41.8 15.3 64.7
2019 620 41.2 15.0 66.1
2020 587 42.9 13.6 66.4
2021 527 43.7 12.0 62.2
2022 541 47.5 11.3 58.6
2023 535 46.5 11.4 66.7

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 Hughes Springs Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,035 (12.0%) $7,576 (88.0%) $8,611
2020 $1,610 (17.0%) $7,858 (83.0%) $9,468
2021 $1,368 (12.9%) $9,255 (87.1%) $10,624

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hughes Springs Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2092nd of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 1394th of 4647 Elementary schools
 16.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Elementary)3941
 2%
   3rd Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))3941
 2%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Elementary)4325
 18%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))4325
 18%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Elementary)5353
   4th Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))5353
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Elementary)4053
 13%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))4053
 13%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Elementary)4668
 22%
   5th Grade Reading (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))4668
 22%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Elementary)5565
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))5565
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Hughes Springs Elementary)5469
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Hughes Springs Independent School District (Isd))5469
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students620535
 13.7%
African American8179
 2.5%
American Indian01
Asian211
 450%
Hispanic7972
 8.9%
Pacific Islander00
White430361
 16%
Two or More Races2811
 60.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.1%66.7%
 0.6%


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Hughes Springs Elementary ranks 1394th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Hughes Springs Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hughes Springs J H
High : Hughes Springs High School

Students at Hughes Springs Elementary are 67% White, 15% African American, 13% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 535 students attended Hughes Springs Elementary.


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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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