Ira Cross Junior Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1910 Herndon Dr
       Killeen, TX  76543-5237


(254) 336-2550

District: Killeen Independent School District (ISD)

SchoolDigger Rank:
2692nd of 4,581 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,304 Help

Students who attend Ira Cross Junior Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Manor Middle
High:    Killeen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  676

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.4%
Hispanic:
26.9%
White:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.6%

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Compare Details Ira Cross Junior Elementary ranks worse than 58.8% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 11th among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (50.4%), Hispanic (26.9%), White (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ira Cross Junior Elementary is 15.2. 18 elementary schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ira Cross Junior Elementary is $8,304. 19 elementary schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD) spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Ira Cross Junior Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ira Cross Junior Elementary 2692nd of 4581 Texas public elementary schools. (See Ira Cross Junior Elementary in the ranking list.)

Killeen Independent School District (ISD):

SchoolDigger ranks Killeen Independent School District (ISD) 695th of 965 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.61 1929th 3465 44.3%
2005 41.80 2398th 3475 31.0%
2006 33.14 2733rd 3476 21.4%
2007 62.81 1494th 3724 59.9%
2008 34.35 2928th 3768 22.3%
2009 31.44 3134th 3884 19.3%
2010 36.27 3002nd 3937 23.7%
2011 41.53 2876th 4095 29.8%
2012 28.72 3493rd 4206 17.0%
2013 25.00 3610th 4221 14.5%
2014 18.01 3891st 4260 8.7%
2015 36.68 3029th 4320 29.9%
2016 55.11 2048th 4286 52.2%
2017 50.04 1964th 4329 54.6%
2018 50.60 1956th 4359 55.1%
2019 47.24 2206th 4479 50.7%
2021 45.96 2249th 4578 50.9%
2022 40.74 2692nd 4581 41.2%

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

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Enrollment information for Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 175 270 16 116 5 n/a n/a 0 582
2005 186 298 23 130 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2006 162 208 26 127 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2007 150 381 22 153 3 n/a n/a 0 709
2008 161 379 19 166 1 n/a n/a 0 726
2009 154 368 9 148 0 n/a n/a 0 679
2010 182 392 20 205 2 n/a n/a 0 801
2011 153 391 22 188 4 16 20 0 794
2012 133 371 12 192 2 18 34 0 762
2013 108 367 9 207 4 11 50 0 756
2014 106 418 9 189 4 17 44 0 787
2015 107 400 13 183 2 17 38 0 760
2016 106 397 11 185 0 9 36 0 744
2017 96 382 9 185 2 13 50 0 737
2018 94 368 10 179 3 14 46 0 714
2019 98 365 12 190 3 10 62 0 740
2020 87 377 10 215 3 17 56 0 765
2021 71 341 9 182 1 15 57 0 676

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 Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 582 37.3 15.6 55.3
2005 638 45.0 14.2 54.5
2006 524 36.4 14.4 54.4
2007 709 48.7 14.6 67
2008 726 50.0 14.5 66.1
2009 679 49.2 13.8 67
2010 801 51.6 15.5 71.3
2011 794 56.4 14.0 69.8
2012 762 54.4 13.9 72.3
2013 756 52.2 14.4 75.7
2014 787 48.9 16.0 73.4
2015 760 48.0 15.8 76.6
2016 744 51.0 14.5 78.1
2017 737 46.7 15.7 84.3
2018 714 43.1 16.5 82.2
2019 740 41.8 17.6 85.8
2020 765 46.5 16.4 86.9
2021 676 44.4 15.2 80.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 582 37.3 15.6 55.3
2005 638 45.0 14.2 54.5
2006 524 36.4 14.4 54.4
2007 709 48.7 14.6 67
2008 726 50.0 14.5 66.1
2009 679 49.2 13.8 67
2010 801 51.6 15.5 71.3
2011 794 56.4 14.0 69.8
2012 762 54.4 13.9 72.3
2013 756 52.2 14.4 75.7
2014 787 48.9 16.0 73.4
2015 760 48.0 15.8 76.6
2016 744 51.0 14.5 78.1
2017 737 46.7 15.7 84.3
2018 714 43.1 16.5 82.2
2019 740 41.8 17.6 85.8
2020 765 46.5 16.4 86.9
2021 676 44.4 15.2 80.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,037 (12.5%) $7,267 (87.5%) $8,304

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ira Cross Junior Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 2206th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 2692nd of 4581 Elementary schools
 9.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)3431
 3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))3944
 5%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4452
 8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)4525
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4833
 15%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4842
 6%
4th Grade Reading (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)3849
 11%
   4th Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))3547
 12%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4354
 11%
4th Grade Writing (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)3025
 5%
   4th Grade Writing (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))2621
 5%
   4th Grade Writing (Texas)3326
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)4736
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4231
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4641
 5%
5th Grade Reading (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)4657
 11%
   5th Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4451
 7%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5157
 6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)6354
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))5239
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5647
 9%
5th Grade Science (Ira Cross Junior Elementary)4431
 13%
   5th Grade Science (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))3525
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4837
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students740676
 8.6%
African American365341
 6.6%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian129
 25%
Hispanic190182
 4.2%
Pacific Islander1015
 50%
White9871
 27.6%
Two or More Races6257
 8.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.8%80.6%
 5.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Ira Cross Junior Elementary

Students at Ira Cross Junior Elementary are 50% African American, 27% Hispanic, 11% White, 8% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.

In the 2020-21 school year, 676 students attended Ira Cross Junior Elementary.

Students who attend Ira Cross Junior Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Manor Middle
High : Killeen High School

Ira Cross Junior Elementary ranks 2692nd of 4581 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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