J Kawas Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 2100 S Milmo Ave
       Laredo, TX  78046-6511


(956) 273-3700

District: Laredo Independent School District (ISD)

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 4,581 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,424 Help

Students who attend J Kawas Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Joaquin Cigarroa Middle
High:    Dr Leo Cigarroa High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7
Number of students:  321

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.4%

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Compare Details J Kawas Elementary ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks first among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Laredo Independent School District (ISD)! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details J Kawas Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Laredo Independent School District (ISD). Racial makeup is: Hispanic (100%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J Kawas Elementary is 11.7, which is the 2nd best among 20 elementary schools in the Laredo Independent School District (ISD). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J Kawas Elementary is $11,424, which is the 8th highest among 20 elementary schools in the Laredo Independent School District (ISD).
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

J Kawas Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks J Kawas Elementary 7th of 4581 Texas public elementary schools. (See J Kawas Elementary in the ranking list.)

Laredo Independent School District (ISD):

SchoolDigger ranks Laredo Independent School District (ISD) 563rd of 965 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J Kawas Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 10.51 3365th 3465 2.9%
2005 6.14 3425th 3475 1.4%
2006 21.19 3126th 3476 10.1%
2007 3.54 3701st 3724 0.6%
2008 30.09 3115th 3768 17.3%
2009 25.34 3385th 3884 12.8%
2010 33.12 3154th 3937 19.9%
2011 24.32 3614th 4095 11.7%
2012 25.48 3625th 4206 13.8%
2013 19.06 3831st 4221 9.2%
2014 33.58 3226th 4260 24.3%
2015 33.36 3187th 4320 26.2%
2016 35.24 3052nd 4286 28.8%
2017 65.40 1236th 4329 71.4%
2018 83.63 571st 4359 86.9%
2019 95.25 159th 4479 96.5%
2021 99.00 47th 4578 99.0%
2022 99.59 7th 4581 99.8%

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

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Enrollment information for J Kawas Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 12 0 0 642 0 n/a n/a 0 654
1990 15 0 0 679 0 n/a n/a 0 694
1991 16 0 0 744 0 n/a n/a 0 760
1992 11 0 0 727 0 n/a n/a 0 738
1993 10 0 0 757 0 n/a n/a 0 767
1994 6 0 0 644 0 n/a n/a 0 650
1995 5 0 0 483 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1996 5 0 0 483 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1997 1 1 0 470 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1998 1 1 0 514 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1999 1 1 0 519 0 n/a n/a 0 521
2000 1 0 0 498 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2001 1 2 0 517 1 n/a n/a 0 521
2002 0 0 0 624 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2003 0 0 0 624 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2004 0 0 0 616 0 n/a n/a 0 616
2005 1 1 0 625 0 n/a n/a 0 627
2006 0 0 0 669 1 n/a n/a 0 670
2007 0 0 0 667 0 n/a n/a 0 667
2008 1 0 0 668 0 n/a n/a 0 669
2009 0 1 0 647 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2010 1 1 0 657 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2011 2 1 0 666 0 0 0 0 669
2012 1 0 0 624 0 0 0 0 625
2013 1 0 0 625 2 0 0 0 628
2014 0 0 0 599 0 0 0 0 599
2015 2 0 0 589 0 0 0 0 591
2016 2 0 0 562 0 0 0 0 564
2017 4 1 0 585 0 0 1 0 591
2018 8 1 0 568 0 0 1 0 578
2019 11 1 0 496 0 0 1 0 509
2020 0 2 0 499 0 0 0 0 501
2021 0 1 0 427 0 0 0 0 428
2022 0 0 0 321 0 0 0 0 321

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 J Kawas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 654 n/a n/a n/a
1990 694 34.0 20.4 n/a
1991 760 33.7 22.5 n/a
1992 738 35.0 21.0 88.1
1993 767 37.0 20.7 95
1994 650 36.1 18.0 90.8
1995 488 31.2 15.6 85.5
1996 488 31.2 15.6 85.5
1997 472 30.2 15.6 88.3
1998 516 28.7 18.0 87.8
1999 521 30.2 17.3 93.1
2000 499 28.6 17.4 65.9
2001 521 30.4 17.1 55.9
2002 624 32.1 19.4 31.6
2003 624 32.1 19.4 31.6
2004 616 36.4 16.9 21.1
2005 627 38.6 16.2 13.1
2006 670 39.0 17.2 0.3
2007 667 40.9 16.3 n/a
2008 669 39.8 16.8 0
2009 648 39.6 16.3 0
2010 659 39.0 16.9 0
2011 669 40.0 16.7 0
2012 625 35.0 17.8 0
2013 628 36.7 17.0 96.3
2014 599 32.8 18.2 97.5
2015 591 35.0 16.8 98
2016 564 34.0 16.5 97.9
2017 591 31.1 18.9 96.3
2018 578 32.6 17.6 97.9
2019 509 31.2 16.3 99.2
2020 501 31.0 16.1 99.4
2021 428 31.0 13.7 99.1
2022 321 27.2 11.7 98.4

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 J Kawas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 654 n/a n/a n/a
1990 694 34.0 20.4 n/a
1991 760 33.7 22.5 n/a
1992 738 35.0 21.0 88.1
1993 767 37.0 20.7 95
1994 650 36.1 18.0 90.8
1995 488 31.2 15.6 85.5
1996 488 31.2 15.6 85.5
1997 472 30.2 15.6 88.3
1998 516 28.7 18.0 87.8
1999 521 30.2 17.3 93.1
2000 499 28.6 17.4 65.9
2001 521 30.4 17.1 55.9
2002 624 32.1 19.4 31.6
2003 624 32.1 19.4 31.6
2004 616 36.4 16.9 21.1
2005 627 38.6 16.2 13.1
2006 670 39.0 17.2 0.3
2007 667 40.9 16.3 n/a
2008 669 39.8 16.8 0
2009 648 39.6 16.3 0
2010 659 39.0 16.9 0
2011 669 40.0 16.7 0
2012 625 35.0 17.8 0
2013 628 36.7 17.0 96.3
2014 599 32.8 18.2 97.5
2015 591 35.0 16.8 98
2016 564 34.0 16.5 97.9
2017 591 31.1 18.9 96.3
2018 578 32.6 17.6 97.9
2019 509 31.2 16.3 99.2
2020 501 31.0 16.1 99.4
2021 428 31.0 13.7 99.1
2022 321 27.2 11.7 98.4

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 J Kawas Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,039 (10.2%) $9,124 (89.8%) $10,163
2020 $1,578 (15.2%) $8,797 (84.8%) $10,375
2021 $1,864 (16.3%) $9,561 (83.7%) $11,424

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J Kawas Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 159th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 7th of 4581 Elementary schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (J Kawas Elementary)9198
 7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))4849
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4452
 8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (J Kawas Elementary)9486
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))5739
 18%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4842
 6%
4th Grade Reading (J Kawas Elementary)5998
 39%
   4th Grade Reading (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))5151
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4354
 11%
4th Grade Writing (J Kawas Elementary)6794
 27%
   4th Grade Writing (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))3925
 14%
   4th Grade Writing (Texas)3326
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (J Kawas Elementary)7498
 24%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))5840
 18%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4641
 5%
5th Grade Reading (J Kawas Elementary)7492
 18%
   5th Grade Reading (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))5455
 1%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5157
 6%
5th Grade Mathematics (J Kawas Elementary)8398
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))6450
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5647
 9%
5th Grade Science (J Kawas Elementary)8094
 14%
   5th Grade Science (Laredo Independent School District (ISD))6243
 19%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4837
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students509428
 15.9%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic496427
 13.9%
Pacific Islander00
White110
 100%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.2%99.1%
 0.1%




Frequently Asked Questions about J Kawas Elementary

Yes! J Kawas Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 7th of 4581 Texas elementary schools.

Students at J Kawas Elementary are 100% Hispanic.

In the 2021-22 school year, 321 students attended J Kawas Elementary.

Students who attend J Kawas Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Joaquin Cigarroa Middle
High : Dr Leo Cigarroa High School


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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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