Linden Elementary

Summary:

Linden Elementary is a public elementary school in Linden, Texas, serving around 340 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the McLeod Independent School District (Isd), which is ranked 508 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Linden Elementary faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a higher percentage of White students (65%) and African American students (15.59%) than the state average, but its academic performance, as measured by STAAR test scores, is generally below the state and district averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd grade reading proficiency rate was 29%, compared to the state average of 50%. Additionally, Linden Elementary has a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 80.59% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, which is significantly higher than the state average and the nearby schools like McLeod Elementary and Hughes Springs Elementary.

Linden Elementary's academic performance has declined over the years, and the school's ranking has generally been in the bottom half of Texas elementary schools, with a ranking of 3328 out of 4647 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. While the school spends more per student ($11,656 in 2020-2021) compared to the nearby schools, this does not seem to translate into better academic outcomes, suggesting that factors beyond just funding, such as teacher quality, curriculum, and school leadership, may be contributing to the school's performance challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 107 S Kaufman St
       Linden, TX  75563


(903) 756-5471

District: Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3328th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,656 Help


Students who attend Linden Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Mae Luster Stephens J H
High:    Linden-Kildare High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  340

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.0%
African American:
15.6%
Hispanic:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Linden Elementary ranks worse than 71.6% of elementary schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65%), African American (15.6%), Hispanic (8.8%). (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 Linden Elementary is 12.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Linden Elementary is $11,656.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Linden Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Linden Elementary 3328th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Linden Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District 508th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Linden Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.68 533rd 3465 84.6%
2005 71.41 913th 3475 73.7%
2006 79.80 425th 3476 87.8%
2007 64.84 1378th 3724 63.0%
2008 78.36 563rd 3768 85.1%
2009 72.32 943rd 3884 75.7%
2010 77.87 599th 3937 84.8%
2011 73.54 937th 4095 77.1%
2012 85.35 423rd 4206 89.9%
2013 71.19 1117th 4221 73.5%
2014 66.06 1420th 4260 66.7%
2015 70.21 1257th 4320 70.9%
2016 67.54 1392nd 4286 67.5%
2017 38.93 2599th 4329 40.0%
2018 43.05 2362nd 4359 45.8%
2019 27.57 3490th 4479 22.1%
2021 49.93 2038th 4578 55.5%
2022 50.53 2127th 4581 53.6%
2023 31.11 3328th 4647 28.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.75 704th 1046 32.7%
2019 28.40 872nd 1112 21.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.32 2567th 3558 27.9%
2021 29.29 2864th 3799 24.6%
2022 25.03 3382nd 3952 14.4%
2023 28.11 3263rd 4086 20.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.18 2217th 4264 48.0%
2019 23.63 3819th 4309 11.4%
2021 55.98 1633rd 4451 63.3%
2022 43.33 2600th 4477 41.9%
2023 27.15 3707th 4521 18.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.45 2139th 4306 50.3%
2019 36.80 2888th 4348 33.6%
2021 44.40 2332nd 4499 48.2%
2022 54.92 1853rd 4561 59.4%
2023 43.07 2603rd 4588 43.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.75 238th 3106 92.3%
2019 39.76 2400th 3184 24.6%
2021 17.39 2666th 3006 11.3%
2022 64.23 1166th 2958 60.6%
2023 47.23 2037th 2980 31.6%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.43 3695th 4240 12.9%
2019 21.58 3898th 4295 9.2%
2021 37.84 2732nd 4331 36.9%
2022 47.36 2293rd 4461 48.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.14 2829th 4319 34.5%
2019 19.82 3859th 4357 11.4%
2021 54.60 1759th 4498 60.9%
2022 46.18 2370th 4563 48.1%
2023 22.18 3882nd 4585 15.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.21 2455th 2483 1.1%
2019 7.89 2500th 2515 0.6%
2021 66.34 514th 2444 79.0%
2022 73.39 404th 2421 83.3%
2023 25.14 2056th 2443 15.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.41 4042nd 4168 3.0%
2019 15.71 3988th 4188 4.8%
2021 40.79 2533rd 4329 41.5%
2022 73.81 761st 4376 82.6%
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Rank History for White students at Linden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.68 2063rd 3127 34.0%
2019 32.00 2366th 3142 24.7%
2021 28.46 2411th 3082 21.8%
2022 27.26 2505th 3082 18.7%
2023 18.86 2771st 3106 10.8%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Linden Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 448 193 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 643
1990 422 202 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1991 446 164 0 9 2 n/a n/a -91 530
1992 420 163 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 590
1993 396 165 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1994 381 165 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1995 344 138 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 344 138 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 336 132 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1998 329 127 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 462
1999 334 139 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2000 299 121 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2001 331 116 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2002 318 104 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2003 318 104 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2004 301 99 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2005 294 103 2 20 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2006 283 80 3 22 2 n/a n/a 0 390
2007 269 84 5 23 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 259 75 4 28 0 n/a n/a 0 366
2009 246 79 4 24 3 n/a n/a 0 356
2010 252 72 4 23 0 n/a n/a 0 351
2011 238 65 5 25 1 0 5 0 339
2012 259 77 6 25 2 0 14 0 383
2013 270 76 5 28 0 0 13 0 392
2014 233 74 6 38 0 0 15 0 366
2015 208 83 5 37 1 0 22 0 356
2016 208 75 1 31 0 0 21 0 336
2017 217 65 1 31 0 0 23 0 337
2018 214 64 1 30 0 0 25 0 334
2019 207 73 1 36 1 0 24 0 342
2020 191 63 3 29 0 0 22 0 308
2021 197 58 2 23 0 0 21 0 301
2022 214 55 3 29 2 0 31 0 334
2023 221 53 3 30 3 0 30 0 340

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 Linden Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 643 n/a n/a n/a
1990 631 41.0 15.3 n/a
1991 530 14.9 35.5 n/a
1992 590 41.0 14.3 44.2
1993 564 39.0 14.5 54.1
1994 549 39.8 13.8 49.7
1995 489 41.0 11.9 50.5
1996 489 41.0 11.9 50.5
1997 471 39.0 12.1 53.7
1998 462 37.0 12.5 46.8
1999 480 38.0 12.6 58.5
2000 424 37.0 11.5 55.2
2001 451 37.7 12.0 54.1
2002 427 35.0 12.2 59.5
2003 427 35.0 12.2 59.5
2004 412 33.0 12.5 55.3
2005 419 33.0 12.7 61.6
2006 390 34.0 11.5 61
2007 381 34.0 11.2 60.4
2008 366 33.0 11.1 65.8
2009 356 33.0 10.8 62.9
2010 351 33.0 10.6 72.6
2011 339 32.0 10.5 70.5
2012 383 28.4 13.4 73.1
2013 392 28.5 13.7 77
2014 366 30.6 11.9 79.5
2015 356 28.0 12.7 77
2016 336 29.0 11.5 77.4
2017 337 28.0 12.0 60.5
2018 334 25.4 13.1 77.5
2019 342 26.3 12.9 81.6
2020 308 29.1 10.5 70.8
2021 301 29.1 10.3 72.4
2022 334 27.8 11.9 74
2023 340 26.9 12.6 80.6

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 Linden Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 643 n/a n/a n/a
1990 631 41.0 15.3 n/a
1991 530 14.9 35.5 n/a
1992 590 41.0 14.3 44.2
1993 564 39.0 14.5 54.1
1994 549 39.8 13.8 49.7
1995 489 41.0 11.9 50.5
1996 489 41.0 11.9 50.5
1997 471 39.0 12.1 53.7
1998 462 37.0 12.5 46.8
1999 480 38.0 12.6 58.5
2000 424 37.0 11.5 55.2
2001 451 37.7 12.0 54.1
2002 427 35.0 12.2 59.5
2003 427 35.0 12.2 59.5
2004 412 33.0 12.5 55.3
2005 419 33.0 12.7 61.6
2006 390 34.0 11.5 61
2007 381 34.0 11.2 60.4
2008 366 33.0 11.1 65.8
2009 356 33.0 10.8 62.9
2010 351 33.0 10.6 72.6
2011 339 32.0 10.5 70.5
2012 383 28.4 13.4 73.1
2013 392 28.5 13.7 77
2014 366 30.6 11.9 79.5
2015 356 28.0 12.7 77
2016 336 29.0 11.5 77.4
2017 337 28.0 12.0 60.5
2018 334 25.4 13.1 77.5
2019 342 26.3 12.9 81.6
2020 308 29.1 10.5 70.8
2021 301 29.1 10.3 72.4
2022 334 27.8 11.9 74
2023 340 26.9 12.6 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Linden Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $864 (9.0%) $8,751 (91.0%) $9,615
2020 $1,204 (10.7%) $10,019 (89.3%) $11,222
2021 $859 (7.4%) $10,797 (92.6%) $11,656

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Linden Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3490th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 3328th of 4647 Elementary schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Linden Elementary)1529
 14%
   3rd Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)1529
 14%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Linden Elementary)3329
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)3329
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Linden Elementary)4232
 10%
   4th Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)4232
 10%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Linden Elementary)3027
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)3027
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Linden Elementary)4352
 9%
   5th Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)4352
 9%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Linden Elementary)2638
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)2638
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Linden Elementary)3335
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)3335
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students342340
 0.6%
African American7353
 27.4%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic3630
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White207221
 6.8%
Two or More Races2430
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.6%80.6%
 1%


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Students who attend Linden Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Mae Luster Stephens J H
High : Linden-Kildare High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 340 students attended Linden Elementary.

Linden Elementary ranks 3328th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Linden Elementary are 65% White, 16% African American, 9% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races.


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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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