Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Mae Luster Stephens J H is a public middle school in Linden, Texas, serving 133 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District, which is ranked 508 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Mae Luster Stephens J H has a higher percentage of White students (67.67%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 51.49% to 92.86% White students. The school also has a higher percentage of African American students (11.28%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 7.25% to 30.08%. Academically, the school's performance on STAAR tests is generally on par with or slightly below state and district averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 28% in 8th grade Social Studies to 59% in 8th grade Mathematics. However, the school's African American students and English Language Learners have consistently ranked in the bottom 10% of Texas middle schools, suggesting an area for improvement.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Hughes Springs J H, Mae Luster Stephens J H generally performs on par or slightly below in terms of academic achievement. The school has a relatively high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 57.35% to 65.41% over the past three years, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income backgrounds. On a positive note, the school's Gifted and Talented students ranked 52nd out of 1,501 Texas middle schools in 2020-2021, suggesting the school is effectively serving the needs of its high-achieving students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 857 Us Hwy 59 S
       Linden, TX  75563


(903) 756-5381

District: Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1040th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,090 Help


Students who attend Mae Luster Stephens J H usually attend:

High:    Linden-Kildare High School

Feeder schools for Mae Luster Stephens J H:

Elementary:    Linden Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  8.7 Help
Number of students:  133

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.7%
Hispanic:
14.3%
African American:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.4% Help


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Compare Details Mae Luster Stephens J H ranks better than 55.4% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.15. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.7%), Hispanic (14.3%), African American (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mae Luster Stephens J H is 8.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mae Luster Stephens J H is $13,090.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mae Luster Stephens J H:

SchoolDigger ranks Mae Luster Stephens J H 1040th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Mae Luster Stephens J H in the ranking list.)

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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 Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Rank History for all students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.78 160th 1573 89.8%
2005 67.99 469th 1582 70.4%
2006 65.49 523rd 1585 67.0%
2007 72.50 360th 1684 78.6%
2008 59.38 735th 1718 57.2%
2009 47.76 1085th 1763 38.5%
2010 48.61 1117th 1803 38.0%
2011 57.85 864th 1895 54.4%
2012 40.47 1261st 1951 35.4%
2013 46.97 1146th 1973 41.9%
2014 67.47 599th 1987 69.9%
2015 73.52 431st 2043 78.9%
2016 67.82 607th 1987 69.5%
2017 49.91 886th 2027 56.3%
2018 36.24 1347th 2080 35.2%
2019 21.81 1846th 2193 15.8%
2021 56.42 840th 2252 62.7%
2022 55.14 874th 2254 61.2%
2023 51.15 1040th 2330 55.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.02 707th 813 13.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.01 1669th 1720 3.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.71 1573rd 1597 1.5%
2019 19.76 1517th 1626 6.7%
2021 23.17 1560th 1712 8.9%
2022 58.62 439th 1757 75.0%
2023 39.92 1015th 1815 44.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.66 1329th 2039 34.8%
2019 27.61 1689th 2073 18.5%
2021 73.77 312th 2172 85.6%
2022 43.76 1202nd 2220 45.9%
2023 51.56 982nd 2251 56.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.33 1246th 2008 37.9%
2019 25.28 1673rd 2047 18.3%
2021 53.23 889th 2151 58.7%
2022 48.75 1039th 2221 53.2%
2023 49.05 1046th 2241 53.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.76 249th 1430 82.6%
2021 84.25 52nd 1501 96.5%
2022 73.73 310th 1488 79.2%
2023 54.94 851st 1481 42.5%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.19 1926th 2008 4.1%
2019 18.56 1943rd 2058 5.6%
2021 63.51 474th 2118 77.6%
2022 35.59 1472nd 2182 32.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.81 1416th 2030 30.2%
2019 18.78 1845th 2069 10.8%
2021 56.16 817th 2168 62.3%
2022 61.27 701st 2228 68.5%
2023 50.41 1023rd 2245 54.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.37 1115th 1167 4.5%
2019 11.63 1165th 1193 2.3%
2021 10.24 1210th 1213 0.2%
2022 18.54 1168th 1251 6.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 4.74 1909th 1935 1.3%
2021 52.80 804th 2043 60.6%
2022 42.94 1136th 2077 45.3%
2023 56.23 769th 2116 63.7%
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Rank History for White students at Mae Luster Stephens J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.74 1239th 1673 25.9%
2019 14.43 1581st 1684 6.1%
2021 49.83 808th 1700 52.5%
2022 58.50 622nd 1723 63.9%
2023 40.02 1131st 1749 35.3%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 175 75 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 253
1990 200 76 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1991 210 81 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 297
1992 232 94 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 329
1993 216 95 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 313
1994 232 88 0 4 2 n/a n/a 0 326
1995 229 71 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1996 229 71 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1997 199 68 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1998 188 64 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 253
1999 165 71 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 237
2000 162 84 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 251
2001 158 65 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 227
2002 162 40 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 205
2003 162 40 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 205
2004 153 48 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 203
2005 157 43 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 203
2006 153 55 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 218
2007 153 52 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 214
2008 152 39 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 204
2009 143 37 0 14 0 n/a n/a 0 194
2010 132 36 1 21 0 n/a n/a 0 190
2011 123 38 3 17 0 0 0 0 181
2012 118 44 3 15 0 0 1 0 181
2013 109 34 3 10 1 0 3 0 160
2014 119 32 3 8 1 0 2 0 165
2015 124 28 2 9 1 0 2 0 166
2016 127 27 1 8 0 0 2 0 165
2017 116 27 2 11 0 0 6 0 162
2018 107 22 1 11 0 0 5 0 146
2019 101 22 1 8 1 0 7 0 140
2020 90 23 0 14 0 0 10 0 137
2021 93 21 0 13 0 0 9 0 136
2022 86 23 2 20 0 0 9 0 140
2023 90 15 2 19 0 0 7 0 133

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 Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 253 n/a n/a n/a
1990 278 17.0 16.3 n/a
1991 297 19.9 14.9 n/a
1992 329 20.8 15.8 33.7
1993 313 21.0 14.9 50.2
1994 326 21.7 15.0 35
1995 302 23.1 13.1 35.8
1996 302 23.1 13.1 35.8
1997 269 20.9 12.9 40.5
1998 253 21.2 11.9 36.8
1999 237 22.3 10.6 50.2
2000 251 24.7 10.2 52.6
2001 227 23.0 9.9 53.7
2002 205 20.2 10.1 45.9
2003 205 20.2 10.1 45.9
2004 203 20.2 10.0 44.8
2005 203 19.4 10.5 48.8
2006 218 19.8 11.0 53.7
2007 214 19.1 11.2 56.1
2008 204 19.1 10.7 54.4
2009 194 19.0 10.2 53.6
2010 190 18.7 10.1 57.4
2011 181 18.9 9.5 63.5
2012 181 18.9 9.5 70.2
2013 160 17.7 9.0 75.6
2014 165 16.9 9.7 70.3
2015 166 17.0 9.7 62.7
2016 165 16.0 10.3 68.5
2017 162 17.2 9.3 66.7
2018 146 14.5 10.0 63.7
2019 140 12.5 11.1 67.1
2020 137 13.4 10.1 65
2021 136 13.8 9.8 57.4
2022 140 14.2 9.8 65
2023 133 15.2 8.7 65.4

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 Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 253 n/a n/a n/a
1990 278 17.0 16.3 n/a
1991 297 19.9 14.9 n/a
1992 329 20.8 15.8 33.7
1993 313 21.0 14.9 50.2
1994 326 21.7 15.0 35
1995 302 23.1 13.1 35.8
1996 302 23.1 13.1 35.8
1997 269 20.9 12.9 40.5
1998 253 21.2 11.9 36.8
1999 237 22.3 10.6 50.2
2000 251 24.7 10.2 52.6
2001 227 23.0 9.9 53.7
2002 205 20.2 10.1 45.9
2003 205 20.2 10.1 45.9
2004 203 20.2 10.0 44.8
2005 203 19.4 10.5 48.8
2006 218 19.8 11.0 53.7
2007 214 19.1 11.2 56.1
2008 204 19.1 10.7 54.4
2009 194 19.0 10.2 53.6
2010 190 18.7 10.1 57.4
2011 181 18.9 9.5 63.5
2012 181 18.9 9.5 70.2
2013 160 17.7 9.0 75.6
2014 165 16.9 9.7 70.3
2015 166 17.0 9.7 62.7
2016 165 16.0 10.3 68.5
2017 162 17.2 9.3 66.7
2018 146 14.5 10.0 63.7
2019 140 12.5 11.1 67.1
2020 137 13.4 10.1 65
2021 136 13.8 9.8 57.4
2022 140 14.2 9.8 65
2023 133 15.2 8.7 65.4

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 Mae Luster Stephens J H

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $916 (8.3%) $10,146 (91.7%) $11,061
2020 $971 (7.7%) $11,689 (92.3%) $12,660
2021 $716 (5.5%) $12,374 (94.5%) $13,090

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mae Luster Stephens J H

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1846th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 1040th of 2330 Middle schools
 39.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Mae Luster Stephens J H)3138
 7%
   6th Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)3138
 7%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mae Luster Stephens J H)942
 33%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)942
 33%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Mae Luster Stephens J H)4354
 11%
   7th Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)4354
 11%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Mae Luster Stephens J H)1231
 19%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)1231
 19%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Mae Luster Stephens J H)3957
 18%
   8th Grade Reading (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)3957
 18%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Mae Luster Stephens J H)559
 54%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)559
 54%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Mae Luster Stephens J H)2537
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)2537
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Mae Luster Stephens J H)2228
 6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District)2228
 6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students140133
 5%
African American2215
 31.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic819
 137.5%
Pacific Islander00
White10190
 10.9%
Two or More Races77
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.1%65.4%
 1.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 133 students attended Mae Luster Stephens J H.

Mae Luster Stephens J H ranks 1040th of 2330 Texas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Mae Luster Stephens J H usually go on to attend Linden-Kildare High School

Students at Mae Luster Stephens J H are 68% White, 14% Hispanic, 11% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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