Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 500 S Rio Rico Rd
       Mercedes, TX  78570


(956) 512-2227

District: Mercedes Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
2114th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,922 Help


Students who attend Ruben Hinojosa Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sgt Manuel Chacon Middle
High:    Mercedes High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.7%
White:
2.2%
African American:
0.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.7% Help


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Compare Details Ruben Hinojosa Elementary ranks better than 54.5% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.7%), White (2.2%), Asian (0.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary is 13.4, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary is $11,922. 2 elementary schools in the Mercedes Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ruben Hinojosa Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ruben Hinojosa Elementary 2114th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Ruben Hinojosa Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Male students:
Hispanic students:


Mercedes Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Mercedes Independent School District (Isd) 796th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 16.90 3240th 3465 6.5%
2005 27.16 2935th 3475 15.5%
2006 22.65 3100th 3476 10.8%
2007 23.66 3286th 3724 11.8%
2008 39.14 2712th 3768 28.0%
2009 34.58 3001st 3884 22.7%
2010 26.92 3391st 3937 13.9%
2011 16.36 3838th 4095 6.3%
2012 31.17 3369th 4206 19.9%
2013 21.23 3753rd 4221 11.1%
2014 22.07 3736th 4260 12.3%
2015 21.28 3720th 4320 13.9%
2016 20.58 3705th 4286 13.6%
2017 24.01 3545th 4329 18.1%
2018 33.10 3001st 4359 31.2%
2019 34.93 3030th 4479 32.4%
2021 20.23 3848th 4578 15.9%
2022 31.30 3296th 4581 28.1%
2023 51.12 2114th 4647 54.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.30 2018th 3226 37.4%
2019 42.20 1985th 3333 40.4%
2021 22.63 3079th 3446 10.7%
2022 37.79 2331st 3487 33.2%
2023 62.73 1016th 3556 71.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.35 1871st 3558 47.4%
2019 63.63 787th 3684 78.6%
2022 19.64 3697th 3952 6.5%
2023 31.73 2993rd 4086 26.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.60 2324th 4264 45.5%
2019 44.12 2487th 4309 42.3%
2021 29.02 3454th 4451 22.4%
2022 43.99 2549th 4477 43.1%
2023 64.65 1210th 4521 73.2%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.02 87th 112 22.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.06 2737th 4306 36.4%
2019 40.25 2659th 4348 38.8%
2021 28.56 3290th 4499 26.9%
2022 31.09 3355th 4561 26.4%
2023 56.03 1795th 4588 60.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.51 3035th 3106 2.3%
2019 17.87 2963rd 3184 6.9%
2021 12.28 2791st 3006 7.2%
2022 41.66 2165th 2958 26.8%
2023 43.09 2169th 2980 27.2%
See the entire list of Best Texas Elementary Schools for Gifted and Talented Students!

Rank History for At Risk students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.70 1835th 4240 56.7%
2019 48.21 2098th 4295 51.2%
2021 39.36 2619th 4331 39.5%
2022 49.98 2095th 4461 53.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.62 3268th 4319 24.3%
2019 31.05 3253rd 4357 25.3%
2021 15.23 4177th 4498 7.1%
2022 34.32 3121st 4563 31.6%
2023 44.49 2488th 4585 45.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.14 2637th 4168 36.7%
2019 40.23 2609th 4188 37.7%
2021 25.71 3525th 4329 18.6%
2022 38.71 2836th 4376 35.2%
2023 57.69 1607th 4401 63.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Open Quote I really don't like the why the principal Mrs Garza treated my 6 yrs old .I don't believe in yelling to a child like that.I think that is not the proper why to talk to a child .She really scared her.She tells me alot of the students are scared of her and she even told me the kids names that are scared of her.and that her other school pricipal was very nice.I believe she is being bullied by her principal.Well at least i have a witness to her yelling .Kids are young that's not the proper why to treat them espeially for a cracker she got in lunch.My God i can't even believe it . Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 2 1 0 563 0 n/a n/a 0 566
2003 2 1 0 563 0 n/a n/a 0 566
2004 5 3 1 542 0 n/a n/a 0 551
2005 4 1 1 551 0 n/a n/a 0 557
2006 3 3 0 541 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2007 5 3 0 594 0 n/a n/a 0 602
2008 1 3 0 580 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2009 5 2 0 608 0 n/a n/a 0 615
2010 8 2 0 638 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2011 8 0 0 610 1 0 1 0 620
2012 7 1 2 582 1 0 1 0 594
2013 6 2 2 537 1 0 1 0 549
2014 5 3 1 578 1 0 2 0 590
2015 7 2 2 607 1 0 4 0 623
2016 5 3 1 598 0 0 7 0 614
2017 7 4 1 727 0 0 3 0 742
2018 9 3 2 692 0 0 3 0 709
2019 9 2 2 626 0 0 1 0 640
2020 5 2 1 548 0 0 0 0 556
2021 3 1 2 499 0 0 2 0 507
2022 7 2 2 435 0 0 0 0 446
2023 11 2 2 476 0 1 0 0 492

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 Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 566 32.0 17.7 0
2003 566 32.0 17.7 0
2004 551 33.8 16.3 0
2005 557 37.0 15.1 0
2006 547 35.9 15.2 0
2007 602 36.6 16.4 0
2008 584 39.0 15.0 0
2009 615 39.0 15.7 0
2010 648 41.7 15.5 0
2011 620 42.0 14.7 0
2012 594 38.1 15.5 0
2013 549 38.3 14.3 93.3
2014 590 38.1 15.4 94.4
2015 623 36.0 17.3 68.7
2016 614 38.0 16.1 84
2017 742 45.4 16.3 91.9
2018 709 43.5 16.2 93.2
2019 640 40.1 15.9 91.9
2020 556 38.6 14.3 89.6
2021 507 34.0 14.9 91.3
2022 446 35.6 12.4 94.6
2023 492 36.5 13.4 91.7

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 Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 566 32.0 17.7 0
2003 566 32.0 17.7 0
2004 551 33.8 16.3 0
2005 557 37.0 15.1 0
2006 547 35.9 15.2 0
2007 602 36.6 16.4 0
2008 584 39.0 15.0 0
2009 615 39.0 15.7 0
2010 648 41.7 15.5 0
2011 620 42.0 14.7 0
2012 594 38.1 15.5 0
2013 549 38.3 14.3 93.3
2014 590 38.1 15.4 94.4
2015 623 36.0 17.3 68.7
2016 614 38.0 16.1 84
2017 742 45.4 16.3 91.9
2018 709 43.5 16.2 93.2
2019 640 40.1 15.9 91.9
2020 556 38.6 14.3 89.6
2021 507 34.0 14.9 91.3
2022 446 35.6 12.4 94.6
2023 492 36.5 13.4 91.7

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 Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,645 (15.4%) $9,068 (84.6%) $10,713
2020 $1,610 (15.1%) $9,086 (84.9%) $10,696
2021 $3,137 (26.3%) $8,785 (73.7%) $11,922

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ruben Hinojosa Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3030th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 2114th of 4647 Elementary schools
 22.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)3742
 5%
   3rd Grade Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))3130
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)2836
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))3832
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
3rd Grade Reading (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)029
 29%
   3rd Grade Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))013
 13%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)3926
 13%
4th Grade Reading (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)3431
 3%
   4th Grade Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))2533
 8%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)3449
 15%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))3441
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)4264
 22%
   5th Grade Reading (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))3851
 13%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)5663
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))5047
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Ruben Hinojosa Elementary)4728
 19%
   5th Grade Science (Mercedes Independent School District (Isd))4319
 24%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students640492
 23.1%
African American22
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic626476
 24%
Pacific Islander01
White911
 22.2%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.9%91.7%
 0.2%


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Ruben Hinojosa Elementary ranks 2114th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Ruben Hinojosa Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sgt Manuel Chacon Middle
High : Mercedes High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 492 students attended Ruben Hinojosa Elementary.

Students at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary are 97% Hispanic, 2% White.


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