Central Elementary

Public PK, KG-2

 1001 5th St
       Palacios, TX  77465-4307


(361) 972-2911

District: Palacios Independent School District (Isd)

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,916 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  349

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.1%
White:
20.9%
Two or more races:
1.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.8% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.1%), White (20.9%), two or more races (1.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Elementary is 15.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Elementary is $11,916.
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Central Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Palacios Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Palacios Independent School District (Isd) 400th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Enrollment information for Central Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 144 16 99 249 n/a n/a n/a 0 508
1989 145 17 102 237 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1990 166 18 93 211 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1991 170 17 93 219 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1992 163 14 88 202 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1993 163 11 85 228 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1994 188 17 74 223 1 n/a n/a 0 503
1995 164 19 66 241 4 n/a n/a 0 494
1996 164 19 66 241 4 n/a n/a 0 494
1997 146 23 62 216 2 n/a n/a 0 449
1998 133 24 62 230 1 n/a n/a 0 450
1999 104 16 66 216 1 n/a n/a 0 403
2000 99 23 71 220 1 n/a n/a 0 414
2001 134 27 85 301 3 n/a n/a 0 550
2002 130 25 71 328 2 n/a n/a 0 556
2003 130 25 71 328 2 n/a n/a 0 556
2004 140 26 81 341 2 n/a n/a 0 590
2005 127 24 65 347 2 n/a n/a 0 565
2006 123 22 73 326 1 n/a n/a 0 545
2007 130 22 66 297 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2008 121 16 70 303 1 n/a n/a 0 511
2009 119 14 60 324 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2010 120 20 55 322 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2011 94 12 49 344 0 0 3 0 502
2012 100 16 47 345 1 0 4 0 513
2013 103 14 43 346 0 0 9 0 515
2014 112 10 36 356 0 0 8 0 522
2015 88 15 35 348 0 0 9 0 495
2016 101 11 27 342 0 0 9 0 490
2017 106 9 27 344 0 0 11 0 497
2018 105 8 25 341 0 0 8 0 487
2019 109 6 19 357 0 0 7 0 498
2020 104 3 16 363 0 0 15 0 501
2021 76 4 8 262 0 0 10 0 360
2022 69 3 6 271 0 0 7 0 356
2023 73 3 5 262 0 0 6 0 349

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 508 35.0 14.5 n/a
1989 501 n/a n/a n/a
1990 488 34.0 14.3 n/a
1991 499 34.2 14.5 n/a
1992 467 32.7 14.2 57
1993 487 33.0 14.8 67.8
1994 503 28.8 17.5 61.8
1995 494 29.4 16.8 57.3
1996 494 29.4 16.8 57.3
1997 449 30.0 15.0 59.5
1998 450 29.6 15.2 51.6
1999 403 29.2 13.8 64.8
2000 414 29.1 14.2 71
2001 550 37.8 14.6 68.7
2002 556 39.1 14.2 71.4
2003 556 39.1 14.2 71.4
2004 590 38.0 15.5 73.1
2005 565 35.6 15.9 73.6
2006 545 36.9 14.8 76.3
2007 516 37.0 13.9 72.5
2008 511 38.0 13.4 73.8
2009 517 38.0 13.6 74.3
2010 517 37.2 13.8 73.3
2011 502 37.0 13.5 74.3
2012 513 36.0 14.2 73.7
2013 515 32.3 15.8 96.7
2014 522 32.5 16.0 71.1
2015 495 33.0 15.0 72.7
2016 490 31.0 15.8 71.4
2017 497 29.7 16.6 69
2018 487 27.6 17.5 52.2
2019 498 30.6 16.2 73.9
2020 501 30.8 16.2 77.6
2021 360 22.1 16.2 74.4
2022 356 20.1 17.6 74.7
2023 349 22.7 15.3 70.8

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 508 35.0 14.5 n/a
1989 501 n/a n/a n/a
1990 488 34.0 14.3 n/a
1991 499 34.2 14.5 n/a
1992 467 32.7 14.2 57
1993 487 33.0 14.8 67.8
1994 503 28.8 17.5 61.8
1995 494 29.4 16.8 57.3
1996 494 29.4 16.8 57.3
1997 449 30.0 15.0 59.5
1998 450 29.6 15.2 51.6
1999 403 29.2 13.8 64.8
2000 414 29.1 14.2 71
2001 550 37.8 14.6 68.7
2002 556 39.1 14.2 71.4
2003 556 39.1 14.2 71.4
2004 590 38.0 15.5 73.1
2005 565 35.6 15.9 73.6
2006 545 36.9 14.8 76.3
2007 516 37.0 13.9 72.5
2008 511 38.0 13.4 73.8
2009 517 38.0 13.6 74.3
2010 517 37.2 13.8 73.3
2011 502 37.0 13.5 74.3
2012 513 36.0 14.2 73.7
2013 515 32.3 15.8 96.7
2014 522 32.5 16.0 71.1
2015 495 33.0 15.0 72.7
2016 490 31.0 15.8 71.4
2017 497 29.7 16.6 69
2018 487 27.6 17.5 52.2
2019 498 30.6 16.2 73.9
2020 501 30.8 16.2 77.6
2021 360 22.1 16.2 74.4
2022 356 20.1 17.6 74.7
2023 349 22.7 15.3 70.8

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 Central Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,531 (13.2%) $10,100 (86.8%) $11,631
2020 $1,239 (12.1%) $8,986 (87.9%) $10,224
2021 $1,490 (12.5%) $10,427 (87.5%) $11,916

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central Elementary

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students498349
 29.9%
African American63
 50%
American Indian00
Asian195
 73.7%
Hispanic357262
 26.6%
Pacific Islander00
White10973
 33%
Two or More Races76
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73.9%70.8%
 3.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 349 students attended Central Elementary.

Students at Central Elementary are 75% Hispanic, 21% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Central Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Palacios Junior Senior 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.

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