Blessing Elementary

Summary:

Blessing Elementary is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the Tidehaven Independent School District (ISD) in Blessing, Texas, with a student population of 284 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has shown steady improvement in its statewide ranking, moving from a 2-star rating in 2018-2019 to a 4-star rating in the most recent 2022-2023 school year, placing it in the top 26% of Texas elementary schools.

Blessing Elementary performs particularly well in certain student subgroups, with its male students and Hispanic students ranking in the top 25% and top 24% of Texas elementary schools, respectively, in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's STAAR test scores in reading, math, and science generally exceed the state averages, particularly in 3rd and 5th grade, with the 3rd grade reading proficiency rate at 65% compared to the state average of 50%. However, the school has a relatively high percentage of students (64.79% in 2022-2023) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Cherry Elementary and Tenie Holmes Elementary in the Bay City Independent School District, Blessing Elementary outperforms these schools on STAAR test scores and has a higher statewide ranking. However, Blessing Elementary's performance is generally lower than the district average for Tidehaven ISD, which is ranked in the top 12% of Texas school districts, suggesting room for improvement to reach the same level of academic achievement as other schools in the district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 231 Fm 616
       Blessing, TX  77419-0170


(979) 843-4330

District: Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1218th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,988 Help


Students who attend Blessing Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tidehaven Intermediate
High:    Tidehaven High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  284

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.4%
White:
35.6%
Two or more races:
0.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Blessing Elementary ranks better than 73.8% of elementary schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (63.4%), White (35.6%), two or more races (0.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blessing Elementary is 17.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blessing Elementary is $10,988.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blessing Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Blessing Elementary 1218th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Blessing Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd) 114th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blessing Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.41 2548th 3465 26.5%
2005 50.28 2020th 3475 41.9%
2006 64.76 1281st 3476 63.1%
2007 51.13 2150th 3724 42.3%
2008 32.57 3022nd 3768 19.8%
2009 32.23 3103rd 3884 20.1%
2010 28.43 3340th 3937 15.2%
2011 44.12 2742nd 4095 33.0%
2012 44.27 2638th 4206 37.3%
2013 41.31 2803rd 4221 33.6%
2014 57.13 1922nd 4260 54.9%
2015 46.75 2504th 4320 42.0%
2016 45.34 2530th 4286 41.0%
2017 31.00 3090th 4329 28.6%
2018 30.46 3160th 4359 27.5%
2019 39.06 2751st 4479 38.6%
2021 71.47 1057th 4578 76.9%
2022 66.03 1315th 4581 71.3%
2023 68.75 1218th 4647 73.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.81 3206th 3226 0.6%
2019 13.31 3248th 3333 2.6%
2021 56.33 1159th 3446 66.4%
2022 66.85 812th 3487 76.7%
2023 49.57 1703rd 3556 52.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.82 3330th 4264 21.9%
2019 41.16 2695th 4309 37.5%
2021 71.42 782nd 4451 82.4%
2022 63.01 1301st 4477 70.9%
2023 69.90 911th 4521 79.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.09 3547th 4306 17.6%
2019 46.91 2225th 4348 48.8%
2021 72.17 983rd 4499 78.2%
2022 59.04 1610th 4561 64.7%
2023 56.20 1789th 4588 61.0%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.46 3694th 4240 12.9%
2019 29.72 3422nd 4295 20.3%
2021 57.01 1379th 4331 68.2%
2022 53.18 1872nd 4461 58.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.71 2650th 4319 38.6%
2019 35.12 2987th 4357 31.4%
2021 67.75 1164th 4498 74.1%
2022 66.61 1254th 4563 72.5%
2023 78.84 754th 4585 83.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.89 3650th 4168 12.4%
2019 29.99 3289th 4188 21.5%
2021 64.71 1129th 4329 73.9%
2022 60.66 1417th 4376 67.6%
2023 67.73 1053rd 4401 76.1%
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Rank History for White students at Blessing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.24 2122nd 3127 32.1%
2019 46.78 1739th 3142 44.7%
2021 66.64 857th 3082 72.2%
2022 56.60 1312th 3082 57.4%
2023 62.04 1132nd 3106 63.6%
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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 Blessing Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 190 6 0 89 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1990 167 4 1 75 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1991 177 5 1 75 0 n/a n/a 0 258
1992 196 8 0 84 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1993 200 8 0 101 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1994 176 9 0 98 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1995 162 9 0 110 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1996 162 9 0 110 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1997 148 8 0 118 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1998 155 4 0 114 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1999 142 4 0 108 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2000 136 2 0 98 0 n/a n/a 0 236
2001 126 5 0 105 0 n/a n/a 0 236
2002 111 6 0 116 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2003 111 6 0 116 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2004 108 6 0 119 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2005 103 6 0 127 0 n/a n/a 0 236
2006 112 6 2 121 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2007 108 6 1 125 0 n/a n/a 0 240
2008 105 5 1 132 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2009 114 5 3 113 0 n/a n/a 0 235
2010 107 6 2 114 0 n/a n/a 0 229
2011 105 2 0 111 0 2 2 0 222
2012 104 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 210
2013 105 1 0 102 0 0 3 0 211
2014 100 1 0 130 0 0 2 0 233
2015 98 1 0 133 0 0 2 0 234
2016 96 1 0 156 0 0 2 0 255
2017 88 2 0 154 0 0 1 0 245
2018 74 2 0 162 0 0 3 0 241
2019 94 0 0 169 0 0 3 0 266
2020 85 0 0 170 0 0 3 0 258
2021 91 0 0 154 0 0 1 0 246
2022 104 0 0 158 0 0 1 0 263
2023 101 0 0 180 1 0 2 0 284

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 Blessing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 285 n/a n/a n/a
1990 247 17.0 14.5 n/a
1991 258 17.1 15.0 n/a
1992 288 17.2 16.7 36.5
1993 309 17.0 18.2 46.6
1994 283 17.1 16.5 41
1995 281 17.2 16.3 39.1
1996 281 17.2 16.3 39.1
1997 274 17.4 15.7 35
1998 273 17.5 15.6 36.6
1999 254 17.4 14.6 51.2
2000 236 17.4 13.6 51.3
2001 236 17.9 13.2 51.3
2002 233 17.2 13.5 60.1
2003 233 17.2 13.5 60.1
2004 233 16.9 13.8 58.4
2005 236 16.6 14.2 60.2
2006 241 16.3 14.8 63.9
2007 240 16.4 14.6 60.8
2008 243 16.3 14.9 62.1
2009 235 16.7 14.0 60.9
2010 229 15.8 14.4 65.5
2011 222 16.8 13.1 65.3
2012 210 14.7 14.1 62.9
2013 211 14.8 14.2 69.7
2014 233 15.5 15.0 73.4
2015 234 16.0 14.6 72.2
2016 255 14.0 18.2 72.2
2017 245 14.6 16.6 69
2018 241 14.5 16.5 71
2019 266 15.1 17.5 63.5
2020 258 16.1 15.9 67.4
2021 246 15.5 15.8 62.6
2022 263 16.3 16.0 58.6
2023 284 16.4 17.2 64.8

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 Blessing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 285 n/a n/a n/a
1990 247 17.0 14.5 n/a
1991 258 17.1 15.0 n/a
1992 288 17.2 16.7 36.5
1993 309 17.0 18.2 46.6
1994 283 17.1 16.5 41
1995 281 17.2 16.3 39.1
1996 281 17.2 16.3 39.1
1997 274 17.4 15.7 35
1998 273 17.5 15.6 36.6
1999 254 17.4 14.6 51.2
2000 236 17.4 13.6 51.3
2001 236 17.9 13.2 51.3
2002 233 17.2 13.5 60.1
2003 233 17.2 13.5 60.1
2004 233 16.9 13.8 58.4
2005 236 16.6 14.2 60.2
2006 241 16.3 14.8 63.9
2007 240 16.4 14.6 60.8
2008 243 16.3 14.9 62.1
2009 235 16.7 14.0 60.9
2010 229 15.8 14.4 65.5
2011 222 16.8 13.1 65.3
2012 210 14.7 14.1 62.9
2013 211 14.8 14.2 69.7
2014 233 15.5 15.0 73.4
2015 234 16.0 14.6 72.2
2016 255 14.0 18.2 72.2
2017 245 14.6 16.6 69
2018 241 14.5 16.5 71
2019 266 15.1 17.5 63.5
2020 258 16.1 15.9 67.4
2021 246 15.5 15.8 62.6
2022 263 16.3 16.0 58.6
2023 284 16.4 17.2 64.8

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 Blessing Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,287 (14.4%) $7,637 (85.6%) $8,924
2020 $1,534 (14.8%) $8,862 (85.2%) $10,396
2021 $2,174 (19.8%) $8,814 (80.2%) $10,988

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blessing Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2751st of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 1218th of 4647 Elementary schools
 35.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Blessing Elementary)3665
 29%
   3rd Grade Reading (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))4073
 33%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blessing Elementary)3659
 23%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))4470
 26%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Blessing Elementary)5256
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))5269
 17%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blessing Elementary)3672
 36%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))4483
 39%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Blessing Elementary)4363
 20%
   5th Grade Reading (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))5171
 20%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blessing Elementary)3947
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))4966
 17%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Blessing Elementary)3924
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Tidehaven Independent School District (Isd))5237
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students266284
 6.8%
African American00
American Indian01
Asian00
Hispanic169180
 6.5%
Pacific Islander00
White94101
 7.4%
Two or More Races32
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.5%64.8%
 1.3%


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Students at Blessing Elementary are 63% Hispanic, 36% White.

Students who attend Blessing Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tidehaven Intermediate
High : Tidehaven High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 284 students attended Blessing Elementary.

Blessing Elementary ranks 1218th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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