Sam Houston Elementary

Summary:

Sam Houston Elementary is a public elementary school in Weslaco, Texas, serving 745 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Weslaco Independent School District, which is ranked 594 out of 968 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating.

Sam Houston Elementary has shown fluctuating academic performance, with its statewide ranking ranging from 830 out of 4,479 Texas elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 2,757 out of 4,578 in 2020-2021. The school's performance on STAAR tests has been mixed, with 3rd grade reading and 5th grade science outperforming the district and state averages, but 4th and 5th grade reading and 3rd and 4th grade math falling behind. The school's student subgroups have also shown varying levels of performance, with Hispanic, English Language Learner, and Gifted and Talented students performing relatively well, while Special Education students lag behind.

Despite the high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (87.11% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), Sam Houston Elementary's low-income students have performed relatively well compared to their peers statewide. The school has also seen an increase in per-student spending, from $9,067 in 2018-2019 to $10,358 in 2020-2021, and a relatively stable student-teacher ratio. When compared to nearby schools in the Weslaco Independent School District, such as Raul A Gonzalez Junior Elementary and Cleckler/Heald Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary has shown both similarities and differences in academic performance, student demographics, and resource allocation.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 608 N Cantu
       Weslaco, TX  78596-4878


(956) 969-6740

District: Weslaco Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1633rd of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,358 Help


Students who attend Sam Houston Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle
High:    Weslaco High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  745

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
98.8%
Asian:
0.7%
White:
0.5%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sam Houston Elementary ranks better than 64.9% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Weslaco Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (98.8%), Asian (0.7%), White (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sam Houston Elementary is 18.1. 7 elementary schools in the Weslaco Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sam Houston Elementary is $10,358. 7 elementary schools in the Weslaco Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sam Houston Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sam Houston Elementary 1633rd of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Sam Houston Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Male students:
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Weslaco Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Weslaco Independent School District (Isd) 594th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sam Houston Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.33 1848th 3465 46.7%
2005 52.70 1890th 3475 45.6%
2006 67.00 1176th 3476 66.2%
2007 68.60 1161st 3724 68.8%
2008 53.25 2021st 3768 46.4%
2009 65.50 1397th 3884 64.0%
2010 73.50 878th 3937 77.7%
2011 70.53 1144th 4095 72.1%
2012 71.55 1050th 4206 75.0%
2013 66.70 1347th 4221 68.1%
2014 73.60 1021st 4260 76.0%
2015 73.34 1088th 4320 74.8%
2016 70.69 1228th 4286 71.3%
2017 66.48 1181st 4329 72.7%
2018 61.93 1397th 4359 68.0%
2019 76.31 830th 4479 81.5%
2021 36.51 2757th 4578 39.8%
2022 55.21 1854th 4581 59.5%
2023 59.35 1633rd 4647 64.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.75 845th 3226 73.8%
2019 81.19 296th 3333 91.1%
2021 39.67 2096th 3446 39.2%
2022 54.88 1367th 3487 60.8%
2023 59.74 1177th 3556 66.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.21 763rd 3558 78.6%
2019 77.27 380th 3684 89.7%
2022 25.40 3357th 3952 15.1%
2023 38.56 2410th 4086 41.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.24 945th 4264 77.8%
2019 85.15 262nd 4309 93.9%
2021 44.31 2437th 4451 45.2%
2022 70.07 897th 4477 80.0%
2023 67.38 1059th 4521 76.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.59 1706th 4306 60.4%
2019 69.43 1056th 4348 75.7%
2021 43.38 2392nd 4499 46.8%
2022 55.94 1790th 4561 60.8%
2023 53.61 1948th 4588 57.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.31 1681st 3106 45.9%
2019 70.08 815th 3184 74.4%
2021 48.87 1796th 3006 40.3%
2022 67.43 958th 2958 67.6%
2023 69.73 841st 2980 71.8%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.33 562nd 4240 86.7%
2019 88.76 186th 4295 95.7%
2021 44.75 2198th 4331 49.2%
2022 75.54 597th 4461 86.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.43 1198th 4319 72.3%
2019 79.09 669th 4357 84.6%
2021 31.31 3091st 4498 31.3%
2022 52.87 2009th 4563 56.0%
2023 63.10 1431st 4585 68.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.77 916th 4168 78.0%
2019 81.61 415th 4188 90.1%
2021 44.65 2267th 4329 47.6%
2022 61.41 1372nd 4376 68.6%
2023 64.86 1207th 4401 72.6%
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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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 34 0 0 848 4 n/a n/a 0 886
1990 55 0 1 820 0 n/a n/a 0 876
1991 34 1 4 848 0 n/a n/a 0 887
1992 29 1 0 1036 0 n/a n/a 0 1066
1993 42 0 1 704 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1994 47 0 3 674 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1995 34 0 0 743 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1996 34 0 0 743 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1997 36 0 2 738 0 n/a n/a 0 776
1998 27 0 2 654 0 n/a n/a 0 683
1999 29 1 1 677 0 n/a n/a 0 708
2000 31 2 2 691 1 n/a n/a 0 727
2001 25 2 3 721 0 n/a n/a 0 751
2002 9 0 3 604 0 n/a n/a 0 616
2003 9 0 3 604 0 n/a n/a 0 616
2004 8 0 1 620 0 n/a n/a 0 629
2005 7 0 3 627 0 n/a n/a 0 637
2006 7 0 2 636 0 n/a n/a 0 645
2007 6 0 2 627 0 n/a n/a 0 635
2008 2 1 3 699 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2009 0 0 2 672 0 n/a n/a 0 674
2010 0 1 2 685 0 n/a n/a 0 688
2011 4 1 0 730 1 0 0 0 736
2012 4 0 0 693 1 0 0 0 698
2013 6 0 0 718 2 0 0 0 726
2014 10 0 1 710 2 0 0 0 723
2015 10 0 0 701 2 0 0 0 713
2016 12 0 4 733 1 0 0 0 750
2017 7 0 3 696 1 0 0 0 707
2018 7 0 4 726 1 0 0 0 738
2019 0 0 6 746 0 0 0 0 752
2020 2 0 6 758 0 0 0 0 766
2021 1 0 7 712 0 0 0 0 720
2022 3 0 4 699 0 0 0 0 706
2023 4 0 5 736 0 0 0 0 745

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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 886 n/a n/a n/a
1990 876 47.0 18.6 n/a
1991 887 47.0 18.8 n/a
1992 1066 55.0 19.3 79.4
1993 747 44.0 17.0 75.9
1994 724 42.7 17.0 75.1
1995 777 44.0 17.7 81.2
1996 777 44.0 17.7 81.2
1997 776 46.4 16.7 80.3
1998 683 40.4 16.9 75.4
1999 708 44.9 15.8 79.9
2000 727 45.8 15.9 74.8
2001 751 46.5 16.2 74.3
2002 616 39.5 15.6 22.7
2003 616 39.5 15.6 22.7
2004 629 39.9 15.8 11.4
2005 637 36.8 17.3 1.7
2006 645 40.2 16.0 0.6
2007 635 40.1 15.8 0.2
2008 705 44.1 16.0 0
2009 674 46.4 14.5 0
2010 688 44.2 15.5 0
2011 736 44.0 16.7 0
2012 698 40.9 17.0 0
2013 726 42.2 17.1 87.9
2014 723 42.0 17.2 87.8
2015 713 42.0 16.9 82.7
2016 750 43.0 17.4 87.6
2017 707 42.0 16.8 87.4
2018 738 43.7 16.8 85.6
2019 752 43.0 17.4 87
2020 766 42.5 18.0 87.3
2021 720 42.0 17.1 87.2
2022 706 42.8 16.4 86.5
2023 745 40.9 18.1 87.1

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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 886 n/a n/a n/a
1990 876 47.0 18.6 n/a
1991 887 47.0 18.8 n/a
1992 1066 55.0 19.3 79.4
1993 747 44.0 17.0 75.9
1994 724 42.7 17.0 75.1
1995 777 44.0 17.7 81.2
1996 777 44.0 17.7 81.2
1997 776 46.4 16.7 80.3
1998 683 40.4 16.9 75.4
1999 708 44.9 15.8 79.9
2000 727 45.8 15.9 74.8
2001 751 46.5 16.2 74.3
2002 616 39.5 15.6 22.7
2003 616 39.5 15.6 22.7
2004 629 39.9 15.8 11.4
2005 637 36.8 17.3 1.7
2006 645 40.2 16.0 0.6
2007 635 40.1 15.8 0.2
2008 705 44.1 16.0 0
2009 674 46.4 14.5 0
2010 688 44.2 15.5 0
2011 736 44.0 16.7 0
2012 698 40.9 17.0 0
2013 726 42.2 17.1 87.9
2014 723 42.0 17.2 87.8
2015 713 42.0 16.9 82.7
2016 750 43.0 17.4 87.6
2017 707 42.0 16.8 87.4
2018 738 43.7 16.8 85.6
2019 752 43.0 17.4 87
2020 766 42.5 18.0 87.3
2021 720 42.0 17.1 87.2
2022 706 42.8 16.4 86.5
2023 745 40.9 18.1 87.1

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 Sam Houston Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $749 (8.3%) $8,318 (91.7%) $9,067
2020 $1,299 (13.8%) $8,146 (86.2%) $9,445
2021 $1,273 (12.3%) $9,085 (87.7%) $10,358

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sam Houston Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 830th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 1633rd of 4647 Elementary schools
 16.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Sam Houston Elementary)6057
 3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))4349
 6%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sam Houston Elementary)6242
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))5443
 11%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Sam Houston Elementary)5440
 14%
   4th Grade Reading (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))4948
 1%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sam Houston Elementary)5036
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))5151
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Sam Houston Elementary)6156
 5%
   5th Grade Reading (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))4757
 10%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sam Houston Elementary)7062
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))6251
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Sam Houston Elementary)6956
 13%
   5th Grade Science (Weslaco Independent School District (Isd))5940
 19%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students752745
 0.9%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic746736
 1.3%
Pacific Islander00
White04
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87%87.1%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sam Houston Elementary

Students at Sam Houston Elementary are 99% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 745 students attended Sam Houston Elementary.

Sam Houston Elementary ranks 1633rd of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Sam Houston Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Central Middle
High : Weslaco High School


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