Accountability rating (2021-2022)

C

Alief ISD: B

Total students

765

Avg. teacher experience

10.2 years

Alief ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Alief ISD: 88%

Statewide: 90%

Best Elementary School is an elementary school in Houston, TX, in the Alief ISD school district. As of the 2021-2022 school year, it had 765 students. 91.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 75.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of C for the 2021-2022 school year.

As of the 2021-2022 school year, an average teacher's salary was $61,400, which is $2,513 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.2 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.aliefisd.net

Address

10000 Centre Pkwy
Houston, TX 77036-8200

Office phone number

(713) 988-6445

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Best Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2011 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

765

African American

125 (16.3%)

Alief ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 12.8%

American Indian

4 (0.5%)

Alief ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

5 (0.7%)

Alief ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 4.8%

Hispanic

617 (80.7%)

Alief ISD: 58.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.4%)

Alief ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (1.4%)

Alief ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Alief ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

16.3%

American Indian

0.5%

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

80.7%

Pacific Islander

0.4%

White

1.4%

Two or more races

0%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

91.5 %

Alief ISD: 84.4%

Statewide: 53.5%

Economically disadvantaged

85 %

Alief ISD: 83.2%

Statewide: 60.7%

Limited English proficiency

75.6 %

Alief ISD: 49.6%

Statewide: 21.7%

At-risk students

91.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

85.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

75.6%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2021-2022 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

75.6 %

Alief ISD: 50.1%

Statewide: 21.9%

Gifted and Talented

1.2 %

Alief ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 8%

Special Education

7.2 %

Alief ISD: 10.3%

Statewide: 11.6%

Bilingual/ESL

75.6%

Gifted and talented

1.2%

Special education

7.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the state gave only A - C ratings. All Texas public school districts and campuses that would have received a D or F rating instead received the label “Not Rated: SB 1365.” In addition, not all schools and districts are rated because some are alternative education programs and treatment facilities.

Overall (2021-2022)

C

Alief ISD: B

Student achievement (2021-2022)

Not Rated: SB 1365

Alief ISD: C

School progress (2021-2022)

C

Alief ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2021-2022)

C

Alief ISD: Not Rated: SB 1365

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2022 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2020-2021 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

27.3 %

Alief ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 15%

African American

26.6 %

Alief ISD: 22.1%

Statewide: 20.7%

American Indian

Masked

Alief ISD: 18.4%

Statewide: 16.4%

Asian

Masked

Alief ISD: 8%

Statewide: 3.3%

Hispanic

27.8 %

Alief ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 16.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Alief ISD: 21.3%

Statewide: 17.9%

White

0 %

Alief ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 10.7%

Two or more races

N/A

Alief ISD: 18.5%

Statewide: 13.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2021-2022 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

58.7

African American

15 (25.5%)

Alief ISD: 41%

Statewide: 11.2%

American Indian

1 (1.7%)

Alief ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (3.4%)

Alief ISD: 6.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

Hispanic

30.7 (52.3%)

Alief ISD: 27.7%

Statewide: 28.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Alief ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

10 (17%)

Alief ISD: 22.6%

Statewide: 56.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Alief ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

1.8 (3%)

Alief ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

45.9 (78.2%)

Alief ISD: 66.6%

Statewide: 72.6%

Master's

10 (17%)

Alief ISD: 29.8%

Statewide: 25.2%

Doctorate

1 (1.7%)

Alief ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 0.8%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2021-2022.

Students per teacher

13

Alief ISD: 12.8

Statewide: 14.6

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2021-2022 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

10.2 years

Alief ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$61,400

Alief ISD: $64,889

Statewide: $58,887

Beginner

$59,950

Alief ISD: $53,873

Statewide: $51,054

1 to 5 years

$57,724

Alief ISD: $60,652

Statewide: $54,577

6 to 10 years

$61,199

Alief ISD: $62,864

Statewide: $57,746

11 to 20 years

$63,569

Alief ISD: $67,033

Statewide: $61,377

21 to 30 years

$49,295

Alief ISD: $72,383

Statewide: $65,949

30+ years

$77,202

Alief ISD: $78,804

Statewide: $71,111

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