Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Cameron ISD: B

Total students

490

Avg. teacher experience

15.5 years

Cameron ISD: 13 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Cameron ISD: 94.3%

Statewide: 90%

Ben Milam Elementary School is an elementary school in Cameron, TX, in the Cameron ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 490 students. 38.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 16.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $51,419, which is $5,672 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 15.5 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.cameronisd.net

Address

P O Box 712
Cameron, TX 76520-2770

Office phone number

(254) 697-3641

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Ben Milam Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 06. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 06.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

490

African American

72 (14.7%)

Cameron ISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.4%)

Cameron ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.2%)

Cameron ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

275 (56.1%)

Cameron ISD: 50.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

131 (26.7%)

Cameron ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

9 (1.8%)

Cameron ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

14.7%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

56.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

26.7%

Two or more races

1.8%

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

38.8 %

Cameron ISD: 48.6%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

80.6 %

Cameron ISD: 74.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

16.5 %

Cameron ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

38.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

80.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

16.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

16.3 %

Cameron ISD: 12.3%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Cameron ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Cameron ISD: 3.8%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.8 %

Cameron ISD: 8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

16.3%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

8.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

C

Cameron ISD: B

Student achievement

Not rated (Paired campus)

Cameron ISD: B

School progress

Not rated (Paired campus)

Cameron ISD: B

Closing the gaps

Not rated (Paired campus)

Cameron ISD: C

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

30.7

African American

1 (3.3%)

Cameron ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4 (13%)

Cameron ISD: 15.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

25.7 (83.7%)

Cameron ISD: 81.7%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

28.2 (91.8%)

Cameron ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

2.5 (8.2%)

Cameron ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Cameron ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

16

Cameron ISD: 13.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

15.5 years

Cameron ISD: 13 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

$51,419

Cameron ISD: $50,612

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

N/A

Cameron ISD: $42,000

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$43,011

Cameron ISD: $43,824

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$46,837

Cameron ISD: $47,199

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$55,201

Cameron ISD: $52,641

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$57,636

Cameron ISD: $61,052

Statewide: $65,449

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