Accountability rating

C

Houston ISD: B

Total students

723

Avg. teacher experience

9.9 years

Houston ISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Houston ISD: 80.9%

Statewide: 90%

Foerster Elementary School is an elementary school in Houston, TX, in the Houston ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 723 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 79.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 32% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,467, which is $655 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.houstonisd.org

Address

14200 Fonmeadow Dr
Houston, TX 77035-5218

Office phone number

(713) 726-3604

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Foerster Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

723

African American

445 (61.5%)

Houston ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Houston ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

29 (4%)

Houston ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

233 (32.2%)

Houston ISD: 62%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13 (1.8%)

Houston ISD: 9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

1 (0.1%)

Houston ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

61.5%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

4.0%

Hispanic

32.2%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

1.8%

Two or more races

0.1%

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

79.4 %

Houston ISD: 65.3%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

98.8 %

Houston ISD: 79.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

32.8 %

Houston ISD: 31.8%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

79.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

98.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

32.8%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

32 %

Houston ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Houston ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

3.9 %

Houston ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

6.2 %

Houston ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

32.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

3.9%

Special education

6.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

C

Houston ISD: B

Student achievement

F

Houston ISD: C

School progress

C

Houston ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Houston ISD: B

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

44

African American

36 (81.8%)

Houston ISD: 36.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (2.3%)

Houston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

6 (13.6%)

Houston ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1 (2.3%)

Houston ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

2 (4.5%)

Houston ISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

32 (72.7%)

Houston ISD: 70.9%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

10 (22.7%)

Houston ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

16.4

Houston ISD: 18.2

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

9.9 years

Houston ISD: 10.6 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

$53,467

Houston ISD: $54,125

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,219

Houston ISD: $47,385

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$51,244

Houston ISD: $50,369

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$51,548

Houston ISD: $53,128

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$52,914

Houston ISD: $55,304

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$62,300

Houston ISD: $64,769

Statewide: $62,039

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