Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

Total students

797

Avg. teacher experience

8.4 years

Lamar CISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Lamar CISD: 95.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

Don Carter Elementary School is an elementary school in Richmond, TX, in the Lamar CISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 797 students. 33.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 13.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of A for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $60,004, which is $2,363 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 8.4 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

8500 A Meyers Rd
Richmond, TX 77469

Office phone number

(832) 223-5500

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Don Carter 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 23.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

797

African American

179 (22.5%)

Lamar CISD: 20.5%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Lamar CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

112 (14.1%)

Lamar CISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

235 (29.5%)

Lamar CISD: 42.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Lamar CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

227 (28.5%)

Lamar CISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

42 (5.3%)

Lamar CISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

22.5%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

14.1%

Hispanic

29.5%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

28.5%

Two or more races

5.3%

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

33.8 %

Lamar CISD: 42.9%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

34.5 %

Lamar CISD: 50.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

14.1 %

Lamar CISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

33.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

34.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

14.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

13.9 %

Lamar CISD: 15.3%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

12.5 %

Lamar CISD: 8.9%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

12.4 %

Lamar CISD: 13.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

13.9%

Gifted and talented

12.5%

Special education

12.4%

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 2020-2021 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 when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Lamar CISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: 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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

0.8 %

Lamar CISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Lamar CISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

0.7 %

Lamar CISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

0 %

Lamar CISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1.1 %

Lamar CISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

1 %

Lamar CISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

0 %

Lamar CISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 6.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

51.2

African American

14.3 (27.9%)

Lamar CISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (3.9%)

Lamar CISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

14.2 (27.8%)

Lamar CISD: 19.7%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

18.7 (36.5%)

Lamar CISD: 59.5%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

2 (3.9%)

Lamar CISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

45 (87.9%)

Lamar CISD: 75.5%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

6.2 (12.1%)

Lamar CISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

15.6

Lamar CISD: 15.8

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

8.4 years

Lamar CISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$60,004

Lamar CISD: $62,802

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$52,208

Lamar CISD: $54,209

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$59,266

Lamar CISD: $59,209

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$54,736

Lamar CISD: $61,990

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$64,515

Lamar CISD: $64,936

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$70,835

Lamar CISD: $70,330

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

N/A

Lamar CISD: $75,617

Statewide: $69,974

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