Accountability rating (2021-2022)


Spring Branch ISD: B

Total students


Avg. teacher experience

12.5 years

Spring Branch ISD: 11.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate


Spring Branch ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 90%

Buffalo Creek Elementary School is an elementary school in Houston, TX, in the Spring Branch ISD school district. As of the 2021-2022 school year, it had 437 students. 80.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 68.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

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

As of the 2021-2022 school year, an average teacher's salary was $64,897, which is $6,010 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 12.5 years of experience.

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Contact information



2801 Blalock Rd
Houston, TX 77080-2822

Office phone number

(713) 251-5300


Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Buffalo Creek 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.


Race and ethnicity

Total students


African American

9 (2.1%)

Spring Branch ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 12.8%

American Indian

11 (2.5%)

Spring Branch ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%


5 (1.1%)

Spring Branch ISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 4.8%


393 (89.9%)

Spring Branch ISD: 57.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Spring Branch ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%


14 (3.2%)

Spring Branch ISD: 27.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Two or more races

5 (1.1%)

Spring Branch ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American


American Indian






Pacific Islander




Two or more races


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

80.5 %

Spring Branch ISD: 54.7%

Statewide: 53.5%

Economically disadvantaged

92.2 %

Spring Branch ISD: 56.8%

Statewide: 60.7%

Limited English proficiency

68.6 %

Spring Branch ISD: 37.2%

Statewide: 21.7%

At-risk students


Econ. disadvantaged


Limited Eng. proficiency


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.


68.6 %

Spring Branch ISD: 38.2%

Statewide: 21.9%

Gifted and Talented

2.7 %

Spring Branch ISD: 11.1%

Statewide: 8%

Special Education

13.3 %

Spring Branch ISD: 10.5%

Statewide: 11.6%



Gifted and talented


Special education



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)


Spring Branch ISD: B

Student achievement (2021-2022)


Spring Branch ISD: B

School progress (2021-2022)


Spring Branch ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2021-2022)


Spring Branch 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 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

17.3 %

Spring Branch ISD: 17.1%

Statewide: 15%

African American

28.6 %

Spring Branch ISD: 28.7%

Statewide: 20.7%

American Indian

14.3 %

Spring Branch ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 16.4%



Spring Branch ISD: 3.8%

Statewide: 3.3%


17.5 %

Spring Branch ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 16.9%

Pacific Islander


Spring Branch ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 17.9%


18.8 %

Spring Branch ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 10.7%

Two or more races


Spring Branch ISD: 12.8%

Statewide: 13.9%


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


African American

0 (0%)

Spring Branch ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 11.2%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Spring Branch ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%


1 (2.9%)

Spring Branch ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 1.9%


22 (64.7%)

Spring Branch ISD: 30.3%

Statewide: 28.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Spring Branch ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%


11 (32.4%)

Spring Branch ISD: 55%

Statewide: 56.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Spring Branch ISD: 1.4%

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%)

Spring Branch ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.4%


29 (85.3%)

Spring Branch ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 72.6%


3 (8.8%)

Spring Branch ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 25.2%


2 (5.9%)

Spring Branch ISD: 1.7%

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


Spring Branch ISD: 15.2

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

12.5 years

Spring Branch ISD: 11.6 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


Spring Branch ISD: $64,985

Statewide: $58,887



Spring Branch ISD: $60,217

Statewide: $51,054

1 to 5 years


Spring Branch ISD: $60,735

Statewide: $54,577

6 to 10 years


Spring Branch ISD: $63,288

Statewide: $57,746

11 to 20 years


Spring Branch ISD: $66,434

Statewide: $61,377

21 to 30 years


Spring Branch ISD: $71,348

Statewide: $65,949

30+ years


Spring Branch ISD: $79,135

Statewide: $71,111

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