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Back to class: Corpus Christi's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How strong are the public elementary schools in Corpus Christi?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Montclair Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Corpus Christi, rising from a C+ to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 5241 Kentner, enrolls 333 students. Montclair Elementary School serves a diverse population: 71% of students identify as Hispanic and 25% identify as white. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 82% of Montclair Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 67% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 80% in math and 72% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Garcia Elementary School saw its overall rating go from a B- to a B. The school is located at 4401 Greenwood and is much larger, currently serving 700 students, of whom 89% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded Garcia Elementary School a B for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 82%, and reading proficiency was 77%. Its upswing is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 94% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 26% more than the city average.

Shaw Special Emphasis Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from C to C+. The school is located at 2920 Soledad and has 549 students currently enrolled.

Niche graded Shaw Special Emphasis Elementary School a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 72%, and reading proficiency was 61%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 99% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some public elementary schools in Corpus Christi are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Windsor Park Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Faye Webb Elementary School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Flour Bluff Primary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Corpus Christi schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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