School Details

Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

94%
85%
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94%
85%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Lamar Consolidated Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
78%
72%
70%
79%
68%
83%
78%
72%
87%
78%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Lamar Consolidated Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
84%
77%
90%
83%
75%
92%
84%
77%
93%
79%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Lamar Consolidated Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School is MARK MELENDEZ, who can be contacted at enicholie@lcisd.org. 778 students go to Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 19% of the Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 23% of the 778 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 31% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School is 17:1. Manford Williams Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 19%
Asian 28% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 6%
Hispanic 22% 45%
Multiracial 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 48%
Limited English proficiency 19% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    My son is in Kinder here and my daughter is in 5th. I'm very impressed with this school. They are strict but that's a good thing. My son's teacher Mrs. Prothro is so sweet and patient with my son. He has never once complained about her. My 5th grader said that her teachers are strict but not mean. She has enjoyed this school year. The kids are well behaved and there is no bullying. Great school!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Irma Dru Hutchison is a great school for my kids. They are very attentive to their specific learning needs!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hutchison is an awesome school. Our previous Principal Eric Nicholie was always involved be it in the gym during morning meet or just plain and simple being 'visible'. His high standards always kept Hutchison on the top and I have a great feeling about both our new Principal Mr. Mendez and our Assistant Principal Mrs..Maresh. We as parents are hoping for high standards and good discipline this year as well. GO HORNETS!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school super teachers my kids love their teachers we meet The principal at the pta meeting he really impressed both my and i keep up the excellent work and keeping our kids safe a drug free school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is agreat school. The staff is doing an outstanding job. If at least 90% of parents get involve with their children school work then it will continue to be an awesome school.

  • (3 years ago)

    At first glance you my think this is a great school but as soon as you have any concern or they do not like what you have to say you are made to feel as if you have no idea what your talking about. My daughter got a teacher whom she was not comfortable with and her feelings were completely disregarded. I had several meetings expressing how things were not getting better and i was told that the teacher had feelings too that i needed to give the teacher the opportunity to improve. It has been 4 weeks of waiting for the teacher to "adjust" and my daughter is still stressed and upset every day. Her behavior and attitude toward school has become a negative one and the Principal Eric Nicholie and Director of elementary education Laura Lyons seem to not care. I thought their main concern was suppose to be their students. I guess its just for show. Daniel & Melissa Cardenas

  • (4 years ago)

    Hutchison Elementary is an outstanding elementary school. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure all students are successful. The administrators take extra measures to inspire the students and reward them for good effort. You will not find a more diverse school with over 32 languages spoken. The majority of teachers are ESL and GT certified and teach according to each child's needs even students with special needs. An exemplary school on all aspects!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The administrators seem to be fair and tough. There is a lack in professional training among the staff. The school performs well on TAKS but has no 'proven' track record for teaching a good foundation. Although the student population is diverse there is a lack of diversity training and good classroom management. School still displays some 'small town' ideals that have not proven to be effective when dealing with diversity.

  • (6 years ago)

    Acedimically this school is good. However the teachers seem unhappy and the children are very stressed. There is an uneasiness that may come from this being a new school. If your child needs encouragement or a less stressful environment Hutchison will probably not be a good fit. If your child is able to progress on their own then they may learn a lot. Parental involvment is not big here or encouraged. Only 'members' on the PTA board are allowed at meetings and you have to push very hard if you want to voluteer. Most parents give up early on.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hutchison is certainly an exemplary school. We could not be any happier as parents and our daughter as a student! Steven & Isabel Sampson

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School! I love the structure and order it makes for a great learning enviornment. Kudos to Hutchison's third consecutive year of Having a TEA EXEMPLARY rating. There are no perfect schools that will meet (all ) the needs of each and every individual that enters its' doors. That is why I look for minimally high standards of performance education stucture order safety and ultimately how comfortable my child feels when he/she comes home everyday. I've had only one incident at Hutchison for which I dealth with promptly. Principal Nicholie and Asst. Principal Hoskins are doing a great job and I commend their dedication. ALSO Hutchinson PTA rocks! Those guys are awesome fundraisers and support to the teachers. They have different levels of volunteerism that allows us all to contribute.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hutchison has excellent teachers. However Mr Nicholie the principal is 'tough.' I'm really hoping a fewer student per class-- as the classes are extremely overcrowded for an elementary!

  • (7 years ago)

    Hutchison is a schoool very disrespectful from most staffs and teachers. Every morning have to see their frown face like a day has no sun. Specially teachers see parents pass by they just disregard no greeting or smiling and when parents need to talk to them will receive very rude answer. Their personalities are not pleasing. We are new here but it seems very disappointed. Another thing is between administrator and teachers don't communicate well and work as a team (different rules in both groups!) Just give parents having a hard time.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attends this school and it seems to be all about appearances . It looks great on the surface but dig a little deeper to find the true nature of the school. I have volunteered at this school only a couple of times but have seen very disturbing behavior by many of the teachers and staff. This school in a lot of ways reminds me of television programs about schools for troubled teens. Very in your face with the students even in PE where the students should be able to blow a little steam and run and release energy there is yelling and screaming by the teacher and her aide. The Principal is usually never around and it seems the building is run by the secretary who is extremely unapproachable and opinioned. I have sent many letters to the superintendent but no change so far. Due to fear of reprisal I have sent them unsigned. Beware of this school if you have a good kid who doesn t need a lot of special discipline. They will come out scared to death to move the wrong way.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a new but awesome school w/exceptional principals teachers & administration. They achieved an exemplary rating on the first try. I loved the involvement of the principal (Eric Nicholie) he is dedicated to being present in the classroom. He & Assistant. Principal Cara Hoskins offer great incentives to tackle tardiness absenteeism and disruptive behaviour. They along with the excellent selection of teachers are an exemplary combination! The school's open door policy allowed me the opportunity to witness great teamwork firsthand from a superior staff who's main goal is quality education for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a brand new school. The teachers are very active and willing to go above and beyond to make sure the needs of the children are met. My child was in Pre-K and there was a lot of parent involvement and participation. Academically this school is geared toward reading at the end of the Pre-K year. I am very pleased with this school and the staff.

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