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John High Kirby Elementary School

1205 North 5th Street, Silsbee, TX 77656
(409) 980-7800

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-1 532 students 18 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

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About this school

John High Kirby Elementary School is a public elementary school in Silsbee. The principal of John High Kirby Elementary School is ROBBIE REEVES, whose e-mail is 532 children attend John High Kirby Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the John High Kirby Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 532 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 62% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at John High Kirby Elementary School is 18:1. Laura Reeves Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 71%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 18%
Asian 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 54%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 59% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    We entered Kirby in the middle of the school year. I found this school to be extremely helpful caring and very welcoming. From the first day of her enrollment our daughter was happy and showed signs of growth. We are extremely pleased with Kirby Elementary!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school needs alot of improvement i wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. My child had a poor teacher didn't get challenge enough and it wasn't interesting. Homework wasn't enough so you didn't know what your child needed help in until progress report.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall very average. Slightly unorganized and lacking in communication. School officials tried to do away with kindergarten graduation that has been a tradition for several generations. When enough parents did express how this tradition was greatly desired in the community the officials did bring it back only to schedule it on a day that was forcasted to rain. It did rain and in the very begining of the ceremony was cancelled. Very dissappointing! Principle could make efforts to be more one on one. Teachers could communicate more as well concerning child's progress curriculm and planned events.

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