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Texas Prekindergarten Data

Performance

2010 Texas Census Data:

  • 390,262 3-year-olds
  • 386,901 4-year-olds

2000 Texas Census Data

  • 325,211 4-year-olds (2009 state demographer estimate: 379,774) 
  • 321,979 3-year-olds (2009 state demographer estimate: 384,247) 
  • Public prekindergarten serves approximately 28% of the total population and 90% of eligible students (as estimated based on numbers of kindergarten students who are LEP and economically disadvantaged)

Prekindergarten Student Enrollment 2012-2013 (includes 3-4 year-olds)

  • 227,568 Student enrollment (217,565 FSP eligible)
  • Subpopulation Student Groups (students may be counted in multiple categories)
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 196,270
    • LEP: 90,511
    • Homeless: 395
    • Military Children: 5,978
    • Foster Care: 1,307
  • 8,651 Prekindergarten Teachers
  • 1,040 districts (3,244 campuses) offer a state-supported half-day prekindergarten program

Prekindergarten Student Enrollment 2011-2012 (includes 3-4 year-olds)

  • 225,037 Student enrollment (215,922 FSP eligible)
  • Subpopulation Student Groups (students may be counted in multiple categories)
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 198,147
    • LEP: 90,880
    • Homeless: 368
    • Military Children: 6,033
    • Foster Care: 1,335
  • 8,197 Prekindergarten Teachers
  • 1,039 districts (3,238 campuses) offer a state-supported half-day prekindergarten program

Prekindergarten Student Enrollment 2010-2011 (includes 3-4 year-olds)

  • 224,335 Student enrollment (215,672 are FSP eligible)
  • Subpopulation Student Groups (students may be counted in multiple categories)
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 197,482
    • LEP: 90,465
    • Homeless: 440
    • Military Children: 5,945
    • Foster Care: 1,119
  • 9,810 Prekindergarten Teachers
  • 1,046 districts (3,210 campuses) offer a state-supported half-day prekindergarten program

Prekindergarten 2009-10

  • 214,694 Student enrollment (7.5% increase over 2008-2009)
  • 10,170 Prekindergarten Teachers 
  • 3,177 Campuses offering prekindergarten

Prekindergarten 2008-09

  • 200,529 Prekindergarten Students
  • 9,230 Prekindergarten Teachers
  • 3,082 Campuses offering prekindergarten

Eligibility

A district shall offer prekindergarten classes if the district identifies 15 or more children who are eligible and are at least four years of age. A school district may offer prek classes if the district identifies 15 or more eligible children who are at least three years of age. A district may not charge tuition for a prek class offered under this section.

A child is eligible for enrollment in free prekindergarten if at least three years of age and:

  • is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
  • is educationally disadvantaged;
  • is homeless;
  • is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States;
  • is the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while on active duty; or
  • is or ever has been in foster care.

Prekindergarten Tuition Approval

  • 2012-2013: 39 districts/charter schools approved
  • 2011-2012: 37 districts/charter schools approved
  • 2010-2011: 22 districts/charter schools approved
  • 2009-2010: 20 districts/charter schools approved  

Funding

 Average cost per child $3,650/year for half-day Prekindergarten (based on ADA). The Foundation School Program (FSP) funds are generated based on ADA.

Fiscal Year

Funding Source

Amount

2008-2009

Foundation School Program

$665,000,000

2009-2010

Foundation School Program

$714,000,000

2010-2011

Foundation School Program

$748,000,000

2011-2012

Foundation School Program

$710,898,528

2012-2013

Foundation School Program

$749,838,055

 

Contacts

Department of Federal and State Education Policy: 512-936-6060

Program Contacts:

Howard Morrison, howard.morrison@tea.state.tx.us

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