What determines a 'wealthy' district and a 'poor' district is not tax revenue nor the economic situations of the population; rather it is only determined by the total taxable value of the property within the districts bounds. Due to this, you may have situations where a district may have over half of its population economically disavantaged and classify as at risk students, with over a third with limited english proficiency... and still classify as a 'wealthy' district. The district that houses Westchester, Spring Branch ISD is in this situation.
Of the 26 million in tax revenue across this educational district in 2014, only around 5 million of it remains within the district to educate the children of this area. While somes areas may have well-to-do families that can pump additional funds into their schools to still provide for their children despite this policy; many areas can not, where majority of families live below the poverty line and struggle to make ends meet by working multiple jobs.
This method of funding was declared unconstitutional by the Texas Supreme Court, but there is still no change in funding. It was declared unconstitutional in February of 2013, and reaffirmed in August of 2014. This system of educational funding in Texas was also declared unconstitutional in 2004 by a state district judge, and by the Texas Supreme Court in 2005. Ten years later, we've come to the same decision, and yet there is still no change.
Additional photography by student Preston Godinich after a brief instruction with GoPro.
Specifically, images 5, 10, and the cover photo are by Godinich.