Accountability rating

Met standard

Bay City ISD: C

Total students

643

Avg. teacher experience

13.5 years

Bay City ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Bay City ISD: 93.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

Cherry Elementary School is an elementary school in Bay City, TX, in the Bay City ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 643 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 60.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,941, which is $2,393 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.bcblackcats.net

Address

2509 8th St
Bay City, TX 77414-5398

Office phone number

(979) 401-1300

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Cherry Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 03. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 03.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

643

African American

94 (14.6%)

Bay City ISD: 14.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

4 (0.6%)

Bay City ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

430 (66.9%)

Bay City ISD: 64%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

102 (15.9%)

Bay City ISD: 18.6%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

13 (2%)

Bay City ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

14.6%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

66.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

15.9%

Two or more races

2.0%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

60.7 %

Bay City ISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

75.7 %

Bay City ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

12.1 %

Bay City ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

60.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

75.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

12.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

7 %

Bay City ISD: 12.3%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Bay City ISD: 26%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

1.9 %

Bay City ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9 %

Bay City ISD: 8.1%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

7.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

1.9%

Special education

9.0%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Bay City ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Bay City ISD: D

School progress

N/A

Bay City ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Bay City ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

40

African American

3 (7.5%)

Bay City ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

5 (12.5%)

Bay City ISD: 20.3%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

32 (80%)

Bay City ISD: 69.6%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

37 (92.4%)

Bay City ISD: 80.3%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

3 (7.6%)

Bay City ISD: 15.4%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Bay City ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

16.1

Bay City ISD: 13.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

13.5 years

Bay City ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$50,941

Bay City ISD: $50,662

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$40,000

Bay City ISD: $41,623

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$44,470

Bay City ISD: $45,007

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$48,976

Bay City ISD: $49,724

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,942

Bay City ISD: $53,624

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,271

Bay City ISD: $60,315

Statewide: $61,428

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