Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Brownsville ISD: A

Total students

2,385

Avg. teacher experience

15.1 years

Brownsville ISD: 15.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.2 %

Brownsville ISD: 93.7%

Statewide: 90%

Rivera Early College High School is a high school in Brownsville, TX, in the Brownsville ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,385 students. The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. 65.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 19.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

In the Class of 2019, 92.2% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.7% for the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Rivera Early College High School was 925 for students graduating the previous year. The average ACT score was 17.4.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,447, which is $356 more than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.bisd.us/rivera/

Address

6955 Fm 802
Brownsville, TX 78521-6918

Office phone number

(956) 831-8700

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Rivera Early College High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,385

African American

3 (0.1%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

2,341 (98.2%)

Brownsville ISD: 98.3%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

40 (1.7%)

Brownsville ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

98.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.7%

Two or more races

N/A

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

65.5 %

Brownsville ISD: 67.8%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

88.1 %

Brownsville ISD: 89.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

19.9 %

Brownsville ISD: 36.1%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

65.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

88.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

19.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

19.7 %

Brownsville ISD: 35.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

91.9 %

Brownsville ISD: 33%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

13.2 %

Brownsville ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

13.1 %

Brownsville ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

19.7%

Career and technical

91.9%

Gifted and talented

13.2%

Special education

13.1%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Brownsville ISD: A

Student achievement

B

Brownsville ISD: B

School progress

B

Brownsville ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

Brownsville ISD: B

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

92.2 %

Brownsville ISD: 93.7%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

92.2 %

Brownsville ISD: 93.7%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Brownsville ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

Masked

Brownsville ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

N/A

Brownsville ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

92.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.7 %

Brownsville ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

Masked

Brownsville ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Brownsville ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.7 %

Brownsville ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

2.5 %

Brownsville ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

20.1 %

Brownsville ISD: 27.6%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

N/A

Brownsville ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: 68.8%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

19.9 %

Brownsville ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

60 %

Brownsville ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

14.7 %

Brownsville ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Brownsville ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

14.8 %

Brownsville ISD: 23.4%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Brownsville ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

Masked

Brownsville ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Brownsville ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

925

Brownsville ISD: 943

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

17.4

Brownsville ISD: 18.0

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

53.2 %

Brownsville ISD: 58.8%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

41.9 %

Brownsville ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

35.7 %

Brownsville ISD: 41.1%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

53.2%

Math

41.9%

Reading + Math

35.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

156.6

African American

1 (0.6%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

131.9 (84.2%)

Brownsville ISD: 89.8%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

1.2 (0.8%)

Brownsville ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

22.5 (14.4%)

Brownsville ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Brownsville 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

4.5 (2.9%)

Brownsville ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

106.4 (68%)

Brownsville ISD: 79.4%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

44.6 (28.5%)

Brownsville ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1 (0.6%)

Brownsville ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15.2

Brownsville ISD: 15

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

15.1 years

Brownsville ISD: 15.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$57,447

Brownsville ISD: $58,957

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$45,811

Brownsville ISD: $50,807

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$51,030

Brownsville ISD: $51,636

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$52,105

Brownsville ISD: $53,468

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,105

Brownsville ISD: $58,689

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$64,817

Brownsville ISD: $67,128

Statewide: $65,449

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