Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Edinburg CISD: B

Total students

2,298

Avg. teacher experience

13.4 years

Edinburg CISD: 14.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

93 %

Edinburg CISD: 90.7%

Statewide: 90%

Robert R Vela High School is a high school in Edinburg, TX, in the Edinburg CISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,298 students. 44.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 11.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of A for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 93% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.3% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Robert R Vela High School was 1117 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.4.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $59,208, which is $2,117 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.4 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

P O Box 990
Edinburg, TX 78540-0990

Office phone number

(956) 289-2650

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Robert R Vela 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

2,298

African American

8 (0.3%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

17 (0.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

2,218 (96.5%)

Edinburg CISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

49 (2.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

5 (0.2%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.3%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

96.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.1%

Two or more races

0.2%

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

44.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 58.7%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

70 %

Edinburg CISD: 86%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

11.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 35.1%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

44.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

70.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

11.5%

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

11.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 35%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

78.1 %

Edinburg CISD: 26.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

12.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

6.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

11.4%

Career and technical

78.1%

Gifted and talented

12.8%

Special education

6.6%

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

A

Edinburg CISD: B

Student achievement

B

Edinburg CISD: B

School progress

A

Edinburg CISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

Edinburg CISD: 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 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

93 %

Edinburg CISD: 90.7%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 85.7%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

100 %

Edinburg CISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

93.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 90.8%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

82.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 82.9%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

93.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

82.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during 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

1.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 5%

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

12.7 %

Edinburg CISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

12.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 16.7%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

21.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 21.1%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

12.7 %

Edinburg CISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

12.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 17.9%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 28.6%

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

73.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 46.5%

Statewide: 51%

African American

Masked

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

75.2 %

Edinburg CISD: 46.4%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 58.3%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

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

1117

Edinburg CISD: 1036

Statewide: 1027

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

19.4

Edinburg CISD: 18.2

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

85.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 67.1%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

83.1 %

Edinburg CISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

76.7 %

Edinburg CISD: 55.9%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

85.6%

Math

83.1%

Reading + Math

76.7%

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

165.7

African American

1 (0.6%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

150.2 (90.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 95.2%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13.5 (8.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1 (0.6%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

7.9 (4.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

113 (68.2%)

Edinburg CISD: 76.2%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

44.8 (27.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

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

13.9

Edinburg CISD: 15.2

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

13.4 years

Edinburg CISD: 14.4 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

$59,208

Edinburg CISD: $59,512

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$42,101

Edinburg CISD: $50,794

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$52,945

Edinburg CISD: $52,282

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$57,684

Edinburg CISD: $56,115

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$59,860

Edinburg CISD: $59,488

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$69,747

Edinburg CISD: $68,221

Statewide: $65,449

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