Accountability rating

Met standard

Killeen ISD: C

Total students

2,543

Avg. teacher experience

10.7 years

Killeen ISD: 9.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.1 %

Killeen ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 89.7%

Harker Heights High School is a high school in Harker Heights, TX, in the Killeen ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 2,543 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 51.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,766, which is $568 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Harker Heights High School was 1062. The average ACT score was 20.8. In the Class of 2017, 92.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.4%.

Contact information

Website

www.killeenisd.org

Address

1001 Fm 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548-6845

Office phone number

(254) 336-0800

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Harker Heights High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

2,543

African American

791 (31.1%)

Killeen ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

14 (0.6%)

Killeen ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

114 (4.5%)

Killeen ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

678 (26.7%)

Killeen ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

31 (1.2%)

Killeen ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

745 (29.3%)

Killeen ISD: 22.4%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

170 (6.7%)

Killeen ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

31.1%

American Indian

0.6%

Asian

4.5%

Hispanic

26.7%

Pacific Islander

1.2%

White

29.3%

Two or more races

6.7%

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

51.3 %

Killeen ISD: 52.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

29.5 %

Killeen ISD: 56.6%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

4.5 %

Killeen ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

51.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

29.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.5%

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

3.7 %

Killeen ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

65.7 %

Killeen ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

4.8 %

Killeen ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.3 %

Killeen ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

3.7%

Career and technical

65.7%

Gifted and talented

4.8%

Special education

11.3%

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

Killeen ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Killeen ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Killeen ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Killeen 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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

92.1 %

Killeen ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

89.9 %

Killeen ISD: 87.6%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Killeen ISD: 92.3%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

91.7 %

Killeen ISD: 92.5%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

93.8 %

Killeen ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

100 %

Killeen ISD: 85.1%

Statewide: 88.6%

White

93.6 %

Killeen ISD: 86.3%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

86.5 %

Killeen ISD: 85.4%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

89.9%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

91.7%

Hispanic

93.8%

Pacific Islander

100.0%

White

93.6%

Two or more races

86.5%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

1.4 %

Killeen ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Killeen ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

1.4 %

Killeen ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Killeen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.6 %

Killeen ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Killeen ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 2.2%

White

1.3 %

Killeen ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

3 %

Killeen ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.3%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

26.3 %

Killeen ISD: 21.6%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

20.4 %

Killeen ISD: 19.5%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

14.3 %

Killeen ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

43.2 %

Killeen ISD: 37.2%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

25.7 %

Killeen ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

50 %

Killeen ISD: 26.3%

Statewide: 24.4%

White

29.2 %

Killeen ISD: 24.2%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

27.5 %

Killeen ISD: 24.1%

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

38.3 %

Killeen ISD: 29.2%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

21.5 %

Killeen ISD: 16.5%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

Masked

Killeen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

57.9 %

Killeen ISD: 43.1%

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

37.7 %

Killeen ISD: 32.6%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Killeen ISD: 40%

Statewide: 46.8%

White

49.5 %

Killeen ISD: 40.9%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

21.1 %

Killeen ISD: 27.6%

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

1062

Killeen ISD: 1014

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.8

Killeen ISD: 19.2

Statewide: 20.3

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 the Class of 2017.

Reading

66.7 %

Killeen ISD: 52.3%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

47.5 %

Killeen ISD: 34%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

44.9 %

Killeen ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

66.7%

Math

47.5%

Reading + Math

44.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

140.8

African American

12.4 (8.8%)

Killeen ISD: 19%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0.4 (0.3%)

Killeen ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.7%)

Killeen ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

17 (12.1%)

Killeen ISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Killeen ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

103.6 (73.6%)

Killeen ISD: 59.1%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

6.4 (4.5%)

Killeen ISD: 4%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

5 (3.6%)

Killeen ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

100.8 (71.6%)

Killeen ISD: 73.2%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

35 (24.9%)

Killeen ISD: 25.8%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Killeen ISD: 0.3%

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

18.1

Killeen ISD: 15.5

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

10.7 years

Killeen ISD: 9.4 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

$52,766

Killeen ISD: $52,195

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$46,036

Killeen ISD: $45,785

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$47,284

Killeen ISD: $48,356

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$51,950

Killeen ISD: $51,306

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$55,710

Killeen ISD: $55,611

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$63,704

Killeen ISD: $63,979

Statewide: $61,428

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