Accountability rating

C

La Joya ISD: B

Total students

788

Avg. teacher experience

7.8 years

La Joya ISD: 11.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

La Joya ISD: 85.8%

Statewide: 90%

Dr Javier Saenz Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Penitas, TX, in the La Joya ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 788 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 93% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 79.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,200, which is $922 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.lajoyaisd.com

Address

39200 Mile 7 Rd
Penitas, TX 78576

Office phone number

(956) 323-2830

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Dr Javier Saenz Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. 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 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

788

African American

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

786 (99.7%)

La Joya ISD: 99.5%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

2 (0.3%)

La Joya ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

99.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.3%

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

93 %

La Joya ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

98.2 %

La Joya ISD: 92.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

81.3 %

La Joya ISD: 55.2%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

93.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

98.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

81.3%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

79.1 %

La Joya ISD: 53.6%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

16 %

La Joya ISD: 30.8%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

7.7 %

La Joya ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.8 %

La Joya ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

79.1%

Career and technical

16.0%

Gifted and talented

7.7%

Special education

11.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

C

La Joya ISD: B

Student achievement

D

La Joya ISD: B

School progress

C

La Joya ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

La Joya 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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

62.4

African American

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

60.5 (96.9%)

La Joya ISD: 96.8%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1.9 (3.1%)

La Joya ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0.2%

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%)

La Joya ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

59.4 (95.2%)

La Joya ISD: 78.7%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

3 (4.8%)

La Joya ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

12.6

La Joya ISD: 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

7.8 years

La Joya ISD: 11.6 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

$53,200

La Joya ISD: $55,820

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,789

La Joya ISD: $49,700

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$50,345

La Joya ISD: $50,670

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$52,500

La Joya ISD: $52,992

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$57,477

La Joya ISD: $57,492

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$68,417

La Joya ISD: $67,791

Statewide: $62,039

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