Accountability rating

Met standard

La Joya ISD: B

Total students

812

Avg. teacher experience

12.4 years

La Joya ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

La Joya ISD: 89.1%

Statewide: 89.7%

John F Kennedy Elementary School is an elementary school in Penitas, TX, in the La Joya ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 812 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 67% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 33.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,361, which is $2,027 more than the state average.

Contact information

Address

1801 N Diamond Ave
Penitas, TX 78576

Office phone number

(956) 323-2330

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in John F Kennedy Elementary 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

812

African American

1 (0.1%)

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: 4.4%

Hispanic

811 (99.9%)

La Joya ISD: 99.6%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

99.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

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

67 %

La Joya ISD: 77.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

77.6 %

La Joya ISD: 93.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

37.9 %

La Joya ISD: 53.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

67.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

77.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

37.9%

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

33.9 %

La Joya ISD: 52.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

La Joya ISD: 28.9%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

5.5 %

La Joya ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.7 %

La Joya ISD: 7.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

33.9%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

5.5%

Special education

6.7%

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

La Joya ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

La Joya ISD: C

School progress

N/A

La Joya ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

47.4

African American

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

47.4 (100%)

La Joya ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 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

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

39.2 (82.8%)

La Joya ISD: 81.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

8.2 (17.2%)

La Joya ISD: 17.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0.2%

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

17.1

La Joya ISD: 15.2

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

12.4 years

La Joya ISD: 11.5 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

$55,361

La Joya ISD: $55,303

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

La Joya ISD: $49,191

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,889

La Joya ISD: $49,981

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$51,888

La Joya ISD: $52,620

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,722

La Joya ISD: $57,050

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$68,498

La Joya ISD: $68,137

Statewide: $61,428

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