Accountability rating

Met standard

La Joya ISD: B

Total students

422

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 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%

Thelma Rosa Salinas STEM Early College High School is a high school in La Joya, TX, in the La Joya ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 422 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 51.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 14% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,658, which is $1,324 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Thelma Rosa Salinas STEM Early College High School was 1073. The average ACT score was 20.0.

Contact information

Website

www.lajoyaisd.com

Address

801 N College Dr
La Joya, TX 78560

Office phone number

(956) 323-2240

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Thelma Rosa Salinas STEM Early College High 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

422

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: 4.4%

Hispanic

422 (100%)

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

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

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

51.9 %

La Joya ISD: 77.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

95.7 %

La Joya ISD: 93.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

14.7 %

La Joya ISD: 53.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

51.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

95.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

14.7%

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

14 %

La Joya ISD: 52.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

100 %

La Joya ISD: 28.9%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

23.7 %

La Joya ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

2.4 %

La Joya ISD: 7.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

14.0%

Career and technical

100.0%

Gifted and talented

23.7%

Special education

2.4%

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.

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

N/A

La Joya ISD: 89.1%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

N/A

La Joya ISD: 89.2%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

N/A

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

Two or more races

N/A

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

0 %

La Joya ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

La Joya ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

N/A

La Joya ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

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

7.2 %

La Joya ISD: 23.2%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

7.2 %

La Joya ISD: 23.2%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

N/A

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

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

33.3 %

La Joya ISD: 17%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

La Joya ISD: Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

33.3 %

La Joya ISD: 17%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

La Joya ISD: N/A

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

1073

La Joya ISD: 976

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

20.0

La Joya ISD: 16.5

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

93.3 %

La Joya ISD: 46.5%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

96 %

La Joya ISD: 38.6%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

90.7 %

La Joya ISD: 32.7%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

93.3%

Math

96.0%

Reading + Math

90.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

26.2

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

26.1 (99.8%)

La Joya ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Joya ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

0 (0.2%)

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

1 (3.8%)

La Joya ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

12.7 (48.3%)

La Joya ISD: 81.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

12.5 (47.8%)

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

16.1

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

10.8 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

$54,658

La Joya ISD: $55,303

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$48,650

La Joya ISD: $49,191

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,776

La Joya ISD: $49,981

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,309

La Joya ISD: $52,620

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,689

La Joya ISD: $57,050

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$67,878

La Joya ISD: $68,137

Statewide: $61,428

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