Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Total students

452

Avg. teacher experience

5.7 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Mesquite ISD: 93%

Statewide: 90%

Gray Elementary School is an elementary school in Balch Springs, TX, in the Mesquite ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 452 students. 66.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 41.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,951, which is $860 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 5.7 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.mesquitesid.org

Address

3500 Pioneer Rd
Balch Springs, TX 75180

Office phone number

(972) 882-7280

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Gray Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

452

African American

76 (16.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

12 (2.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

314 (69.5%)

Mesquite ISD: 59.1%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.4%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

42 (9.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 12%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

6 (1.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

16.8%

American Indian

2.7%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

69.5%

Pacific Islander

0.4%

White

9.3%

Two or more races

1.3%

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

66.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

91.6 %

Mesquite ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

41.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

66.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

91.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

41.8%

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

41.2 %

Mesquite ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Mesquite ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

1.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

12.8 %

Mesquite ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

41.2%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

1.8%

Special education

12.8%

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

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Mesquite ISD: B

School progress

B

Mesquite ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

Mesquite 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 2020 Accountability Manual.

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

30.4

African American

1 (3.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

1 (3.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

12.9 (42.6%)

Mesquite ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

15.4 (50.8%)

Mesquite ISD: 60.2%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.7%

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%)

Mesquite ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

22.4 (73.7%)

Mesquite ISD: 54.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

8 (26.3%)

Mesquite ISD: 43.6%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Mesquite ISD: 1.1%

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

14.9

Mesquite ISD: 15.3

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

5.7 years

Mesquite ISD: 9.7 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

$57,951

Mesquite ISD: $62,214

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,982

Mesquite ISD: $55,530

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$55,934

Mesquite ISD: $57,366

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$61,920

Mesquite ISD: $62,073

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$62,209

Mesquite ISD: $65,916

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

N/A

Mesquite ISD: $72,385

Statewide: $65,449

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