Accountability rating

Not rated

Rice CISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students

63

Avg. teacher experience

20.1 years

Rice CISD: 13.2 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Rice CISD: 89.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

Rice Challenge Academy is a high school in Altair, TX, in the Rice CISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 63 students. The school received an accountability rating of Not rated. 100% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,381, which is $3,047 more than the state average. The dropout rate was 18%.

Contact information

Website

www.ricecisd.org

Address

P O Box 338
Altair, TX 77412-0338

Office phone number

(979) 234-3531

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Rice Challenge Academy are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 03. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 03.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

63

African American

12 (19%)

Rice CISD: 18.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

25 (39.7%)

Rice CISD: 56.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (1.6%)

Rice CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

21 (33.3%)

Rice CISD: 22.7%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

4 (6.3%)

Rice CISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

19.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

39.7%

Pacific Islander

1.6%

White

33.3%

Two or more races

6.3%

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

100 %

Rice CISD: 51.1%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

100 %

Rice CISD: 76.2%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

0 %

Rice CISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

100.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

100.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

N/A

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

0 %

Rice CISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Rice CISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Rice CISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.3 %

Rice CISD: 10%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

N/A

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

6.3%

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

Not rated

Rice CISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Student achievement

N/A

Rice CISD: C

School progress

N/A

Rice CISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Rice CISD: F

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

Rice CISD: 89.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

Rice CISD: 84.2%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

N/A

Rice CISD: 95.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

N/A

Rice CISD: 80.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

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

18 %

Rice CISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

25 %

Rice CISD: 6.5%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

16.1 %

Rice CISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

20 %

Rice CISD: 7%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Rice CISD: 0%

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

N/A

Rice CISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

N/A

Rice CISD: 3%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

N/A

Rice CISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

N/A

Rice CISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Rice CISD: 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

N/A

Rice CISD: 60%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rice CISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Rice CISD: 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

N/A

Rice CISD: Masked

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Rice CISD: 18.5

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

0 %

Rice CISD: 41.8%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

0 %

Rice CISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

0 %

Rice CISD: 20.9%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

N/A

Math

N/A

Reading + Math

N/A

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

4.5

African American

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1 (22.2%)

Rice CISD: 9.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

3.5 (77.8%)

Rice CISD: 82.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 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%)

Rice CISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

3 (66.7%)

Rice CISD: 74%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

1.5 (33.3%)

Rice CISD: 25%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Rice CISD: 1%

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

14

Rice CISD: 13.3

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

20.1 years

Rice CISD: 13.2 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

$56,381

Rice CISD: $49,634

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Rice CISD: $42,159

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

N/A

Rice CISD: $41,389

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$49,350

Rice CISD: $48,919

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,440

Rice CISD: $50,665

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$59,170

Rice CISD: $57,597

Statewide: $61,428

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