Accountability rating

Met standard

Richardson ISD: B

Total students

784

Avg. teacher experience

8 years

Richardson ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Richardson ISD: 89.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Forest Meadow Junior High School is a middle school or junior high school in Dallas, TX, in the Richardson ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 784 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 58.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 26.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,066, which is $1,732 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.richardson.k12.tx.us/administration/sch

Address

9373 Whitehurst Dr
Dallas, TX 75243-4107

Office phone number

(469) 593-1500

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Forest Meadow Junior High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 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

Ethnicity

Total students

784

African American

300 (38.3%)

Richardson ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.4%)

Richardson ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

25 (3.2%)

Richardson ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

283 (36.1%)

Richardson ISD: 38%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.3%)

Richardson ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

158 (20.2%)

Richardson ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

13 (1.7%)

Richardson ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

38.3%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

3.2%

Hispanic

36.1%

Pacific Islander

0.3%

White

20.2%

Two or more races

1.7%

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

58.3 %

Richardson ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

73.1 %

Richardson ISD: 55%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

26.3 %

Richardson ISD: 25.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

58.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

73.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

26.3%

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

26.1 %

Richardson ISD: 25.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

45.9 %

Richardson ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

11 %

Richardson ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.4 %

Richardson ISD: 10.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

26.1%

Career and technical

45.9%

Gifted and talented

11.0%

Special education

11.4%

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

Richardson ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Richardson ISD: B

School progress

N/A

Richardson ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Richardson 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

56

African American

13.4 (23.9%)

Richardson ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (1.8%)

Richardson ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1.5 (2.7%)

Richardson ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

40.1 (71.6%)

Richardson ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 1.4%

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%)

Richardson ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

45.7 (81.7%)

Richardson ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

10.3 (18.3%)

Richardson ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0.6%

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

Richardson ISD: 14.8

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

8 years

Richardson ISD: 9.8 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

$55,066

Richardson ISD: $55,448

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,001

Richardson ISD: $51,057

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$52,765

Richardson ISD: $53,122

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$54,615

Richardson ISD: $55,186

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$59,094

Richardson ISD: $57,367

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,764

Richardson ISD: $62,432

Statewide: $61,428

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