Accountability rating

Met standard

Richardson ISD: B

Total students

2,793

Avg. teacher experience

9.8 years

Richardson ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

90.8 %

Richardson ISD: 89.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Lake Highlands High School is a high school in Dallas, TX, in the Richardson ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 2,793 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 51.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 17.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,748, which is $2,414 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Lake Highlands High School was 1093. The average ACT score was 19.5. In the Class of 2017, 90.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.1%.

Contact information

Website

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

Address

9449 Church Rd
Dallas, TX 75238-4107

Office phone number

(469) 593-1000

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Lake Highlands 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

2,793

African American

840 (30.1%)

Richardson ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

5 (0.2%)

Richardson ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

195 (7%)

Richardson ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

938 (33.6%)

Richardson ISD: 38%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

757 (27.1%)

Richardson ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

57 (2%)

Richardson ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

30.1%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

7.0%

Hispanic

33.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

27.1%

Two or more races

2.0%

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

51.7 %

Richardson ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

54.2 %

Richardson ISD: 55%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

17.8 %

Richardson ISD: 25.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

51.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

54.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

17.8%

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

17.6 %

Richardson ISD: 25.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

73.8 %

Richardson ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

11.4 %

Richardson ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9 %

Richardson ISD: 10.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

17.6%

Career and technical

73.8%

Gifted and talented

11.4%

Special education

9.0%

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.

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

90.8 %

Richardson ISD: 89.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

85 %

Richardson ISD: 85.2%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Richardson ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

96.4 %

Richardson ISD: 93.3%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

88.6 %

Richardson ISD: 87.4%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Richardson ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88.6%

White

97.7 %

Richardson ISD: 94.9%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

85.7 %

Richardson ISD: 90.4%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

85.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

96.4%

Hispanic

88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

97.7%

Two or more races

85.7%

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

2.1 %

Richardson ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Richardson ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

2.7 %

Richardson ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0.8 %

Richardson ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

2.8 %

Richardson ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Richardson ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.6 %

Richardson ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

1.6 %

Richardson ISD: 1%

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

34.2 %

Richardson ISD: 40%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

16.9 %

Richardson ISD: 24.3%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

12.5 %

Richardson ISD: 27.3%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

35.1 %

Richardson ISD: 63.5%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

22.7 %

Richardson ISD: 24.5%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Richardson ISD: 50%

Statewide: 24.4%

White

64.3 %

Richardson ISD: 61.5%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

34.5 %

Richardson ISD: 45.7%

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

48.6 %

Richardson ISD: 58.7%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

24.6 %

Richardson ISD: 40.2%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

Masked

Richardson ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

38.5 %

Richardson ISD: 63.9%

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

39.8 %

Richardson ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Richardson ISD: Masked

Statewide: 46.8%

White

59.6 %

Richardson ISD: 68.4%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

50 %

Richardson ISD: 63.5%

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

1093

Richardson ISD: 1118

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

19.5

Richardson ISD: 20.3

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

50.6 %

Richardson ISD: 58.6%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

43.7 %

Richardson ISD: 51%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

40 %

Richardson ISD: 47.3%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

50.6%

Math

43.7%

Reading + Math

40.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

180.3

African American

18.2 (10.1%)

Richardson ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (0.6%)

Richardson ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

8.9 (4.9%)

Richardson ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

24.7 (13.7%)

Richardson ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

125.5 (69.6%)

Richardson ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (1.1%)

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

1 (0.6%)

Richardson ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

127.4 (70.6%)

Richardson ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

47.9 (26.6%)

Richardson ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

4 (2.2%)

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

15.5

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

9.8 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

$55,748

Richardson ISD: $55,448

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$50,850

Richardson ISD: $51,057

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$53,100

Richardson ISD: $53,122

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$55,957

Richardson ISD: $55,186

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$57,737

Richardson ISD: $57,367

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$62,491

Richardson ISD: $62,432

Statewide: $61,428

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