Accountability rating

Met standard

Richardson ISD: B

Total students

808

Avg. teacher experience

9 years

Richardson ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Richardson ISD: 89.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Lake Highlands 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 808 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 48.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 17.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,429, which is $1,095 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

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

Address

10301 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75238-4107

Office phone number

(469) 593-1600

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Lake Highlands 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

808

African American

212 (26.2%)

Richardson ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.2%)

Richardson ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

64 (7.9%)

Richardson ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

245 (30.3%)

Richardson ISD: 38%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.4%)

Richardson ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

262 (32.4%)

Richardson ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

20 (2.5%)

Richardson ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

26.2%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

7.9%

Hispanic

30.3%

Pacific Islander

0.4%

White

32.4%

Two or more races

2.5%

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

48.9 %

Richardson ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

53.5 %

Richardson ISD: 55%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

17.3 %

Richardson ISD: 25.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

48.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

53.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

17.3%

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

17.3 %

Richardson ISD: 25.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

38.4 %

Richardson ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

18.3 %

Richardson ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9.9 %

Richardson ISD: 10.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

17.3%

Career and technical

38.4%

Gifted and talented

18.3%

Special education

9.9%

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

55

African American

10 (18.2%)

Richardson ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (3.6%)

Richardson ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

7.8 (14.1%)

Richardson ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Richardson ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

32.3 (58.6%)

Richardson ISD: 72.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

3 (5.5%)

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

48.4 (88%)

Richardson ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

5.6 (10.2%)

Richardson ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

1 (1.8%)

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

14.7

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 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

$54,429

Richardson ISD: $55,448

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,001

Richardson ISD: $51,057

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$52,908

Richardson ISD: $53,122

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$53,830

Richardson ISD: $55,186

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$56,766

Richardson ISD: $57,367

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$60,121

Richardson ISD: $62,432

Statewide: $61,428

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