Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Simms ISD: B

Total students

164

Avg. teacher experience

13.5 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

James Bowie High School is a high school in Simms, TX, in the Simms ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 164 students. The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. 38.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

In the Class of 2019, 100% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

The average ACT score was 21.2.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $49,197, which is $7,894 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.simmsisd.net

Address

P O Box 9
Simms, TX 75574-0009

Office phone number

(903) 543-2219

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in James Bowie High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 08. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.0 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 08.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

164

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.6%)

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (1.2%)

Simms ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

8 (4.9%)

Simms ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

147 (89.6%)

Simms ISD: 93%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

6 (3.7%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

N/A

American Indian

0.6%

Asian

1.2%

Hispanic

4.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

89.6%

Two or more races

3.7%

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

38.4 %

Simms ISD: 32.1%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

54.3 %

Simms ISD: 53.8%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

1.2 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

38.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

54.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.2%

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

1.2 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

98.8 %

Simms ISD: 43%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

3.7 %

Simms ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

16.5 %

Simms ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

1.2%

Career and technical

98.8%

Gifted and talented

3.7%

Special education

16.5%

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

Simms ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Simms ISD: B

School progress

B

Simms ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

Simms 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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

Masked

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 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

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.2

Simms ISD: 21.2

Statewide: 20.6

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

31.4 %

Simms ISD: 31.4%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

31.4 %

Simms ISD: 31.4%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

22.9 %

Simms ISD: 22.9%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

31.4%

Math

31.4%

Reading + Math

22.9%

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

20.7

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (4.8%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

19.7 (95.2%)

Simms ISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

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%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

16.8 (81.2%)

Simms ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

3.9 (18.8%)

Simms ISD: 21.9%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

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

7.9

Simms ISD: 10.8

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

13.5 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 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

$49,197

Simms ISD: $50,256

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$38,880

Simms ISD: $38,880

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$40,625

Simms ISD: $39,578

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$50,249

Simms ISD: $48,278

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$46,341

Simms ISD: $51,254

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$60,715

Simms ISD: $58,819

Statewide: $65,449

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