Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Simms ISD: B

Total students

117

Avg. teacher experience

13.5 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

James Bowie Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Simms, TX, in the Simms ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 117 students. The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year. 29.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $49,576, which is $7,515 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 Middle 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

117

African American

1 (0.9%)

Simms ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.9%)

Simms ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

4 (3.4%)

Simms ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

110 (94%)

Simms ISD: 93%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (0.9%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.9%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.9%

Hispanic

3.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

94.0%

Two or more races

0.9%

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

29.1 %

Simms ISD: 32.1%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

48.7 %

Simms ISD: 53.8%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

0.9 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

29.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

48.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.9%

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

0.9 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

44.4 %

Simms ISD: 43%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

9.4 %

Simms ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

16.2 %

Simms ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

0.9%

Career and technical

44.4%

Gifted and talented

9.4%

Special education

16.2%

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

C

Simms ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Simms ISD: B

School progress

C

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.

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

9.8

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

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

9.8 (100%)

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

6.6 (67%)

Simms ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

3.2 (33%)

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

11.9

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

$49,576

Simms ISD: $50,256

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

N/A

Simms ISD: $38,880

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$38,199

Simms ISD: $39,578

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$43,199

Simms ISD: $48,278

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$52,804

Simms ISD: $51,254

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$56,738

Simms ISD: $58,819

Statewide: $65,449

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