Accountability rating

Met standard

Sinton ISD: C

Total students

518

Avg. teacher experience

9.2 years

Sinton ISD: 11.2 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sinton ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

E Merle Smith Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Sinton, TX, in the Sinton ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 518 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 54.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.5% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $48,842, which is $4,492 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.sintonisd.net

Address

P O Box 1337
Sinton, TX 78387

Office phone number

(361) 364-6840

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in E Merle Smith Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 02. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 19.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 02.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

518

African American

7 (1.4%)

Sinton ISD: 1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Sinton ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.2%)

Sinton ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

418 (80.7%)

Sinton ISD: 82.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

90 (17.4%)

Sinton ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

1 (0.2%)

Sinton ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.4%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

80.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

17.4%

Two or more races

0.2%

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

54.2 %

Sinton ISD: 61.9%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

76.4 %

Sinton ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

1.5 %

Sinton ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

54.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

76.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.5%

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

1.5 %

Sinton ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Sinton ISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

11.2 %

Sinton ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

13.1 %

Sinton ISD: 10.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

1.5%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

11.2%

Special education

13.1%

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

Sinton ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Sinton ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Sinton ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Sinton ISD: C

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

37.9

African American

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (2.6%)

Sinton ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (2.6%)

Sinton ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

19.1 (50.3%)

Sinton ISD: 45.2%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

16.8 (44.4%)

Sinton ISD: 52.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sinton 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%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

31.3 (82.7%)

Sinton ISD: 78.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

6.6 (17.3%)

Sinton ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

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

13.7

Sinton 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

9.2 years

Sinton ISD: 11.2 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

$48,842

Sinton ISD: $50,078

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$47,934

Sinton ISD: $50,831

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$45,375

Sinton ISD: $45,402

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$47,180

Sinton ISD: $46,861

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,644

Sinton ISD: $52,126

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$60,682

Sinton ISD: $59,500

Statewide: $61,428

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