Accountability rating

Met standard

South Texas ISD: A

Total students

497

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

South Texas ISD: 16.5 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

South Texas ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 89.7%

Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas is a middle school or junior high school in San Benito, TX, in the South Texas ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 497 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 16.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,865, which is $1,531 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

risingscholars.stisd.net/

Address

151 S Helen Moore Rd
San Benito, TX 78586

Office phone number

(956) 399-4358

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

497

African American

4 (0.8%)

South Texas ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

South Texas ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

31 (6.2%)

South Texas ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

417 (83.9%)

South Texas ISD: 83.7%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

39 (7.8%)

South Texas ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

5 (1%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

6.2%

Hispanic

83.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

7.8%

Two or more races

1.0%

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

16.1 %

South Texas ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

42.1 %

South Texas ISD: 50.2%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

3.6 %

South Texas ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

16.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

42.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

3.6%

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

3.6 %

South Texas ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

51.1 %

South Texas ISD: 86.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

9.3 %

South Texas ISD: 16.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

4 %

South Texas ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

3.6%

Career and technical

51.1%

Gifted and talented

9.3%

Special education

4.0%

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

South Texas ISD: A

Student achievement

N/A

South Texas ISD: A

School progress

N/A

South Texas ISD: A

Closing the gaps

N/A

South Texas ISD: A

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

39.3

African American

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

35.2 (89.5%)

South Texas ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

4.1 (10.5%)

South Texas ISD: 25.9%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.6%

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%)

South Texas ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

30.3 (77.1%)

South Texas ISD: 62.7%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

9 (22.9%)

South Texas ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

South Texas ISD: 0.3%

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

12.7

South Texas ISD: 14.3

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

10.9 years

South Texas ISD: 16.5 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

$54,865

South Texas ISD: $59,586

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

South Texas ISD: $45,959

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$48,781

South Texas ISD: $48,909

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,809

South Texas ISD: $54,550

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$60,257

South Texas ISD: $60,439

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$64,918

South Texas ISD: $66,236

Statewide: $61,428

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