Accountability rating

Met alternative standard

Southwest School: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students

319

Avg. teacher experience

9.1 years

Southwest School: 8.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Southwest School: 84.6%

Statewide: 89.7%

Discovery Middle School is a charter middle school or junior high school in Houston, TX, in the Southwest School school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 319 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met alternative standard. 74.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 57.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,465, which is $2,869 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.swschools.org

Address

6400 Westpark Dr Ste 200
Houston, TX 77057

Office phone number

(713) 954-9528

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Discovery Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

319

African American

33 (10.3%)

Southwest School: 8.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

275 (86.2%)

Southwest School: 84.7%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

8 (2.5%)

Southwest School: 5.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

3 (0.9%)

Southwest School: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

10.3%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

86.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.5%

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

74.9 %

Southwest School: 75%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

90.6 %

Southwest School: 90.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

60.8 %

Southwest School: 58%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

74.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

90.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

60.8%

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

57.4 %

Southwest School: 54.6%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

19.4 %

Southwest School: 13.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

12.2 %

Southwest School: 8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

57.4%

Career and technical

19.4%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

12.2%

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 alternative standard

Southwest School: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Student achievement

N/A

Southwest School: D

School progress

N/A

Southwest School: D

Closing the gaps

N/A

Southwest School: D

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

19.4

African American

9.8 (50.6%)

Southwest School: 35.7%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0.9 (4.8%)

Southwest School: 6.8%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

2.4 (12.2%)

Southwest School: 30.1%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

5.5 (28.3%)

Southwest School: 26.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0.8 (4.1%)

Southwest School: 1%

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%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

12.2 (62.9%)

Southwest School: 71.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

7.2 (37.1%)

Southwest School: 28.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 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

16.4

Southwest School: 20

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

9.1 years

Southwest School: 8.3 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

$50,465

Southwest School: $49,704

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$43,554

Southwest School: $43,102

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$47,596

Southwest School: $46,695

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$50,046

Southwest School: $49,837

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$52,981

Southwest School: $53,190

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$72,033

Southwest School: $65,650

Statewide: $61,428

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