Accountability rating (2018-2019)

D

Southwest School: C

Total students

332

Avg. teacher experience

7.9 years

Southwest School: 9.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Southwest School: 77.3%

Statewide: 90%

Discovery Middle School is a charter middle school or junior high school in Houston, TX, in the Southwest School school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 332 students. 86.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 78.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of D for the previous school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,234, which is $143 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 7.9 years of experience.

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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 2008 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

332

African American

20 (6%)

Southwest School: 6.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.3%)

Southwest School: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

7 (2.1%)

Southwest School: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

299 (90.1%)

Southwest School: 85.7%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3 (0.9%)

Southwest School: 6.3%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

2 (0.6%)

Southwest School: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

6.0%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

2.1%

Hispanic

90.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.9%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

86.7 %

Southwest School: 81.9%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

84.3 %

Southwest School: 88.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

80.1 %

Southwest School: 65%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

86.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

84.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

80.1%

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

78.6 %

Southwest School: 62.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

23.2 %

Southwest School: 22.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.1 %

Southwest School: 8.7%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

78.6%

Career and technical

23.2%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

8.1%

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

D

Southwest School: C

Student achievement

C

Southwest School: D

School progress

D

Southwest School: C

Closing the gaps

D

Southwest School: 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 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

18.9

African American

8.2 (43.3%)

Southwest School: 37.7%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3.8 (19.8%)

Southwest School: 10%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

3 (15.9%)

Southwest School: 30.8%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4 (21%)

Southwest School: 21.5%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Southwest School: 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%)

Southwest School: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

11.7 (61.7%)

Southwest School: 63%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

5.4 (28.3%)

Southwest School: 33%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1.9 (10.1%)

Southwest School: 4%

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

17.5

Southwest School: 21.3

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

7.9 years

Southwest School: 9.2 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

$57,234

Southwest School: $60,406

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$56,070

Southwest School: $53,128

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$57,224

Southwest School: $57,010

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$46,629

Southwest School: $55,959

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$63,034

Southwest School: $66,061

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$76,301

Southwest School: $75,598

Statewide: $65,449

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