Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

United ISD: A

Total students

3,183

Avg. teacher experience

12 years

United ISD: 13.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

94.6 %

United ISD: 96.1%

Statewide: 90%

United South High School is a high school in Laredo, TX, in the United ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 3,183 students. 58.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 27.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 94.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at United South High School was 966 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.3.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $59,168, which is $2,077 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 12 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.uisd.net

Address

4001 Ave Los Presidentes
Laredo, TX 78046

Office phone number

(956) 473-5400

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in United South High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

3,183

African American

3 (0.1%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0%)

United ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

3,175 (99.7%)

United ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3 (0.1%)

United ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

99.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.1%

Two or more races

N/A

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

58.3 %

United ISD: 52.8%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

83.7 %

United ISD: 74.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

19.6 %

United ISD: 33.1%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

58.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

83.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

19.6%

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

27.1 %

United ISD: 38.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

86 %

United ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

14.3 %

United ISD: 14.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.6 %

United ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

27.1%

Career and technical

86.0%

Gifted and talented

14.3%

Special education

9.6%

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

B

United ISD: A

Student achievement

B

United ISD: A

School progress

A

United ISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

United 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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

94.6 %

United ISD: 96.1%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

United ISD: 87.5%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

United ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

94.7 %

United ISD: 96.1%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

Masked

United ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

94.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1 %

United ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

Masked

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1 %

United ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

14.6 %

United ISD: 18.2%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

N/A

United ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

United ISD: 45.5%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

14.5 %

United ISD: 18.1%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

Masked

United ISD: 20%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

47.9 %

United ISD: 59%

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

United ISD: 80%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

47.9 %

United ISD: 58.8%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

Masked

United ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

966

United ISD: 1008

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.3

United ISD: 20.3

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

52.6 %

United ISD: 63.4%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

43.5 %

United ISD: 45.6%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

34.8 %

United ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

52.6%

Math

43.5%

Reading + Math

34.8%

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

189.9

African American

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.5%)

United ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

180.2 (94.9%)

United ISD: 96.2%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

7.8 (4.1%)

United ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1 (0.5%)

United ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

8.9 (4.7%)

United ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

131.9 (69.4%)

United ISD: 75.6%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

48.2 (25.4%)

United ISD: 23%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1 (0.5%)

United ISD: 0.4%

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

16.8

United ISD: 16.5

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

12 years

United ISD: 13.8 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

$59,168

United ISD: $59,853

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$53,184

United ISD: $50,876

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$54,267

United ISD: $54,027

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$57,111

United ISD: $56,895

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$60,584

United ISD: $60,532

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$66,786

United ISD: $66,551

Statewide: $65,449

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