Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Total students

565

Avg. teacher experience

11 years

Vanguard Academy: 9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Vanguard Academy: 100%

Statewide: 90%

Vanguard Picasso is an charter elementary school in Pharr, TX, in the Vanguard Academy school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 565 students. 86.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 58.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of A for the previous school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $62,584, which is $5,493 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 11 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

vanguardacademy.edu

Address

P O Box 730
Pharr, TX 78577

Office phone number

(956) 702-0134

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Vanguard Picasso 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

565

African American

3 (0.5%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (0.4%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

556 (98.4%)

Vanguard Academy: 98.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

3 (0.5%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (0.2%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.5%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

98.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.5%

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

86.2 %

Vanguard Academy: 70.1%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

75.9 %

Vanguard Academy: 74.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

58.4 %

Vanguard Academy: 43.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

86.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

75.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

58.4%

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

58.6 %

Vanguard Academy: 44.8%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Vanguard Academy: 19.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

3.5 %

Vanguard Academy: 5.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

5.5 %

Vanguard Academy: 5.3%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

58.6%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

3.5%

Special education

5.5%

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

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Student achievement

B

Vanguard Academy: A

School progress

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Closing the gaps

A

Vanguard Academy: 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.

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

32.1

African American

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

30.1 (93.8%)

Vanguard Academy: 97.3%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

2 (6.2%)

Vanguard Academy: 2.7%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 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%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

28.1 (87.5%)

Vanguard Academy: 77.3%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

4 (12.5%)

Vanguard Academy: 22.7%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

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

17.6

Vanguard Academy: 16.9

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

11 years

Vanguard Academy: 9 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

$62,584

Vanguard Academy: $61,005

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

N/A

Vanguard Academy: $55,892

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$55,225

Vanguard Academy: $55,751

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$60,373

Vanguard Academy: $59,762

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$66,042

Vanguard Academy: $65,985

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$72,850

Vanguard Academy: $73,037

Statewide: $65,449

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