Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Total students

14,854

Avg. teacher experience

3.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

79.3 %

Statewide: 90%

Waco ISD is a school district in Waco, TX. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 14,854 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 71.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 19.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,100, which is $2,991 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 3.3 years of experience. The average SAT score at Waco ISD was 994. The average ACT score was 15.7. In the Class of 2019, 79.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 4.2%.

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Contact information

Website

www.wacoisd.org

Superintendent

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Waco ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. 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 ed outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

14,854

African American

4,239 (28.5%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

10 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

46 (0.3%)

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

8,959 (60.3%)

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

5 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1,294 (8.7%)

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

301 (2%)

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

28.5%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

60.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

8.7%

Two or more races

2.0%

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

71.6 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

90.6 %

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

20 %

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

71.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

90.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

20.0%

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

19.6 %

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

29.3 %

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

8.4 %

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.2 %

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

19.6%

Career and technical

29.3%

Gifted and talented

8.4%

Special education

9.2%

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

Student achievement

C

School progress

B

Closing the gaps

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.

Four-year graduation rates

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

All students

79.3 %

Statewide: 90%

African American

74.6 %

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

81.9 %

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

74.4 %

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

78.6 %

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

74.6%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

81.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

74.4%

Two or more races

78.6%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for 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

4.2 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

5.2 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

3.7 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

4.4 %

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

8.5 %

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

15.9 %

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

7 %

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

37.5 %

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

17.4 %

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

33.1 %

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

20 %

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students 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

35.3 %

Statewide: 51%

African American

13.9 %

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

31.7 %

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

61.2 %

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 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

994

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.7

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 the Class of 2019.

Reading

49.4 %

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

23.3 %

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

21.8 %

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

49.4%

Math

23.3%

Reading + Math

21.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

991

African American

131.7 (13.3%)

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

8.7 (0.9%)

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

191.8 (19.4%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

636.8 (64.3%)

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

19.9 (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

20.8 (2.1%)

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

759.8 (76.7%)

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

191.3 (19.3%)

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

19.1 (1.9%)

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

15

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

3.3 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

$54,100

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$53,740

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$51,775

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$54,843

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,223

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$63,292

Statewide: $65,449

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