Accountability rating (2018-2019)

N/A

Total students

5,479,173

Avg. teacher experience

11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

90 %

As of the 2019-2020 school year, there were 5,479,173 students in Texas. 50.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school, and 20.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,091. On average, teachers had 11.1 years of experience on the job.

The average SAT score in Texas was 1027, and the average ACT score was 20.6. In the Class of 2019, 90% of students received their high school diploma on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.9%.

Contact information

Texas Education Commissioner

Higher Ed Outcomes

Statewide data is included in The Tribune's Higher Ed Outcomes app. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 had a college graduation rate of 22.8%. View a more comprehensive breakdown of higher education outcomes in Texas.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

5,479,173

African American

691,582 (12.6%)

American Indian

19,999 (0.4%)

Asian

250,065 (4.6%)

Hispanic

2,892,928 (52.8%)

Pacific Islander

8,466 (0.2%)

White

1,477,699 (27%)

Two or more races

138,434 (2.5%)

African American

12.6%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

4.6%

Hispanic

52.8%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

27.0%

Two or more races

2.5%

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

50.6 %

Economically disadvantaged

60.3 %

Limited English proficiency

20.3 %

At-risk students

50.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

60.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

20.3%

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

20.6 %

Career and Technical

27.6 %

Gifted and Talented

8.1 %

Special Education

10.5 %

Bilingual/ESL

20.6%

Career and technical

27.6%

Gifted and talented

8.1%

Special education

10.5%

Academics

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

90 %

African American

86.2 %

American Indian

87.3 %

Asian

96.4 %

Hispanic

88.2 %

Pacific Islander

88 %

White

93.7 %

Two or more races

91.4 %

African American

86.2%

American Indian

87.3%

Asian

96.4%

Hispanic

88.2%

Pacific Islander

88.0%

White

93.7%

Two or more races

91.4%

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

1.9 %

American Indian

2.5 %

African American

3 %

Asian

0.6 %

Hispanic

2.3 %

Pacific Islander

2.1 %

White

1 %

Two or more races

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

25.2 %

African American

16.2 %

American Indian

19.4 %

Asian

60.5 %

Hispanic

23 %

Pacific Islander

21.2 %

White

27 %

Two or more races

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

51 %

African American

29.2 %

American Indian

53.5 %

Asian

75.1 %

Hispanic

39.2 %

Pacific Islander

48.6 %

White

64.5 %

Two or more races

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

1027

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

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

60.7 %

Math

48.6 %

Reading + Math

44.2 %

Reading

60.7%

Math

48.6%

Reading + Math

44.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

363,121.3

African American

39,132.5 (10.8%)

American Indian

1,239.6 (0.3%)

Asian

6,393.2 (1.8%)

Hispanic

102,099.7 (28.1%)

Pacific Islander

638.2 (0.2%)

White

209,453 (57.7%)

Two or more races

4,165.2 (1.1%)

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

4,859.9 (1.3%)

Bachelor's

266,596.3 (73.4%)

Master's

89,088.4 (24.5%)

Doctorate

2,576.8 (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

15.1

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

11.1 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

$57,091

Beginner

$49,868

1 to 5 years

$52,823

6 to 10 years

$55,756

11 to 20 years

$59,308

20+ years

$65,449

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