Accountability rating

N/A

Total students

5,385,012

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

89.7 %

As of the 2017-2018 school year, there were 5,385,012 students in Texas. 50.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school, and 18.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,334. On average, teachers had 10.9 years of experience on the job.

The average SAT score in Texas was 1019, and the average ACT score was 20.3. In the Class of 2017, 89.7% 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 2007 had a college graduation rate of 22.8%. View a more comprehensive breakdown of higher education outcomes in Texas.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

5,385,012

African American

679,472 (12.6%)

American Indian

20,521 (0.4%)

Asian

235,095 (4.4%)

Hispanic

2,821,189 (52.4%)

Pacific Islander

8,008 (0.1%)

White

1,498,643 (27.8%)

Two or more races

122,084 (2.3%)

African American

12.6%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

4.4%

Hispanic

52.4%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

27.8%

Two or more races

2.3%

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

50.8 %

Economically disadvantaged

58.8 %

Limited English proficiency

18.8 %

At-risk students

50.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

58.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

18.8%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

18.9 %

Career and Technical

25.8 %

Gifted and Talented

7.9 %

Special Education

9.1 %

Bilingual/ESL

18.9%

Career and technical

25.8%

Gifted and talented

7.9%

Special education

9.1%

Academics

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

89.7 %

African American

86.1 %

American Indian

86.3 %

Asian

96 %

Hispanic

87.7 %

Pacific Islander

88.6 %

White

93.6 %

Two or more races

91.7 %

African American

86.1%

American Indian

86.3%

Asian

96.0%

Hispanic

87.7%

Pacific Islander

88.6%

White

93.6%

Two or more races

91.7%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

2.6 %

African American

2.8 %

Asian

0.5 %

Hispanic

2.3 %

Pacific Islander

2.2 %

White

1.1 %

Two or more races

1.3 %

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

26.2 %

African American

17.4 %

American Indian

20.7 %

Asian

61.2 %

Hispanic

24 %

Pacific Islander

24.4 %

White

28.2 %

Two or more races

29.5 %

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

49.1 %

African American

27.9 %

American Indian

48.2 %

Asian

73 %

Hispanic

36.7 %

Pacific Islander

46.8 %

White

63.5 %

Two or more races

61 %

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.3

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 2017.

Reading

53.2 %

Math

42 %

Reading + Math

37.8 %

Reading

53.2%

Math

42.0%

Reading + Math

37.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

356,838.1

African American

37,167.9 (10.4%)

American Indian

1,247.6 (0.3%)

Asian

5,714.6 (1.6%)

Hispanic

97,091.5 (27.2%)

Pacific Islander

1,278.4 (0.4%)

White

210,286.3 (58.9%)

Two or more races

4,051.8 (1.1%)

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

5,127 (1.4%)

Bachelor's

264,252.5 (74.1%)

Master's

85,077.3 (23.8%)

Doctorate

2,381.2 (0.7%)

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 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

10.9 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

$53,334

Beginner

$47,667

1 to 5 years

$49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,056

11 to 20 years

$55,246

20+ years

$61,428

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