Accountability rating

Met standard

Abilene ISD: B

Total students

563

Avg. teacher experience

14.5 years

Abilene ISD: 12.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Abilene ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 89.7%

Ward Elementary School is an elementary school in Abilene, TX, in the Abilene ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 563 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 18.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,233, which is $3,101 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.abileneisd.org

Address

3750 Paint Brush
Abilene, TX 79606-2679

Office phone number

(325) 690-3666

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Ward Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 14. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 25.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 14.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

563

African American

50 (8.9%)

Abilene ISD: 13%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Abilene ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

22 (3.9%)

Abilene ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

171 (30.4%)

Abilene ISD: 44%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

299 (53.1%)

Abilene ISD: 36.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

20 (3.6%)

Abilene ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

8.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

3.9%

Hispanic

30.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

53.1%

Two or more races

3.6%

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

18.8 %

Abilene ISD: 45.6%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

50.8 %

Abilene ISD: 74.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

2.7 %

Abilene ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

18.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

50.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.7%

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

2.7 %

Abilene ISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Abilene ISD: 28.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

13.5 %

Abilene ISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9.6 %

Abilene ISD: 11.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

2.7%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

13.5%

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. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Abilene ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Abilene ISD: B

School progress

N/A

Abilene ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Abilene ISD: 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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

32.3

African American

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

2 (6.2%)

Abilene ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

28.3 (87.6%)

Abilene ISD: 80.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (6.2%)

Abilene ISD: 1.6%

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%)

Abilene ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

26.3 (81.4%)

Abilene ISD: 75.6%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

6 (18.6%)

Abilene ISD: 23%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Abilene ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 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

17.4

Abilene ISD: 15.1

Statewide: 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

14.5 years

Abilene ISD: 12.7 years

Statewide: 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

$50,233

Abilene ISD: $49,255

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$44,000

Abilene ISD: $42,209

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$44,883

Abilene ISD: $44,672

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$45,883

Abilene ISD: $46,195

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,223

Abilene ISD: $50,504

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$57,450

Abilene ISD: $57,092

Statewide: $61,428

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