Total students

33,066

Students per teacher

14.6

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

12 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.8 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Amarillo ISD is a school district in Amarillo, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 33,066 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 47% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 15.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,280, which is $755 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 12 years of experience. The average SAT score at Amarillo ISD was 1250. The average ACT score was 21.7. In the Class of 2016 , 92.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.8%.

View Campus List

Contact information

Website

www.amaisd.org

Superintendent

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Amarillo ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 16. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 21.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 16.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

33,066

African American

3,366 (10.2%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

142 (0.4%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1,860 (5.6%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

15,122 (45.7%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

45 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

11,553 (34.9%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

978 (3%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

10.2%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

5.6%

Hispanic

45.7%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

34.9%

Two or more races

3.0%

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

47 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

68.1 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

15.2 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

47.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

68.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.2%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

15.3 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

26.6 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

5.5 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

10.3 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

15.3%

Career and technical

26.6%

Gifted and talented

5.5%

Special education

10.3%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

92.8 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

90.4 %

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

87.5 %

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

77.9 %

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

92.7 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

95.5 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

87.5 %

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

90.4%

American Indian

87.5%

Asian

77.9%

Hispanic

92.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

95.5%

Two or more races

87.5%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 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

1.8 %

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

7.8 %

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

3.2 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

1.6 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

2.1 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

White

0.9 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

2.6 %

Statewide: 1.5%

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

20.3 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

10.2 %

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

21.1 %

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

28.1 %

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

17.5 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 25.1%

White

25.5 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

16 %

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 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

39.9 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

23.1 %

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

49.2 %

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

21.9 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 48%

White

55.4 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

35.3 %

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, 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

1250

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.7

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

54.8 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

47.1 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

38.4 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

54.8%

Math

47.1%

English + Math

38.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

2,258.7

African American

32.9 (1.5%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

8 (0.4%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

20 (0.9%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

324 (14.3%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

1,851.8 (82%)

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

22 (1%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

26.6 (1.2%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

1,846.3 (81.7%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

382.3 (16.9%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

3.5 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

14.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 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

12 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

$53,280

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$46,821

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$49,028

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$51,538

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$53,926

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$61,078

Statewide: $60,913

All campuses

Latest public education stories in The Texas Tribune