Accountability rating

B

Amarillo ISD: B

Total students

424

Avg. teacher experience

10.3 years

Amarillo ISD: 12.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Amarillo ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 90%

Western Plateau Elementary School is an elementary school in Amarillo, TX, in the Amarillo ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 424 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 32.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,060, which is $1,062 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

wpamaisd.sharpschool.com/

Address

4927 Shawnee
Amarillo, TX 79109-6119

Office phone number

(806) 326-5550

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Western Plateau Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 16. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 16.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

424

African American

31 (7.3%)

Amarillo ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

4 (0.9%)

Amarillo ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

104 (24.5%)

Amarillo ISD: 46.4%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.2%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

280 (66%)

Amarillo ISD: 34.1%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

3 (0.7%)

Amarillo ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

7.3%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.9%

Hispanic

24.5%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

66.0%

Two or more races

0.7%

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

32.8 %

Amarillo ISD: 55.5%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

54.5 %

Amarillo ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

3.1 %

Amarillo ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

32.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

54.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

3.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

3.1 %

Amarillo ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Amarillo ISD: 26.4%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

6.1 %

Amarillo ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

12.7 %

Amarillo ISD: 11.3%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

3.1%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

6.1%

Special education

12.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

B

Amarillo ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Amarillo ISD: B

School progress

B

Amarillo ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Amarillo ISD: B

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

27.1

African American

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

3 (11.1%)

Amarillo ISD: 14.7%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

24.1 (88.9%)

Amarillo ISD: 81.8%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.8%

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%)

Amarillo ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

25 (92.2%)

Amarillo ISD: 81.4%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

2.1 (7.8%)

Amarillo ISD: 17%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Amarillo ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

15.6

Amarillo ISD: 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

10.3 years

Amarillo ISD: 12.1 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

$53,060

Amarillo ISD: $55,326

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Amarillo ISD: $48,597

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$50,045

Amarillo ISD: $50,651

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$52,497

Amarillo ISD: $53,915

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$54,353

Amarillo ISD: $56,332

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$57,874

Amarillo ISD: $62,393

Statewide: $62,039

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