Accountability rating

B

Amherst ISD: B

Total students

142

Avg. teacher experience

8.1 years

Amherst ISD: 8.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

Amherst School is an elementary/secondary school in Amherst, TX, in the Amherst ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 142 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 68.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 47.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $38,460, which is $15,662 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 17.2. In the Class of 2018, 100% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

Contact information

Website

www.amherstisd.com

Address

P O Box 248
Amherst, TX 79312-0248

Office phone number

(806) 246-3221

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Amherst School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 17. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 17.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

142

African American

6 (4.2%)

Amherst ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

126 (88.7%)

Amherst ISD: 88.7%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

9 (6.3%)

Amherst ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

1 (0.7%)

Amherst ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

4.2%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

88.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

6.3%

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

68.3 %

Amherst ISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

81.7 %

Amherst ISD: 81.7%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

48.6 %

Amherst ISD: 48.6%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

68.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

81.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

48.6%

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

47.9 %

Amherst ISD: 47.9%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

35.2 %

Amherst ISD: 35.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

1.4 %

Amherst ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.3 %

Amherst ISD: 11.3%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

47.9%

Career and technical

35.2%

Gifted and talented

1.4%

Special education

11.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Amherst ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Amherst ISD: B

School progress

A

Amherst ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

Amherst 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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Amherst ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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

0 %

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

Masked

Amherst ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

Masked

Amherst ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

0 %

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

Masked

Amherst ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0 %

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

Masked

Amherst ISD: Masked

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

17.2

Amherst ISD: 17.2

Statewide: 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 2018.

Reading

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

100 %

Amherst ISD: 100%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

100.0%

Math

100.0%

Reading + Math

100.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

19

African American

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

5 (26.3%)

Amherst ISD: 26.3%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13 (68.4%)

Amherst ISD: 68.4%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1 (5.3%)

Amherst ISD: 5.3%

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%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

17 (89.5%)

Amherst ISD: 89.5%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

2 (10.5%)

Amherst ISD: 10.5%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Amherst ISD: 0%

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

7.5

Amherst ISD: 7.5

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

8.1 years

Amherst ISD: 8.1 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

$38,460

Amherst ISD: $38,460

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$33,583

Amherst ISD: $33,583

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$38,993

Amherst ISD: $38,993

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$45,623

Amherst ISD: $45,623

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

N/A

Amherst ISD: N/A

Statewide: $62,039

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