Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Bland ISD: A

Total students

188

Avg. teacher experience

17.6 years

Bland ISD: 14.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Bland ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90.3%

Bland Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Merit, TX, in the Bland ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 188 students. 30.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 18.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of C for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $53,224, which is $4,417 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 17.6 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

P O Box 216
Merit, TX 75458-0216

Office phone number

(903) 776-2239

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bland Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.4 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

188

African American

4 (2.1%)

Bland ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

4 (2.1%)

Bland ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

85 (45.2%)

Bland ISD: 42.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

94 (50%)

Bland ISD: 52.8%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

1 (0.5%)

Bland ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

2.1%

American Indian

2.1%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

45.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

50.0%

Two or more races

0.5%

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

30.3 %

Bland ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

52.1 %

Bland ISD: 52.6%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

18.1 %

Bland ISD: 17.3%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

30.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

52.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

18.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

18.1 %

Bland ISD: 17.3%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

8.5 %

Bland ISD: 6.9%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

12.8 %

Bland ISD: 13.6%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

18.1%

Gifted and talented

8.5%

Special education

12.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

C

Bland ISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

Bland ISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Bland ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

D

Bland 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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

2.2 %

Bland ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

Masked

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

Masked

Bland ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

3.7 %

Bland ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Bland ISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.2%

White

1.1 %

Bland ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 6.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

14.9

African American

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

0.4 (2.9%)

Bland ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

14.5 (97.1%)

Bland ISD: 95.2%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

11.8 (79.1%)

Bland ISD: 80.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

3.1 (20.9%)

Bland ISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Bland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

12.6

Bland ISD: 11.7

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

17.6 years

Bland ISD: 14.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$53,224

Bland ISD: $52,994

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$37,410

Bland ISD: $37,410

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$40,866

Bland ISD: $38,846

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$47,440

Bland ISD: $49,750

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,682

Bland ISD: $57,266

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$61,353

Bland ISD: $61,974

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$57,540

Bland ISD: $58,790

Statewide: $69,974

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