Accountability rating

B

Total students

45,535

Avg. teacher experience

14.6 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

91.6 %

Statewide: 89.7%

Brownsville ISD is a school district in Brownsville, TX. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 45,535 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 66.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 31.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,755, which is $579 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 14.6 years of experience. The average SAT score at Brownsville ISD was 951. The average ACT score was 18.0. In the Class of 2017, 91.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.3%.

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Contact information

Website

www.bisd.us

Interim Superintendent

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Brownsville ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 21.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

45,535

African American

59 (0.1%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

5 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

97 (0.2%)

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

44,886 (98.6%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

6 (0%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

476 (1%)

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

6 (0%)

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

98.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.0%

Two or more races

N/A

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

66.9 %

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

95.8 %

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

32.5 %

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

66.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

95.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

32.5%

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

31.9 %

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

32.2 %

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

12.6 %

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.2 %

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

31.9%

Career and technical

32.2%

Gifted and talented

12.6%

Special education

11.2%

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

B

Student achievement

B

School progress

A

Closing the gaps

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

91.6 %

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

91.6 %

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 88.6%

White

94.1 %

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

91.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

94.1%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

1.3 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.3 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 1.3%

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

31.9 %

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

50 %

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

66.7 %

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

31.8 %

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

40.4 %

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

23.2 %

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

50 %

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

22.8 %

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

47.6 %

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

951

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

18.0

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

59.6 %

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

48.7 %

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

43.9 %

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

59.6%

Math

48.7%

Reading + Math

43.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

2,956.2

African American

11 (0.4%)

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

3.7 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3 (0.1%)

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

2,653.9 (89.8%)

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

8.8 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

275.9 (9.3%)

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

38.7 (1.3%)

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

2,348.2 (79.4%)

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

556.4 (18.8%)

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

13 (0.4%)

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

15.4

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

14.6 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

$52,755

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$45,220

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$45,981

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$48,243

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$52,747

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,445

Statewide: $61,428

All campuses

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