Accountability rating

Met standard

Desoto ISD: D

Total students

994

Avg. teacher experience

9.3 years

Desoto ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Desoto ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

Curtistene S Mccowan Middle School (iSTEAM) is a middle school or junior high school in Glenn Heights, TX, in the Desoto ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 994 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 60.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 5.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $52,939, which is $395 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.desotoisd.org

Address

1500 Majestic Meadows
Glenn Heights, TX 75154

Office phone number

(972) 274-8090

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Curtistene S Mccowan Middle School (iSTEAM) are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

994

African American

684 (68.8%)

Desoto ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Desoto ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

4 (0.4%)

Desoto ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

252 (25.4%)

Desoto ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Desoto ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

33 (3.3%)

Desoto ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

21 (2.1%)

Desoto ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

68.8%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

25.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

3.3%

Two or more races

2.1%

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

60.1 %

Desoto ISD: 57.1%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

75.6 %

Desoto ISD: 72.8%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

5.7 %

Desoto ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

60.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

75.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

5.7%

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

5.3 %

Desoto ISD: 6.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Desoto ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

10.4 %

Desoto ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

7.6 %

Desoto ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

5.3%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

10.4%

Special education

7.6%

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

Met standard

Desoto ISD: D

Student achievement

N/A

Desoto ISD: D

School progress

N/A

Desoto ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Desoto ISD: F

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

61

African American

47.2 (77.4%)

Desoto ISD: 70.5%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (1.6%)

Desoto ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0.3 (0.4%)

Desoto ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

3.5 (5.7%)

Desoto ISD: 7.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Desoto ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

8.1 (13.2%)

Desoto ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

1 (1.6%)

Desoto ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1 (1.6%)

Desoto ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

31.8 (52%)

Desoto ISD: 57.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

28.3 (46.3%)

Desoto ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Desoto ISD: 1.8%

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

16.3

Desoto ISD: 14.6

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

9.3 years

Desoto ISD: 9.7 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

$52,939

Desoto ISD: $54,393

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$51,332

Desoto ISD: $47,958

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$51,487

Desoto ISD: $52,482

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,371

Desoto ISD: $52,779

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$54,212

Desoto ISD: $56,887

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$61,279

Desoto ISD: $62,768

Statewide: $61,428

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