Accountability rating (2018-2019)

D

Edinburg CISD: B

Total students

1,368

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

Edinburg CISD: 14.6 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 92.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

Betty Harwell Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Edinburg, TX, in the Edinburg CISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 1,368 students. 76.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 66.4% 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 D for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $58,302, which is $661 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.9 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

P O Box 990
Edinburg, TX 78540-0990

Office phone number

(956) 289-2440

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Betty Harwell Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,368

African American

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

1,368 (100%)

Edinburg CISD: 97.9%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

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

76.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 55.2%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

95.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 82.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

66.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 35.8%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

76.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

95.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

66.4%

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

66.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

4.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

8.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

66.4%

Gifted and talented

4.5%

Special education

8.9%

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)

D

Edinburg CISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

C

Edinburg CISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Edinburg CISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

F

Edinburg CISD: 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

10.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 8.5%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 10%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 7.7%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

10.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 8.6%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.2%

White

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 3.3%

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

101.4

African American

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

96.4 (95.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 95.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (1%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4 (3.9%)

Edinburg CISD: 4%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

2 (2%)

Edinburg CISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

81.9 (80.8%)

Edinburg CISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

17.5 (17.2%)

Edinburg CISD: 21.9%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

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

13.5

Edinburg CISD: 14.6

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

10.9 years

Edinburg CISD: 14.6 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

$58,302

Edinburg CISD: $60,980

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$50,972

Edinburg CISD: $52,349

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$52,985

Edinburg CISD: $53,416

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$56,634

Edinburg CISD: $57,631

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$61,023

Edinburg CISD: $60,877

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$68,995

Edinburg CISD: $68,734

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$74,919

Edinburg CISD: $74,072

Statewide: $69,974

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