Accountability rating

Met standard

Edinburg CISD: A

Total students

2,305

Avg. teacher experience

12.8 years

Edinburg CISD: 13.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

93.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Robert R Vela High School is a high school in Edinburg, TX, in the Edinburg CISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 2,305 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 40.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 8.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,180, which is $2,846 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Robert R Vela High School was 1102. The average ACT score was 18.8. In the Class of 2017, 93.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.9%.

Contact information

Address

P O Box 990
Edinburg, TX 78540-0990

Office phone number

(956) 289-2650

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Robert R Vela High School 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 education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

2,305

African American

10 (0.4%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

24 (1%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

2,203 (95.6%)

Edinburg CISD: 97.2%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

63 (2.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

3 (0.1%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.4%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

1.0%

Hispanic

95.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.7%

Two or more races

0.1%

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

40.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 56.4%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

68.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 86.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

8.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 31.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

40.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

68.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

8.9%

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

8.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 31.3%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

75.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 25.5%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

13 %

Edinburg CISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.6 %

Edinburg CISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

8.8%

Career and technical

75.5%

Gifted and talented

13.0%

Special education

6.6%

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

Edinburg CISD: A

Student achievement

N/A

Edinburg CISD: B

School progress

N/A

Edinburg CISD: A

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 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

93.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

Masked

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 100%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

93.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 89%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 88.6%

White

87.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

93.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

87.5%

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

0.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

1.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 0%

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

14.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 20%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

Masked

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

27.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 31.3%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

14 %

Edinburg CISD: 20%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

23.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 23.5%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 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

56.8 %

Edinburg CISD: 38.1%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 80%

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

55.3 %

Edinburg CISD: 37.4%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Edinburg CISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

Masked

Edinburg CISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Edinburg CISD: 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

1102

Edinburg CISD: 1049

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

18.8

Edinburg CISD: 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

60.5 %

Edinburg CISD: 48.3%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

56.4 %

Edinburg CISD: 43.1%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

47.9 %

Edinburg CISD: 37.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

60.5%

Math

56.4%

Reading + Math

47.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

162.1

African American

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0.8 (0.5%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

147.4 (90.9%)

Edinburg CISD: 94.5%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Edinburg CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

13.5 (8.4%)

Edinburg CISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0.4 (0.2%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

6 (3.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

115.1 (71%)

Edinburg CISD: 78.2%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

40.1 (24.7%)

Edinburg CISD: 20.9%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

1 (0.6%)

Edinburg CISD: 0.1%

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

14.2

Edinburg CISD: 14.9

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

12.8 years

Edinburg CISD: 13.7 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

$56,180

Edinburg CISD: $56,290

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$48,318

Edinburg CISD: $47,080

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$51,778

Edinburg CISD: $50,325

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$53,108

Edinburg CISD: $52,827

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$57,046

Edinburg CISD: $56,897

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$66,229

Edinburg CISD: $65,425

Statewide: $61,428

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