Total students

3,970

Students per teacher

16

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

3.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

98 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Harmony Science Academy (Austin) is a charter school district in Houston, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 3,970 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 56.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 32.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $48,990, which is $3,535 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 3.7 years of experience. The average SAT score at Harmony Science Academy (Austin) was 1410. The average ACT score was 20.7. In the Class of 2016 , 98% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.1%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Harmony Science Academy (Austin) are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 13. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 13.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

3,970

African American

442 (11.1%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

11 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

674 (17%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

2,128 (53.6%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

599 (15.1%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

115 (2.9%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

11.1%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

17.0%

Hispanic

53.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

15.1%

Two or more races

2.9%

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

56.6 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

58.1 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

33.1 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

56.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

58.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

33.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

32.7 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

10.8 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

9.7 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

6.2 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

32.7%

Career and technical

10.8%

Gifted and talented

9.7%

Special education

6.2%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

98 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

91.7 %

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

97.3 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

100 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

91.7%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

97.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 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

0.1 %

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.2 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

White

0 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.5%

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

37.8 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

43.3 %

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

66.7 %

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

28.8 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 25.1%

White

39.7 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

44.4 %

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 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

63.8 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

46.2 %

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

76.7 %

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

54.7 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 48%

White

77.8 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, 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

1410

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.7

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

53.6 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

55.1 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

44.9 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

53.6%

Math

55.1%

English + Math

44.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

247.8

African American

18.1 (7.3%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

6.6 (2.7%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

45.8 (18.5%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

176.3 (71.2%)

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

1 (0.4%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

188.2 (75.9%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

58.5 (23.6%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

1.1 (0.4%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

16

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 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

3.7 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

$48,990

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$46,349

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$48,826

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$50,512

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$52,355

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$57,500

Statewide: $60,913

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