Accountability rating

Met standard

Higgins ISD: Met standard

Total students

122

Avg. teacher experience

16.9 years

Higgins ISD: 16.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.9 %

Higgins ISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Higgins School is an elementary/secondary school in Higgins, TX, in the Higgins ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 122 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 48.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 5.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $46,088, which is $7,246 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 18.6. In the Class of 2017, 88.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.6%.

Contact information

Website

www.higginsisd.net

Address

P O Box 218
Higgins, TX 79046-0218

Office phone number

(806) 852-2171

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Higgins School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 16. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 16.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

122

African American

2 (1.6%)

Higgins ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.8%)

Higgins ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

30 (24.6%)

Higgins ISD: 24.6%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

88 (72.1%)

Higgins ISD: 72.1%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

1 (0.8%)

Higgins ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.6%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.8%

Hispanic

24.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

72.1%

Two or more races

0.8%

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

48.4 %

Higgins ISD: 48.4%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

69.7 %

Higgins ISD: 69.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

5.7 %

Higgins ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

48.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

69.7%

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

5.7 %

Higgins ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

23 %

Higgins ISD: 23%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

2.5 %

Higgins ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

14.8 %

Higgins ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

5.7%

Career and technical

23.0%

Gifted and talented

2.5%

Special education

14.8%

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

Higgins ISD: Met standard

Student achievement

N/A

Higgins ISD: Met standard

School progress

N/A

Higgins ISD: Met standard

Closing the gaps

N/A

Higgins ISD: Met standard

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

88.9 %

Higgins ISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

Masked

Higgins ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

85.7 %

Higgins ISD: 85.7%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

Masked

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

85.7%

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

2.6 %

Higgins ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

Masked

Higgins ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Higgins ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

3.3 %

Higgins ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

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

0 %

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

Masked

Higgins ISD: Masked

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

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

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Higgins ISD: 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

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

18.6

Higgins ISD: 18.6

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

50 %

Higgins ISD: 50%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

12.5 %

Higgins ISD: 12.5%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

12.5 %

Higgins ISD: 12.5%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

50.0%

Math

12.5%

Reading + Math

12.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

16.4

African American

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (6.1%)

Higgins ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1 (6.1%)

Higgins ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

14.4 (87.8%)

Higgins ISD: 87.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 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

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

13 (79.5%)

Higgins ISD: 79.5%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

3.4 (20.5%)

Higgins ISD: 20.5%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Higgins ISD: 0%

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

7.5

Higgins ISD: 7.5

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

16.9 years

Higgins ISD: 16.9 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

$46,088

Higgins ISD: $46,088

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Higgins ISD: N/A

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$33,167

Higgins ISD: $33,167

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$41,790

Higgins ISD: $41,790

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$45,283

Higgins ISD: $45,283

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$55,830

Higgins ISD: $55,830

Statewide: $61,428

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