Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Irving ISD: B

Total students

307

Avg. teacher experience

9.9 years

Irving ISD: 9.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

83.7 %

Irving ISD: 94.5%

Statewide: 90%

Barbara Cardwell Career Preparator is a high school in Irving, TX, in the Irving ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 307 students. 90.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 56% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of A for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 83.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 3.8% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparator was 826 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 13.5.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $61,483, which is $4,392 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 9.9 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.irvingisd.net

Address

101 E Union Bower Rd
Irving, TX 75061-7568

Office phone number

(972) 600-6140

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Barbara Cardwell Career Preparator are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

307

African American

18 (5.9%)

Irving ISD: 12.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

6 (2%)

Irving ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Irving ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

261 (85%)

Irving ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Irving ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

20 (6.5%)

Irving ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

2 (0.7%)

Irving ISD: 1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

5.9%

American Indian

2.0%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

85.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

6.5%

Two or more races

0.7%

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

90.6 %

Irving ISD: 70.1%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

82.4 %

Irving ISD: 80.4%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

57 %

Irving ISD: 44%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

90.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

82.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

57.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

56 %

Irving ISD: 46.1%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

84.4 %

Irving ISD: 30.4%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

4.6 %

Irving ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

3.3 %

Irving ISD: 8.2%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

56.0%

Career and technical

84.4%

Gifted and talented

4.6%

Special education

3.3%

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 2019-2020 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.

Overall

A

Irving ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Irving ISD: B

School progress

A

Irving ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

Irving ISD: 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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

83.7 %

Irving ISD: 94.5%

Statewide: 90%

African American

80 %

Irving ISD: 94.9%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Irving ISD: 94.3%

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Irving ISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

82.9 %

Irving ISD: 94.2%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Irving ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

90.9 %

Irving ISD: 95.1%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Irving ISD: 92.6%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

80.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

82.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.9%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

3.8 %

Irving ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Irving ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Irving ISD: 1%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Irving ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

3.7 %

Irving ISD: 1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Irving ISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 2.1%

White

8.3 %

Irving ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Irving ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

5.4 %

Irving ISD: 35.4%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

0 %

Irving ISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Irving ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Irving ISD: 75.3%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

5.5 %

Irving ISD: 34.6%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Irving ISD: 36.4%

Statewide: 21.2%

White

11.8 %

Irving ISD: 37.8%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Irving ISD: 40.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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

9.1 %

Irving ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Irving ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Irving ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Irving ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

0 %

Irving ISD: 29%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Irving ISD: Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

Masked

Irving ISD: 40.1%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Irving ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

826

Irving ISD: 916

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

13.5

Irving ISD: 16.8

Statewide: 20.6

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

20.6 %

Irving ISD: 45.6%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

16.3 %

Irving ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

6.9 %

Irving ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

20.6%

Math

16.3%

Reading + Math

6.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

39.4

African American

5.5 (14.1%)

Irving ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Irving ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (5.1%)

Irving ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

8.6 (21.9%)

Irving ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Irving ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

23.2 (59%)

Irving ISD: 50.1%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Irving ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0.5 (1.3%)

Irving ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

26.8 (68%)

Irving ISD: 68%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

10.1 (25.6%)

Irving ISD: 29.1%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

2 (5.1%)

Irving ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

7.8

Irving ISD: 15.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

9.9 years

Irving ISD: 9.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$61,483

Irving ISD: $61,600

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$55,073

Irving ISD: $48,170

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$57,772

Irving ISD: $58,214

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$62,557

Irving ISD: $62,621

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$61,072

Irving ISD: $64,907

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$73,550

Irving ISD: $71,292

Statewide: $65,449

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