Accountability rating

D

Total students

3,093

Avg. teacher experience

11.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

87.8 %

Statewide: 89.7%

La Vega ISD is a school district in Waco, TX. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 3,093 students. The school received an accountability rating of D. 54.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 20.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $48,415, which is $4,919 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.7 years of experience. The average SAT score at La Vega ISD was 924. The average ACT score was 15.7. In the Class of 2017, 87.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.7%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in La Vega ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

3,093

African American

852 (27.5%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

4 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

1,687 (54.5%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

471 (15.2%)

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

79 (2.6%)

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

27.5%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

54.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

15.2%

Two or more races

2.6%

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

54.7 %

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

92.5 %

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

21.3 %

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

54.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

92.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

21.3%

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

20.9 %

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

27.2 %

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

2.2 %

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

7.5 %

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

20.9%

Career and technical

27.2%

Gifted and talented

2.2%

Special education

7.5%

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

D

Student achievement

D

School progress

D

Closing the gaps

D

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

87.8 %

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

85.3 %

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

87.4 %

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

95.5 %

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

85.3%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

87.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

95.5%

Two or more races

Masked

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

0.7 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0.3 %

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.7 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.8 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

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

0 %

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

0 %

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

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

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

924

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

15.7

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

41.9 %

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

22.5 %

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

17.5 %

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

41.9%

Math

22.5%

Reading + Math

17.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

206.6

African American

26.4 (12.8%)

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

24.9 (12%)

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

153.4 (74.2%)

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (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

1.4 (0.7%)

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

164.2 (79.5%)

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

41 (19.8%)

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (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

15

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

11.7 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

$48,415

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$39,538

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$42,710

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$47,533

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,324

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$56,421

Statewide: $61,428

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