Accountability rating

Met standard

La Vega ISD: D

Total students

864

Avg. teacher experience

12.2 years

La Vega ISD: 11.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

87.8 %

La Vega ISD: 87.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

La Vega High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the La Vega ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 864 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 58% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 14.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $49,717, which is $3,617 less than the state average. The average SAT score at La Vega High School 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%.

Contact information

Address

555 N Loop 340
Waco, TX 76705-2573

Office phone number

(254) 799-4951

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in La Vega High School 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 education outcomes in Region 12.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

864

African American

283 (32.8%)

La Vega ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.2%)

La Vega ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

434 (50.2%)

La Vega ISD: 54.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

128 (14.8%)

La Vega ISD: 15.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

17 (2%)

La Vega ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

32.8%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

50.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

14.8%

Two or more races

2.0%

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

58 %

La Vega ISD: 54.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

85.5 %

La Vega ISD: 92.5%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

15.3 %

La Vega ISD: 21.3%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

58.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

85.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.3%

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

14.9 %

La Vega ISD: 20.9%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

84.3 %

La Vega ISD: 27.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

2.4 %

La Vega ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.7 %

La Vega ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

14.9%

Career and technical

84.3%

Gifted and talented

2.4%

Special education

6.7%

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

La Vega ISD: D

Student achievement

N/A

La Vega ISD: D

School progress

N/A

La Vega ISD: D

Closing the gaps

N/A

La Vega ISD: 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 %

La Vega ISD: 87.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

85.3 %

La Vega ISD: 85.3%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

La Vega ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

87.4 %

La Vega ISD: 87.4%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

95.5 %

La Vega ISD: 95.5%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

La Vega ISD: 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 %

La Vega ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

La Vega ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0.3 %

La Vega ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

La Vega ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.7 %

La Vega ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.8 %

La Vega ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

La Vega ISD: 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 %

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

0 %

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

La Vega ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

La Vega ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

0 %

La Vega ISD: 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

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

La Vega ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

La Vega 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

924

La Vega ISD: 924

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

15.7

La Vega ISD: 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 %

La Vega ISD: 41.9%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

22.5 %

La Vega ISD: 22.5%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

17.5 %

La Vega ISD: 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

60.5

African American

7.9 (13%)

La Vega ISD: 12.8%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

5 (8.3%)

La Vega ISD: 12%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

46.6 (77.1%)

La Vega ISD: 74.2%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

1 (1.7%)

La Vega ISD: 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

0 (0%)

La Vega ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

40.5 (66.9%)

La Vega ISD: 79.5%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

20 (33.1%)

La Vega ISD: 19.8%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

La Vega 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

14.3

La Vega ISD: 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

12.2 years

La Vega ISD: 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

$49,717

La Vega ISD: $48,415

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$41,588

La Vega ISD: $39,538

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$42,691

La Vega ISD: $42,710

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$50,466

La Vega ISD: $47,533

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$49,914

La Vega ISD: $50,324

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$57,130

La Vega ISD: $56,421

Statewide: $61,428

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