Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

Total students

1,996

Avg. teacher experience

13.8 years

Lamar CISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

97.4 %

Lamar CISD: 95.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

Foster High School is a high school in Richmond, TX, in the Lamar CISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 1,996 students. 37.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 6.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of A for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 97.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.1% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score at Foster High School was 1061 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 23.1.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $65,683, which is $8,042 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.lcisd.org

Address

4400 Fm 723
Richmond, TX 77406-9232

Office phone number

(832) 223-3800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Foster High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,996

African American

483 (24.2%)

Lamar CISD: 20.5%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

9 (0.5%)

Lamar CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

187 (9.4%)

Lamar CISD: 7.2%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

643 (32.2%)

Lamar CISD: 42.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.1%)

Lamar CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

613 (30.7%)

Lamar CISD: 26.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

59 (3%)

Lamar CISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

24.2%

American Indian

0.5%

Asian

9.4%

Hispanic

32.2%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

30.7%

Two or more races

3.0%

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

37.4 %

Lamar CISD: 42.9%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

38.8 %

Lamar CISD: 50.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

6.5 %

Lamar CISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

37.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

38.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

6.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

6.4 %

Lamar CISD: 15.3%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

9.9 %

Lamar CISD: 8.9%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

8.3 %

Lamar CISD: 13.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

6.4%

Gifted and talented

9.9%

Special education

8.3%

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 2020-2021 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 when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

A

Lamar CISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Lamar CISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

B

Lamar CISD: 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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

97.4 %

Lamar CISD: 95.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

98.1 %

Lamar CISD: 96.4%

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

Masked

Lamar CISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

98 %

Lamar CISD: 97.5%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

97.1 %

Lamar CISD: 94.1%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

97.5 %

Lamar CISD: 96.7%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

90.9 %

Lamar CISD: 94.3%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

98.1%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

98.0%

Hispanic

97.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

97.5%

Two or more races

90.9%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 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 %

Lamar CISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

0 %

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Lamar CISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0.4 %

Lamar CISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0 %

Lamar CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

6.9 %

Lamar CISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

18.2 %

Lamar CISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

5.3 %

Lamar CISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

0.5 %

Lamar CISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

10.6 %

Lamar CISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

5.1 %

Lamar CISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

17.5 %

Lamar CISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 6.7%

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 2019-2020 school year.

All students

26.4 %

Lamar CISD: 32.1%

Statewide: 22%

African American

20.5 %

Lamar CISD: 24.3%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

33.3 %

Lamar CISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

47.4 %

Lamar CISD: 53.8%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

18.7 %

Lamar CISD: 28%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 19.5%

White

30.9 %

Lamar CISD: 39.2%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

40.9 %

Lamar CISD: 39.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

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 2019-2020 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

64.1 %

Lamar CISD: 49.3%

Statewide: 59%

African American

57.4 %

Lamar CISD: 39.2%

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

Masked

Lamar CISD: 60%

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

60 %

Lamar CISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

55.9 %

Lamar CISD: 35.1%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Lamar CISD: Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

74.2 %

Lamar CISD: 62%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

66.7 %

Lamar CISD: 52.6%

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, 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

1061

Lamar CISD: 1012

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

23.1

Lamar CISD: 22.6

Statewide: 20.2

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 2019-2020.

Reading

75.6 %

Lamar CISD: 66.2%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

61.7 %

Lamar CISD: 48.8%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

59.5 %

Lamar CISD: 47%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

75.6%

Math

61.7%

Reading + Math

59.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

106.5

African American

14.3 (13.4%)

Lamar CISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

4.2 (3.9%)

Lamar CISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

10.1 (9.4%)

Lamar CISD: 19.7%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

76 (71.3%)

Lamar CISD: 59.5%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

2 (1.9%)

Lamar CISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0.5 (0.5%)

Lamar CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

69.6 (65.4%)

Lamar CISD: 75.5%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

36.4 (34.2%)

Lamar CISD: 23.6%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Lamar CISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

18.7

Lamar CISD: 15.8

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

13.8 years

Lamar CISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$65,683

Lamar CISD: $62,802

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$17,757

Lamar CISD: $54,209

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$59,190

Lamar CISD: $59,209

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$64,449

Lamar CISD: $61,990

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$66,003

Lamar CISD: $64,936

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$70,819

Lamar CISD: $70,330

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$78,520

Lamar CISD: $75,617

Statewide: $69,974

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