Accountability rating

Met standard

Leander ISD: B

Total students

2,324

Avg. teacher experience

13 years

Leander ISD: 11.6 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

97.3 %

Leander ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Vista Ridge High School is a high school in Leander, TX, in the Leander ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 2,324 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 36.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,461, which is $127 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Vista Ridge High School was 1154. The average ACT score was 22.8. In the Class of 2017, 97.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

Contact information

Address

200 S Vista Rdg Blvd
Leander, TX 78641

Office phone number

(512) 570-1800

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Vista Ridge High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 13. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 13.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

2,324

African American

131 (5.6%)

Leander ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

4 (0.2%)

Leander ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

244 (10.5%)

Leander ISD: 7.7%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

566 (24.4%)

Leander ISD: 25.3%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

5 (0.2%)

Leander ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

1,287 (55.4%)

Leander ISD: 57.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

87 (3.7%)

Leander ISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

5.6%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

10.5%

Hispanic

24.4%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

55.4%

Two or more races

3.7%

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

36.1 %

Leander ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

16.4 %

Leander ISD: 19.1%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

3.7 %

Leander ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

36.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

16.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

3.7%

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

3.6 %

Leander ISD: 6%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

57.7 %

Leander ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

18.5 %

Leander ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

10.8 %

Leander ISD: 11%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

3.6%

Career and technical

57.7%

Gifted and talented

18.5%

Special education

10.8%

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

Leander ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Leander ISD: A

School progress

N/A

Leander ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Leander 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 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

97.3 %

Leander ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

100 %

Leander ISD: 96.2%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Leander ISD: 84.6%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

97.8 %

Leander ISD: 96.9%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

97.6 %

Leander ISD: 96.1%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Leander ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88.6%

White

97.3 %

Leander ISD: 97.3%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

95 %

Leander ISD: 98.8%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

97.8%

Hispanic

97.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

97.3%

Two or more races

95.0%

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 %

Leander ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Leander ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

0 %

Leander ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Leander ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Leander ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Leander ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.1 %

Leander ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Leander ISD: 0.2%

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

44.9 %

Leander ISD: 41.4%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

31.6 %

Leander ISD: 26.6%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

Masked

Leander ISD: 42.1%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

75.5 %

Leander ISD: 74.6%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

40.2 %

Leander ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Leander ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 24.4%

White

42.4 %

Leander ISD: 43%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

50 %

Leander ISD: 43.7%

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

70.5 %

Leander ISD: 76.9%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

38.9 %

Leander ISD: 56.5%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

Masked

Leander ISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

81.1 %

Leander ISD: 84.9%

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

73.3 %

Leander ISD: 74.4%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Leander ISD: Masked

Statewide: 46.8%

White

70.7 %

Leander ISD: 77.7%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

54.5 %

Leander ISD: 72.3%

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

1154

Leander ISD: 1169

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

22.8

Leander ISD: 23.5

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

83.5 %

Leander ISD: 76.6%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

71.9 %

Leander ISD: 69.2%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

68.7 %

Leander ISD: 65.4%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

83.5%

Math

71.9%

Reading + Math

68.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

158.2

African American

7 (4.4%)

Leander ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Leander ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1.7 (1.1%)

Leander ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

14.9 (9.4%)

Leander ISD: 11.5%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Leander ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

134.6 (85.1%)

Leander ISD: 83.6%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Leander ISD: 1.4%

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%)

Leander ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

105.5 (66.7%)

Leander ISD: 72.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

52.8 (33.3%)

Leander ISD: 27.4%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Leander ISD: 0.4%

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

14.7

Leander ISD: 14.8

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

13 years

Leander ISD: 11.6 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

$53,461

Leander ISD: $51,567

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$46,349

Leander ISD: $46,454

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$48,445

Leander ISD: $47,518

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$51,635

Leander ISD: $49,851

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$54,753

Leander ISD: $52,877

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$59,073

Leander ISD: $59,728

Statewide: $61,428

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