Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Total students

21,540

Avg. teacher experience

14.1 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

98.1 %

Statewide: 90.3%

McAllen ISD is a school district in Mcallen, TX. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 21,540 students. 58.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 35.5% 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, 98.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.2% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score at McAllen ISD was 968 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.7.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,219, which is $422 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 14.1 years of experience.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in McAllen ISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

21,540

African American

74 (0.3%)

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

20 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

266 (1.2%)

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

20,081 (93.2%)

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

4 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

998 (4.6%)

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

97 (0.5%)

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.3%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

1.2%

Hispanic

93.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

4.6%

Two or more races

0.5%

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

58.3 %

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

73.6 %

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

33.7 %

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

58.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

73.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

33.7%

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

35.5 %

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

10.2 %

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

12.3 %

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

35.5%

Gifted and talented

10.2%

Special education

12.3%

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

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

School progress (2018-2019)

A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

A

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

98.1 %

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

98 %

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 89.2%

White

100 %

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

100 %

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

98.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

100.0%

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

0.2 %

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0.2 %

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0 %

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

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

6.2 %

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

31.6 %

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

6.8 %

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

1.5 %

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

6.3 %

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 7.2%

White

4.5 %

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

7.1 %

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

40 %

Statewide: 22%

African American

25 %

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

72.2 %

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

38.8 %

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

57.6 %

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

44.4 %

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

53.7 %

Statewide: 59%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

79.5 %

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

52.3 %

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 58.9%

White

63.9 %

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

Masked

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

968

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

19.7

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

61 %

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

43.8 %

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

42.2 %

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

61.0%

Math

43.8%

Reading + Math

42.2%

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

1,540.4

African American

7 (0.5%)

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

14 (0.9%)

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1,332.6 (86.5%)

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

179.9 (11.7%)

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

5.9 (0.4%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

10 (0.6%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

1,180.7 (76.6%)

Statewide: 73%

Master's

347.7 (22.6%)

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

2 (0.1%)

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

14

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

14.1 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

$57,219

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$50,213

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$50,881

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$53,671

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,687

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$64,030

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$73,575

Statewide: $69,974

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