Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

McAllen ISD: A

Total students

93

Avg. teacher experience

13.5 years

McAllen ISD: 14.1 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

96 %

McAllen ISD: 98.1%

Statewide: 90.3%

Lamar Academy is a high school in Mcallen, TX, in the McAllen ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 93 students. 93.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 24.7% 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, 96% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.9% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score at Lamar Academy was 899 for 2019-2020 graduates.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,203, which is $438 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.5 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

lamar.mcallenisd.org

Address

1009 N 10th St
Mcallen, TX 78501-6986

Office phone number

(956) 632-3222

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Lamar Academy 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 education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

93

African American

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

91 (97.8%)

McAllen ISD: 93.2%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

2 (2.2%)

McAllen ISD: 4.6%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

97.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.2%

Two or more races

N/A

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

93.5 %

McAllen ISD: 58.3%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

86 %

McAllen ISD: 73.6%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

24.7 %

McAllen ISD: 33.7%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

93.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

86.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

24.7%

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

24.7 %

McAllen ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

2.2 %

McAllen ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

5.4 %

McAllen ISD: 12.3%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

24.7%

Gifted and talented

2.2%

Special education

5.4%

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

McAllen ISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

A

McAllen ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

A

McAllen ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

Not rated

McAllen ISD: 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

96 %

McAllen ISD: 98.1%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

McAllen ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

McAllen ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

95.9 %

McAllen ISD: 98%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

McAllen ISD: N/A

Statewide: 89.2%

White

Masked

McAllen ISD: 100%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

N/A

McAllen ISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

95.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

Two or more races

N/A

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

1.9 %

McAllen ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

N/A

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

N/A

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

Masked

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

2 %

McAllen ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.5%

White

Masked

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

N/A

McAllen ISD: 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

39.4 %

McAllen ISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

McAllen ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

N/A

McAllen ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

Masked

McAllen ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

39.7 %

McAllen ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

Masked

McAllen ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

McAllen ISD: 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

6.6 %

McAllen ISD: 40%

Statewide: 22%

African American

N/A

McAllen ISD: 25%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

Masked

McAllen ISD: 72.2%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

5 %

McAllen ISD: 38.8%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

Masked

McAllen ISD: 57.6%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

N/A

McAllen ISD: 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

62.5 %

McAllen ISD: 53.7%

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

McAllen ISD: Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

Masked

McAllen ISD: 79.5%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

50 %

McAllen ISD: 52.3%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

McAllen ISD: N/A

Statewide: 58.9%

White

Masked

McAllen ISD: 63.9%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

N/A

McAllen ISD: 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

899

McAllen ISD: 968

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

Masked

McAllen ISD: 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

50.4 %

McAllen ISD: 61%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

26.5 %

McAllen ISD: 43.8%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

23.9 %

McAllen ISD: 42.2%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

50.4%

Math

26.5%

Reading + Math

23.9%

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

18

African American

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0.3%)

McAllen ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

16.5 (91.7%)

McAllen ISD: 86.5%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1.4 (7.7%)

McAllen ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0.1 (0.4%)

McAllen ISD: 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

0.2 (1.1%)

McAllen ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

12 (66.4%)

McAllen ISD: 76.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

5.8 (32.4%)

McAllen ISD: 22.6%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

McAllen ISD: 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

5.2

McAllen ISD: 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

13.5 years

McAllen ISD: 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

$57,203

McAllen ISD: $57,219

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

N/A

McAllen ISD: $50,213

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$51,562

McAllen ISD: $50,881

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$53,799

McAllen ISD: $53,671

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,474

McAllen ISD: $57,687

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$63,502

McAllen ISD: $64,030

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$70,165

McAllen ISD: $73,575

Statewide: $69,974

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