Accountability rating

A

Northwest ISD: A

Total students

186

Avg. teacher experience

13 years

Northwest ISD: 10.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

78.6 %

Northwest ISD: 95%

Statewide: 90%

James M Steele High School is a high school in Fort Worth, TX, in the Northwest ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 186 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 17.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $60,207, which is $6,085 more than the state average. The average SAT score at James M Steele High School was 1081. The average ACT score was 24.1. In the Class of 2018, 78.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.7%.

Contact information

Website

www.nisdtx.org/sahs

Address

606 N Walnut
Fort Worth, TX 76262

Office phone number

(817) 698-5800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in James M Steele High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 11. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

186

African American

12 (6.5%)

Northwest ISD: 8.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

6 (3.2%)

Northwest ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

41 (22%)

Northwest ISD: 21.9%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

123 (66.1%)

Northwest ISD: 62.2%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

4 (2.2%)

Northwest ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

6.5%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

3.2%

Hispanic

22.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

66.1%

Two or more races

2.2%

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

17.7 %

Northwest ISD: 26.9%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

16.7 %

Northwest ISD: 20.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1.1 %

Northwest ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

17.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

16.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.1 %

Northwest ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

82.3 %

Northwest ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

12.4 %

Northwest ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

15.6 %

Northwest ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.1%

Career and technical

82.3%

Gifted and talented

12.4%

Special education

15.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

A

Northwest ISD: A

Student achievement

A

Northwest ISD: A

School progress

A

Northwest ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

Northwest 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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

78.6 %

Northwest ISD: 95%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Northwest ISD: 97%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Northwest ISD: 100%

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Northwest ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

75 %

Northwest ISD: 94.9%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Northwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.4%

White

80 %

Northwest ISD: 94.4%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Northwest ISD: 97%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

75.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

80.0%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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 %

Northwest ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Northwest ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Northwest ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Northwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Northwest ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Northwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.7%

White

1 %

Northwest ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Northwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

32.8 %

Northwest ISD: 44%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

Masked

Northwest ISD: 30.7%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Northwest ISD: 50%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Northwest ISD: 70.6%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

21.4 %

Northwest ISD: 35.4%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Northwest ISD: 50%

Statewide: 20.2%

White

35.7 %

Northwest ISD: 46.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Northwest ISD: 45.9%

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

60 %

Northwest ISD: 62.2%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Northwest ISD: 43.3%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Northwest ISD: 60%

Statewide: 51%

Asian

Masked

Northwest ISD: 63.1%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

Masked

Northwest ISD: 59.8%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Northwest ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 52.5%

White

60 %

Northwest ISD: 64.6%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Northwest ISD: 57.1%

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

1081

Northwest ISD: 1053

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

24.1

Northwest ISD: 23.6

Statewide: 20.6

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 2018.

Reading

90.9 %

Northwest ISD: 74.2%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

68.2 %

Northwest ISD: 52.9%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

68.2 %

Northwest ISD: 51.5%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

90.9%

Math

68.2%

Reading + Math

68.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

16.8

African American

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

2 (11.9%)

Northwest ISD: 7.9%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

14.8 (88.1%)

Northwest ISD: 88%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Northwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1 (5.9%)

Northwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

13 (77.2%)

Northwest ISD: 71%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

2.8 (16.9%)

Northwest ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Northwest 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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

11

Northwest ISD: 15.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

Northwest ISD: 10.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$60,207

Northwest ISD: $58,822

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

N/A

Northwest ISD: $55,006

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$55,466

Northwest ISD: $55,329

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$58,496

Northwest ISD: $57,349

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$60,961

Northwest ISD: $60,617

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$70,530

Northwest ISD: $67,170

Statewide: $62,039

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