Accountability rating

B

Palestine ISD: B

Total students

519

Avg. teacher experience

9.3 years

Palestine ISD: 11.5 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Palestine ISD: 96.8%

Statewide: 90%

Palestine Junior High is a middle school or junior high school in Palestine, TX, in the Palestine ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 519 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 60.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 18.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $39,734, which is $14,388 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.palestineschools.org

Address

233 Ben Milam Dr
Palestine, TX 75801-6003

Office phone number

(903) 731-8008

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Palestine Junior High are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 07. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 07.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

519

African American

125 (24.1%)

Palestine ISD: 26.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Palestine ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (0.4%)

Palestine ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

227 (43.7%)

Palestine ISD: 41.2%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Palestine ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

144 (27.7%)

Palestine ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

20 (3.9%)

Palestine ISD: 3.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

24.1%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

43.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

27.7%

Two or more races

3.9%

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

60.9 %

Palestine ISD: 58.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

74 %

Palestine ISD: 74.9%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

19.7 %

Palestine ISD: 17.8%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

60.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

74.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

19.7%

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

18.9 %

Palestine ISD: 16.5%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

25.2 %

Palestine ISD: 31.6%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

3.7 %

Palestine ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.6 %

Palestine ISD: 10.7%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

18.9%

Career and technical

25.2%

Gifted and talented

3.7%

Special education

11.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Palestine ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Palestine ISD: B

School progress

B

Palestine ISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

Palestine ISD: C

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

41.5

African American

6 (14.5%)

Palestine ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Palestine ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Palestine ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

6.5 (15.6%)

Palestine ISD: 12.6%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0.5 (1.2%)

Palestine ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

26.5 (63.9%)

Palestine ISD: 74.9%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

2 (4.8%)

Palestine ISD: 1.6%

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%)

Palestine ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

36.3 (87.5%)

Palestine ISD: 84.9%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

5.2 (12.5%)

Palestine ISD: 14%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Palestine ISD: 0%

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

12.5

Palestine ISD: 13.3

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

9.3 years

Palestine ISD: 11.5 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

$39,734

Palestine ISD: $42,467

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$29,341

Palestine ISD: $32,429

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$34,239

Palestine ISD: $34,991

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$40,004

Palestine ISD: $42,277

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$47,542

Palestine ISD: $47,080

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$53,326

Palestine ISD: $52,495

Statewide: $62,039

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