Accountability rating (2018-2019)

F

Port Arthur ISD: C

Total students

969

Avg. teacher experience

10.1 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: 84.4%

Statewide: 90%

Jefferson Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Port Arthur, TX, in the Port Arthur ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 969 students. The school received an accountability rating of F. 68.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 23.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,450, which is $3,641 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.paisd.org/schools/edison/home.htm

Address

2200 Jefferson Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Office phone number

(409) 984-4860

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Jefferson Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 05. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 21.4 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 05.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

969

African American

286 (29.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 41.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

30 (3.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

48 (5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

577 (59.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 48.9%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

19 (2%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

9 (0.9%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

29.5%

American Indian

3.1%

Asian

5.0%

Hispanic

59.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.0%

Two or more races

0.9%

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

68.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 50.4%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

74.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 77.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

27 %

Port Arthur ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

68.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

74.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

27.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

23.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 24.1%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

8.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 19.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

3.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

23.7%

Career and technical

8.9%

Gifted and talented

3.9%

Special education

8.8%

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 2019-2020 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.

Overall

F

Port Arthur ISD: C

Student achievement

D

Port Arthur ISD: D

School progress

D

Port Arthur ISD: C

Closing the gaps

F

Port Arthur ISD: D

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

48.4

African American

27.1 (56%)

Port Arthur ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (4.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (2.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 12.2%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

17.3 (35.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 38.8%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1 (2.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1.9 (3.9%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

28.8 (59.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 72.6%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

17.7 (36.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 24.9%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

20

Port Arthur ISD: 14.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

10.1 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 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

$53,450

Port Arthur ISD: $53,517

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$52,486

Port Arthur ISD: $51,172

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$51,242

Port Arthur ISD: $51,449

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$51,763

Port Arthur ISD: $52,334

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$54,025

Port Arthur ISD: $54,273

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$58,693

Port Arthur ISD: $60,589

Statewide: $65,449

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