Accountability rating

Met standard

Port Arthur ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students

925

Avg. teacher experience

11.1 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

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 2017-2018 school year, it had 925 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 71% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 17.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,586, which is $2,748 less than the state average.

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 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 05.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

925

African American

340 (36.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 41.4%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

35 (3.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

51 (5.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

471 (50.9%)

Port Arthur ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

24 (2.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

4 (0.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

36.8%

American Indian

3.8%

Asian

5.5%

Hispanic

50.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

2.6%

Two or more races

0.4%

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

71 %

Port Arthur ISD: 74%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

83.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

25.1 %

Port Arthur ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

71.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

83.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

25.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

17.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

29.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

5.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.6 %

Port Arthur ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

17.9%

Career and technical

29.9%

Gifted and talented

5.2%

Special education

6.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Port Arthur ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Student achievement

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: F

School progress

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: D

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

52.5

African American

30.5 (58.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 43.5%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3 (5.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

2 (3.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

16 (30.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 39.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

1 (1.9%)

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

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

35.8 (68.2%)

Port Arthur ISD: 76.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

16.7 (31.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 21.7%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

17.6

Port Arthur ISD: 14.8

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 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

11.1 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 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

$50,586

Port Arthur ISD: $50,422

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$47,520

Port Arthur ISD: $47,531

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$48,183

Port Arthur ISD: $48,499

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$48,297

Port Arthur ISD: $48,994

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,276

Port Arthur ISD: $50,495

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$58,624

Port Arthur ISD: $58,128

Statewide: $61,428

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