Accountability rating

C

Port Arthur ISD: C

Total students

1,954

Avg. teacher experience

10.2 years

Port Arthur ISD: 10.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87.4%

Statewide: 90%

Memorial High School is a high school in Port Arthur, TX, in the Port Arthur ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 1,954 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 79.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 10.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,579, which is $2,543 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Memorial High School was 923. The average ACT score was 16.6. In the Class of 2018, 88.3% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 4.3%.

Contact information

Website

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

Address

3501 Ssgt Lucian Adam Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Office phone number

(409) 984-4000

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Memorial High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 05. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 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

1,954

African American

926 (47.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 41.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

30 (1.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

98 (5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

859 (44%)

Port Arthur ISD: 49.1%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

29 (1.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

12 (0.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

47.4%

American Indian

1.5%

Asian

5.0%

Hispanic

44.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.5%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

79.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 76%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

69.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 79.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

13.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

79.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

69.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

13.9%

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

10.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

74.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

10.8%

Career and technical

74.7%

Gifted and talented

4.8%

Special education

7.0%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

C

Port Arthur ISD: C

Student achievement

D

Port Arthur ISD: D

School progress

C

Port Arthur ISD: C

Closing the gaps

D

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 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

88.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87.4%

Statewide: 90%

African American

88 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

90.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

88.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 88%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

90.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 90.9%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

88.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

90.9%

Hispanic

88.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.9%

Two or more races

Masked

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

4.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

6.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

4.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

3.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

6.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Port Arthur 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

3.5 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

1.5 %

Port Arthur ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

22.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 22.9%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

3.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

14.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

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

8.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

9.1 %

Port Arthur ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

14.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

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

923

Port Arthur ISD: 923

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

16.6

Port Arthur ISD: 16.6

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

28.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 28.2%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

13.1 %

Port Arthur ISD: 13.1%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

12 %

Port Arthur ISD: 12%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

28.2%

Math

13.1%

Reading + Math

12.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

145.6

African American

78.7 (54.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 42.7%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0.9 (0.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

6 (4.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

15 (10.3%)

Port Arthur ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

45 (30.9%)

Port Arthur ISD: 38.9%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

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

6.9 (4.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

101 (69.3%)

Port Arthur ISD: 75.2%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

37.8 (25.9%)

Port Arthur ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 24.3%

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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

13.4

Port Arthur ISD: 15

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

10.2 years

Port Arthur ISD: 10.3 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

$51,579

Port Arthur ISD: $51,560

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$48,627

Port Arthur ISD: $48,836

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$49,092

Port Arthur ISD: $49,387

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$50,577

Port Arthur ISD: $49,676

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$52,093

Port Arthur ISD: $51,502

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$59,150

Port Arthur ISD: $59,460

Statewide: $62,039

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