Accountability rating

Met standard

Port Arthur ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students

2,036

Avg. teacher experience

9.7 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

88.6 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

Memorial High School is a high school in Port Arthur, TX, in the Port Arthur ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 2,036 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 75% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 9.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,609, which is $2,725 less than the state average. The average SAT score at Memorial High School was 887. The average ACT score was 16.5. In the Class of 2017, 88.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 3.2%.

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 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

2,036

African American

1,000 (49.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 41.4%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

30 (1.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

97 (4.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

866 (42.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

33 (1.6%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

10 (0.5%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

49.1%

American Indian

1.5%

Asian

4.8%

Hispanic

42.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

1.6%

Two or more races

0.5%

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

75 %

Port Arthur ISD: 74%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

78.6 %

Port Arthur ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

12.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

75.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

78.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

12.8%

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

9.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

77.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

4.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

9.4%

Career and technical

77.9%

Gifted and talented

4.8%

Special education

6.7%

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

88.6 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

88.3 %

Port Arthur ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

100 %

Port Arthur ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Port Arthur ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

86.5 %

Port Arthur ISD: 84.7%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

90 %

Port Arthur ISD: 81.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

88.3%

American Indian

100.0%

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

86.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

3.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

7.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 7.7%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

3.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

3.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

2.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

1.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

0.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

5.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

2.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

5.6 %

Port Arthur ISD: 5.6%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Port Arthur ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Port Arthur ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

887

Port Arthur ISD: 887

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.5

Port Arthur ISD: 16.5

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

22.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

9.7 %

Port Arthur ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

7.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 7.9%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

22.2%

Math

9.7%

Reading + Math

7.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

147.6

African American

85.2 (57.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 43.5%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

5 (3.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

13.4 (9.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

44 (29.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 39.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

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

7 (4.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

99.2 (67.2%)

Port Arthur ISD: 76.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

41.3 (28%)

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

13.8

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

9.7 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

$50,609

Port Arthur ISD: $50,422

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$47,791

Port Arthur ISD: $47,531

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$48,089

Port Arthur ISD: $48,499

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$50,956

Port Arthur ISD: $48,994

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$50,773

Port Arthur ISD: $50,495

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$57,714

Port Arthur ISD: $58,128

Statewide: $61,428

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