Accountability rating

Met standard

Port Arthur ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students


Avg. teacher experience

7.6 years

Port Arthur ISD: 9.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate


Port Arthur ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 89.7%

Wheatley School of Early Childhood is an elementary school in Port Arthur, TX, in the Port Arthur ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 237 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 57.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 8.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $49,223, which is $4,111 less than the state average.

Contact information



1100 Jefferson Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Office phone number

(409) 984-8750


Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Wheatley School of Early Childhood 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.



Total students


African American

124 (52.3%)

Port Arthur ISD: 41.4%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

7 (3%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 0.4%


2 (0.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 4.4%


98 (41.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 49.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%


5 (2.1%)

Port Arthur ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American


American Indian






Pacific Islander




Two or more races


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

57.4 %

Port Arthur ISD: 74%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

99.2 %

Port Arthur ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

14.8 %

Port Arthur ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students


Econ. disadvantaged


Limited Eng. proficiency


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.


8.9 %

Port Arthur ISD: 22.2%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 25.1%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Port Arthur ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

24.5 %

Port Arthur ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%



Career and technical


Gifted and talented


Special education



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.


Met standard

Port Arthur ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Student achievement


Port Arthur ISD: F

School progress


Port Arthur ISD: D

Closing the gaps


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.


Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs


African American

10.3 (48.4%)

Port Arthur ISD: 43.5%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (4.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.3%


0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 1.6%


1 (4.7%)

Port Arthur ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%


9 (42.2%)

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

0 (0%)

Port Arthur ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.4%


20 (93.8%)

Port Arthur ISD: 76.8%

Statewide: 74.1%


1.3 (6.2%)

Port Arthur ISD: 21.7%

Statewide: 23.8%


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


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

7.6 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


Port Arthur ISD: $50,422

Statewide: $53,334



Port Arthur ISD: $47,531

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years


Port Arthur ISD: $48,499

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years


Port Arthur ISD: $48,994

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years


Port Arthur ISD: $50,495

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years


Port Arthur ISD: $58,128

Statewide: $61,428

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