Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Rusk ISD: B

Total students

602

Avg. teacher experience

11.5 years

Rusk ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

95.9 %

Rusk ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 90%

Rusk High School is a high school in Rusk, TX, in the Rusk ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 602 students. 43.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 4.2% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 95.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.6% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Rusk High School was 1054 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 21.3.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $52,661, which is $4,430 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.5 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.ruskisd.net

Address

203 E 7th St
Rusk, TX 75785-1122

Office phone number

(903) 683-5401

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Rusk High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 07. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 07.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

602

African American

90 (15%)

Rusk ISD: 13.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.2%)

Rusk ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (0.3%)

Rusk ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

106 (17.6%)

Rusk ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

387 (64.3%)

Rusk ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

16 (2.7%)

Rusk ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

15.0%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

17.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

64.3%

Two or more races

2.7%

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

43.9 %

Rusk ISD: 42.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

51.5 %

Rusk ISD: 63.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

4.2 %

Rusk ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

43.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

51.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.2%

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

4.2 %

Rusk ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

81.9 %

Rusk ISD: 28.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

7.3 %

Rusk ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.3 %

Rusk ISD: 12.9%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

4.2%

Career and technical

81.9%

Gifted and talented

7.3%

Special education

11.3%

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

B

Rusk ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Rusk ISD: B

School progress

B

Rusk ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Rusk ISD: C

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

95.9 %

Rusk ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

90 %

Rusk ISD: 90%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

84.2 %

Rusk ISD: 84.2%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

99 %

Rusk ISD: 99%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Rusk ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

90.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

84.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

99.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

0.6 %

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Rusk ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

1 %

Rusk ISD: 1%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Rusk ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

3.1 %

Rusk ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Rusk ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Rusk ISD: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

0 %

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Rusk ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

1054

Rusk ISD: 1054

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.3

Rusk ISD: 21.3

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

48.6 %

Rusk ISD: 48.6%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

44.3 %

Rusk ISD: 44.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

37.9 %

Rusk ISD: 37.9%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

48.6%

Math

44.3%

Reading + Math

37.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

43.7

African American

0.6 (1.4%)

Rusk ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0.9 (2.1%)

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (2.3%)

Rusk ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

41.2 (94.3%)

Rusk ISD: 93.7%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0.5 (1.2%)

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

38.8 (88.9%)

Rusk ISD: 91.1%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

4.3 (9.9%)

Rusk ISD: 7.7%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

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

13.8

Rusk ISD: 12.7

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

11.5 years

Rusk ISD: 11.4 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

$52,661

Rusk ISD: $51,475

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$37,160

Rusk ISD: $34,298

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$41,602

Rusk ISD: $41,745

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$50,676

Rusk ISD: $48,400

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$58,584

Rusk ISD: $57,338

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$65,014

Rusk ISD: $62,066

Statewide: $65,449

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