Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Rusk ISD: B

Total students

436

Avg. teacher experience

9.4 years

Rusk ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Rusk ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 90%

Rusk Junior High is a middle school or junior high school in Rusk, TX, in the Rusk ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 436 students. 55% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 6.4% 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.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $49,782, which is $7,309 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 9.4 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) 683-2502

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Rusk Junior High 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

436

African American

57 (13.1%)

Rusk ISD: 13.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (0.5%)

Rusk ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

85 (19.5%)

Rusk ISD: 18.3%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

275 (63.1%)

Rusk ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

17 (3.9%)

Rusk ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

13.1%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.5%

Hispanic

19.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

63.1%

Two or more races

3.9%

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

55 %

Rusk ISD: 42.3%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

61.9 %

Rusk ISD: 63.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

6.7 %

Rusk ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

55.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

61.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

6.7%

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

6.4 %

Rusk ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

21.1 %

Rusk ISD: 28.7%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

6.7 %

Rusk ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

13.1 %

Rusk ISD: 12.9%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

6.4%

Career and technical

21.1%

Gifted and talented

6.7%

Special education

13.1%

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

C

Rusk ISD: B

School progress

B

Rusk ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

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.

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

37.8

African American

0.6 (1.6%)

Rusk ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0.1 (0.3%)

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (2.6%)

Rusk ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Rusk ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

36.1 (95.5%)

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 (1.3%)

Rusk ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

34.2 (90.4%)

Rusk ISD: 91.1%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

3.1 (8.3%)

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

11.5

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

9.4 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

$49,782

Rusk ISD: $51,475

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$37,160

Rusk ISD: $34,298

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$41,446

Rusk ISD: $41,745

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$46,959

Rusk ISD: $48,400

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,113

Rusk ISD: $57,338

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$61,469

Rusk ISD: $62,066

Statewide: $65,449

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