Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Santa Maria ISD: B

Total students

22

Avg. teacher experience

9 years

Santa Maria ISD: 8.2 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

50 %

Santa Maria ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

Santa Maria Academic Academy-Optio is a high school in Santa Maria, TX, in the Santa Maria ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 22 students. 77.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 59.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 50% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $48,615, which is $9,026 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 9 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

P O Box 448
Santa Maria, TX 78592-0448

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Santa Maria Academic Academy-Optio are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

22

African American

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

22 (100%)

Santa Maria ISD: 98.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

Two or more races

N/A

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

77.3 %

Santa Maria ISD: 65.4%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

100 %

Santa Maria ISD: 98.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

59.1 %

Santa Maria ISD: 38.7%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

77.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

100.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

59.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

59.1 %

Santa Maria ISD: 37.5%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

4.5 %

Santa Maria ISD: 13.1%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

0 %

Santa Maria ISD: 8.5%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

59.1%

Gifted and talented

4.5%

Special education

N/A

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 2020-2021 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 when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Santa Maria ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

D

Santa Maria ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Santa Maria ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

Not rated

Santa Maria 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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

50 %

Santa Maria ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

50 %

Santa Maria ISD: 90.3%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 89.2%

White

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

50.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 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 %

Santa Maria ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0 %

Santa Maria ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.5%

White

Masked

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

24.1 %

Santa Maria ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

25 %

Santa Maria ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 7.2%

White

Masked

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 6.7%

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 2019-2020 school year.

All students

0 %

Santa Maria ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 22%

African American

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

0 %

Santa Maria ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 19.5%

White

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 25.8%

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 2019-2020 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

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: Masked

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 58.9%

White

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: N/A

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, 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

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: 920

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Santa Maria ISD: 17.3

Statewide: 20.2

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 2019-2020.

Reading

Masked

Santa Maria ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

Masked

Santa Maria ISD: 16.1%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

Masked

Santa Maria ISD: 16.1%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

Masked

Math

Masked

Reading + Math

Masked

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

4.4

African American

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0.2 (5.1%)

Santa Maria ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.1 (92.8%)

Santa Maria ISD: 94.9%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

0.1 (2.1%)

Santa Maria ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0.2 (4.7%)

Santa Maria ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

3 (68.2%)

Santa Maria ISD: 82.3%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

1.2 (27%)

Santa Maria ISD: 15.9%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Santa Maria ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

5

Santa Maria ISD: 10.7

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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 years

Santa Maria ISD: 8.2 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$48,615

Santa Maria ISD: $48,109

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$41,408

Santa Maria ISD: $43,026

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$41,389

Santa Maria ISD: $44,121

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$49,030

Santa Maria ISD: $49,103

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$54,671

Santa Maria ISD: $53,544

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$62,667

Santa Maria ISD: $54,585

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$59,480

Santa Maria ISD: $59,030

Statewide: $69,974

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