Accountability rating

Met standard

Simms ISD: B

Total students

229

Avg. teacher experience

15.4 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 89.7%

James Bowie Elementary School is an elementary school in Simms, TX, in the Simms ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 229 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 35.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $43,521, which is $9,813 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.simmsisd.net

Address

P O Box 9
Simms, TX 75574-0009

Office phone number

(903) 543-2245

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in James Bowie Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 08. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.0 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 08.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

229

African American

1 (0.4%)

Simms ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.9%)

Simms ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.4%)

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

7 (3.1%)

Simms ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

214 (93.4%)

Simms ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

4 (1.7%)

Simms ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0.4%

American Indian

0.9%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

3.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

93.4%

Two or more races

1.7%

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

35.8 %

Simms ISD: 36.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

56.8 %

Simms ISD: 54.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

0.9 %

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

35.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

56.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.9%

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

0.9 %

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Simms ISD: 37.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

2.2 %

Simms ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

12.2 %

Simms ISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

0.9%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

2.2%

Special education

12.2%

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

Simms ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Simms ISD: B

School progress

N/A

Simms ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Simms ISD: B

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

15.7

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

15.7 (100%)

Simms ISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

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%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

13.6 (86.5%)

Simms ISD: 80.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

2.1 (13.5%)

Simms ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

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

14.5

Simms ISD: 11.1

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

15.4 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 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

$43,521

Simms ISD: $42,733

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Simms ISD: $30,449

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$30,226

Simms ISD: $32,533

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$39,601

Simms ISD: $41,463

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$45,026

Simms ISD: $44,783

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$49,125

Simms ISD: $50,683

Statewide: $61,428

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