Accountability rating

Met standard

Simms ISD: B

Total students

151

Avg. teacher experience

13 years

Simms ISD: 14.3 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 89.7%

James Bowie High School is a high school in Simms, TX, in the Simms ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 151 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 43.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $41,889, which is $11,445 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 19.1. In the Class of 2017, 100% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

Contact information

Website

www.simmsisd.net

Address

P O Box 9
Simms, TX 75574-0009

Office phone number

(903) 543-2219

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in James Bowie High 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

151

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (1.3%)

Simms ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.7%)

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

9 (6%)

Simms ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

135 (89.4%)

Simms ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

4 (2.6%)

Simms ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

N/A

American Indian

1.3%

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

6.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

89.4%

Two or more races

2.6%

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

43.7 %

Simms ISD: 36.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

49 %

Simms ISD: 54.3%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

0 %

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

43.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

49.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

N/A

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 %

Simms ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

96.7 %

Simms ISD: 37.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

5.3 %

Simms ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

19.9 %

Simms ISD: 15.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

N/A

Career and technical

96.7%

Gifted and talented

5.3%

Special education

19.9%

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.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

Masked

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.3%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.1

Simms ISD: 19.1

Statewide: 20.3

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 the Class of 2017.

Reading

30.8 %

Simms ISD: 30.8%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

38.5 %

Simms ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

25.6 %

Simms ISD: 25.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

30.8%

Math

38.5%

Reading + Math

25.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

17.8

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

1 (5.6%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

16.8 (94.4%)

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

14 (78.7%)

Simms ISD: 80.1%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

3.8 (21.3%)

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

8.5

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

13 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

$41,889

Simms ISD: $42,733

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$30,838

Simms ISD: $30,449

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$32,848

Simms ISD: $32,533

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$48,915

Simms ISD: $41,463

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$44,534

Simms ISD: $44,783

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$52,989

Simms ISD: $50,683

Statewide: $61,428

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