Accountability rating

B

Simms ISD: B

Total students

174

Avg. teacher experience

12.6 years

Simms ISD: 13.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

James Bowie High School is a high school in Simms, TX, in the Simms ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 174 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 49.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $42,126, which is $11,996 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 19.5. In the Class of 2018, 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

174

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.6%)

Simms ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.6%)

Simms ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

11 (6.3%)

Simms ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

159 (91.4%)

Simms ISD: 92.1%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

2 (1.1%)

Simms ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

0.6%

Asian

0.6%

Hispanic

6.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

91.4%

Two or more races

1.1%

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

49.4 %

Simms ISD: 29.7%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

53.4 %

Simms ISD: 57%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

0.6 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

49.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

53.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.6%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0.6 %

Simms ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

97.7 %

Simms ISD: 41.1%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.6 %

Simms ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

15.5 %

Simms ISD: 14.7%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

0.6%

Career and technical

97.7%

Gifted and talented

4.6%

Special education

15.5%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

B

Simms ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Simms ISD: B

School progress

B

Simms ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

Simms ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

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 2017-2018 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: 2.9%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

0 %

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Simms ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

Simms ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.5

Simms ISD: 19.5

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 the Class of 2018.

Reading

19.4 %

Simms ISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

29 %

Simms ISD: 29%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

12.9 %

Simms ISD: 12.9%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

19.4%

Math

29.0%

Reading + Math

12.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

20.2

African American

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

1 (5%)

Simms ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Simms ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

19.2 (95%)

Simms ISD: 97.8%

Statewide: 58.4%

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

16.2 (80.4%)

Simms ISD: 80.2%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

4 (19.6%)

Simms ISD: 19.8%

Statewide: 24.3%

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 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

8.6

Simms ISD: 11.2

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

12.6 years

Simms ISD: 13.3 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

$42,126

Simms ISD: $43,138

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$32,250

Simms ISD: $35,012

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$33,514

Simms ISD: $33,307

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$50,167

Simms ISD: $42,680

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$40,949

Simms ISD: $44,426

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$52,696

Simms ISD: $51,009

Statewide: $62,039

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