Accountability rating

C

Sinton ISD: B

Total students

504

Avg. teacher experience

10.3 years

Sinton ISD: 11.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sinton ISD: 96.2%

Statewide: 90%

E Merle Smith Middle School is a middle school or junior high school in Sinton, TX, in the Sinton ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 504 students. The school received an accountability rating of C. 52.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,081, which is $3,041 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.sintonisd.net

Address

P O Box 1337
Sinton, TX 78387-2405

Office phone number

(361) 364-6840

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in E Merle Smith Middle School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 02. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 19.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 02.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

504

African American

6 (1.2%)

Sinton ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.4%)

Sinton ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

2 (0.4%)

Sinton ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

409 (81.2%)

Sinton ISD: 82.7%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

82 (16.3%)

Sinton ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

3 (0.6%)

Sinton ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

1.2%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

81.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

16.3%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

52.4 %

Sinton ISD: 52.7%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

63.7 %

Sinton ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1 %

Sinton ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

52.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

63.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.0%

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

1 %

Sinton ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Sinton ISD: 23.9%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

10.1 %

Sinton ISD: 6.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

14.7 %

Sinton ISD: 12.8%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

10.1%

Special education

14.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

C

Sinton ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Sinton ISD: B

School progress

C

Sinton ISD: A

Closing the gaps

D

Sinton 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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

35.7

African American

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

1 (2.8%)

Sinton ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (2.8%)

Sinton ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

20.3 (56.9%)

Sinton ISD: 45.9%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

13.4 (37.5%)

Sinton ISD: 52.7%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sinton 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%)

Sinton ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

29.7 (83.2%)

Sinton ISD: 78.1%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

6 (16.8%)

Sinton ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sinton ISD: 1.4%

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

14.1

Sinton ISD: 14.6

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

10.3 years

Sinton ISD: 11.6 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

$51,081

Sinton ISD: $51,422

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,894

Sinton ISD: $48,257

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$47,174

Sinton ISD: $47,275

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$49,448

Sinton ISD: $48,132

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$51,630

Sinton ISD: $53,753

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$61,596

Sinton ISD: $60,681

Statewide: $62,039

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