Accountability rating

Met standard

Southwest ISD: C

Total students

662

Avg. teacher experience

11.2 years

Southwest ISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Southwest ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

Big Country Elementary School is an elementary school in San Antonio, TX, in the Southwest ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 662 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 72.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 18.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,252, which is $3,918 more than the state average.

Contact information

Address

11914 Dragon Ln
San Antonio, TX 78252-2647

Office phone number

(210) 645-7560

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Big Country Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 20. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 20.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

662

African American

32 (4.8%)

Southwest ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.3%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.5%)

Southwest ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

548 (82.8%)

Southwest ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

60 (9.1%)

Southwest ISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

17 (2.6%)

Southwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

4.8%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.5%

Hispanic

82.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

9.1%

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

72.1 %

Southwest ISD: 70%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

73.7 %

Southwest ISD: 82.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

18.7 %

Southwest ISD: 16%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

72.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

73.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

18.7%

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

18.6 %

Southwest ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Southwest ISD: 23.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

7.4 %

Southwest ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

10.9 %

Southwest ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

18.6%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

7.4%

Special education

10.9%

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

Southwest ISD: C

Student achievement

N/A

Southwest ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Southwest ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Southwest 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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

45

African American

1 (2.2%)

Southwest ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

23 (51.1%)

Southwest ISD: 63.4%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

21 (46.7%)

Southwest ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.8%

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%)

Southwest ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

32 (71.1%)

Southwest ISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

13 (28.9%)

Southwest ISD: 31.1%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

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

14.7

Southwest ISD: 15.2

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

11.2 years

Southwest ISD: 10.6 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

$57,252

Southwest ISD: $57,242

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$53,725

Southwest ISD: $53,013

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$53,419

Southwest ISD: $53,329

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$53,957

Southwest ISD: $55,194

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$59,301

Southwest ISD: $58,951

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$66,557

Southwest ISD: $66,980

Statewide: $61,428

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