Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Southwest ISD: B

Total students

677

Avg. teacher experience

11.2 years

Southwest ISD: 10.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Southwest ISD: 96%

Statewide: 90%

Big Country Elementary School is an elementary school in San Antonio, TX, in the Southwest ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 677 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 74.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 21.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $59,336, which is $2,245 more than the state average.

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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 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.7 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 20.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

677

African American

35 (5.2%)

Southwest ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.1%)

Southwest ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

578 (85.4%)

Southwest ISD: 90.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

52 (7.7%)

Southwest ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

10 (1.5%)

Southwest ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

5.2%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.1%

Hispanic

85.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

7.7%

Two or more races

1.5%

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

74.2 %

Southwest ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

71.9 %

Southwest ISD: 84.3%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

21.4 %

Southwest ISD: 17.8%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

74.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

71.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

21.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

21.6 %

Southwest ISD: 17.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Southwest ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

4.9 %

Southwest ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

13 %

Southwest ISD: 14.4%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

21.6%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

4.9%

Special education

13.0%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

A

Southwest ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Southwest ISD: C

School progress

B

Southwest ISD: B

Closing the gaps

A

Southwest 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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

42.8

African American

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

26.8 (62.6%)

Southwest ISD: 65.9%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

16 (37.4%)

Southwest ISD: 30.3%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 1%

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: 1.3%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

28.9 (67.5%)

Southwest ISD: 65.1%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

13.9 (32.5%)

Southwest ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15.8

Southwest ISD: 14.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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: 10.8 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

$59,336

Southwest ISD: $58,384

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,693

Southwest ISD: $55,046

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$56,044

Southwest ISD: $54,903

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$56,902

Southwest ISD: $56,763

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$60,257

Southwest ISD: $59,545

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$67,150

Southwest ISD: $66,386

Statewide: $65,449

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