Accountability rating

Improvement required

Southwest ISD: C

Total students

125

Avg. teacher experience

9 years

Southwest ISD: 10.6 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

63.4 %

Southwest ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

Southwest Academy is a high school in Texas, in the Southwest ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 125 students. The school received an accountability rating of Improvement required. 97.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 8.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $56,043, which is $2,709 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Southwest Academy was 688. In the Class of 2017, 63.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 5.9%.

Contact information

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Southwest Academy 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

125

African American

2 (1.6%)

Southwest ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

117 (93.6%)

Southwest ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

6 (4.8%)

Southwest ISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.6%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

93.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

4.8%

Two or more races

N/A

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

97.6 %

Southwest ISD: 70%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

84.8 %

Southwest ISD: 82.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

8.8 %

Southwest ISD: 16%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

97.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

84.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

8.8%

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

8.8 %

Southwest ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

2.4 %

Southwest ISD: 23.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

1.6 %

Southwest ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

10.4 %

Southwest ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

8.8%

Career and technical

2.4%

Gifted and talented

1.6%

Special education

10.4%

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

Improvement required

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.

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

63.4 %

Southwest ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

Masked

Southwest ISD: 92.9%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

62.4 %

Southwest ISD: 93.5%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

80 %

Southwest ISD: 97.1%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest ISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

62.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

80.0%

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

5.9 %

Southwest ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

14.3 %

Southwest ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

5.2 %

Southwest ISD: 1%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

25 %

Southwest ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest ISD: 0%

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 %

Southwest ISD: 17.2%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

Masked

Southwest ISD: 14%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Southwest ISD: 25%

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

Southwest ISD: 17%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

Masked

Southwest ISD: 24.1%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest ISD: 14.3%

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

Southwest ISD: 25.2%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Southwest ISD: 25.4%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Southwest ISD: 36.8%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Southwest ISD: Masked

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

688

Southwest ISD: 837

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Southwest ISD: 17.5

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

12 %

Southwest ISD: 37.9%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

3.6 %

Southwest ISD: 23.4%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

3.6 %

Southwest ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

12.0%

Math

3.6%

Reading + Math

3.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

10.3

African American

0 (0%)

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

5.7 (55.5%)

Southwest ISD: 63.4%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

4.6 (44.5%)

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

0.3 (3%)

Southwest ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

5.7 (55.6%)

Southwest ISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

4.2 (41.4%)

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

12.2

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

9 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

$56,043

Southwest ISD: $57,242

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$52,725

Southwest ISD: $53,013

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$52,973

Southwest ISD: $53,329

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$54,809

Southwest ISD: $55,194

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$47,926

Southwest ISD: $58,951

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$101,004

Southwest ISD: $66,980

Statewide: $61,428

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