Accountability rating

B

Southwest Preparatory School: D

Total students

116

Avg. teacher experience

6.2 years

Southwest Preparatory School: 5.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

94.4 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 96.4%

Statewide: 90%

New Directions is an charter elementary/secondary school in San Antonio, TX, in the Southwest Preparatory School school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 116 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 77.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,444, which is $2,678 less than the state average. The average SAT score at New Directions was 954. In the Class of 2018, 94.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

Contact information

Website

www.swprep.org

Address

1258 Austin Hwy Bldg 2
San Antonio, TX 78209-4891

Office phone number

(210) 829-8017

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in New Directions are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 20. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 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

116

African American

22 (19%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 13.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 0.1%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

82 (70.7%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 65.5%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

7 (6%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 17.3%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

5 (4.3%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 3.7%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

19.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

70.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

6.0%

Two or more races

4.3%

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

77.6 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 74.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

89.7 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 82.6%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

8.6 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 10.7%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

77.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

89.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

8.6%

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

6 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 8.2%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

87.9 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 37.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

5.2 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 5.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

22.4 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 10.9%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

6.0%

Career and technical

87.9%

Gifted and talented

5.2%

Special education

22.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Southwest Preparatory School: D

Student achievement

B

Southwest Preparatory School: D

School progress

C

Southwest Preparatory School: D

Closing the gaps

C

Southwest Preparatory School: D

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

94.4 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 96.4%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Southwest Preparatory School: 100%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

100 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 97.4%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

Masked

Southwest Preparatory School: 80%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

Masked

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 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 2.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 6.9%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

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 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

0 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest Preparatory School: 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

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: 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

954

Southwest Preparatory School: 940

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

N/A

Southwest Preparatory School: Masked

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

21.7 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 27.6%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

13 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 12.1%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

8.7 %

Southwest Preparatory School: 10.3%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

21.7%

Math

13.0%

Reading + Math

8.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

11.5

African American

1 (8.7%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 11.2%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

2.5 (21.6%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 35%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

7 (60.9%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 50.1%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

1 (8.7%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 2.5%

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 Preparatory School: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

11 (95.8%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 79.6%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

0.5 (4.2%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 19%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Southwest Preparatory School: 1.2%

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

10.1

Southwest Preparatory School: 12.2

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

6.2 years

Southwest Preparatory School: 5.2 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

$51,444

Southwest Preparatory School: $48,090

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,724

Southwest Preparatory School: $46,027

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$48,840

Southwest Preparatory School: $45,937

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$50,349

Southwest Preparatory School: $49,958

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$56,999

Southwest Preparatory School: $53,064

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$66,568

Southwest Preparatory School: $56,807

Statewide: $62,039

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