Accountability rating

Met standard

Sundown ISD: A

Total students

133

Avg. teacher experience

18.8 years

Sundown ISD: 19.2 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Sundown ISD: 100%

Statewide: 89.7%

Sundown Junior High School is a middle school or junior high school in Sundown, TX, in the Sundown ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 133 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 19.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,455, which is $121 more than the state average.

Contact information

Address

P O Box 1110
Sundown, TX 79372-1110

Office phone number

(806) 229-4691

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Sundown Junior High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 17. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 17.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

133

African American

5 (3.8%)

Sundown ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

86 (64.7%)

Sundown ISD: 60.3%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

42 (31.6%)

Sundown ISD: 37.1%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

3.8%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

64.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

31.6%

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

19.5 %

Sundown ISD: 34.9%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

47.4 %

Sundown ISD: 39.4%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

3 %

Sundown ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

19.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

47.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

3.0%

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

3 %

Sundown ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Sundown ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

18 %

Sundown ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

9.8 %

Sundown ISD: 7.1%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

3.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

18.0%

Special education

9.8%

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

Sundown ISD: A

Student achievement

N/A

Sundown ISD: A

School progress

N/A

Sundown ISD: A

Closing the gaps

N/A

Sundown ISD: A

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

15.1

African American

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1.8 (12.2%)

Sundown ISD: 13.2%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

13.3 (87.8%)

Sundown ISD: 85.2%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Sundown 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%)

Sundown ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

12.4 (82.1%)

Sundown ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

2.7 (17.9%)

Sundown ISD: 31.3%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Sundown ISD: 0%

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

8.8

Sundown ISD: 9.9

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

18.8 years

Sundown ISD: 19.2 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

$53,455

Sundown ISD: $53,943

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

N/A

Sundown ISD: N/A

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

N/A

Sundown ISD: $37,461

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$44,355

Sundown ISD: $43,596

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$51,961

Sundown ISD: $51,061

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$62,605

Sundown ISD: $63,104

Statewide: $61,428

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