Accountability rating

Improvement required

The Excel Center: F

Total students

337

Avg. teacher experience

4.8 years

The Excel Center: 4.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 89.7%

The Excel Center is a charter high school in Austin, TX, in the The Excel Center school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 337 students. The school received an accountability rating of Improvement required. 78% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 42.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $42,971, which is $10,363 less than the state average. The dropout rate was 39.7%.

Contact information

Address

1015 Norwood Park Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Office phone number

(512) 531-5500

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in The Excel Center are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 13. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.3 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 13.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

337

African American

49 (14.5%)

The Excel Center: 15.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.3%)

The Excel Center: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

11 (3.3%)

The Excel Center: 3.1%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

227 (67.4%)

The Excel Center: 66.3%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.3%)

The Excel Center: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

46 (13.6%)

The Excel Center: 14%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

2 (0.6%)

The Excel Center: 0.6%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

14.5%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

3.3%

Hispanic

67.4%

Pacific Islander

0.3%

White

13.6%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

78 %

The Excel Center: 76.3%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

88.7 %

The Excel Center: 86%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

42.4 %

The Excel Center: 40.9%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

78.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

88.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

42.4%

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

42.4 %

The Excel Center: 40.9%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

21.1 %

The Excel Center: 23.4%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

6.2 %

The Excel Center: 6%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

42.4%

Career and technical

21.1%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

6.2%

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

The Excel Center: F

Student achievement

N/A

The Excel Center: C

School progress

N/A

The Excel Center: Not rated

Closing the gaps

N/A

The Excel Center: F

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

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

N/A

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

N/A

Two or more races

N/A

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

39.7 %

The Excel Center: 39.6%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

The Excel Center: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

51.8 %

The Excel Center: 51.7%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

53.8 %

The Excel Center: 53.8%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

37.5 %

The Excel Center: 37.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

The Excel Center: Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

35.9 %

The Excel Center: 35.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

The Excel Center: Masked

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 %

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

0 %

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

The Excel Center: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

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

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

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

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

N/A

The Excel Center: N/A

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

18.4 %

The Excel Center: 16.7%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

8.2 %

The Excel Center: 7.4%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

6.1 %

The Excel Center: 5.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

18.4%

Math

8.2%

Reading + Math

6.1%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

13.5

African American

1.1 (7.9%)

The Excel Center: 6.4%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

The Excel Center: 6.1%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1.9 (13.8%)

The Excel Center: 11.3%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

The Excel Center: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

10.6 (78.4%)

The Excel Center: 76.3%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

The Excel Center: 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

0.1 (0.8%)

The Excel Center: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

8.2 (60.4%)

The Excel Center: 55.5%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

5.2 (38.8%)

The Excel Center: 43.8%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

The Excel Center: 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

24.9

The Excel Center: 21.2

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

4.8 years

The Excel Center: 4.7 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

$42,971

The Excel Center: $44,905

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$24,907

The Excel Center: $24,907

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$45,517

The Excel Center: $46,456

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$56,595

The Excel Center: $56,595

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$54,365

The Excel Center: $57,991

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$48,289

The Excel Center: $48,289

Statewide: $61,428

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