Accountability rating

A

United ISD: A

Total students

2,874

Avg. teacher experience

15.1 years

United ISD: 13.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

98.6 %

United ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 90%

John B Alexander High School is a high school in Laredo, TX, in the United ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 2,874 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 41.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 15.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $58,461, which is $4,339 more than the state average. The average SAT score at John B Alexander High School was 1028. The average ACT score was 19.4. In the Class of 2018, 98.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.3%.

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Contact information

Website

www.uisd.net

Address

3600 E Del Mar
Laredo, TX 78041

Office phone number

(956) 473-5800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in John B Alexander High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

2,874

African American

6 (0.2%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

20 (0.7%)

United ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

2,821 (98.2%)

United ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

26 (0.9%)

United ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

1 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.2%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

98.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.9%

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

41.9 %

United ISD: 55.1%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

56.4 %

United ISD: 75.4%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

9.9 %

United ISD: 34.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

41.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

56.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

9.9%

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

15.7 %

United ISD: 39.8%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

89.7 %

United ISD: 36.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

22.7 %

United ISD: 13.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

5.9 %

United ISD: 9%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

15.7%

Career and technical

89.7%

Gifted and talented

22.7%

Special education

5.9%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

A

United ISD: A

Student achievement

A

United ISD: A

School progress

A

United ISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

United 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 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

98.6 %

United ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

United ISD: 100%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

Masked

United ISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

98.6 %

United ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

United ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

98.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

N/A

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

0.3 %

United ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0.3 %

United ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

United ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

United ISD: 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

21.2 %

United ISD: 19.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

Masked

United ISD: 36.4%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

80 %

United ISD: 57.9%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

20.6 %

United ISD: 19.1%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.2%

White

18.8 %

United ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: 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

57.2 %

United ISD: 59.4%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

Masked

United ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

62.5 %

United ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

57.4 %

United ISD: 59.5%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

United ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

Masked

United ISD: 42.9%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

United ISD: Masked

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

1028

United ISD: 1002

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

19.4

United ISD: 19.5

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

71.7 %

United ISD: 62.4%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

58.5 %

United ISD: 44.2%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

51.8 %

United ISD: 36.9%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

71.7%

Math

58.5%

Reading + Math

51.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

165

African American

1 (0.6%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.6%)

United ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

152 (92.1%)

United ISD: 95.9%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

11 (6.7%)

United ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

United ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

4 (2.4%)

United ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

107.6 (65.2%)

United ISD: 77.2%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

52.5 (31.8%)

United ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

1 (0.6%)

United ISD: 0.4%

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

17.4

United ISD: 16.7

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

15.1 years

United ISD: 13.6 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

$58,461

United ISD: $57,297

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,259

United ISD: $49,927

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$51,205

United ISD: $51,982

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$55,343

United ISD: $54,502

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$57,920

United ISD: $57,788

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$64,654

United ISD: $64,123

Statewide: $62,039

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