Accountability rating

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Total students

585

Avg. teacher experience

9.3 years

Vanguard Academy: 6.7 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Vanguard Academy: 100%

Statewide: 90%

Vanguard Picasso is an charter elementary school in Pharr, TX, in the Vanguard Academy school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 585 students. The school received an accountability rating of A. 87.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 57.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $57,749, which is $3,627 more than the state average.

Contact information

Website

vanguardacademy.edu

Address

P O Box 730
Pharr, TX 78577

Office phone number

(956) 702-0134

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Vanguard Picasso are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 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

585

African American

6 (1%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.5%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

574 (98.1%)

Vanguard Academy: 98.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1 (0.2%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.7%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

1 (0.2%)

Vanguard Academy: 0.1%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

1.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.5%

Hispanic

98.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

0.2%

Two or more races

0.2%

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

87.7 %

Vanguard Academy: 70.5%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

82.4 %

Vanguard Academy: 83.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

58.6 %

Vanguard Academy: 42.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

87.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

82.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

58.6%

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

57.3 %

Vanguard Academy: 41.7%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Vanguard Academy: 19.5%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

4.3 %

Vanguard Academy: 4.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

57.3%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

4.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Student achievement

B

Vanguard Academy: A

School progress

A

Vanguard Academy: A

Closing the gaps

A

Vanguard Academy: 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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

31.5

African American

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

29.5 (93.6%)

Vanguard Academy: 97.5%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

2 (6.4%)

Vanguard Academy: 2.5%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 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%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

26.5 (84.1%)

Vanguard Academy: 77.7%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

5 (15.9%)

Vanguard Academy: 22.3%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Vanguard Academy: 0%

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

18.6

Vanguard Academy: 16.9

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

9.3 years

Vanguard Academy: 6.7 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

$57,749

Vanguard Academy: $57,031

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,995

Vanguard Academy: $53,075

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$52,138

Vanguard Academy: $54,222

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$57,099

Vanguard Academy: $57,200

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$62,144

Vanguard Academy: $62,249

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$67,233

Vanguard Academy: $69,040

Statewide: $62,039

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