Accountability rating (2018-2019)

F

Waco ISD: B

Total students

152

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Waco ISD: 8.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

17.6 %

Waco ISD: 83.9%

Statewide: 90.3%

Brazos High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 152 students. 97.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 9.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of F for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 17.6% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 22.6% during the 2019-2020 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $56,961, which is $680 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.4 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

3005 Edna Ave
Waco, TX 76708

Office phone number

(254) 754-9422

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Brazos High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 12. 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 12.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

152

African American

63 (41.4%)

Waco ISD: 28%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

80 (52.6%)

Waco ISD: 61.1%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

8 (5.3%)

Waco ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

1 (0.7%)

Waco ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

41.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

52.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

5.3%

Two or more races

0.7%

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

97.4 %

Waco ISD: 76.2%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

100 %

Waco ISD: 91.3%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

9.9 %

Waco ISD: 20.8%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

97.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

100.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

9.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

9.9 %

Waco ISD: 20.2%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

5.9 %

Waco ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

8.6 %

Waco ISD: 10.3%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

9.9%

Gifted and talented

5.9%

Special education

8.6%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

F

Waco ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

D

Waco ISD: C

School progress (2018-2019)

F

Waco ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

F

Waco ISD: C

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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

17.6 %

Waco ISD: 83.9%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

20 %

Waco ISD: 79.1%

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

9.3 %

Waco ISD: 87.2%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 89.2%

White

44.4 %

Waco ISD: 80.7%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 60%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

20.0%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

9.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

44.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 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

22.6 %

Waco ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

20.7 %

Waco ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

24.8 %

Waco ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.5%

White

12.5 %

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 4.8%

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

58.6 %

Waco ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: 36.4%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

58.4 %

Waco ISD: 11.7%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

60.6 %

Waco ISD: 8%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.2%

White

55.6 %

Waco ISD: 11.4%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 12.1%

Statewide: 6.7%

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 2019-2020 school year.

All students

0.7 %

Waco ISD: 10.7%

Statewide: 22%

African American

0 %

Waco ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: 25%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

1.3 %

Waco ISD: 10.9%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

0 %

Waco ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

N/A

Waco ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 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

Masked

Waco ISD: 44.2%

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

Waco ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

Masked

Waco ISD: 43.4%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

N/A

Waco ISD: 67.4%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, 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

Waco ISD: 992

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

Masked

Waco ISD: 15.2

Statewide: 20.2

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 students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

9.8 %

Waco ISD: 45.5%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

1.6 %

Waco ISD: 22.3%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

1.6 %

Waco ISD: 19.7%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

9.8%

Math

1.6%

Reading + Math

1.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

7.5

African American

1 (13.3%)

Waco ISD: 13.7%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (13.3%)

Waco ISD: 20.1%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

4.5 (60.2%)

Waco ISD: 63.5%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

1 (13.3%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

6.5 (86.7%)

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 20.4%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

1 (13.3%)

Waco ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

20.2

Waco ISD: 14.4

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

11.4 years

Waco ISD: 8.7 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$56,961

Waco ISD: $53,777

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

N/A

Waco ISD: $48,824

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$49,550

Waco ISD: $51,323

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$55,650

Waco ISD: $54,284

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$60,103

Waco ISD: $56,991

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$60,350

Waco ISD: $61,196

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

N/A

Waco ISD: $61,387

Statewide: $69,974

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