Accountability rating

B

Waco ISD: B

Total students

1,650

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 years

Waco ISD: 9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.4 %

Waco ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 90%

University High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 1,650 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 60.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 11.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,340, which is $782 less than the state average. The average SAT score at University High School was 984. The average ACT score was 15.2. In the Class of 2018, 92.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.9%.

Contact information

Website

unihigh.wacoisd.org/cms/One.aspx

Address

3201 S New Rd
Waco, TX 76706

Office phone number

(254) 756-1843

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in University 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

Ethnicity

Total students

1,650

African American

304 (18.4%)

Waco ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.2%)

Waco ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

1,250 (75.8%)

Waco ISD: 60.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

75 (4.5%)

Waco ISD: 8.8%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

17 (1%)

Waco ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

18.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

75.8%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

4.5%

Two or more races

1.0%

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

60.1 %

Waco ISD: 70.7%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

52.2 %

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

11.7 %

Waco ISD: 19.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

60.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

52.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

11.7%

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

11.6 %

Waco ISD: 18.7%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

98.7 %

Waco ISD: 26.3%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

15.7 %

Waco ISD: 9.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

6.5 %

Waco ISD: 8.1%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

11.6%

Career and technical

98.7%

Gifted and talented

15.7%

Special education

6.5%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

B

Waco ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Waco ISD: C

School progress

B

Waco ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

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 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

92.4 %

Waco ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 90%

African American

94.9 %

Waco ISD: 74.2%

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

92.1 %

Waco ISD: 77%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

82.4 %

Waco ISD: 71.8%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

100 %

Waco ISD: 94.1%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

94.9%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

92.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

82.4%

Two or more races

100.0%

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

1.9 %

Waco ISD: 5.4%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

1.8 %

Waco ISD: 6.4%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

2 %

Waco ISD: 5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

White

1.9 %

Waco ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Waco ISD: 1.5%

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 %

Waco ISD: 17.8%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

9.4 %

Waco ISD: 9%

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 66.7%

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

23.8 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 20.2%

White

23.7 %

Waco ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

33.3 %

Waco ISD: 25%

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

37.3 %

Waco ISD: 33.4%

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

13.3 %

Waco ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

40.4 %

Waco ISD: 34.1%

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

33.3 %

Waco ISD: 55%

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: 28.6%

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

984

Waco ISD: 981

Statewide: 1036

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

15.2

Waco ISD: 15.4

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

50 %

Waco ISD: 46.2%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

23.4 %

Waco ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

22.3 %

Waco ISD: 19.9%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

50.0%

Math

23.4%

Reading + Math

22.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

111.1

African American

14.5 (13%)

Waco ISD: 14.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (1.8%)

Waco ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

22.1 (19.9%)

Waco ISD: 19.2%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

70.6 (63.5%)

Waco ISD: 63.6%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

2 (1.8%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

5.5 (4.9%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

79.2 (71.3%)

Waco ISD: 76.5%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

25.4 (22.9%)

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

1 (0.9%)

Waco ISD: 1.6%

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

14.8

Waco ISD: 15

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

10.8 years

Waco ISD: 9 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

$53,340

Waco ISD: $50,922

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$43,761

Waco ISD: $46,572

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$50,337

Waco ISD: $48,712

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$52,895

Waco ISD: $50,794

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$54,646

Waco ISD: $53,286

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$60,562

Waco ISD: $58,437

Statewide: $62,039

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