Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Waco ISD: B

Total students

1,683

Avg. teacher experience

4.4 years

Waco ISD: 3.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

93.5 %

Waco ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 90%

University High School is a high school in Waco, TX, in the Waco ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 1,683 students. 59.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 13.5% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

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

In the Class of 2019, 93.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 2% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at University High School was 1002 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 16.0.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $56,907, which is $184 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 4.4 years of experience.

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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 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 12.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,683

African American

302 (17.9%)

Waco ISD: 28.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.1%)

Waco ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.2%)

Waco ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

1,278 (75.9%)

Waco ISD: 60.3%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

85 (5.1%)

Waco ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

14 (0.8%)

Waco ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

17.9%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

75.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

5.1%

Two or more races

0.8%

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

59.5 %

Waco ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

90 %

Waco ISD: 90.6%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

13.8 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

59.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

90.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

13.8%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

13.5 %

Waco ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

98.9 %

Waco ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

14.4 %

Waco ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.1 %

Waco ISD: 9.2%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

13.5%

Career and technical

98.9%

Gifted and talented

14.4%

Special education

7.1%

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 2019-2020 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.

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

93.5 %

Waco ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 90%

African American

96.5 %

Waco ISD: 74.6%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

93.6 %

Waco ISD: 81.9%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

88.5 %

Waco ISD: 74.4%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

71.4 %

Waco ISD: 78.6%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

96.5%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

93.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

88.5%

Two or more races

71.4%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

2 %

Waco ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

1.9 %

Waco ISD: 5.2%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.9 %

Waco ISD: 3.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

2.5 %

Waco ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

10.5 %

Waco ISD: 8.5%

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

18 %

Waco ISD: 15.9%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

7.2 %

Waco ISD: 7%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: 37.5%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

20.8 %

Waco ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

19 %

Waco ISD: 33.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

11.1 %

Waco ISD: 20%

Statewide: 28.4%

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 2018-2019 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

40.8 %

Waco ISD: 35.3%

Statewide: 51%

African American

18.2 %

Waco ISD: 13.9%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

42.1 %

Waco ISD: 31.7%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Waco ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

50 %

Waco ISD: 61.2%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Waco ISD: Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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

1002

Waco ISD: 994

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.0

Waco ISD: 15.7

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

57.5 %

Waco ISD: 49.4%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

24.6 %

Waco ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

23.9 %

Waco ISD: 21.8%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

57.5%

Math

24.6%

Reading + Math

23.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

111.8

African American

11 (9.9%)

Waco ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.9%)

Waco ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

22.9 (20.4%)

Waco ISD: 19.4%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Waco ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

74.4 (66.6%)

Waco ISD: 64.3%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

2.5 (2.2%)

Waco ISD: 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

5.4 (4.8%)

Waco ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

78.8 (70.5%)

Waco ISD: 76.7%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

26.6 (23.8%)

Waco ISD: 19.3%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1 (0.9%)

Waco ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15

Waco ISD: 15

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

4.4 years

Waco ISD: 3.3 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

$56,907

Waco ISD: $54,100

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$56,294

Waco ISD: $53,740

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$54,798

Waco ISD: $51,775

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$56,252

Waco ISD: $54,843

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$60,556

Waco ISD: $57,223

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$64,454

Waco ISD: $63,292

Statewide: $65,449

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